3 Common Misconceptions About Being a Food Laboratory Technician

This month Cherney features Kea Schmuhl, one of our dedicated Sample Preparations Technicians who looks to clear up some of the misconceptions about working in a testing laboratory.  Thank you to Kea for her insight and unique perspective!

When people ask me what I do for a living and I say, “I’m a Sample Preparation Technician,” or work in a “Food Safety Testing Laboratory” they often make generalized assumptions. These thoughts tend to be based on the stereotypes they have seen on TV or read in a book portraying laboratory technicians.  However, quite a few of these assumptions are not the case when describing my role as a Sample Preparation Technician at Cherney.

Engagement & Empowerment = Happy Employees!

It is not a secret that companies across the county are looking to build their workforce to include motivated and engaged individuals. This leads to two questions: 1) what does this mean for your organization and 2) what does this mean for you?  How does “engagement” and “empowerment” correlate to the actions occurring at your company?  Does it mean having your employee’s interested in what the company is doing?  Giving them the power to come up with changes and implement them?