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Job Title: Milk Tester

Description: Collects milk samples from farms and dairy plants and transports to laboratory for analysis. After reaching the laboratory, responsible for removing the sample from tanks using a dipper or pipette, pouring sample into sterile bottles, weighing sample, labeling bottle with origin of sample, packing samples in dry ice, and transporting samples into the laboratory for bacteriological and butterfat content analysis. Serve as contact to potential customers to explain benefits of testing program and may assist customer in interpreting sample test results.

Degree Required: AS

  • Associate's Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges, and some four-year bachelor's degree-granting colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years.

Skills Required: Customer service skills, Good hand-eye coordination, Independent worker, Learns on the job, Record maintenance, Time management skills

Market Sector: Industry

Relative Salary:  $$$

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