Peco Foods is searching for a Lab Technician for our processing plant in Pocahontas, Arkansas for Thursday-Saturday day shift.

Summary Description:

  1. Must be able to perform verification activities: check working thermometer against NIST thermometer, check scale accuracy, check equipment (incubator, refrigerator, freezer monitor).
  2. Promotes good manufacturing practices & HACCP compliance.
  3. Process samples by preparing rinses/swabs/product for sampling, prepare dilutions as needed, and plate Petri film.
  4. 4. Perform Salmonella and Campylobacter testing following written SOPs; includes pre-enriching samples, operating 3M MDA, running MDS, and documenting results, and plating Campy Cefex and preparing plates for incubation.
  5. Review paperwork to verify completeness and identify any errors, Understand ISO Quality Manual and Method SOPs.
  6. Comply with all written corporate safety and plant policies.
  7. Maintain the highest possible level of personal hygiene and cleanliness in accordance with plant GMP policies.
  8. Learn and exhibit the Peco-Pocahontas values: Safety, Teamwork, Mutual Respect, Accountability, and Honesty.
  9. Identify and report any suspicious situations to immediate supervisor or plant management official. Abnormal situation would be:
    • Product tampering
    • Willful product adulteration
    • Unauthorized employees in restricted areas
    • Situation where a belief that product adulteration may be occurring
    • Equipment malfunction that may put product wholesomeness at stake

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  1. Working in a warm/wet/damp environment and/or a cold room temperature environment.
  2. Standing/walking 100% of the workday.
  3. Lifting various weights on an as needed basis.
  4. Able to grip and use hands repetitively.
  5. Able to bend, stoop, and climb steps.
  6. Must be comfortable working in organic conditions.


  1. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Able to multi-task and prioritize.
  3. Experience in a fast-paced environment.

Application Process:

This is an hourly position. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes: health, dental, vision, life insurance, and a 401k retirement plan.


This job description is not all inclusive of what the employee may be asked to be do while performing the duties described above. The company reserves the right to modify this job without prior notice.


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