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Lab Technician

Company: Lesaffre
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Lab Technician


$21/hr, plus $1500 new hire bonus, see details below

Duties include:
- Conducting microbiological analysis of samples and preparation of pure culture yeast for use in fermentations.
- Conducting tests including nitrogen, phosphorus, pH, color, percentage of Buds, dry matters, sugar, Brix, following written procedures, calculating results and recording in appropriate logbooks.
- Conducting chemical and physical analysis of raw materials and yeast, both in-process and finished product.
- Testing yeast for activity using Risograph.
- Follows written procedures to conduct tests on various types of dough using different yeast lots or types.
- Maintaining equipment and general work area including the following: cleaning and calibration of equipment, keeping records of maintenance performed, ensuring equipment is working properly, keeping work area clean and orderly. 
- Responsible for proper use and maintenance of lab equipment and supplies including: analytical balance, centrifuge, mixer, drying oven, pH meter, color meter, stir plate, labware, Risograph, spectrophotometer, distillation unit, mineralization units, fume hood, chemicals, incubator, water bath, thermometers, titrators, YSI 2700D, LECO and Elementar.
- Prepares chemical solutions for processing area.
- Ensures that processing area is stocked with a supply of needed solutions; prepares these solutions.
- Performs tests accurately and consistently, following procedures and performing tests in the same way each day to provide accurate results.
- Completion of bi-annual proficiency tests.

REM-03 WS-03

Shift start: 12:00AM or 3:00PM or 7:00PM
Shift length: 8 hours
Monday - Friday, some weekends required, floating relief shift available

  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) plan

  • Must pass drug screen
  • Must pass background check
  • Can lift 40 lbs
  • Must be at least 18+ years old
Associate Degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or related field required. Bachelor's degree or 2 years chemistry-related lab experience preferred.

$1500 new hire incentive

Paid in installments, will be discussed during offer.

About Lesaffre

As a global key player in yeasts and fermentation, Lesaffre designs manufactures and markets innovative solutions for baking, food taste & pleasure, health care and biotechnology. The family group born in northern France in 1853, now a multi-national and a multicultural company, Lesaffre is committed to working with confidence to better nourish and protect the planet. In close collaboration with its clients and partners, Lesaffre employs 9,500 people in more than 70 subsidiaries, based in about 40 countries.

Keywords: Lesaffre, Cedar Rapids , Lab Technician, Other , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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