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Lab Technician


Date: Jun 23, 2019

Location: Minster, OH, US

Company: DANONE

USD - Dannon,a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for Lab Technician 1 United States (US) Minster Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis. For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside!

In this role you will be accountable for:

Lab Area

  • Perform analysis according to plan of control and record information to assure that finished goods and in-process samples are in compliance to all specifications.
  • Place finished product on "HOLD" status when results fall outside of acceptable range, investigate potential causes and propose solutions.
  • Assist in disposition of hold products through retest or providing sorting instructions to production.
  • Perform bench-work analysis according to SOP's and standard methods.
  • Enter analysis results into database and analyze recorded information to determine any trends.
  • Perform required environmental tests of Primary & Secondary Fluids as well as Air Quality.


  • Perform audits on equipment, materials, products and procedures to assure that the lab is in compliance based on CQA (Corporate Quality Assurance) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) procedures.
  • Maintain the laboratory in a clean, safe and orderly manner on a daily basis.
  • Constantly look for ways to continuously improve lab methods for both speed and effectiveness and eliminate waste while improving product quality.

Production Area

  • Conduct daily line tours and filler line audits to ensure machine compliance with site quality standards. Audits should encompass various areas including startup, changeover, tank change, intervention and normal production where technician will evaluate potential risks to product quality and support resolution of problems.
  • Provide constant and consistent quality leadership to production operators, looking for ways to improve product quality and increase technician understanding of key quality criteria and their impact on it.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives in all areas of the plant.
  • Train others in Quality related practices
  • And any other duties assigned by Supervisor


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Education and/or Experience
    • Associates Degree in Science or course work in microbiology or equivalent work experience
  • Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Leadership and organizational skills
  • Language Skills
    • Fluent in English
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization at all levels, including janitorial, management, and executives
  • Mathematical Skills
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
    • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Reasoning Ability
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
    • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Computer Skills
    • Strong computer skills needed including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) and multiple scheduling software programs (i.e. WMS and SAP) along with the ability to complete computer based safety training

For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit We have something special inside, do you?

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Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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