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Quality Lab Technician

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Vernon, CA, USA

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About the Role

The Lab Technician will conduct all analysis for the Microbiology laboratory. They will follow proper testing protocols as provided by AOAC methodology, prepare Micro Media/Broths properly, based on instructions provided by Media/Broth manufacturer prepare and conduct analysis, and based on GLP guideline/instruction maintain Micro Biology laboratory.

Responsibilities include;

• Prepare all microbiology laboratory’s samples accurately
• Report all microbiology laboratory’s results accurately
• Order all testing kits necessary to conduct MicroBiology Analysis in a timely manner
• Conduct/Communicate efficiently all scheduled analysis in a timely manner
• Prepare environmental swabs for pathogen testing per scheduled time
• Conduct environmental swab analysis for pathogen in a timely/accurate manner
• Send out environmental swab to the 3rd party laboratory quarterly for validation study
• Keep Micro lab in a clean/ organize manner at all times
• Keep correct inventory of all media’s/broth’s necessary to conduct micro testing


  • Applicants currently engaged in earning a science degree; and/or over 7 years of experience working as a Lab Tech in a food USDA Facility

  • 3 to 10 years of food experience (USDA facility preferred)

  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. High proficiency in English is mandatory.

  • PC literate, analytical

  • Ability to work with Scientific concepts such as Microbiology and Biology in the food industry

  • Ability to apply concepts such as proper microbiological principles, proper micro plating, micro counting, and following scientific instruction per testing requirements to practical situations.

  • Highly flexible; able to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be able to handle confidential information with complete confidence of management

  • Micro biological skills/experience in the food industry environment

  • 20 % of time is spent on the production floor where the use of personal protective equipment is required and there is exposure to temperature extremes, dust, and machinery

  • 80% of time is spent in a Laboratory environment. Must be able to use a computer (graphs, spreadsheets, data bases), stop watch, measuring devices (Incubators, Thermometers, Scales, and Auto claves), general Micro biological testing parameters/ equipment

About the Company

Tina's Burritos is the leading CPG brand of frozen single serve burritos in America and is owned by Camino Real Foods, Inc. We bake up a million budget friendly burritos in our Los Angeles, CA factory daily and serve them to burrito lovers who appreciate great taste, convenience, and quick meals filled with important daily nutrients. All of our products are slow cooked in large kettles so the spices and flavors meld together for a flavor profile that is the industry leader, and then flash frozen for freshness. Many customers write in and say they have been "addicted" to our burritos since 1984 when we first started making them. Others write in and say they started buying our products with food stamps because it was all they could afford, but now they buy Tina's Burritos with money in the bank. We are very proud to be able to produce a quality product that helps eliminate food insecurity in America, and save our customers time and money that can be put towards advancing their own lives. You can find our products in the frozen aisle and deli section of your favorite grocery or convenience store. From our freezer to yours with love, For more information visit

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