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Lab Technician - Nachurs Alpine Solutions (Corydon, IN)

Company: Wilbur-Ellis Company
Location: Evansville
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Do you have quality assurance testing and analysis experience and experience with setting up laboratory equipment? Do you have knowledge of liquid fertilizers and field testing experience? Do you have experience performing tests on crop samples? If so, this may be the job for you!
For over a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!
General Purpose and Scope of Position:
The Lab Technician will be responsible for completing quality assurance testing and analysis and maintaining appropriate documents supporting technical services. Additional responsibilities include inventory tracking, reporting, and data entry.
Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Prepare laboratory samples for analysis, following proper protocols to ensure that they will be stored, prepared, and disposed of efficiently and effectively
  • Set up laboratory or field equipment as required for site testing
  • Collect crop samples
  • Measure or weigh ingredients used in laboratory testing
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of fertilizers (liquid)
  • Perform crop production duties, such as tilling, hoeing, pruning, weeding, or harvesting crops
  • Perform laboratory or field testing, using spectrometers, nitrogen determination apparatus, air samplers, centrifuges, or potential hydrogen (pH) meters to perform tests
  • Prepare and perform various tests on crop samples to test for signs of disease or other issues

    Key Personal Attributes Include:

    • Two-year Associates Degree combined with a minimum of two years relevant experience or equivalent working experience in a technical services or quality assurance position
    • Strong knowledge of computers utilizing Microsoft Windows, Windows applications, and Sample submission software
    • Detail oriented
    • Comply with company safety standards
    • Able to handle time-sensitive and stressful situations
    • Strong analytical skills and research techniques
    • Multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Physically able to endure outdoor climates including hot or cold weather extremes

      Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

      • Conduct quantitative and qualitative laboratory tests on incoming raw materials and outgoing finished goods, and for production support
      • Compile and analyze test information for corrective action on out-of-spec products. Investigate product, and process deviations, identify root causes, and develop corrective and preventative actions
      • Interact with plant staff for research and other formulation resolution. Able to complete analysis per defined formulas to provide required batch adjustments to meet specifications.
      • Sets up, maintains, and calibrates laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research, or process control
      • Document and maintain results of tests and analysis. Postproduction information into the accounting system and monitor against production standards
      • Complete physical to book reconciliation of inventory, research discrepancies, and make appropriate adjustments working directly with Accounting
      • Support sales and marketing as it relates to Quality Assurance
      • Administrative support and/or other jobs as assigned

        Compensation and Benefits:

        • Pay starts at $18 per hour. Note that pay may vary based on location, skills, and experience.
        • Drug-Free Workplace

          If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!

          NACHURS is a Wilbur-Ellis business.
          For over 70 years, NACHURS has been the industry leader in NPK LIQUID FERTILIZER TECHNOLOGY. Built on quality, integrity, and innovation, we pioneered precision-placed liquid fertilizer in 1946 - formulated to meet the nutritional demands of crops and growing conditions on both sides of the border. Our liquid fertilizers are marketed under the ALPINE brand and NACHURS brands in North America. The New Ag Markets Business Unit sells liquid fertilizer into the turf, specialty, international, and private label markets. Products sold into oil and gas markets, transportation and mining markets, and industrial chemical markets are all sold under the NASi brand. Nachurs Alpine Solutions has manufacturing plants located in Garretson, SD, Marion, OH, Corydon, IN, Red Oak, IA, St. Gabriel, LA, New Hamburg, ON, and Belle Plaine, SK.
          Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer
          Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.
          Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people
          Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.
          Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce
          Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

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