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Aerotek Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician in Grand Rapids, Michigan


About 75% of their time will be spent on the floor and 25% doing testing. An average day will begin by checking emails and viewing a list of tasks that need to be completed for the day. While on the floor, they will be responsible for swabbing machinery to check for contamination, antibiotic testing, running samples, doing line checks.

Testing: Though they have a lab, the lab will not be similar to the lab that employees may see in colleges. Essentially they will test samples by putting the samples into their machinery, and the machine will kick out results after about 2-3 minutes. The reason that having a life science degree is key, is because they will need to be able to understand the science behind the test that are being run.

-They will be responsible for microbiological evaluations of all raw, pasteurized, and final products. They will operate equipment including spectrometer, FTIR analyzer, moisture analyzer, pH meter, etc. The technician will also perform daily quality audits and checks on the plant floor and document their findings. They will be required to recognize and notify the Quality Assurance Lead, Quality Assurance Manager, and appropriate supervisors of any unusual results or product defects. They will perform the necessary re-checks for analytical and microbiological test. Testing includes Total solids/Moisture Analysis, Powder test for scorched particle, and moisture, Whey Protein Nitrogen test (WPN), Bacteria test (SPC, Coli, LPC). They will be required to properly identify outgoing samples for third party testing.


There are plenty of chances to move to first shift, this opportunity is a great way to get your foot in the door.

6pm – 630am

They will operate on a 2-2-3 schedule

Week 1

Sunday - OFF

Monday - ON

Tuesday - ON

Wednesday - OFF

Thursday - OFF

Friday - ON

Saturday - ON

Total - 48 hours

Week 2

Sunday - ON

Monday - OFF

Tuesday - OFF

Wednesday - ON

Thursday - ON

Friday - OFF

Saturday - OFF

Total - 36 hours

It rotates between these weekly schedules so you will know when you work ahead of time.


There is a raise when going direct, and also another raise after the first year.


laboratory, science, biology, microbiology, chemistry, quality, testing, food, dairy, usda, fda

Top Skills Details:

Quality Assurance, Laboratory, Testing

Additional Skills & Qualifications:


Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Microbiology or Food Science

Testing experience (college okay)

Lab experience (college okay)


Food manufacturing experience. Last 5 out of 10 years working in a QA environment in food.


6+ months of experience as a Quality Assurance Tech in a food manufacturing facility and life science degree

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.