Lab Technician
Dean Foods


Job Info


Dairy Farmers of America is looking for highly dependable team players to join our staff as a LAB TECHNICIAN at our Mechanicsburg, PA facility. If you are fascinated by the process of industrial food & beverage manufacturing and are committed to supporting our reputation for excellent products, then this is the place for you.

Position: Lab Technician

Shift: 12 Hour Night Shift

Description: The role of Lab Technicians is to test and inspect product at various stages of the batching and production process as well as compile and evaluate data to determine and maintain the quality and reliability of products.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assuring quality of batch preparation and quality control activities, including process inspection, sampling, and sensory evaluation to meet specification and quality standards.
  • Perform quality monitoring activities. Record and review data to ensure all documentation is complete and accurate for compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Uses test methodology in assessing on-line quality of finished product. Discusses variances with appropriate plant personnel and monitors major quality problems or trends.
  • Maintains process control by monitoring and/or generating statistical information and reports to Supervisor or Quality Assurance Manager.
  • Foster teamwork consistent with our company and plant Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  • Must adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Follows all DFA GMP's and works in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality and sanitation requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the needs of the business.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required

EEO/AA/Female/Minority/Disabled/Veteran

Education and Experience
  • BA/BS Science or Biological Science, Food Science or related field preferred.
  • 1-year prior lab experience required
  • Prior manufacturing experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must be able to use gauges and other devices to verify conformity to standards of product being tested.
  • Must have solid PC skills.
  • Ability to learn and apply to plant environment.
  • Be an effective communicator.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Must be available to work overtime when needed
  • Must be available to train on any shift
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English


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