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QA Lab Technician 



The Quality Control Lab Technician assists in conducting product testing to ensure food products are within food safety parameters.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Obtain the proper amount of samples to be tested by the lab
  • Enter lab orders for the day into database and obtain Lab Order Numbers assigned to the day’s samples
  • Organize, label, and composite finished product samples
  • Organize and label environmental samples
  • Prepare agar and sterilize using autoclave
  • Check pH, Brix and TA of each batch of the process
  • Label and organize micro plates for samples to be plated
  • Prepare dilutions and plate food products to ensure compliance with standards and regulations
  • Incubate samples in appropriate incubators
  • Read and interpret applicable micro results and enter results into database
  • Sterilize all micro plate samples prior to disposal in the trash
  • Operate all assigned equipment safely and efficiently
  • Run PCR for pathogen testing
  • Audit documentation of food test results
  • Report statistical data on all testing results and tracking the trends
  • Conduct shelf life studies using microbiological testing and organoleptic sensory
  • Assist with validation studies and special projects that require biological and analytical testing
  • Verify equipment calibration and make the necessary adjustments
  • Track non-conforming product and their dispositions when micro testing is required
  • Perform daily cleaning to comply with GMP's (wash utensils, clean counters, etc.)
  • Perform special assignments as needed by the Quality Manager
  • Verifies equipment calibration and makes the necessary adjustments
  • Assists with in-house and 3rd party laboratory testing
Position Requirements


  • BS in Biology, Chemistry, or equivalent required
  • 1-2 years Quality Assurance experience is preferred
  • HACCP Certified (required – but can be obtained on the job)
  • Basic knowledge of food safety regulations and agriculture is preferred
  • Knowledge in aseptic techniques and plate counting


  • Must have strong leadership skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Be able to work independently with moderate supervision
  • Be able to adapt to constant changes
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. We offer the following:

Life insurance
401K plan
Paid vacation and sick days

Suja offers a fun working environment that promotes teamwork, creativity, and supports individual growth. Please submit an application if you are interested.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary TBD, depending on experience  
Position QA Lab Technician  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

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