Senior Laboratory Technician

Company: 
Bell & Evans
Location: 
Fredericksburg, PA (USA)

Located in Fredericksburg, PA, Bell and Evans is the established expert and industry leader of humanely raised, premium chicken, selling exclusively to premier outlets. Since 1894, we pioneered many industry firsts and lead through innovation, with standards second-to-none. Here, you’ll have the ability to influence change and see your ideas come to fruition. Our decisions are based on what’s best for our chickens and customers, not cost. Trust in a company that has stood the test of time and work for the best in the industry.

Job Summary:

The Senior Laboratory Technician will provide support to the Bell & Evans Quality Assurance department by driving continuous improvement in laboratory methodology for microbiological, chemical, and sensory analysis. This position will serve as the primary contact for laboratory services and provide best in class support to meet internal department needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide support for and oversee the testing of environmental and product samples for microbiological analysis including Salmonella, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus aureus, APC, Lactic Acid Bacteria, Enterobacteriaceae, Yeast and Mold; chemical analysis including pH, moisture, and fat; and sensory evaluations.
Drive continuous improvement in laboratory methodology by reviewing laboratory SOPs for industry best practices, researching new and emerging technologies, and proactively working with laboratory suppliers to control costs.
Perform data analysis on test result trends and report results to appropriate team members.
Coordinate sample collection and distribution to external labs.
Oversee the ordering and inventory control for laboratory supplies.
Maintain laboratory equipment calibration program.
Ensure quality and integrity of test results by promoting Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs).
Ensure that the laboratory and equipment is maintained under sanitary conditions.
Provide support to the Quality Assurance department by participating in projects, internal and external audits, and other duties as assigned.

July 19, 2018