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Job Title: Lab Assistant (QC Technician)
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Location: Bakersfield, CA
 
“STRONG HISTORY. EXCITING FUTURE.”
Bolthouse Farms is located in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super- premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt and olive oil vinaigrette dressings. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. To learn more about the company’s mission and see the entire line of current products, visit www.bolthouse.com. 


Job Description:  
The Lab Assistant will carry out with limited supervisor, quality analysis and control for production of shortcut, cello, food service, and frozen production.
JOB DUTIES:
Daily audits of production procedures including; verification of code dates, scales, water levels, plant GMP’s, and documentation
Sample collection, operation of lab equipment, data analysis and entry, shipment of samples
Analytical and microbiological testing of raw and finished products as well as processing water and equipment
Examine product retain shelf life samples; aid manager in evaluation of shelf life data
Operate, calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment routinely
Collect and ship sales sample requests
Complete certificate of analysis (COA’s) per customer requests
Compare test results to quality specifications and limits, notify quality and production manager when results are out of specification
Careful and neat lab habits and willingness to perform more modest tasks (cleaning glassware, ordering supplies etc.)
Assist with special projects as needed
Perform other duties as assigned 


REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must be detail oriented and have good written skills for clear record keeping 
Must have good communication skills and be able to interact well with others 
Must follow Bolthouse Farms standard operating procedures to prepare and/or analyze various parameters including good laboratory practices and aseptic techniques
Proficient in Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word
Ability to work with minimal supervision 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma or equivalent; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Valid California Driver’s License and clean driving record
Proven, reliable, work history 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Six to nine months relevant work experience, lab or other QC/Trainer work experience, preferred
Bilingual Spanish/English 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to lift/push-pull/ carry up to 50 lbs
Must be able to stand and walk for an extended period of time
Environmental exposure – heat and cold, must be able to work in a wet environment


HOURS & WORKDAYS:
2nd Shift , when business requires, overtime and weekends will be mandatory

 
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