Laboratory Technician

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Date: Apr 17, 2024

Location: Muleshoe, TX -Texas, US, 79347

Company: Bunge

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

Position Summary

Bunge recently purchased Minsa and we are looking to build our team at Muleshoe, TX.  Bunge has increased wages and implemented annual incentive pay opportunities for all employees at Muleshoe.  Further Bunge has implemented comprehensive health and welfare benefit programs. Bunge is looking to hire qualified individuals for the position of Laboratory Technician (Lab Tech).  The primary function of this position is to ensure the integrity and safety of food products throughout the manufacturing process utilizing various standards and established testing methods, operating procedures, and adherence to protocols and policies.  Bunge offers progressive pay opportunities for skill enhancement and operator progression.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Core Functions:

  • All job duties require attention to safe operation and demonstration of safe work habits and behaviors.  This includes the use of appropriate personal protective equipment for the job task.
  • All duties include general area housekeeping responsibilities.
  • All duties require adherence to Bunge’s SQF quality documentation process and GMP/HACCP process and procedures.
  • Prepare testing solutions, equipment calibrations, general maintenance and upkeep of laboratory.
  • Gathering product samples within various production areas.
  • Following all proper procedures for analyzing product during production runs and final product packaging.
  • Communicating any nonconformance to production supervisor immediately, including test results and status of any pending results.
  • Completing records (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly)
  • Submitting records to Quality Assurance Lead or Supervisor daily.
  • Assisting production areas when needed.
  • Cleaning all equipment and workspaces prior to the end of shift.
  • Ensuring any nonconforming product is properly disposed of (blend back, animal feed, and waste).
  • Complete any and all other duties as assigned by the Quality Assurance Leader.
  • Abide by all company rules and policies as well as good manufacturing practices.
  • Observes all Safety and Food Safety guidelines and uses proper safety equipment at all times.
  • Additional duties as requested or assigned.


Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • 2 years of previous lab or quality work experience is preferred.
  • Must possess basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and understand various units of measure (US Currency, Imperial weights and measurements, Metric weights and measurements), common fractions and decimal usage. 
  • Must be able to proficiently read and write in English for the purposes of record keeping and safety and quality training and processes.
  • Prior experience with usage of document control systems preferred.
  • Standard knowledge of computers and basic office software.
  • Familiarity with a formal quality system (SQF, GMP/HACCP, ISO 9001, etc.) preferred.
  • Attention to detail, mechanical aptitude, good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a safety conscious environment.
  • Must be willing to work overtime and varied schedules as necessitated by operations.


Work Schedule:

  • 24-hour coverage in the lab is required.  Employees work rotating schedule, the details of which will be discussed during the recruiting process.


Travel Requirements, if any (please indicate percentage): <5%


Language Requirements, if any:  Ability to read and write in English is required for the purposes of record keeping and training.  Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: Lubbock

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