Pinnacle Foods

Quality - Seasonal Lab Tech - 2nd Shift

US-MI-Imlay City
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We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission, Reinvigorating Iconic Brands. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers.


At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has the opportunity to make an impact—from marketing and research & development, to manufacturing, finance and sales—each function plays a critical role in our success. By living our values of trust, candor and ownership we create great relationships that help us deliver results and drive meaningful change for our brands and business.




  • Must be able to work flexible shifts; overtime and weekends may be necessary, especially between the months of April and December and to provide support to the plant operations during lab tech absenteeism and/or vacation coverage
  • Must be able to continuously walk, bend, lift up to approximately 30 pounds, climb, twist, stack
  • Must have basic computer skills (to include typing, Excel, Word and use of e-mail)
  • Must work well in team settings and work with various different departments (operations, maintenance, corporate departments, outside vendors)
  • Must be a good communicator
  • Must have basic math skills and be comfortable using a scale, ruler
  • Must be able to follow basic direction and able to formulate decisions based on company specifications. Must be comfortable identifying differences based off given specifications and notifying management when such differences are found.
  • Must have legible handwriting and able to keep documentation organized; some filing necessary.
  • Plant contains two sensitizers and one allergen (Canadian legislation), which this position will be subject to. Sensitizers include: sodium metabisulfite and FD&C Yellow #5. Allergen is mustard seed.
  • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma, or equivalent.


The Seasonal QA technician will be a position that exists at both the plant lab, as well as in the produce receiving lab. The Seasonal QA technician will report directly to the QA Supervisor, but may be scheduled and directed by a QA lead lab technician. This position will require on the job training for various chemistry and quality evaluations that are done to ensure all finished products meet PFG specifications. The seasonal QA lab technician will become trained to each product’s specification and will conduct required inspections of the product throughout the manufacturing process. Decisions will need to be made if an inspection does not meet outlined specifications, with communication to both lead lab tech and QA supervisor required for further direction. Proper documentation of all activities must be maintained for traceability purposes. Communication is required between cross functional groups and working professionalism is required at all times. The Seasonal QA technician must understand the resources available (included in training) and must call on such resources when faced with a food safety or quality issue. This position is a seasonal salaried, non-exempt position, which may face occasions where lay-off may be necessary due to seasonality and availability of produce.


Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
other legally protected basis.


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