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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/12/2016

Dairy Farmers of America Pavilion, NY

Pavilion, NY
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Test all raw, intermediate, and finished products as well as collecting and testing environmental samples according to established procedures. Discover and prevent defects and improve quality. Work with a high degree of accuracy and concentration to produce valid test results in a timely manner.

* Perform receiving lab duties including weighing trucks, observing sample collections, and preparation of receiving tickets.

* Evaluate truck shipments for acceptance based upon established criteria.

* Complete entry into the computer systems and generate requested reports.

* Perform testing using the Near Infra-red methods, scorch tests, acidity tests, sink work, and other appropriate lab equipment.

* Prepare chemical solutions and media required for laboratory testing. Sterilize equipment as needed.

* Perform butterfat and total solids tests on fluid milk; cream; condensed and sweetened condensed milk; and powdered products utilizing the Mojonnier tester.

* Maintain lab records of samples, test results, and lab quality control measures in an up-to-date, legible, and accurate manner ensuring the accuracy of results.

* Certify that finished product is suitable for sale by meeting government and customer specifications. Ensure cleanliness and organization of the lab and the integrity of all testing results.

* Perform basic microbiology and environmental sampling as required.

* Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive.

* Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements.

* Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.

* Attend required training, including but not limited to Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF).

* Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity.

* The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee; but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required