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Food Safety Laboratory Assistant Tar Heel, NC


Division : Smithfield Packing-Corporate

Location : Tar Heel NC US 28392

Category : Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description :


The Food Safety Laboratory Assistant is responsible for the following:


 Performing the various microbiological tests in the laboratory (e.g. APC, E. coli, lactic acid bacteria, etc.)

 Performing various chemistry tests in the laboratory (e.g. Ractopamine, tetracycline, etc.)

 Performing all testing in accordance with company SOPs

Data Entry and Reporting

 Entering data from analysis of all testing performed in the laboratory

 Submitting reports from data entered

Laboratory Maintenance

 Maintaining a clean and safe laboratory.

 Maintaining inventory

 Verifying calibration of equipment

 Recording incubator temperatures

 Additional duties as necessary.

Job Requirements :

 B.S degree in microbiology, chemistry or related field.

 5 years experience in a food microbiology or chemistry lab.

 Excellent written and oral communication required.

 Word processing, database and spreadsheet skills sufficient to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, statistical/technical/scientific materials, etc. with speed and accuracy, including the willingness to learn and use new computer programs/applications.


 Ability to pay close attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

 Rational thinking and decision-making ability.

 Proven problem solving

 Ability to recall, retrieve and communicate detailed or technical information clearly, accurately and concisely to non-technical audiences/customers.

 Ability to perform various microbiological and chemistry testing.

 Knowledge of meat products over a broad range and understanding of basic food safety and quality assurance principles a plus.

Career Level : Entry Level

Education : Bachelor's Degree

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