Lab Technician

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Date: May 5, 2024

Location: Red Oak, IA -Iowa, US, 51566

Company: Bunge


The Lab Tech is paid $19.57 per hour.  Health and welfare benefits begin on date of hire, there is a perfect attendance award, and an annual bonus.


Essential Functions: 

  • Conduct and analyze laboratory testing on processed flour product
  • Ensure the following elements are focused on:
  1. Productivity:  Coordinate with QA manager
  2. Quality:  Analyze conditions by inspecting inventory, lab results, and insuring that packaging, lot numbers, logs, etc. are accurate.
  3. Safety:  Maintain a safe work environment for self and all employees by leading and participating in all safety aspects.  
    • Other safety related duties as assigned including, but not limited to safety inspections, assist with LOTO and confined space entry, CPR, present safety topics, etc.
  4. Environmental: Evaluate work areas, respond to alarms, assist with housekeeping controls. 
  • Training of new employees
  • Required to follow all HAACP procedures and guidelines to ensure product safety and quality
  • Operate and control flour packaging machines/equipment and assist with additive processing
  • Record data, secure samples and perform necessary process controls tests required for the successful operation of the plant
  • Make or suggest adjustments and maintain established operating parameters
  • General housekeeping of the plant
  • Ensure scales are weighing accurately and consistently
  • Perform miscellaneous job related duties/projects as assigned


Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent is preferred but not required
  • Certified in all areas of assigned department including use of mobile equipment
  • Must be willing to train in all areas of packaging and additive mixing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a safety conscious environment
  • Some mechanical background including the ability to recognize signs of operational failure
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to proficiently read and write in English for the purposes of record keeping and safety and quality training and processes
  • Must be willing and able to work rotating shift and overtime as needed
  • Must be willing to work different schedules for specified time period as deemed appropriate by management

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.


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: Omaha

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