Krier Foods

  • Lab Technician - 2nd Shift

    Job Locations US-WI-Random Lake
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/25/2018 9:43 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Is the quality of food important to you? Do you want to be part of a team that helps produce large internationally recognized non-alcoholic beverages to market? As the Lab Technician you will be part of a team that ensures product testing, analysis, documentation and reporting are conducted to ensure a high quality and safe food product goes to the market. Reporting to the Quality manager, this position has impact on product conformance, performance and product claim. There is opportunity for growth and development from within with a benefit package including but not limited to medical, dental, 401K and more. Located in Random Lake, WI.


    • Required to taste food products that may contain food allergens including but not limited to (example: tree nuts, dairy, soy, etc.) by completing sensory testing (including flavor, visual and odor comparison) to match a referenced standard.
    • Meticulous setup, execution, recording, analysis, and reporting of product testing include but not limited to Responsible for reading, comprehending the job standards, meeting the quality standards and specifications for products (ie: coding, carbonation (if required), pressures, air, pH, brix, Caffeine (if required), acid, weights, temperatures, time and temperature, etc.) and follow all customer standards/specifications, quality requirements and Federal, State and Local regulations
    • Required to verify and analyze batch attributes (includes analytical and taste/odor comparison) fill out batch paperwork and approve batches to the production line.
    • Prepare sample for analysis by recording, prepare media and perform daily product testing.
    • Document and communicate results using the customer specifications or standards provided.
    • Prepare Corrective Action if results do not meet standard or specification and advise Quality Manager.
    • Operate within safety and quality standards, good manufacturing practices (GMP’s) and adherence to job specifications.
    • Monitor the operation of the production line to ensure that final product is to all specifications and without defects (daily line checks and sample collection).
    • Segregate and place out of specification product on HOLD.
    • Communicate effectively with production personnel in regard to line checks, adjustment requirements for meeting specifications, coding verification, etc.
    • Operate, maintain and calibrate lab instrumentation/equipment.
    • Assist in maintaining housekeeping responsibilities within the lab and maintain work areas.
    • Other duties of checking in HFCS/Sucrose/Concentrate tankers, water checks, micros, etc. as required/scheduled.
    • Maintain sample libraries (organized and clean) per company requirements.
    • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by management.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.


    • High school diploma or equivalent is required or an Associate’s degree in chemistry or related field preferred.
    • Previous laboratory or quality control experience required; with Food and Beverage industry preferred.
    • A basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results is required.
    • A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment.
    • Required to fully comply with Quality Management System Policies and Procedures and Food Safety Management requirements.
    • Must be able to work overtime as needed.
    • Must be able to effectively communicate, read and comprehend instructions and procedures in English.
    • Ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills with a high attention to detail.
    • Ability to prioritize workload and accommodate shift in daily priorities based on the needs of the business.
    • Ability to demonstrate a high sense of urgency and be proactive in addressing problems as they arise.
    • Ability to calculate and understand basic math and simple formulas including but not limited to: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, averages, production rates and recirculation rates.
    • Proficiency in basic computer data entry and document retrieval.


    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, sitting, reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, and climbing), perform repetitive motions for extended period of time (up to 2-3 hours) and be able to lift up to 60 lbs.
    • Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects; using measurement devices at distances close to the eyes.
    • Ability to work in various conditions with exposure to heat, cold, dust and fumes.
    • Physical dexterity is required to measure, pipette and transfer samples into plates and tubes.


    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Lab and food manufacturing plant working environment.
    • Noise level in the lab is moderate. While in the plant, hearing protection is required.
    • When located in the plant, the environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), moderate cold and hot temperature (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to raw food ingredients (including allergens) and chemicals.
    • Due to food and safety regulations, wearing of hairnets, bump cap and steel toed or composite toed shoes are required at all times while in the plant. Additional PPE, including but not limited to goggles and gloves, will be required based on the ingredients being utilized at the time.



    Krier Foods Inc. is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer.

    Women, minorities, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,

    gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

    Only candidates who meet the minimum job requirements will be considered.


    No relocation.


    Unsolicited resumes from independent recruiters or recruitment agencies will not be considered.


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