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Lamb Weston Process Quality Technician in Boardman, Oregon

Job Description Summary

Tests and inspects products at various stages of production process and compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products by grading product using procedures and specifications. Records and informs the appropriate personnel of the product quality being processed as required.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Maintains safe work practices at all times and participates in safety programs.

  • This position requires the ability to perform a set of functions established for each of several work stations on a routine basis. Responsibilities include collecting data and recording accurately on Q.A. forms (data input into computer) and reporting any irregularities of product exceeding established limits to the appropriate personnel in accordance with instructions of the Team Leader Quality.

  • Uses approved procedures to sample and evaluate product for the following attributes: length; defects; color; texture; solids; packaging waste; case weights; case integrity; product temperatures; additive levels; uses approved procedures for upstream color and additive control; and performs weekend cleanup as required.

  • Selects products for tests at specified stages in production process, and tests products for variety of qualities such as dimensions, performance, mechanical, electrical, or chemical characteristics.

  • Records test data, applying statistical quality control procedures.

  • Evaluates data to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.

  • Recommends modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.

  • Prepares graphs or charts of data or enters data into computer for analysis.

Job Qualifications


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English. Ability to write accurate information on simple forms in English. Ability to effectively present or listen to information in one‑on‑one and small group situations with all other employees of the organization in English


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Must be able to operate all equipment and tools used in the lab.

  • Must have knowledge of and follow plant safety, personal hygiene, and GMP rules.

  • Must be able to complete forms in an accurate and legible manner.

  • Must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds in a safe manner.

  • Must be able to work with or around lab chemicals and industrial cleaning chemicals used in the plant.

  • Must be able to demonstrate proper use of a telephone.


  • 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 collecting samples you must be able to walk on wet, slippery floors, ascend/descend stairs, and have a high tolerance for noise, vibration, and extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Current Lamb Weston employees, please click here ( and apply via the Career worklet.

Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world’s largest frozen potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to more than 100 countries. Lamb Weston has created inventive products and processes that are standards in the industry. When we look at a potato, we see possibilities.

Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader.

Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.

Let’s explore the possibilities together.

Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Your job search during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 issue continues to impact our communities, we are maintaining our mission to make a food people love and trust and are still filling open positions within the organization. In these uncertain times, we have adjusted several hiring procedures, including leaning more heavily on technology to keep us connected and help us find the very best people to join our team.

To help you in your search, we are providing tips that we hope will help you be successful in your job search.

Recruiting FAQs

Is Lamb Weston still hiring?

Yes, we are. Please search this site for the right role for you.

Are you conducting job interviews in person or in an office right now?

No, to comply with state restrictions and CDC and government guidance, we are limiting personal contact and are conducting interviews virtually - over the phone or through a video conferencing tool.

How do I prepare for a virtual interview?

You will receive instructions at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled interview. Take the time to review the instructions and get familiar with the video conferencing technology you’ll be using, if needed.

We recommend treating your video interview the same as an in-person interview. Be prepared to discuss your applicable experience, knowledge, and skill set. Have an outline of your experience and your resume to review with the hiring manager. Have a prepared list of questions you want to ask.

Smile and look at the camera and make eye contact with the person you’re interviewing with. Select a quiet location and use headphones if needed. Ensure your computer has an appropriate amount of battery life (or is plugged in), test your webcam and speakers in advance, and close all other applications on your computer.

Don’t stress - do what you can to make a good impression and get the information you need to make an informed decision.

Is the hiring process going to take longer than usual?

We are experiencing unprecedented circumstances and our processes may be delayed. Please be patient during your search and know we are working tirelessly to find the best fit for all our open positions.