ADM Lab Tech - Columbus, NE in Columbus, Nebraska

Job Title:

Lab Tech - Columbus, NE



Job Description:

For more than a century the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into useful products that serve vital needs of a growing world. Today, we're one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 33,000 ADM employees serving customers in more than 140 countries. With a global value chain that includes more than 470 crop procurement locations, 285 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 40 innovation centers and the world's premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses.


§ All ADM Safety Training

§ High School diploma or Equivalent (required)

§ 2-4 year science degree (preferred)


§ Good attendance history

§ Excellent safety record and awareness

§ Good work record with our company

§ Demonstrates sufficient computer skills to utilize lab instrument operation programs

§ Experience with lab documentation

§ Experience with lab procedures and equipment

§ Demonstrates sufficient math skills to perform calculations associated with lab testing

§ Previous plant experience


§ Ability to work on multiple tasks

§ Ability to team build

§ Ability to train

§ Good organizational skills

§ Willingness to assume and learn new responsibilities

§ Excellent communication skills

§ Proven housekeeping and sanitation skills (MSS)

§ Demonstrated troubleshooting skills

§ Willingness to work overtime when necessary

§ Accurate record keeping skills

BASIC FUNCTION: Under limited supervision, conducts in-process and finished product testing on dry and liquid products to determine adherence to established specifications of quality and purity.

Specific Job Duties:

  1. Performs daily process monitoring tests throughout the plant as assigned, including microbiological analysis.

  2. Maintains samples of tested product in order to confirm test results, if necessary.

  3. Documents results of all testing procedures and promptly notifies processing departments of required adjustments to operating procedures.

  4. Understands most production processes required in the production of product and may make recommendations to operators in order to achieve product quality.

  5. Performs light maintenance and calibration on all ADM laboratory equipment.

Job Description (Continued):

  1. Maintains on-going records of the results of all testing procedures and inputs such data into computer on a daily basis.

  2. Maintains adequate supplies used for testing procedures and notifies the supervisor of the need to re-order such supplies.

  3. Continually compares equipment readouts with samples of standards as required to insure that all systems are operating accurately.

  4. Maintains a neat and clean working area at all times, washing equipment as required and placing equipment in the proper storage areas.

  5. Maintains an effective working relationship with fellow employees.

  6. Performs duties in a safe manner, utilizing all approved safety equipment and successfully completes all safety certification requirements.

  7. Maintains awareness and adheres to all FDA, GMP, BATF, EPA, OSHA and employer standards and guidelines.

  8. Handles various chemicals in assorted containers in the manner outlined in the manufacturer’s chemical Material Safety Data Sheet.

  9. Informs supervisor immediately of any hazards, unsafe equipment and/or acts. Additionally reports immediately any accidents, injuries and near misses to supervisor.

  10. Recommends solutions to correct deficiencies or improve work and operational practices.

  11. Participates actively in training.

  12. Reports to work in a condition to be able to perform all duties.

  13. Practices proper personal hygiene.

  14. Familiarizes themselves with the hazards in their work area and how to protect themselves.

  15. Understands that accidents are preventable and that safety is everyone’s responsibility.

  16. May perform reasonably similar or related duties.

Must be able to work rotating shift.

Physical Requirements:

• Able to meet the physical requirements of the position including but not limited to: able to lift up to 50 lbs, stand/sit/walk for extended periods of time, squat/kneel, climb stairs/ladders, operate vibrating equipment/power tools/assistive transfer devices, able to grip/grasp/pinch and reach overhead, work in a variety of environmental conditions (heat, cold, dust, etc)

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401(k)/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires a successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen/physical and background check.

ADM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




NE - Nebraska

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