QA Lab Technician
Dakota Provisions Inc.
Dakota Provisions Inc.
Job Location: Huron, SD

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The lab technician will perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical and/or chemical properties of various meat products. Some of the lab technician duties include but are not limited to: Recording and compiling test results with the ability to prepare graphs, charts and reports for analysis by management team members. Conducting standardized tests on meat, additives, preservatives and environmental samples to ensure compliance with standards and regulationsTest quality of materials or finished productsMaintain records of testing results or other documents as required by USDA and HACCP regulations Monitor and control temperature of samples received into the labCompute fat, moisture, protein, salt and calcium content, percentages of ingredients, formulas or other product factors using equipment (FOSS), mathematical and chemical proceduresPerform regular maintenance of laboratory equipment by inspecting, calibrating, cleaning and/or sterilizingAnalyze test results to classify products or compare results with standard tablesProvide training to newly hired laboratory personnel Prepare and incubate Petri film plates with bacterial cultures Prepare microbiological, pathogenic, and chemical samples for testing and analysisTest quality of materials or finished productsMix and blend ingredients to make reagents and enrichment media Prepare compounds or solutions for products or testingOrder supplies needed to maintain inventories in the laboratory Examine chemical, microbiological and pathogenic samples to identify the presence of microbes and pathogens and any deviations from chemical limits

Employee must be able to stay on task while working independentlyEmployee should also be a team player and work well with others Must pay attention to detail/ be detail oriented Must be familiar with and adhere to aseptic techniques Must be comfortable with a flexible schedule as position requires occasional weekend work Familiarity with technology such as computers and other lab equipment Proficient in Microsoft Office application, specifically Excel and Word Education and/or Experience: A college degree or college experience is preferred in a related field of study in Sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Animal Science, Med Lab Science, etc. OR experience equivalent in a directly related career position. Applicants with a National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) are preferred. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate, contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) Local Office.

How To Apply:
Please send resume to:

Human Resources
Dakota Provisions Inc.
PO Box 1257
Huron, SD 57350


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