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Laboratory Assistant

Company: Actalent
Location: Island Lake
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Overview: This is a great opportunity to work as a Lab Assistant for a global manufacturer in the food and beverage company. If you are looking to get your foot in the door in the lab and gain some hands on expereince this is a great position for you! Description:

  • Lab Assistant that will be assisting with Sample Prep, Compounding, Data Entry, and basic Lab Testing on Food Products.
  • Retrieve samples from various departments including R&D, sensory, production, etc.
  • Work closely with the Chief Chemist, the Samples Lab Manager, and the Flavor Chemists
  • Assist with the shipping and receiving of samples to/from both Clients as well as other internal labs
  • Must follow standard instructions to measure or weigh dyes, chemicals, and other substances into the batch mixing equipment.
  • They must check for consistency in various batches and measure the viscosity of the mixtures and document the results.
  • Follow sanitary guidelines and SOPs to ensure a safe and clean work environment.
  • Work in a faced paced environment able to multi-task and perform under pressure while remaining flexible.
  • Instruments: pH meter, viscosity, color meter, water activity meterAdditional Skills & Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in the Sciences (chemistry, biology, Food Science, etc.) is Preferred
    • Must have some hand on Lab Experience, specifically with Sample Prep or Compounding
    • Display basic math skills
    • Ability to multitask or handle multiple simultaneous projects and priorities.
    • Good communication skills verbal and written. Able to communicate with all levels of the organization including technical teams.
    • Experience working with Food and Food Safety Guidelines (HACCP, GMP, and SQF) experience is a plusExperience Level:Entry Level About Actalent: Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions. The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Actalent, Arlington Heights , Laboratory Assistant, Healthcare , Island Lake, Illinois

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