Syngenta Laboratory Technician (Entry Level) in Omaha, Nebraska

Role Purpose

Perform QC laboratory chemical analysis to support production. This includes analysis of raw materials, process intermediates, agricultural formulations and environmental samples. The test methods, in most part, are established and routine QC testing. Under direct supervision from QC Value Stream manager (QC-VSM) and other QC lab chemists, issue batch tickets and troubleshoot and make recommendations on solving batch formulation quality issues based on Syngenta manufacturing and quality control specifications or government policies. This person will take direction from QC lab chemists and QC-VSM./Shift work is Required, Person Must be available to work Night shifts and alternative schedules as needed/.

Accoun tabilities

  • Provide analytical data and support to Plant units to ensure efficient operation and production of quality products.

  • Provide accurate, timely and defensible data to Plant units and/or regulatory agencies.

  • Ensure that all reported data are produced following established SOPs and QA/QC criteria.

  • Perform preventative maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment as directed and coordinated with Lab chemists.

  • Maintain retention sample storage area.

  • Assist in general housekeeping for the lab including proper disposal of chemicals.

  • Perform analysis and record keeping required for Plant compliance with local permits for waste, waste water and environmental reporting.

  • Follow all safety and environmental procedures to eliminate or minimize incidents.

  • Report non-conformances according to established procedures and criteria, and assists in corrective action where appropriate.

  • Participate in internal quality audits as scheduled or as needed.

  • Analyze environmental samples (waste water and storm water) and report analytical results in a timely manner.

  • Evaluate laboratory results and support Operations in making decisions on batch troubleshooting and approvals.

  • Discern accuracy, completeness and quality of experimental data.

  • Troubleshoot analytical chromatographic issues including the instruments and methods.

  • Other QC lab related activities to ensure continuity of production in the lab.


  • B.S. Degree in Chemistry or similar discipline - other Science degree (min. 4 years college) along with significant QC Lab experience may also be considered for this role.

  • Must possess strong understanding of standard laboratory practices and procedures.

  • Able to effectively learn and run routine QC test using lab chromatographic instruments (e.g. HPLC, UHPLC, GCs) and other quality testing equipment’s.

  • Coordinate analytical activities and batch approvals with production schedule.

  • Strong technical and problem solving skills.

  • Able to work in cross-functional/departmental setting with changing priorities.

  • Able to multi-task and flexible to change.

  • Good interpersonal skills – gets along well with peers and supervisors.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Good record keeping/documentation is a must.

    Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with chromatographic lab instruments (HPLC, UHPLC, GC) and other QC testing equipment preferred.

    Additional information

  • Non-managerial.

  • Must be available to work Night shifts and alternative schedules.

  • Must be able to lift 25 lb.

  • Responsible to self-develop.

  • Must possess concern for impact.

  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

  • Minimal travel, if any.

    Syngenta Contact Information:
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Job: *CP Production

Title: Laboratory Technician (Entry Level)

Location: Nebraska-Omaha

Requisition ID: 1703453