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QA Laboratory Technician II - Springfield, MO

Company: McCormick & Company
Location: Springfield
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Job Description:

The French's Food Company, a subsidiary of McCormick & Company, Inc. and a global leader in flavor is seeking a full-time Quality Lab Technician II (3rd Shift) for the plant located in Springfield, MO. This person will report to the Quality Team Manager.

With more than $500 million in annual sales, our company has been crafting trusted foods using simple ingredients of the highest quality. From French's Classic Yellow Mustard, long America's top-selling mustard, to its most recent innovations, such as French's Ketchup, the company has a history rich with delicious creations made from what today would be considered "clean, simple ingredients." To learn more please visit us at www.frenchs.com.


The Laboratory Technician will be part of a team that largely manages its own work (self-directed) and will work in a High Performance work system. Teams are responsible for keeping production flowing, meeting performance goals, maintaining a clean/safe work environment, and maintaining a high level of quality and service to their customers. The Lab Technician will rotate between Extract and Blending laboratories. Responsibilities will include:


  • Using a variety of test methods, procedures, and instrumentation (i.e. GC, Salt Titration, pH, Solids, Extractions, UV Vis, spectrophotometer, etc.)

  • Examining and testing samples and accurately records results on paper, log books and in the computer.

  • Interpreting data and for giving direction to the manufacturing group to ensure products meet established specifications.

  • Performing initial trouble shooting activities for operational issues (i.e. foreign material findings, supplier issues, salt issues, etc.) Issues (Defective Material Report) DMRs for materials that are out of specification.

  • Issuing (Defective Material Alert) DMAs for materials when appropriate.

  • Performing testing according to the environmental monitoring program.

  • Providing troubleshooting support to the production departments by investigating issues that adversely affect product quality or manufacturing efficiency and recommending potential solutions.

  • Communicating problems and test results to the appropriate personnel.

  • Partnering with the operations teams to prevent production stoppages.

  • Involvement in cross-functional Production/Maintenance/Materials Management team meetings.

  • Participating in weekly problem solving events or optimization meetings.

  • Providing (Manufacturing Analysis Costing) MAC support as directed by Team Manager/QA Crew Leader/MAC Coordinator.

  • Ability to work overtime on a short notice and weekend work is required.

    Ability to be flexible with shift and work day assignments to support business need requirements


    • Acceptable attendance required.
    • Meets standards in overall performance rating in most recent performance review.
    • College chemistry coursework

    • Proficient and knowledgeable in the operation and maintenance of a Gas Chromatography (GC), salt titration, and microbiological sampling preferred.

    • Strong understanding and practice of Good Laboratory Practices

    • Proficiency in reading, writing and math required. Ability to read and interpret detailed instructions

    • Ability to perform problem solving activities and provide direction to operations.
    • Ability to make good decisions on a variety of complex problems

    • Ability to work well under pressure, while maintaining multiple priorities; able to work with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to handle daily work situations with tact and diplomacy

    • Proficient with Microsoft applications

    • Accurate, detailed record keeping

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Color Vision (ability to detect color) required. This is due to the need to compare color differences in product on a daily basis.
    • Ability to perform taste sensory analysis on a variety of products that contain allergens


      • Two years of previous Analytical Lab experience preferred. Academic laboratory work will be considered.
      • SAP experience.

        French's is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

        French's does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. You must be lawfully authorized to commence work upon being offered employment.

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