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Laboratory Technician - Refinery - 12 hour rotating shift

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Job ID 288719 Date posted 03/19/2024 Location : Owensboro, Kentucky Category  FOOD SAFETY QUALITY & REGULATORY Job Status  Hourly Full Time

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Laboratory Technician - Refinery, will provide general quality assurance and product safety technical support for testing, data collection and analysis, process documentation and supporting knowledge transfer. In this role, you will work alongside a supervisor performing duties that typically follow a daily routine with little variation, in each of the focus areas.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist scientists or technicians by collecting and preparing samples, carrying out experiments and making measurements with scientific equipment.
  • Provide nontechnical or basic technical support to laboratory personnel, conduct quality checks on finished products, assist in auditing laboratory results, handle specification changes and maintain customer specifications books.
  • Follow compliance programs which include monitoring adherence to government agency food or product safety regulations and other procedural compliance and operational and preoperational verification procedures as outlined for product safety.
  • Attend audits and help prepare required documents, ensuring all documentation is complete, current and verified to inform production management decisions.
  • Provide basic specification training as required, prepare and file customer claims and build and amend specification manual as required.
  • Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned




Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work a 12-hour rotating shift including nights, weekends and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one year of experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Intermediate knowledge computer programs, including word processing, spreadsheets and email

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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