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Lab Technician

Company: Bolthouse Farms
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:


  • This position will report to the: R&D Manager
  • Shift: 1st Shift
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Employment Category: Full-Time Regular
  • Pay Range: $19.00 to $21.75INGENUITY GROWS GOOD.Guided by its purpose - Ingenuity Grows Good - Bolthouse Farms is recognized as a leader in growing, manufacturing, and distributing high quality, nutrient dense branded products. Employing more than 2,200 people and headquartered in Bakersfield, California's fertile San Joaquin Valley, Bolthouse Farms is one of the largest carrot growers and distributors in the U.S. and manufactures the No. 1 premium refrigerated branded beverage in U.S. retail. Bolthouse Farms is made up of farm and food fanatics who work every day to serve Our Land, Our People, and All People. Visit Bolthouse Farms or follow us on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter to learn more.WHAT YOU'LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IN THIS ROLE JOB DUTIESSupply Quality Technician will carry out routine and timely material improvement duties for facility to ensure Food Safety and Quality of incoming raw materials: packaging and/or ingredients. Lead daily pilot plant operations with set up, sanitizing, processing, and clean up
    • Perform sampling of various raw materials (packaging and/or ingredients) for physical and chemical analyses at required frequencies.
    • Analyze for physical and chemical attributes set forth by the R&D or other company/regulatory standards.
    • Maintain records and manage all aspects of testing activities, raw material (ingredient/packaging) specification including certificate of analysis.
    • Communicate and report results outside the defined specification ranges in a timely manner.
    • Hold/ Release product through inventory control system.
    • Prepare defective material reports and follow up when raw material problems arise.
    • Perform calibrations on equipment at required frequencies.
    • Perform item re-classification in JDE.
    • Maintain Hold and Expired reports weekly.
    • Assist in product improvement packaging/ingredients analysis.
    • Assist in resolving supplier related issues through onsite inspection and regular material evaluation.
    • Interact with other departments e.g. supplier/vendor, sales/marketing, R&D, QA/QC, regulatory/labeling, purchasing, finance, production planning, and warehouse groups on a regular basis.
    • Perform special projects as the needs arise.
    • Prepare samples for shipment on request.
    • Write SOPs with the approval from the supervisor/ manager.
    • Assist the coordination of the supplier activities to ensure delivery and storage of material to meet regulatory practice, food safety/quality and delivery requirements.
    • Review Supplier documentation and ensure it is meeting Bolthouse Requirements.
    • Maintain the safety, cleanliness and hygienic laboratory work environment including periodic/planned maintenance, cleaning and monitoring of equipment and the work areas
    • Assist or perform other duties/projects as assigned WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR Minimum Qualifications:
      • High School Diploma or equivalent; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Valid California Driver's LicensePreferred Qualifications:
        • Some experience in Quality Assurance in the fresh produce or food-processing environmentPHYSICAL DEMANDS:
          • The work environment for this position will be typical of the manufacturing facility. There are portions of the job that will require working in cold (90 F), and loud environments.
          • Must be able to work in a wet, cold, or hot environment
          • Must be able to lift at least 50-55 lbsHours & Workdays:
            • 1 st Shift (8:00am - 4:30pm), Monday to Friday; when business requires overtime and weekends will be mandatory WHAT WE OFFER Our rich benefits packages are designed to support the health and well-being of both our eligible co-workers and their families.
              • Medical
              • Dental
              • Vision
              • Group Life and AD&D
              • Voluntary Life and AD&D
              • Group Short-Term Disability
              • Group Long-Term Disability
              • Flexible Spending Accounts
              • Employee Assistance Program
              • 401(k)
              • Paid Time Off EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY We are an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse organization. We strive for inclusiveness and a workplace where mutual respect is paramount. We encourage applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran status. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as need, to assist them in performing essential job functions. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you are interested in applying for employment with Bolthouse Farms and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, or if you believe you do not meet any of the required qualifications of a posted position due to a protected disability and would like to explore the possibility of an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at: for additional support and guidance. RECRUITMENT AGENCIES: Bolthouse Farms does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Bolthouse Farms is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 1st Shift (8:00am - 4:30pm), Monday to Friday; when business requires overtime and weekends will be mandatory

Keywords: Bolthouse Farms, Bakersfield , Lab Technician, Professions , Bakersfield, California

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