Iowa Employer Laboratory Technicians in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

LABORATORY TECHNICIANSQuaker, Foods & Snacks (QFS), a division of PepsiCo, is recruiting Laboratory Technicians for 2nd/3rd shift opportunities at the Cedar Rapids plant. QFS is a progressive employer, utilizing high performance work systems (HPWS) focused on driving results through organizational skill development. We are looking for individuals who will be 100% engaged as owners of our business, dedicated to safety, quality, teamwork and with the initiative to analyze key metrics and respond to gaps swiftly and effectively.Successful candidates will demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:* Must possess an educational background in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science or equivalent Quality Assurance lab experience* Must have a general knowledge of PCs, excellent communication, interpersonal, training, teaming and problem-solving skills* Must have strong math, analytical and technical skills* Must work effectively in a team environment which requires continued development of new skills, continued drive for productivity and process improvements, self direction and the ability to communicate at all levels* Must be able to work any shift in any department including an alternative,12 hour work schedule, weekends and holidays* Must be able to meet the physical demands of working in a manufacturing environment including, but not limited to, excessive heat, dust and noise * Must have the ability to lift moderately heavy weights (up to 50 pounds)* Must be willing to comply with grooming/sanitation requirements* Must satisfactorily pass pre-employment assessment testing and post offer drug/alcohol screen, background check, physical and job task assessment* Must be legally eligible to work in the United StatesWe offer an excellent wage and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and pension plan. Relocation assistance is not provided. The wage rate schedule for new hires is:* Starting rate = $21.30* 1st Anniversary rate = $24.34* 2nd Anniversary rate = $27.39* 3rd Anniversary rate = up to $31.17If you meet the minimum requirements, please apply online at www.quakerjobs.com Interested candidates can complete the online application process and will be required to upload a current resume.Phone calls, emails, resumes and applications will NOT be accepted at the plant. PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.If youd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law (http://pep.jobs/eeo-poster) & EEO is the Law Supplement (http://pep.jobs/eeo-poster-supplement) documents by copying and pasting the appropriate URL in the address bar of your web browser.