Lab Technician Gehl Foods6 reviews - Germantown, WI 53022
Reporting to the R&D Manager, the R&D
Laboratory Technician's primary responsibility is to provide sensory
testing and evaluation of both raw materials and finished goods to ensure
that quality standards are with project specification and provide accurate
nutritional product information.
Assemble raw materials panels
for all products and maintain results in QA database.
Provide concept ideas, bench
top samples and technical support to project teams early in the
product development process.
Participates in recipe
development pilot trials to ensure successful new product ramp up.
Responsible for standardizing
trial batches, sample submissions to customers and documenting
Responsible for the
preparation, set-up and test processing of raw materials, finished
products and retention samples.
Assure technically sound
sensory panels are conducted for product development, self-life
studies, product improvement and competitive testing in order to meet
product objective and Gehl Food quality
standards. Maintains all data and results to maintain proper records
and ensure compliance.
Analyzes data acquired through
testing processes to determine the suitability of raw ingredients/materials
and participates in process improvement regarding ingredient
purchasing, sampling and processing.
Collaborates with the R&D
Manager to manage the department's shelf life program to ensure that
protocols and processes exist which support customer expectations and
Work collaboratively with
outside suppliers, customers and various departments (Manufacturing,
Engineering/Maintenance, Quality and Purchasing) to determine
equipment, materials and processes necessary to produce products that
maximize capacity and optimize product quality and differentiation.
Maintains all laboratory
equipment calibration records and preforms testing procedures on a
daily basis to ensure customer and compliance standards are met.
Maintains all daily temperature
logs to ensure results are maintained within acceptable ranges.
Analyzes data acquired through
testing processes to determine the suitability of raw
ingredients/materials and participates in process improvements
regarding ingredients purchasing, sampling and processing.
Generates report data from GMP,
sensory, non-conformance and complaint information to create detailed
and informative reports to ensure proper ingredient usage and
Ensures accurate product and
ingredient information usage during customer pilot trials is shared
with accounting department to ensure billing is completed in a timely
Ensure that required
competencies to carry out these job functions affecting product
legality, safety and quality are met in accordance with the Quality
Policy and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard.
Ensure compliance with
corporate/plant safety standards and with applicable regulatory
requirements while following the company’s Good Manufacturing
Other duties as assigned.
Associate's degree in Food
Science (or other science based area of study)
2 years’ experience in a lab
setting, ideally in a food manufacturing environment
Knowledge of various laboratory
instruments and their use in performing testing and analysis on food
Ability to follow all
department policies and procedures; report and follow through on any
Demonstrated ability using a PC
and a proficient understanding of Microsoft office tools (Word, Excel,
Creative problem solving
skills, sound judgment and an orientation toward innovation
Must be timely and consistent
communicator providing clear and concise information with the ability
to follow through.
Ability to handle multiple
priorities simultaneously while maintaining a strong attention to
Must have the demonstrated
ability to prioritize and manage complexity within a single project
and across multiple projects
Must be able to build
credibility and appropriate rapport to deliver results within a
Must be a proactive thinker who
understands the process and bigger picture goals
Bachelor's degree in Food
Completion of "Better
Process Control School - Aseptic Packaging"