Lab Tech Sr. - 2nd Shift


Sturgis, Michigan

16 days ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Lab Tech Sr. (2nd Shift)
Location: Sturgis, MI, 49091
Shift: 3:30 PM- 12:00 AM
Duration: 6 Months
The primary functions of this position is the performance of analytical testing on raw ingredients, in-process and finished products and plant utilities.  This also includes testing for release of product to manufacturing for further processing, filling and finishing. Work hours are 2nd Shift. Entry-level position with growth ability within the quality lab and microbiology lab. Relocation unavailable.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Conducts raw ingredient analysis - Includes simple titrations, identity, sediment testing, etc.
  • Conducts in-process and finished product testing including  vitamin analysis, protein analysis, mineral analysis, fat by Mojonnier extraction technique and CEM Hybrid Determination Trac, total solids determination, Iodide and chloride testing, vitamin C testing, mineral analysis, choline determination, lactose and fatty acid profiles by Gas Chromatography.      
  • Performs Standardization for test and check can (preparation, sterilization and evaluation of test and check can), KOH, potassium citrate, citric acid and final water calculations and physical tests such as pH, viscosity, grain color, sensory evaluation.
  • Makes batch adjustments by generating appropriate documentation for batch corrections and optimizations. Makes batch calculations by generation and distribution of work orders and associated controlled documentation.
  • Conduct special testing required under an Interim Operating Procedure or any testing required under certification or validation protocols and assist in investigations into testing problems as required under the Retest Policy.
  • Observes all safety rules and regulations.  Reports incidents, near misses chemical spills in the proper manner to crew leader and/or supervisor.
  • Completes project work as assigned by supervision and management.  This may include troubleshooting and maintenance of analytical equipment and test methods, maintaining related documentation, coordinating efforts with vendors/plant/Division personnel, developing appropriate training classes.
  • Responsible for maintaining an adequate inventory of all supplies related to the analytical laboratory. Responsible for training new chemists on all laboratory operations which includes methods, procedures, documentation, maintenance, and safety.
  • Conducts control sample analysis to determine validity of concurrent testing per method, water testing of minerals and volatile organic contaminants, Clean in place (CIP) Residual testing, testing of compressed gases for moisture and hydrocarbons, daily flavor and aroma of oils and weekly peroxide testing of oils, and completes any associated documentation and housekeeping responsibilities.  Completes Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly standardization, maintenance, system suit abilities and testing.
  • The job description is illustrative of the types of duties typically performed by this job. It is not intended to be exhaustive listing of each and every essential function of the job. Because job content may change from time to time, the Company reserves the right to modify this job description at any time.
  • High School Diploma or GED required and a college math and science course.  Bachelors Degree of Science (preferably Chemistry) preferred.

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $21.88/hr.