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Laboratory Assistant
Ref No.: 18-06857
Location: Morton Grove, Illinois
Start Date / End Date: 10/08/2018 to 12/30/2018
Lab Assistant (Cheese Culture Tech)

Food and Beverage Heinz is looking for a Technician that will support all aspects of the Cheese Cultures Manufacturing at the Morton Grove facility.

1st Shift: Tuesday- Friday ONLY - Roughly 7:30am – 4pm
***Will work no more than 36 hours per week (typically between 22-36)

• Contamination plating at each step of process (TSA + Sheep blood)
• Send phage samples to Central LAB
• Keeping and maintaining records of daily Pre- Op inspections
• Tools ensemble and sterilization
• Assemble and sterilize centrifuge bearings and bowls
• Assemble packaging pumps and sterilize
• Assemble and sterilize blenders
• Disassemble centrifuges

The Technician will also be responsible for Starter Media and/or Milk Sterilization
• Glycerin Sterilization
• KOH sterilization
• Sodium Citrate Sterilization
• Measuring De-Ionized water volume in flask
• Weighing of Sodium Citrate Powder
• Mixing of Sodium Citrate powder and water
• Can Sterilization
• Milk Preparation
• Mixing of Milk and Di-Ionized water per formula
• Cell Paste Transfer to Sterile Buckets
• Addition of Sterilized Ingredients for Formulation (flask or fermenter) Blending
• Formulation of Blend
• Measuring Glycerin volume in Flask or Blend
• Filler unit set-up - small or large pouch, Code dating
• Compressed air testing at filler

On Packaging Days the technician will be responsible for the following:
• Assembly and stamping of white boxes
• Labeling of Racks
• Sample collection and QC Testing
• Boxing of Pouches
• Fill Liquid nitrogen Tank
• Fill out packaging record forms
• Freezing of Boxes
• Fill out packaging inventory record
• Product Frozen Storage

• H.S. Diploma
• 1-2 years of experience working in a GMP regulated, food environment, pharmaceutical, or cosmetic FDA regulated environment.
• Must be able to lift 50lbs
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work with small groups (Only 5 people total work at this location)
Hours per Day 8
Hours per Week 40
Total Hours 480.00
Shift Type  
Shore Options Available for this Position  
Onshore Only
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