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Laboratory Technician





Position is responsible for performing all tests, analysis and evaluations in all of the primary plant production areas, effective communication with management and plant production personnel, documentation of compliance records  and performance of  job duties as outlined below in the Quality Control Laboratory


Education Requirement:

Minimum Associated or military degree in technical or physical sciences


Job Duties:

  • Performs quantitative and qualitative tests on raw materials, work in process and finished products to determine composition, microbiological condition and compliance to specifications.
  • Performs tests and evaluations of packaging materials and packs to determine integrity and compliance to specification.
  • Audits processing equipment and assures that data indicating and collection devices are operating properly.
  • Documents results of testing, procedural methods, product condition and composition and process operating conditions on appropriate records and maintains such records in an accurate and orderly manner.  Assures that records, logs and data are in compliance with associated regulatory and company requirements.
  • Effectively communicates out of specification results of testing, evaluation or observation to appropriate company personnel to generate reaction to out of compliance conditions to prevent or minimize losses.
  • Assists in training of new personnel in later workstations after theory taught by QA Tech 2.
  • Shows development of analytical and technical skills with passing grades in testing of internal/external blind sample programs.
  • Begins to participate in performance and understanding of Tech 2 responsibilities.
  • Participates in completion of Performance Excellence Program tasks.
  • Effectively communicates assigned workload and work changes to the next shift. Reviews and initials laboratory communication log.
  • Understands and performs basic troubleshooting and corrects minor instrument malfunctions.
  • Performs tasks in compliance with all company standards, including those for safety and efficiency. Attends required OSHA and safety training classes.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned or required.


Job Functions:

  • Repeated movement from fluorescent laboratory lighting to standard production lighting.
  • Reading of instrument LED screens from neutral background to schematic readings with flashing points.
  • Opening, closing, and usage of laboratory chemicals.
  • 6 stair ladder climb to silo platforms.
  • Repeated movement from tempered laboratory to 100F processing rooms.
  • Repeated movement from climate control laboratory to high humidity production floor areas.
  • 3 stair climb to a platform and collection of product on a moving industrial beltline.
  • Smell exposure to peracetic acid, iodine, and sanitizing chemicals.
  • Walking alongside fork lift traffic.
  • 12 staircase climb to walking platforms of production fillers and product blending systems.
  • Collection of manufactured products (floor level) at open conveyor lines.














<10% Time


11-49% Time





>80% Time

Standing x
Sitting x
Walking x
Bending x
Lifting x x
Pushing x x
Hand Usage x

Pushing: carts and bins on wheels: under 50 lbs one person, >50lbs 2 people

Lifting: generally < 35lbs, >35lbs 2 people or hand cart, >75lbs forklift driver

Pallets: usage of pallet jacks

Hand Usage: cutting, pipetting, stabbing, writing







Steuben Foods believes in Equal Opportunity for all and is committed to ensuring all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, have an opportunity to apply for those positions that they are interested in and qualify for without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Steuben Foods is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals so that an individual can perform their job related duties. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and require special assistance or an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please contact us at 716-655-4000.


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