Renewable Energy Group Laboratory Technician in Ames, Iowa

POSITION PURPOSE:

The purpose of this job is to perform laboratory work in support of activities associated with production, sale, and distribution of REG products; with continuous improvement of REG manufacturing processes; and with business development activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Key Accountabilities:

  • Laboratory Testing:

  • Perform all tests available in REG laboratories and maintain the equipment and instruments used for those tests

  • Perform laboratory testing for all materials sold and purchased by REG

  • Assist in the evaluation of product nonconformities at plants and at storage & distribution sites

  • Laboratory Upkeep:

  • Perform general laboratory cleaning and maintenance

  • Perform routine maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment and instrumentation

  • Documentation and Record Keeping:

  • Document all laboratory work and resulting test results

  • Adhere to existing safety standards and help improve laboratory safety practices whenever possible

  • Organize and maintain laboratory data and other laboratory records

  • Create and maintain SOP’s and other instructional laboratory documents.

Perform all other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Required: Minimum 2 years of college coursework in a scientific discipline, or relevant work experience

Experience Required: 0 – 2 years with Associate’s degree; 2 – 6 years with High School diploma

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Visio)

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Knowledge of oils and fats or other agricultural products and processing

Knowledge of petroleum industry and products

Experience with product quality assurance methodologies and troubleshooting (root-cause analysis, statistical quality control, etc.)