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Lab Technician - Cedar Rapids, IA

Company: ADM
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Lab Technician - Cedar Rapids, IAADM Corn ProcessingThis is a full-time, hourly level position.Job Summary:Under limited supervision, conducts in-process and finished product testing to determine adherence to established specifications of quality and purity.Job Requirements:Performs daily process monitoring tests throughout the plant as assigned, including microbiological analysis.Prepare process and finished product samples, perform analytical testing using instrumental and record results using computerized data systems.Maintains samples of tested product in order to confirm test results, if necessary.Documents results of all testing procedures and promptly notifies processing departments of required adjustments to operating procedures.Understands most production processes required in the production of product and may make recommendations to operators in order to achieve product quality.Performs light maintenance and calibration on all ADM laboratory equipment.Maintains on-going records of the results of all testing procedures and inputs such data into computer on a daily basis.Maintains adequate supplies used for testing procedures and notifies the supervisor of the need to re-order such supplies.Continually compares equipment readouts with samples of standards as required to insure that all systems are operating accurately.Maintains a neat and clean working area at all times, washing equipment as required and placing equipment in the proper storage areas.Maintains an effective working relationship with fellow employees.Performs duties in a safe manner, utilizing all approved safety equipment and successfully completes all safety certification requirements.Maintains awareness and adheres to all FDA, GMP, BATF, EPA, OSHA and employer standards and guidelines.Handles various chemicals in assorted containers in the manner outlined in the manufacturer's chemical Material Safety Data Sheet.Informs supervisor immediately of any hazards, unsafe equipment and/or acts.
Additionally reports immediately any accidents, injuries and near misses to supervisor.Participates actively in training.Familiarizes themselves with the hazards in their work area and how to protect themselves.Understands that accidents are preventable and that safety is everyone's responsibility.Always focuses on safety, quality, and integrityEDUCATION OR TRAINING REQUIRED2 or 4 year science degreeEducation & Experience Preferred:Good attendance historyExcellent safety record and awarenessDemonstrates sufficient computer skills to utilize lab instrument operation programsExperience with lab documentationExperience with lab procedures and equipmentDemonstrates sufficient math skills to perform calculations associated with lab testingPrevious plant experiencePreferred Skills:Ability to work on multiple tasksAbility to team buildGood organizational skillsWillingness to assume and learn new responsibilitiesExcellent communication skillsProven housekeeping and sanitation skills (MSS)Demonstrated troubleshooting skillsAccurate record keeping skills
Work EnvironmentLifting:
Must be able to lift up to 10lbs from waist to shoulder on a frequent basis; up to 30lbs from waist to shoulder on an occasional basis; and up to 40lbs from floor to waist on an occasional basis.Push/Pull:
Must be able to push/pull 20lbs on an occasional basis.Standing/Walking/Sitting:
Must be able to stand 5-8 hours per 12 hour shift; to walk 5-8 hours per 12 hour shift; and to sit 1-3 hours per 12 hour shift.Lower Extremities:
Must be able to squat/kneel/crawl on an occasional basis; and to climb stairs/ladder on an occasional basis.Upper Extremities:
Must be able to grip/grasp/pinch on a frequent basis; to work with vibrating equipment on an occasional basis; and to perform extended reach overhead work on an occasional basis.Equipment:
Must be able to use power tools on an occasional basis; and to use computer and perform keyboarding on an occasional basis.We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.Relocation assistance is not available with this position.This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance. ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.

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