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Laboratory Assistant
Ref No.: 18-27552
Location: Morton Grove, Illinois
Job title: Laboratory Assistant
Location: Morton Grove, IL 60053
Duration: 2 Months
Lab Assistant (Cheese Culture Tech)
Food and Beverage Heinz is looking for a Technician that will support all aspects of the Cheese Cultures Manufacturing at the Morton Grove facility.
1st Shift: Tuesday- Friday ONLY - Roughly 7:30am – 4pm
***Will work no more than 36 hours per week (typically between 22-36)
  • Contamination plating at each step of process (TSA + Sheep blood)
  • Send phage samples to Central LAB
  • Keeping and maintaining records of daily Pre- Op inspections
  • Tools ensemble and sterilization
  • Assemble and sterilize centrifuge bearings and bowls
  • Assemble packaging pumps and sterilize
  • Assemble and sterilize blenders
  • Disassemble centrifuges
The Technician will also be responsible for Starter Media and/or Milk Sterilization
  • Glycerin Sterilization
  • KOH sterilization
  • Sodium Citrate Sterilization
  • Measuring De-Ionized water volume in flask
  • Weighing of Sodium Citrate Powder
  • Mixing of Sodium Citrate powder and water
  • Can Sterilization
  • Milk Preparation
  • Mixing of Milk and Di-Ionized water per formula
  • Cell Paste Transfer to Sterile Buckets
  • Addition of Sterilized Ingredients for Formulation (flask or fermenter) Blending
  • Formulation of Blend
  • Measuring Glycerin volume in Flask or Blend
  • Filler unit set-up - small or large pouch, Code dating
  • Compressed air testing at filler
On Packaging Days the technician will be responsible for the following:
  • Assembly and stamping of white boxes
  • Labeling of Racks
  • Sample collection and QC Testing
  • Boxing of Pouches
  • Fill Liquid nitrogen Tank
  • Fill out packaging record forms
  • Freezing of Boxes
  • Fill out packaging inventory record
  • Product Frozen Storage
  • H.S. Diploma
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a GMP regulated, food environment, pharmaceutical, or cosmetic FDA regulated environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work with small groups (Only 5 people total work at this location)