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Laboratory Technician

Company: AAK USA
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Lab Technician-Rotating Shifts-Port Newark, NJOur story goes back more than 150 years, to the chilly southern coast of Scandinavia. From our early success in Sweden and Denmark, we've grown into the world's leading specialist producer of plant-based oils, employing more than 4,000 people all across the globe.We work with our customers to make the products you love even better. The oils we produce go into making your chocolate extra-creamy or putting the crunch into your croissant. And it's not just food - we work across industries to make products that are higher quality, healthier and better for the planet.Everything we do is about Making Better Happen---. AAK Newark Newark NJ About the role We are currently seeking to hire a Laboratory Technician for our Port Newark, NJ manufacturing facility.The Laboratory Technician is involved with the successful daily operation of the laboratory and supports plant operations. This ensures the superior quality of our product and a safety-first work environment. This requires collaboration and communication with plant managers, operators, supervisors, quality control technicians and others. Work is documented thru entries onto sheets, books, and electronic ITS system specified for each department. Lab employees shall set an example, by demonstrating a commitment to quality, and customer needs at all times. Responsibilities Focus on sample preparation for delivery to customers and outside laboratories.Perform quality tests and document results (including, but not limited to: Color, moisture, FAC, SFC, PV, FFA, nickel, IV, ICP metals, Drop Point) on oils and input data in a timely manner.Enter COAs into the system for bulk and packaging.Communicate results to plant operators, supervisors, CI and others.Perform all tests needed on special blends for R&DPerform and document tests ran with the Perkin Elmer FTIRPrepare solutions for tests.Calibrate instruments.Cross train in Quality Tech roles and responsibilitiesConduct plant food safety inspections.Participate in audits (ISO 9001, BRC, customer audits)Review COAs from suppliers for incoming oils and ensure they meet our specifications.Train new employees in all aspects of the jobAssist production in troubleshooting quality issues.Enter and report the monthly and yearly reports. About you Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Biology or related field1-3 years laboratory experience, preferably in a food, drug or chemical analytical laboratoryProficient in MS Office and use of lab equipmentMath and computation abilityCandidates must be authorized to work in the US, now and in the future, without sponsorshipIn return AAK offerLeadership development, e-learning and tuition reimbursement programs offering potential for you to progress your future careerComprehensive health insurance (medical, dental and vision) starting date of hireHealth Savings Account with AAK annual contribution of $1,000-$1,500401(k) Plan with 100% matchFree Life and Disability insuranceEmployee Assistance ProgramSupplemental Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection and Legal Insurance PlansDiscounts on travel, amusement parks, concerts, movies, and moreCelebrations, events, and activities on site and supporting our communitiesAmazon AwardCo recognition incentives for service and peer to peer recognitionAbout AAKEverything AAK does is about Making Better Happen---. We specialize in plant-based oils that are the value-adding ingredients in many of the products people love to consume. We make these products better tasting, healthier, and more sustainable. At the heart of AAK's offer is Customer Co-Development, combining our desire to understand what better means for each customer, with the unique flexibility of our production assets, and a deep knowledge of many products and industries, including Chocolate & Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Plant-based Foods, Special Nutrition, Foodservice and Personal Care. Our 4,000 employees support our close collaboration with customers through 25 regional sales offices, 15 dedicated Customer Innovation Centers, and with the support of more than 20 production facilities. Listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and with our headquarters in Malm, Sweden, AAK has been Making Better Happen--- for more than 150 years.AAK prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. #zr

Keywords: AAK USA, Newark , Laboratory Technician, Professions , Newark, New Jersey

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