Chemistry Technician - PT

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Location
San Antonio, TX
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
Aug 29, 2016
Closes
Sep 26, 2016
Discipline
Chemistry, Other
Result Type
Jobs
Position Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY                                                      Pay Rate:  $11 - $13.50/hour                                                                                                                                                      

The function of this job is to assist in the chemical testing of food products, ingredients, and other matrices with primary functions in solution and reagent preparation, sample homogenization, wet chemistry instrument use (balance, oven, furnace, and extractors), wet chemistry extractions and procedures, sample log-in, and glassware maintenance.   

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare and analyze samples for chemical analysis
  • Prepare and maintain bacteriological media and chemical solutions
  • Apply aseptic techniques in daily workload
  • Inventory and report expendable supplies/materials needed for testing requirements
  • Provide routine preventive maintenance by daily cleaning, sanitizing, and trash disposal
  • Independently pursue an assigned series of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with FSNS policies/procedures and customer requirements
  • Maintain laboratory condition, to include equipment, supplies, quality assurance programs, and accurate records throughout all procedures
  • Perform all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner
  • Share information in an open, and timely manner
  • Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
  • Responsible for the completion of required training

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Associate degree in Life Science or two years of laboratory experience
  • Training in general laboratory practices preferred
  • One or more years experience in a commercial food-testing laboratory preferred
  • Working knowledge of aseptic sampling technique, automated lab equipment, and acceptable methods and procedures
  • Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory
  • BS degree in Life Science or related field preferred
  • Ability to travel is preferred
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Food Safety Net Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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