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Laboratory Operations Coordinator

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Job ID 222321 Date posted 07/25/2022 Location : Plymouth, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Lab Operations Coordinator will perform a wide variety of tasks to keep the lab running efficiently to help drive the development of new products and improved processes for the food, feed and industrial segments. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Resolve instrumentation needs by managing equipment across groups, keeping it in critical working order, as well as ensuring performance maintenance is conducted appropriately.
  • Execute and manage inventory, including chemical ordering, stockroom support, gas inventory, dishes, and shipment.
  • Perform facilities management, working with EHS and facilities teams to ensure smooth execution of work orders and management of change through proposals and follow ups.
  • Perform CAPEX management, including proposals, execution, and follow up.
  • Build and administer service contracts and blanket purchase orders across Core R&D.
  • Conduct analytical samples, experiments following standards including the proposal disposal of wastes according to environmental health and safety guidelines in a high safety focused environment.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal 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
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • General technical knowledge in analytical chemistry and sterile techniques
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Action oriented with emotional intelligence, ambitious, good influencing skills
  • Experience in analytical instrumentation including spectroscopy, imaging, chromatography and sensors

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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