Clerk, QC Sample


Eddystone, PA, US, 19022

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role: 


The QC Sample Clerk supports laboratory functions as a sample accessioner in a fast paced manufacturing facility. Processes and prepares samples as outlined below to support on time delivery of results. Other work, including paperwork filing and cleaning of laboratory areas.


Key responsibilities include: 


  • Sample Accessioner (Log in all samples as they arrive in the lab).
    • Process powder samples for micro and physical testing.
      • Pickup samples from respective packaging areas and retrieve labels.
      • Return to lab, weigh samples and enter information into micro (create day file) and lab spreadsheets.
      • Setup bags and pull aliquots for physical testing. Place retain samples in testing bin.
      • Setup and load bins for micro shipment.
      • Place retain samples in testing bin.
    • Process cakes for micro and physical testing and stage for grinding. Gather production and raw material cakes brought to lab. Review labels for accuracy and completeness. Log into micro and lab spreadsheets. Put micro samples into bin for shipment to micro lab.Place samples in area for grinding.
    • Process facility swabs to be sent for micro.
      • Daily or as needed check refrigerator for swabs.
      • Gather swabs and information.
      • Log into micro spreadsheet.
      • Setup styrofoam cooler with cool pack and load swabs for shipment.
    • Process liquid samples for micro and physical testing.
      • Gather samples from tank farm for micro.
      • Log into micro and lab spreadsheets.
      • Put micro samples into bin for shipment to micro lab.
    • Work with another tech to review shipment information to micro lab and take samples to lobby for courier.
    • Gather any returned bins and coolers and store accordingly for next use.
  • Setup sensory samples.
    • Collect and prepare as needed samples requiring sensory.
    • Ensure room is cleaned and organized for sensory evaluation.
    • Gather and post sensory scores in the spreadsheet and file the forms.
  • Grind cakes and disperse aliquots as needed.
    • Take cake samples and grind using Robot Coupe grinder then brush enough sample for testing through 600um test sieve.  Return remaining ground (unsieved) powder to initial bag for retain purposes.
    • Place testing aliquot sample in testing bin for tech.
    • Clean and maintain grinder as needed or after use.
  • Process and setup preship butters.
    • Work with the Raw Material Coordinator to login preship butters.
    • Breakdown and disperse aliquots as needed for microbial, physical and sensory.
    • Discard samples at the direction of the Raw Material Coordinator.
  • File Process Orders.
    • File Process Order paperwork according to current standard
  • Organize incoming email reports to respective folders.



 About you:


  • Computer literate
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs unassisted
  • Ability to move freely around the entire factory floor

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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