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Clerk, QC Sample

locationEddystone - Pennsylvania (PA),

atBarry Callebaut

Job Description:

About the role:

The QC Sample Clerk supports laboratory functions as a sample accessioner in a fast paced manufacturing facility. Processes and prepares samples as outlined below to support on time delivery of results. Other work, including paperwork filing and cleaning of laboratory areas.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Sample Accessioner (Log in all samples as they arrive in the lab).
    • Process powder samples for micro and physical testing.
      • Pickup samples from respective packaging areas and retrieve labels.
      • Return to lab, weigh samples and enter information into micro (create day file) and lab spreadsheets.
      • Setup bags and pull aliquots for physical testing. Place retain samples in testing bin.
      • Setup and load bins for micro shipment.
      • Place retain samples in testing bin.
    • Process cakes for micro and physical testing and stage for grinding. Gather production and raw material cakes brought to lab. Review labels for accuracy and completeness. Log into micro and lab spreadsheets. Put micro samples into bin for shipment to micro lab.Place samples in area for grinding.
    • Process facility swabs to be sent for micro.
      • Daily or as needed check refrigerator for swabs.
      • Gather swabs and information.
      • Log into micro spreadsheet.
      • Setup styrofoam cooler with cool pack and load swabs for shipment.
    • Process liquid samples for micro and physical testing.
      • Gather samples from tank farm for micro.
      • Log into
micro and lab spreadsheets.
  • Put micro samples into bin for shipment to micro lab.
  • Work with another tech to review shipment information to micro lab and take samples to lobby for courier.
  • Gather any returned bins and coolers and store accordingly for next use.
  • Setup sensory samples.
    • Collect and prepare as needed samples requiring sensory.
    • Ensure room is cleaned and organized for sensory evaluation.
    • Gather and post sensory scores in the spreadsheet and file the forms.
  • Grind cakes and disperse aliquots as needed.
    • Take cake samples and grind using Robot Coupe grinder then brush enough sample for testing through 600um test sieve. Return remaining ground (unsieved) powder to initial bag for retain purposes.
    • Place testing aliquot sample in testing bin for tech.
    • Clean and maintain grinder as needed or after use.
  • Process and setup preship butters.
    • Work with the Raw Material Coordinator to login preship butters.
    • Breakdown and disperse aliquots as needed for microbial, physical and sensory.
    • Discard samples at the direction of the Raw Material Coordinator.
  • File Process Orders.
    • File Process Order paperwork according to current standard
  • Organize incoming email reports to respective folders.

  • About you:

    • Computer literate
    • Must be able to lift 50lbs unassisted
    • Ability to move freely around the entire factory floor

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