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Quality Technician

Minneapolis, MN 55426

Posted: 05/20/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Other Job Number: 617574 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

This position is responsible for executing excellence in sample processing and comminution techniques in a high-volume, fast-paced commercial lab. Sample preparation is the first stage of the sample life cycle and it is crucial that all steps (processing, aliquoting, labelling, and storage) are completed correctly to ensure the accuracy of lab testing.

  • Follow preparation techniques for the processing of samples for lab testing, including the use of grinding mills and other comminution techniques (i.e. blenders, Magic Bullet grinders, liquid nitrogen).
  • Ensure accurate labeling of sample cups with assigned unique identifiers.
  • Record sample preparation techniques and delivery details into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software.
  • Maintain organization structure of samples by accurately delivering and disposing of samples as necessary.
  • Execute submission requests through third party labs by logging samples and preparing them for shipment.
  • Follow all lab safety and quality requirements and procedures (i.e. PPE, GMP, OSHA, ISO).
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in a lab setting or AS in science-related field
  • AS or BS degree in science-related field (AS degree can be substituted for 2 years’ experience)
  • Ability to use multiple computer systems (LIMS, Microsoft Office)
  • Broad knowledge of food testing services Skills & Abilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Fast learner with natural curiosity and drive to learn
  • Proficient in multitasking and prioritization of tasks
  • Able and willing to ask clarifying questions
  • Demonstrates flexibility in daily tasks and changes in workload
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strives in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Possesses strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team setting
  • Proactive mindset
  • Able to lift 40 pounds
  • Able to stand for 5-6 hours daily
  • Able to complete various tasks while wearing required PPE (i.e. face shields, hearing protection, steel toed shoes, OSHA-approved safety glasses, laboratory coat, cryogenic gloves)
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