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Mastronardi Products Laboratory Technician II in Livonia, Michigan

  • Food Safety

  • LABOR03800

Full-Time

Livonia, MI, USA

Description

Our Livonia Distribution Center, a 400,000 sq. ft. refrigerated facility operating 24/7, is currently seeking a Laboratory Tech IIto join the Food Safety and Quality team. In this role you will assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive corporate Microbiology Program.

Full Time Day Shift- Monday-Friday; 8:30a-5:30p

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists with the development, implementation and maintenance of facility-wide comprehensive Microbiology Program
  • Effectively and efficiently run a microbiology laboratory during the absence of the Microbiologist: maintain lab supply, equipment inventory, set media prep, swabbing, sample taking, sample preparation, incubation, testing, data input, report writing schedules, submit COA’s, train new employees, etc.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all Automated Equipment and must report to work to resolve issues during failures and malfunctions
  • Input, develop and maintain laboratory databases and provide reports and analysis for management as needed
  • Assist with the establishment, implementation and maintenance of Microbiology Laboratory to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 International Standard
  • Serves as Technical Manager and Quality Manager Deputy for MPL Laboratory during the absence of the Microbiologist
  • Maintain GLP Manual and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 program as continuously updated
  • Dedicate self to providing quality test results that comply with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 International Standard, our customers’ needs and government requirements
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of testing for incoming raw and outbound finished products
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of microbiology programs for environmental testing (air, water, equipment)
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of microbiology programs for testing of packaging materials
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of microbiology programs for validation of Sanitation Program by monitoring of cleaned surfaces and ATP (Bioluminescence) testing
  • Provide testing of products and samples from other operations in Canada and US
  • Assist with management of Test-Hold-Release Program, and reporting of results to Management
  • Maintain laboratory cleanliness to avoid cross-contamination of samples and the environment
  • Maintain a highly professional audit inspection-ready environment that can viewed without prior notice
  • Liaise with Food Safety, Sanitation and Operations Management and provide guidance and support on microbial issues with specific regard to validate Food-Safety Programs and verify Sanitation Programs as needed
  • Discover root-cause source of bacterial problems and provides / assists in monitoring and corrective actions and establishment of preventative measures
  • Assists with customer complaints around microbial issues or issues of spoilage
  • Continuously research, identify and evaluate best practices, and establish new resources, tools and methodologies to maximize effectiveness of the Microbiology Program

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Food Science (biology, chemistry etc.), agriculture or another related field is REQUIRED
  • Certification in Microbiology is preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of work experience in food manufacturing, food inspection (USDA) or agricultural related job
  • Minimum of one to two (1 - 2) years of work experience in a laboratory setting
  • Demonstrate strong laboratory skills including design of experiments, running experiments, gathering data and developing conclusions and insights
  • Comprehensive knowledge of general laboratory best practices, highly proficient in ability to document and work within GLPs, SOPs, GMPs, HACCP, SSOPs & ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • Strong knowledge of local, state and federal laws and requirements to maintain compliance to all relevant statues and guiding principles (FDA, USDA, MIOSHA, OSHA, CFIA)
  • Proven ability to effectively follow-up and handle multiple projects with strong personal time-management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, present information and direction, and field questions from managers, employees and external contacts
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours
  • Technical skills, including computer proficiency and data management
  • Spanish an asset, but not a requirement
  • Valid driver’s license must be maintained for occasional travel to distribution centers
  • Complete a background and drug test screening

Working Conditions:

  • Standard office environment. Time spent in an expansive refrigerated warehouse, where temperature averages 50°F. The background noise approaches 70 dcbs
  • Capable of lifting at least 10 lbs.
  • Position requires sitting, standing, walking and bending on a regular basis
  • Must have manual dexterity to perform computer skills

We are pleased to offer the following Benefits:

  • Paid weekly
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid time off and holiday pay
  • Employee Engagement & Recognition Programs
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

Mastronardi Produce has accommodation processes and policies in place and provides accommodation for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or documented medical need, please contact the Human Resource office so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodation to be put in place.

Qualifications
Experience

Required

3-5 years:Food Inspection(USDA)/Food Manufacturing

Posted: December 21, 2020

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