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Laboratory Technician

Company: Darigold
Location: Spokane
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

The Laboratory Technician must possess the desire and ability to perform analytic tests on company products. The Laboratory Technician's role is to insure that all products' analytical, micro and organoleptic properties are in compliance with product and regulatory specifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (other duties may be assigned):

  • Plating Lab samples for Coliform, Standard Plate Count, and Mold/Yeast
  • Reading and interpreting all above plating results
  • Documenting all data clearly and accurately
  • Understanding possible causes or contributing factors for plates not meeting standards
  • Operating, calibrating and troubleshooting Milk analyzer
  • Computer: Lab Data, Charts, Spreadsheets, E-mail
  • Babcock Butterfat Testing
  • ATP Swabbing
  • Environmental Swabbing
  • Appendix N Testing(Antibiotic Testing)
  • Phosphates Testing
  • Instrument and Thermometer Calibration


  • To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the qualities needed for the position, but are not intended to be all-inclusive.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have good math skills.
  • Must have the ability to communicate and work well with others.
  • Must have good organizational skills, self-motivated and the ability to multi-task.
  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must have excellent attendance and work history
  • Must have good understanding of GMP's

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • AA with studies in micro-organisms
  • BS degree in Food/Science is preferred
  • One year experience in dairy or food quality assurance systems preferred.


  • Our vision at Darigold is to Lead Dairy Forward - achieving that vision requires cultivating and supporting a team with varying backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing a workplace based on mutual respect where all employees feel included and can bring their best and authentic selves to work every day.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

As a condition of employment applicants offered a role will be required to su

Keywords: Darigold, Spokane , Laboratory Technician, Other , Spokane, Washington

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