1+ months

Laboratory Assistant

Kelly Services
Modesto, CA 95357
Lab Assistant

Food and Beverage Modesto, CA On-site

$15/hr. - $17/hr. Temporary Entry level

About the job

****High School Grads are Welcome to Apply***********

Temporary Lab Assistant


Status: Temporary


Under general supervision, is responsible for supporting the sensory evaluation process for the descriptive panel, the discrimination panel, bench tastings, and sensory training events by conducting sample preparation, sample delivery, product/supply preparation and shipping samples to off-site locations. Is also responsible for general up-keep of the sensory laboratory.


Assists with daily sensory panel operations by setting up data collection computers and preparing samples and references. Performs clean-up and restocking after sensory panels.

Creates labels and labels each sample.

Sets up bench-tastings; performs clean-up after the tastings.

Prepares and delivers samples for analytical analysis in a timely manner while preventing contamination or loss of samples.

Enters evaluation data into SIMS or Excel databases.

Supports sensory training events conducted by the Products Insight Sensory Operations (PISO) team.

Prepares and ships products/supplies to internal facilities and third-party locations.

Facilitates the picking-up and dumping of wine/empty glass bottles on a weekly basis.

Maintains all supplies required for sensory laboratory.

Cleans and ensures the general up-keep of the sensory laboratory.

Enters product information into Database.

Provides back up to the procurement function.

Must maintain satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.

Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations including following COVID-19 laboratory serving protocols wearing PPE.

This job description reflects managements assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or GED.

Required to lift and move up to 30 lbs.

Skilled in the use of MS Word, and MS Excel at an intermediate level.

Strong attention to detail.

Read, write, speak and understand the English language.

Comprehension of simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.


Associate degree in chemistry, food science, biology, or chemical engineering plus 1 year of work experience.

Good oral and written communication skills.

Experience of presenting information in one-on-one and small group setting to internal customers.

Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Experience in food and beverage industry is a plus.

Experience operating laboratory machines and equipment such as a dishwasher, automatic cork-puller, and stirring plate.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, climb, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and focus


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and work in high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-10-18 Expires: 2021-12-16

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