QA Lab Technician

Job Title: QA Lab Technician

COMPENSATION: $18.00 – $23.00/hr (DOE)

SCHEDULE: Days (Occasional rotating shifts as needed)


  • Plate product.
  • Pull samples out in the plant.
  • Interpret colonies on petri-film.
  • Prep for all lab work to be done for the day.
  • Take on special projects out in the plant (swabbing machines, hands, aprons, etc.).
  • Finish daily work tasks with minimal supervision and according to established Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Maintain the lab in a neat and orderly manner according to established Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Assist with performing and documenting food sensory evaluations.
  • Assist with upkeep of food sensory testing equipment/material and sensory panel evaluation rooms.


  • Extreme cold when checking housekeeping and/or sample collection. The temperature range is 0º-10ºF for 10-15 minutes.
  • Extreme noise when in the production/packaging/processing areas for sample collection and other assigned tasks. Length of exposure is 15-30 minutes. Company mandated precautionary procedures, mandatory ear protection, are to be used.


  • Associates or equivalent from a two-year college or minimum of 1 year of related experience or training.
  • Familiar with GMP’s and Food Safety Principles.
  • Ability to determine any gas bubbles and distinguish between blue & red while interpreting plates.
  • Knowledge of food handling procedures.
  • Ability to work under time pressures, flexible, and capable of working with all levels.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to read and write proficiently in English. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to be flexible in shift start time.


  • Preferred education: Associates or better.
  • Required experience: 1 year related experience or training.

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Ruiz Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
EOE: Male, Female, Vets, Disabled (M/F/V/D).
Ruiz Foods enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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