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Lab Technician, Overnight, Bakery – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 29194BR
Department: LAK Bakery
Working Hours: 10:00pm - 6:30am; Rotating Days, including weekends
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Jun 07, 2024

$39 - 54k
Full Time - Regular


  • Performing quality control inspection tasks to include verification of all ingredient and product information
  • Performing operational and pre-operational inspections
  • Ensuring that each product is manufactured according to FDA regulations including, but not limited to traceability records, temperature monitoring and HACCP records
  • Following all safety requirements
  • Verifying accuracy of thermometers and product temperatures
  • Collecting, processing, packaging, maintaining, and retaining samples for testing
  • Providing help to all associates in the Quality Control department and other departments throughout the Bakery plant
  • Tasting and evaluating all product samples received
  • Being cross-trained in Quality Control responsibilities
  • Being familiar with all Bakery plant functions
  • Performing responsibilities accurately from start to finish with completed documentation
  • Recording and processing samples received
  • Processing and recording customer complaints
  • Compliance auditing
  • Auditing and updating the plant reference book
  • Conducting data entry and
  • Ensuring that all products are manufactured under correct procedures from receiving of the raw materials to shipping of the finished product.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be able to work with regulatory inspectors and other compliance officials
  • Must be able to work under pressure, be dependable and possess good follow-up skills
  • Must demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Must demonstrate safe working habits
  • Must be able to lift in excess of 25 pounds frequently
  • Must be able to learn and perform all positions
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have good human relations skills (the ability to work well with others and be a team player)
  • Must be able to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • Must have excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Must be willing to assist other team members in other areas
  • Must be able to perform steady and productive work for an extended period of time
  • Must be able to work efficiently with little or no supervision
  • Must be able to follow detailed written and verbal instructions
  • Must possess basic math skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Must show enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work and
  • A commitment to Publix and our mission.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Word, Outlook, Access and Excel
  • Two year degree in science or related field
  • Retail baking experience and
  • Lab experience.


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Additional Information

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Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

*Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for a visa or permanent residence.

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