About the Job
This is where you come in! JBT Diversified Food & Health is a prime solutions and equipment provider within the fruit and vegetable industry segment. From preparation to preservation, conveying and packaging, our comprehensive range of technologies captures the freshness, taste, texture, appearance and nutritional value of fresh and processed fruit and vegetable products, and we have a fantastic opportunity for a
Seasonal Lab Technician to join our team.
We are a leading global technology and solutions provider to high-value segments of the industrial food, beverage, and aviation support industries.
Wow. That sounds a little confusing, right? It’s actually pretty simple. We make equipment. We install it in our customers’ plants, and we make sure it works well, and keeps working well for many years to come. And we’re darn good at it!
The products we make are heavy industrial equipment, like juice extractors, filling machines, high pressure processors, sterilizers, tanks and vessels, and many more. We have manufacturing facilities in several locations in the United States and around the world.
This position will work in our customer facility located in Delano, CA
This is a seasonal position based on the schedule of our customer, typically operating from October to June
Posses the ability to work in a laboratory environment
Conduct residue testing
Complete regular reporting
Maintenance functions necessary to operate the residue program
Develop effective relationships with packinghouse personnel and postharvest team
Work with Technical Service to ensure fruit samples are received per schedule
Posses the ability to work in a lab environment
High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience working in a laboratory
Muct have computer skills (able to use email, Microsoft Word & Excel)
Comfortable working with chemicals
Willing to work overtime including weekends as required
Conscientious and self-motivated: able to work without direct supervision
Must be able to read and adhere to procedures and policies
Associate’s Degree in a scientific field
Citrus processing experience
Vegetable and other fruit experience
Good basic laboratory skills (pipetting, measuring techniques, reagent preparation)
Experience with residue testing and reporting
Experience working with laboratory equipment
Experience with proper disposal of laboratory chemical and reagents
Must be physically capable of:
Working 8+ hours per day, up to 7 days per week for extended periods during the processing season
Working around moving industrial machinery and exposure to machinery noise, chemicals, and fumes from associated products
Lifting, pushing, pulling an average maximum weight of 50 lbs.
Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, climbing, squatting and stepping up/down from material handling equipment
Working in moderate cold to extreme heat
Using hand tools
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted. In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact the local Human Resources department. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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