Lab Technician
Location: 16000 Quality Way, Chino, CA
Job Posting Location - City, State:
Chino, CA
Job Posting Location - Street:
16000 Quality Way
Work Type:

Description & Requirements

Come join our family at In-N-Out Burger!  

In-N-Out Burger, a family and growth oriented restaurant company, has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Laboratory Lead Technician in our Chino, CA food testing laboratory.  The primary focus of this facility is beef, environmental, dairy, and pourable liquid testing. This position is responsible for conducting sample analysis, results interpretation, verifying instrumentation calibration and implementing good laboratory practices.

General Responsibilities

  • Performing qualitative (PCR), quantitative (indicator organism), and basic food Chemistry testing, as well as assembling, analyzing, reviewing and reporting data utilizing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Continuing one’s professional development in Microbiology, Food Chemistry, basic Statistics, ISO 17025 and other core technical competencies
  • Preparing and maintaining stock media solutions
  • Utilizing aseptic technique to prepare samples for enrichment
  • Understanding and implementing GMP, GLP, FDA-BAM and USDA-MLG procedures
  • Creating reports using basic data table and graphing techniques
  • Ensuring that all laboratory tests are conducted, entered and reported according to laboratory protocols
  • Conducting routine food, environmental and/or process improvement sampling
  • Contributing to special projects through root cause analysis and continuous improvement techniques
  • Periodically reviewing and auditing laboratory results and reporting
  • Maintaining instrumentation in good working order through periodic inspections and calibrations
  • Participating in check sample and other internal verification programs
  • Following laboratory quality assurance, occupational safety and sanitation programs
  • Assisting the Laboratory Supervisor when absent to fulfill departmental needs
  • Perform all technician duties with pride and craftsmanship while fostering a culture of teamwork, cooperation, occupational safety and dedication to helping others succeed

Work Schedule + Benefits

  • Pay Range: ($28.80- $32.00/ hourly)
The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your experience and other job-related factors.
  • Full-time position, Hourly (non-exempt) 
  • Hours: Eight (8) hour shift starting between 5:00am and 9:00am; some overtime as needed 
  • 5 days per week, set schedule
  • Weekend and holiday availability required
  • Excellent Benefits, to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, FSA’s, 401(k)/Profit Sharing Plan, Adoption Assistance, Education Reimbursement, Supplemental Health Plans, and Pet Insurance


  • An Associate’s Degree, Bachelors of Science degree preferred, in Microbiology, Food Science, Animal Science, Meat Science or equivalent
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in a Microbiology laboratory, preferably with food based PCR and indicator organism analyses along with basic Food Chemistry testing
  • Experience within an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
  • Strong written, verbal, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • A working knowledge of GLP, GMP, FDA-BAM and USDA-MLG methodologies
  • Familiarity of basic HACCP and Process Controls for Human Food principles
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

ABOUT In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger was founded in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder in Baldwin Park, California, and remains privately owned and operated. Under the direction of the Snyder family, the company has opened restaurants throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon, Colorado, and Idaho. In-N-Out Burger’s menu has remained the same since 1948, and we have maintained a simple philosophy – serve only the highest quality product, prepare it in a clean and sparkling environment, and serve it in a warm and friendly manner. We have built a reputation for fresh, made-to-order foods prepared and served by friendly, well trained Associates.

In-N-Out Burger offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice. Should there be a need, In-N-Out Burger will provide a reasonable accommodation to complete the interview process upon request.