Lab Technician Job at Stratas Foods – 3.3 in Decatur, IL

Job Description

Company Description

Stratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA. Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN. We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees. We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.

Job Description

Entry Level Lab Technician does Analytical testing of various vegetable oils using Stratas SOPs. Testing of samples at various points in the process, production samples, inbound and outbound truck and railcar samples. Entry Level Lab Technician is expected to advance to other Lab Tech levels through testing and Job performance.

This posting is for a 2nd or 3rd shift position.

1. Communicate to management when test results indicate that corrective action is necessary.

2. Prioritize samples as they arrive in laboratory.

3. Complete analytical testing and paperwork in a timely manner.

4. Enter all analysis into data base (TLC).

5. Learn new procedures as necessary.

6. Develop a thorough understanding of laboratory processes and procedures.

7. Attend all training and safety meetings as scheduled.

8. Packaging line Quality Assurance.

9. Finished product and incoming material testing.

10. Storage of production retains.

11. Communication with supervisor/lead person/Lab Supervisor of laboratory results

12. Other duties as assigned.


Education: High School diploma or equivalent required

Related Experience: Previous laboratory experience preferred but not required.

Equipment/Software Skills: Basic data entry skills required

1. Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, Gather and analyzes information skillfully

2. Technical Skills – Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills, Pursues training and development opportunities, Shares expertise with others

3. Initiative – Volunteers readily, Seeks increased responsibilities, Asks for and offers help when needed

4. Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Applies feedback to improve performance

Additional Information

Physical: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, and stand. The employee will also be required to use hands, arms and fingers. This position is required to be respirator qualified. Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds.

Sensory: Visual, speaking, and touch is essential.

Mental/Reasoning: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form

About Company

Company: Stratas Foods – 3.3

Company Location:  Decatur, IL

Job Category: Entry Level Jobs

About Stratas Foods - 3.3