Stuarts Draft, Virginia, United States
Job Location: Stuarts Draft, VA
The Laboratory Technologist will be
responsible for process monitoring, performing lab evaluations, food
safety inspections, and compliance control. This position is a first
shift position. The
work week for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.
Overtime may be required, possibly on short notice. The schedule is subject
to change depending on laboratory/ plant needs.
- Conduct routine and non-routine
analyses of in-process materials, raw materials,
environmental samples, finished goods, or stability samples.
- Calibrate, validate, maintain,
and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.
- Compile laboratory test data,
perform appropriate analyses, and prepare graphs, charts, and reports.
- Complete documentation needed
to support testing procedures including data capture forms,
equipment logbooks, or inventory forms.
- Evaluate analytical methods and
procedures to determine how they might be improved.
- Identify quality problems and
- Interpret test results, compare
them to established specifications and control limits, and
make recommendations on appropriateness of data for release.
- Investigate or report
questionable test results.
- Monitor testing procedures to
ensure that all tests are performed according to established
item specifications, standard test methods, or protocols.
- Participate in
out-of-specification and failure investigations using analytical skills
to determine root cause and recommend remedial actions; participate
in extraneous evaluations and provide feedback to QA and Production
- Provide assistance to QA
Managers and Production Managers in research and development,
production technology, and quality control.
- Clean and sterilize laboratory
equipment, including utensils and the general laboratory areas
- Prepare media for use in the
- Taste or smell foods or
ingredients to ensure flavors meet specifications, or to select samples
with specific characteristics.
- File QA Department CPOP
records, library samples, and sort product samples for testing.
- Inventory QA laboratory
supplies and work with others to order materials as needed.
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully
perform major duties/responsibilities:
- Microsoft Suite - Word and
- SAP, LIMS or LabWare a plus, or the ability to learn new programs
- Basic math skills
- Analytical skills
- Ability to adhere to standard
laboratory protocols and test methods
- Ability to work in a sterile
- Position will require the
individual to work with chemicals
- Ability to train others
- Ability to work in a group
setting and to collaborate with others on duties and schedules
- Good communication skills, both
verbal and written
- Ability to work with limited
direction; self motivated
- Must be flexible, a fast
learner, and self-motivated.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
- High school diploma is required
- Bachelor of Science Degree in
food science, microbiology, chemistry, or biology is preferred
- Experience in a lab environment
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy
of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and
employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color,
gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status,
sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental
disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or
any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer -