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Land O'Lakes Inc. Quality Lab Technician - R-14994 in Milford, Indiana

Join boundless thinkers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with powerful brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, Nutra Blend, WinField United, Vermont Creamery, KozyShack, and more.You'll join a global team committed to everything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the nutrition that animals need, to marketing the final product.Quality Lab TechnicianThe Quality Lab Technician role is part of our Purina Animal Nutrition business helping our network of local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers serve producers, and animal owners throughout the United States.Through industry-leading RandD and committed partnerships, we innovate the nutrition products and practices that unlock the full potential of every animal for a healthier, more productive life. As the Quality Lab Technician, you will be an important member of the manufacturing plant quality team and perform tasks that are essential to manufacturing a safe and quality product. This position is a hybrid of desk work, lab work, and labor-intensive tasks as needed.Rate: $20.45 an hour.Required Education: High School Diploma or GEDRequired Qualifications and Experiences: Basic computer skillsAbility to read, write, comprehend, follow verbal and written instructions, and possess basic mathematical skillsEnsures a safe working environment for self and others while performing assigned tasksMust be attentive to detail and have good organizational skills.Able to work in a fast-paced environment, must be agile and able to shift when priorities changeAbility to effectively work and communicate with a variety of people, including, supervisors, employees, drivers, and company departmentsAbility to be flexible in work performed and scheduleSelf-reliant and able to accurately work under limited supervisionCustomer focused and able to work in a collaborative teamClosely adhere to all standard operating procedures (SOPs)Ability to work from heights.Preferred Qualifications and Experiences: Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)Experience in working in a food-related environment, animal feed preferred.Lab experienceKnowledge/work experience in food chemistry, microbiology, composition, analysis, processes, and/or regulations.Responsibilities: Conduct routine analysis of raw ingredients, work-in-process and finished product.Complete physical and lab testing on product, to ensure compliance to specifications.Assist with the HACCP prerequisite program implementation, training, and records.Monitor and maintain internal product testing records.Forklift training and use may be required.Conduct incoming raw ingredient inspection, testing, and receiving.Create, edit, and maintain Quality and Production SOP's.Assist in management of product retain sample inventory.Assist in management of rework and medication ingredient inventory.Monitor and verify adherence to manufacturing sequencing program.Follow all Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements and Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP's).Be Knowledgeable of the Feed Quality Management System (FQMS) and assist in maintaining the program. Helping to keep the plant audit ready always.Work with Pest Control contractor maintain Pest Control Program and problem solve solutions to corrective actions.Comply with safety and environmental requirements.Maintain QA Lab cleanliness and inventory.Serve as weekend coverage as production schedule demands.Assist Quality Assurance Supervisor and Manager in other functions, as necessary.ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to reach, handle or feel, talk, and hear.This position regularly climbs stairs throughout the day to test incoming trucks. Rolling ladders are used when necessary to access trucks. An elevated probing station and "gang plank" are u

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