Quality Assurance Technician, Overnight, Dairy – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa
Job ID: 26647BR
Department: Lakeland Dairy
Date Posted: Nov 09, 2023

$40 - 55k


  • Performing microbiological tests
  • Testing fat composition
  • Performing raw, intermediate and finished milk and product analysis
  • Performing environment tests
  • Flavoring product
  • Inspecting Plant and upholding Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
  • Providing accurate and timely information to department managers
  • Keeping records and documentation of test results
  • Creating and communicating laboratory reports for regulatory agencies and Publix associates
  • Assisting teams in applying information for process improvement and resolution of quality issues in the facility
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have a two year degree in Dairy Science, Microbiology OR other related curriculum OR two years laboratory experience or equivalent experience
  • Must obtain lab certification by state and/or FDA
  • Must be able to taste and evaluate all products
  • Must have analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must demonstrate safe working habits
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 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
  • Must show a commitment to Publix and our mission.


  • 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 plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

Additional Information

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