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Lab Technician

Company Name:
Hired by Matrix, Inc.
Lab Technician
Job Type:Contract
Job Location:Barrington
Illinois
Job Description:
The mission of our client is to be the world''s premier consumer products' company focused on convenient foods and beverages. They seek to provide opportunities for growth and enrichment to our employees, our business partners and the communities in which they operate. And in everything they do, they strive for honesty, fairness and integrity.
Job Description
- Responsible for general support activities in a testing laboratory, including ordering of chemicals and supplies, sample receipt, small equipment maintenance and calibration (balance weight checks, spectrophotometer checks) and various administrative support duties.
- Will assist in routine "sweeps" of the lab to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
- 0 - 2 years of experience.
Responsibilities
- Support Juice Product Development team in laboratory needs, including: maintain organized laboratory environment and maintain and update ingredient inventories, including tracking (lot traceability and expiration).
- Assist Product Development Scientists with bench-top, pilot plant and commercialization of new products and quality/cost improvement of existing products.
- Provide assistance to multiple scientists on multiple projects.
- Perform laboratory, pilot plant and plant work.
- Organize and weigh out ingredients per formula specifications/instructions.
- Batch formulas per batching instructions; Conduct bench top tastings.
- Execute experiments per experimental design instructions.
- Manage storage and submitting samples during storage/shelf-life evaluation.
- Perform required analytical tests.
- Record/report activities, observations and results in a laboratory notebook.
- Proactively utilize trouble-shooting to resolve challenges/issues.
- Work with cross functional groups to prepare and execute experiments and evaluate samples.
- Proactively contribute new ideas and understand/utilize standard safety/laboratory practices to effectively and safely execute tasks.
Qualifications
- BS Food Science/Chemistry or Scientific Field required.
- Food Science required.
- Math required.
- MS Office required, particularly Excel required.
- Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects and activities at one time.
- Good time management & organization skills.
- Strong attention to detail
- Proactive.
- Ability to stand/be on one's feet for extended periods of time while working in a lab or plant.
Approx. Duration: 8 months
About Hired By Matrix
Hired by Matrix, Inc. is a full service staffing and recruiting company that enables Fortune 500 and mid-market companies nationwide to achieve their strategic goals. We prepare our clients to succeed in a changing marketplace by creating a custom pipeline of professionals and teams that are superbly matched to our clients' business functions and cultures.
We recruit for a variety of job types including IT, Finance and Accounting, R & D, Engineering, Administrative and Light Industrial.
Founded 27 years ago by CEO Sharon Olzerowicz, Hired by Matrix distinguishes itself as an exceptionally reliable partner whose industry knowledge and continuous pursuit of excellence allows the company to deliver the caliber of professionals who become our clients' most important assets.
Our team of expert account managers and recruiters collaborate closely with our clients to understand their needs, corporate requirements and company cultures. We also keep our clients informed of important industry trends. We use this information to build robust, fully customized pipelines of highly-qualified contract professionals.
Our responsiveness, tenacity and know-how apply to all service delivery channels, from corporate procurement executives and hiring managers to Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Hired by Matrix has a track record of delivering consultants that map precisely to the skills, expertise and company culture required. Our investment in recruiters, who specialize in a range of capabilities and niche disciplines, has resulted in successful matches, long contracts and repeat business. This frees our clients to focus their time and efforts on higher value goals, such as creating more efficient processes, optimizing their human resources, or enhancing productivity.
We also bring a human touch to managing and motivating our consultants, from the initial recruitment process and candidate presentation, to monitoring their progress throughout the life of the assignment.
Hired by Matrix, Inc. is a WBENC-certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE); and CEO Sharon Olzerowicz serves on the WBENC Board and is a long-standing member of the Forum Governing Group. HbM is also WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business) Certified.
Hired by Matrix, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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