Lab Technician, AM, Deli – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa
Job ID: 25415BR
Department: Deli Kitchen
Date Posted: Jul 26, 2023

$39 - 54k


Responsibilities include:

  • Record and process samples received
  • Taste and evaluate all samples received
  • Process and record customer complaints
  • Collect and package samples for testing
  • Laboratory preparation
  • Perform various microbiology and chemistry tests
  • Follow all safety requirements and good manufacturing practices
  • Computer data entry
  • Process and maintain retain samples
  • Provide help to all associates in the QA department and throughout the kitchen
  • Overall, see that all products are manufactured under correct procedures from receiving of the raw materials to shipping of the finished product
  • Be cross trained in QA responsibilities
  • Become familiar with deli kitchen functions
  • Update and maintain lab and Quality Assurance records
  • Calibrate lab instrumentation
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

The required qualifications for this position include:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Must demonstrate safe working habits
  • 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
  • 2-year degree in science or related field and/or lab experience preferred
  • Must be able to work with USDA Inspector in charge and other compliance officials
  • Ability to work under pressure, dependable, and possess good follow up skills
  • 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


  • 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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