Laboratory Technician
FHR Pine Bend, LLC - Dubuque, IA

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Flint Hills Resources is an independent refining and chemicals company. The company has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $6.2billion since 2002. Its refineries and ethanol plants produce fuels that power much of Texas, the Midwest and the Alaska interior. Its petrochemicals are used to manufacture goods such as plastics, building products and packaging materials. Its asphalt is used in communities across the Midwest and Alaska. The base oils it markets are the principle raw material used to produce premium motor oil, commercial lubricants and sealants and coatings.

Flint Hills Resources employs about 3,700 people who are focused on creating value for customers and society. This workforce includes plant operators, accountants, marketers, environmental, health and safety professionals and engineers, among other career types, who work in a variety of settings: corporate headquarters, terminals, refineries, ethanol plants, chemical plants or sales offices. The company owns refineries and chemical plants in Alaska, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Texas, and ethanol plants in Iowa. In addition, the company owns and operates fuel and/or asphalt terminals in Alaska, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. Flint Hills owns an interest in base oils plant in Louisiana, and a biodiesel feedstock development company in California. In addition to sales offices in North America, the company has a sales presence in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Belgium to serve global customers.

At Flint Hills Resources, the Lab Technician is vital to the successful operation of our asphalt terminals. They determine whether our products meet industry and company set standards. This involves performing lab tests, verifying sample properties, and taking necessary corrective action whenever a product is out of spec. The Lab Technician also ensures that safety precautions are followed in the lab, with appropriate personal protective equipment utilized at all times. New lab staff will be trained in proper techniques and procedures, ensuring the highest of standards are met as they perform the sample analyses. The Lab Technician will also perform general administrative support work for the Terminal as needed.

Successful candidates will:
Have a strong focus on Environmental, Health, & Safety

Commit to conduct all business lawfully and with integrity

Are able to perform laboratory testing in an efficient, accurate, and precise manner

Are able to assist with maintenance and calibration of the laboratory equipment

Will ensure accurate data entry and maintenance in industry specific software

Work Experience & Skills Required

Are able to stand 75-100% of the time

Are able to safely lift up to 50 pounds

Able to visually observe lab tests

Willing to utilize Personal Protective Equipment

Willing to serve on-call for after hours support

In possession of a valid driver's license

Focused on environmental, health, and safety consciousness

Committed to accurate record keeping

Well organized

Able to handle multiple tasks

A team player with good communication and interpersonal skills

Education Required

High school diploma or equivalent

Work Experience & Skills Preferred

3-5 years experience working in a laboratory setting

Mechanically inclined

Proficient computer skills (familiar with Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel)

Education Preferred

Bachelor's of Science degree

Undergraduate coursework in chemistry, biology, engineering, or medical lab training

Other Considerations

Occasional travel (with overnight stays) is required in order to attend trainings, meetings, or assist at other locations

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This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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