Apex Systems, Inc. Lab Technician in Decatur, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/6423170 Job Description:n- Perform Data analysis, wet chem, dry solids, titrations etc.n- Exposure to chromatography is a plus.n- Working in the corn plant.nExperience:n- B.S in the Sciences(not a must)n- Any college coursework in a lab experience is a mustnThe entry level position is designed to train the new technician on each of the four (4) analytical aisles in the QC laboratory. In this role, they will prepare process and finished product samples; perform analytical testing using instrumental and wet chemistry procedures, and record results using computerized data systems.nAside from learning the aisle responsibilities, entry level technicians must also:nComplete both plant and laboratory safety orientationsnWork safely to prevent on-the-job injuries by complying with all department and plant safety policies.nUnderstands that accidents are preventable and that safety is everyone’s responsibility.nReacts immediately to eliminate any hazards, unsafe equipment and/or acts. Additionally insures that any accidents, injuries and near misses are reported immediately to area supervision.nPerforms at least one Laboratory Safety audit per month.nWillingness and ability to work within the time demands of a 24/7/365 workday operation.nParticipation is encouraged in a plant safety committee and in the SOR (Safety Observations) and VBS (Value Based Safety) programsnDemonstrate sufficient math skills to perform calculations associated with lab testing.n Demonstrate ability to accept instruction, coaching, and constructive criticism as tools for continuous improvementn Demonstrated computer skillsnPerform other duties as assigned by quality department management.nRequirements (General):nThis position requires 12-hour rotating shifts and must be flexible to work overtime as needed. Training goals will be established for the contract employee during the 6 month contact period. All training should be completed during the first year on the job. Delay or failure to meet established training goals may delay promotion to permanent ADM positions as well as lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination.nThe contract employee may accrue no more than 5 total attendance points during the 6 month contract period to be eligible for permanent hire within ADM. Additionally, the employee will not have any disciplinary notification or formal coaching in the past 6 months to be considered for permanent hire within ADM.nContract employees will be reviewed during their 6 month contract period. These reviews will be based on Key Performance Indicators. Contract employees will be expected to show continuous improvement in all areas of KPI tracking. Performance issues will be addressed to ensure that the contract employee has the opportunity to correct any of these concerns. Issues that cannot be corrected with the coaching process may lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination.nRequirements (Technical):nFamiliarity with Laboratory Instrumentation including HPLC, GC, and IC is beneficial. New technicians are certified in each area around 60 days from when they begin working an aisle alone. Laboratory Technician III and Supervision members watch them perform required tests to ensure they have been properly trained prior to sign off. The Entry Level Laboratory Technician position requires no previous laboratory experience, but completion of a college science lab is preferred. Experience in lieu of college laboratory experience will be considered on a case by case basis.nEEO EmployernApex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic rotected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.nVEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.