Acme Smoked Fish
  • Other
  • Wilmington, NC, USA
  • Full Time

Acme Smoked Fish Corporation is currently seeking a full-time Analytical Lab Tech to assist in routine monitoring of smoked seafood product. The candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Food Safety/R&D Supervisor.


  • Obtain samples from processing environment, adhering to all company GMP and food safety policies
  • Execute product analysis for salt and moisture according to standard laboratory methods and procedures.
  • Ensure complete and accurate documentation of results is maintained in compliance to company specifications (meeting state, federal, and third-party guidelines)
  • Ensure that lab procedures and equipment are operating with routine preventative maintenance and verification with a third-party lab
  • Operate the laboratory in a clean, safe and orderly manner on a daily basis
  • Participating in weekly team meeting with plant and corporate Food Safety Managers
  • Manage Analytical Lab data and create reports for Upper Management
  • Occasional support of other functions as needed (submitting samples to 3rd party laboratory, preparing shipments of custom fish samples, sensory tasting, etc.)
  • Train as deputy to microbiological laboratory and sanitation technician roles
  • Support team associated duties as required (R&D projects, sanitation, food safety)


Minimum Qualifications

  • Works well in a team oriented environment
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Experienced with Excel
  • Ability to work in cold environment (limited to when collecting product samples; 1.5 2.5 hours per day)
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as: safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to descend/ascend stairs multiple times per day

Preferred Skills

  • Associates Degree in Life Sciences (microbiology, biology or equivalent work experience)
  • Analytical testing laboratory experience
  • Experience with microbiological sampling and testing of environmental and food samples
  • Experience with analytical testing (e.g., moisture, Aw, salt, nitrite) of food using AOAC methods
  • Experience in an ISO certified lab (9001 or 17025)
  • Laboratory SOP development and implementation

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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