Renewable Energy Group Laboratory Technician in Ames, Iowa


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.


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


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.)