Laboratory Lead
Annawan , Illinois
October 05, 2017
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.

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