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Laboratory Technician in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Ames, IA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/14/2018

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE:

The purpose of this job is to perform laboratory work in support of activities associated with production, sale, and distribution of REG products; with continuous improvement of REG manufacturing processes; and with business development activities.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Laboratory Testing:
    • Perform all tests available in REG laboratories and maintain the equipment and instruments used for those tests
    • Perform laboratory testing for all materials sold and purchased by REG
    • Assist in the evaluation of product nonconformities at plants and at storage & distribution sites
  • Laboratory Upkeep:
    • Perform general laboratory cleaning and maintenance
    • Perform routine maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment and instrumentation
  • Documentation and Record Keeping:
    • Document all laboratory work and resulting test results
    • Adhere to existing safety standards and help improve laboratory safety practices whenever possible
    • Organize and maintain laboratory data and other laboratory records
    • Create and maintain SOP’s and other instructional laboratory documents.
Perform all other duties as assigned


JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Required: Minimum 2 years of college coursework in a scientific discipline, or relevant work experience

Experience Required: 0 – 2 years with Associate’s degree; 2 – 6 years with High School diploma

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Visio)

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Knowledge of oils and fats or other agricultural products and processing

Knowledge of petroleum industry and products

Experience with product quality assurance methodologies and troubleshooting (root-cause analysis, statistical quality control, etc.)

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