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Laboratory Technician - 3rd Shift

Florence, Kentucky

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KY Microlab Operations 3rd Shift

This is a full-time position within our manufacturing facility with opportunities for advancement!

Who we are!

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit

What we are looking for:

This position is responsible for performing microbiological tests on samples of incoming ingredients, in-process components, finished goods and raw materials and for reading and recording the results of those tests to meet agreed upon and expected performance standards. The position is also responsible for assisting in maintaining microbiology operations, equipment and facilities.

So what’s this job all about?

  • Performs microbiological tests using specific media and procedures in accordance with USDA, FDA, State, Federal, and company regulations
  • Assists with daily swab schedules and paperwork
  • Records tests daily, reporting any out of specification results to the lead or supervisor
  • Performs media preparation and sterilization
  • Complies with Good Lab Practices (GLPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required, including but not limited to bump cap, safety glasses/goggles, face shield, face mask, ear plugs, hair and beard nets, gloves and safety shoes or rubber boots
  • Logs incoming samples and enters results into spreadsheets
  • Maintains a clean work area and ensures sterile testing conditions in the laboratory
  • Maintains inventory of supplies
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
  • Assist with Pre-Operational start-up and verification
  • Releases raw materials and microbiological holds when there are acceptable results or as instructed by supervision
  • Prepares temperature sensitive products for shipment to 3rd party laboratory as specified by customers
  • Position may require extended hours, weekends, and holidays
  • Responsible to conduct yourself in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct

What we want to do for you:

Company Benefits:

We offer eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to assist employees and their families with their financial security, health and well-being. In addition to a competitive base pay, we offer a variety of benefit programs.

  • Health, Life, Dental, and Vision Plans 
  • Two weeks paid vacation + holidays for new hires
  • Employee discounts on company products

Starting Wage: $18/hr PLUS $1.50 from 6 pm to 6 am

Shift: 3rd Shift

  • Hours may change based on the production schedule.
  • Overtime and weekend work required. 


Education: High school or equivalent. Post secondary education in science preferred.

Years of Related Experience: 1-2 years related experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.


  • Ability to read, interpret and communicate basic technical documents
  • Ability to learn about and operate standard laboratory equipment
  • Basic communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Basic level proficiency in operating a PC. Basic math skills
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills
  • HACCP certification preferred
  • Prior microbiology or laboratory experience preferred

If you’ve made it this far through the description, we think you should just apply already...

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan's Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected classes.

Job Type: Non-exempt Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc. Req #: 20000989

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  • Big Daddy's
  • Edwards
  • Mrs. Smith's
  • MINH
  • Red Baron
  • Freschetta
  • Pagoda
  • Tony's