QC Lab Tech – 2nd Shift (Clearwater)


Quality Control Laboratory Technician

Monin Gourmet Flavorings has been continuously named a Top Workplace. Through our companies Mission and Values, we are able to exceed customer satisfaction while staying committed and never compromising the quality of our product. Along with being responsible and accountable to others we acknowledge and are dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. Here at Monin we take great pride in our history but are always working towards new innovated ideas!

The Quality Control Laboratory Technician position reports to the Quality Assurance Manager. Responsibilities will include: Performing lab preparation activities and analyses to maintain quality and safety of food products, effectively communicating with co-workers, performing a variety of analytical tests on finished goods, raw materials, and packaging, working in both a team environment and independently as needed, and actively working to encourage a culture of quality amongst co-workers.

Essential Functions:
  • Receives and tests incoming raw materials to include flavors, bulk sugar, and packaging
  • Performs analytical and organoleptic tests of finished products
  • Conducts start-up checks of the production line and continues monitoring quality throughout production run
  • Test finished products for quality and able to provide information to adjust batches if necessary
  • Help maintain inventory of laboratory supplies. Notify purchasing when supplies are needed
  • Keep laboratory equipment operating by performing daily calibrations.
  • Responsible for laboratory record keeping and documentations
  • Performs microbiological testing of finished goods and raw materials.
  • Conduct ATP testing of environment and food contact equipment.
  • Understands and follows all applicable GMP’s, GLP’s, and SSOP’s
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment
  • Communicates effectively with all departments to support quality and food safety at all times
  • Responsible for ensuring food safety and notifying production and quality management of food safety risks
  • Back up GMP Training for temporary employees
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Upholds, inspires, and rewards adoption of company mission and values in the workplace.
Job Requirements:
  • A.S. or B.S. Degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology or Related Field
  • 1+ years in a laboratory environment
  • Good mathematical skills, reading comprehension and proficiency in required computer systems (Excel, Word, Windows, Data Base Systems)
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Attention to detail and the ability to discern variation in color, taste and aroma
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment and respond positively to changes in daily duties and workload
  • Ability to stand, reach, walk, and stoop, as well as push, pull, lift and carry up to 10 pounds
  • Occasional lifting of containers up to 50 pounds
  • Continuous standing and walking throughout the shift
  • Climbing and balancing on ladders
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime when needed
  • Can work independently with limited supervision and as part of a team
  • Non-smoker
  • This position is compensated at an hourly rate, with shift differential and occasional overtime hours may be required.
  • A full suite of benefits is provided including health, dental and vision insurance; 401k with Company match; and paid time off.

Monin is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
Monin is a Drug Free Workplace and does pre-employment drug screening.

About Monin:

Founded in 1912 in Bourges, France and family-owned and operated for three generations, Monin is the premier provider of flavoring products for creating specialty beverage and flavorful culinary solutions. With manufacturing facilities on three continents and product availability in more than 145 countries, Monin is recognized as the leading global flavor solution provider. For more information, visit

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