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Lab Technician IA

Company: ADM
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionLab Technician - Cedar Rapids, IAPay Rate: $27.97 + shift differential, dependent on skillsShift(s) Available: Rotating and Swing shiftAbility to work overtime including weekends, holidays, and on occasion different shifts with advance notice as needed.ADM is a part of the production of 30% of the food supply globally, on average you touch at least 7 items per day made with ADM ingredients. Everyone who works here is a big part of feeding the world.Learn more about ADM, click the links below;https://www.adm.com/en-us/culture-and-careers/Why Join?Health Benefits (active at 90 days of employment)One deduction for health, dental, eye from paycheck weeklyEmployee Only insurance is a requirement of the CBA Contract401k and Employee Stock OptionsShort-term Disability TeamCareLife InsuranceVacationSick TimePersonal Days (24 Hours)Pay day is every FridayJob 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:Excellent 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 experienceExperience with Lab Equipment and/or similar military environment (preferred)High School diploma or equivalent preferred with strong Lab backgroundDetailed oriented and self-motivatedStrong safety aptitudeBasic math and reading skillsMotivated with a passion to learnPreferred Skills:Good attendance historyAbility 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 skillsWork 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 basisADM requires the successful completion of a background check.

Keywords: ADM, Cedar Rapids , Lab Technician IA, Healthcare , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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