Laboratory Lead
Location:
Annawan , Illinois
Posted:
October 05, 2017
Reference:
10815BR
CHS has an opportunity within our Renewable Fuels division located in Annawan, IL. We are looking for a Laboratory Lead who will be in charge of the quality control of our ethanol and biodiesel facility and maintain all laboratory equipment/inventories. CHS offers an excellent benefit package with growth potential. We are seeking someone that is self-motivated and works well with others in a team environment.

You will:
  • Be responsible for all laboratory equipment preventative maintenance, calibrations and up-keep
  • Oversee all laboratory inventories for both ethanol and biodiesel facilities.
  • Become knowledgeable in process operations and understand chemical, biological and mechanical principles.
  • Perform all necessary quality control test and procedures to ensure all products are within specifications.
  • Be responsible for approving all final product testing and oversights for both facilities.
  • Perform in process testing to ensure all operations are at optimal performance.
  • Inform Production Supervisors of any issues or potential issues that could affect product quality.
  • Conduct benchtop and in-process trials with or without the assistance of others.
  • Participate in training process operators on laboratory procedures and safety.
  • Contribute to employee reviews and regularly address positive performance as well as needs for improvement.
  • Assist in managing the facilities food safety plan and good manufacturing practices.
  • Follow all established safety rules and procedures; alert management of any safety concerns.
  • Attend and participate in the monthly employee training.
  • Work together with fellow employees in a professional manner.
  • Keep all work areas clean, orderly, and in a safe condition.
  • Hard hats, steel toed boots, eye & hearing protection are provided and required in designated areas.
  • Identify and communicate workplace hazards, correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.

Basic Qualifications: (required)
  • Associates degree in Biology, Chemistry or Science Related Field
  • Prior Experience in Quality Laboratory
  • Background in experimental procedures and data analysis
  • Associates degree in Biology, Chemistry or Science Related Field or Minimum of 5 yrs. past experience in related technical field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point Presentations
  • Ability to speak and read English
  • Able to lift, use tools, shovel, sweep, load & unload, and carry materials up to 50lbs frequently
  • Able to climb ladders and work at heights up to 180ft
  • Able to stand, walk, and climb stairs as needed
  • Able to work in noisy, dusty, and all-weather conditions
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Biology, Chemistry or Science Related Field

A little about us:
CHS is proud to offer veterans a place to grow their careers. Driven by the values of the farm families who own CHS, our employees focus on helping farmers raise healthy crops.

Know someone who would be interested in this job? Share it with your network.