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ADM Lab Technician (Bio Plant) – Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois

Job Title:

Lab Technician (Bio Plant) – Decatur, IL



Job Description:

Lab Technician (Bio Plant) – Decatur, IL

This is a salaried non-exempt level position.

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate maintains ADMs high standards for Safety and Quality while maintaining production and efficiency excellence. Successful candidates will be good communicators who can nurture outstanding relationships as part of a self-directed work team. They will have the ability to identify and decisively solve problems as they arise and maintain records in accordance with established ADM policies.

Job Responsibilities:

Health, Safety & Environmental:

  • Facilitate and ensure adherence to safety regulations, rules and sound practices.

  • Coordinate and participate in audits, prioritizing and tracking completion of findings.

  • Ensure that unsafe behavior and conditions are corrected.

  • Perform Safety audits and set the example for safety.

Quality and Production:

  • As necessary, manages and leads all aspects of equipment operations of final product systems as part of a self-directed team.

  • Collecting, distributing and physical testing of production/load out samples. Ability to prepare and test product using standard laboratory equipment.

  • Performs light maintenance and calibration on all laboratory equipment to ensure equipment is in optimal working condition.

  • Continually compares test results with standards as required to ensure that product is within specification and communicating proactively when product is not within specifications

  • Recording, interpreting and maintaining ongoing records of test results within LIMS system. Generating/managing Certificate of Analysis documentation to ensure timely release of product to customer. Maintains records in accordance with established ADM policies and procedure

  • Ability to review prerequisite programs, preventive control documentation and participate in recall proficiency exercises

  • Maintains samples of tested product in order to confirm test results when necessary

  • Optimize efficiency and product quality in accordance with budgetary parameters

  • Communicates effectively with other departments, external vendors, transportation group as well as customers.

  • Proactively seeks and supports the plant goals and vision in accordance with strategic vision

  • Bases all decisions, perform acts and personify self in the best interest on the company

  • Proactively support operational excellence initiatives.

  • Assist in training and developing operational and quality team members.

Sanitation/Food Safety:

  • Participation in facility GMP program and have the ability to audit to food safety standards.

  • Ensure the facility maintains world class sanitation standards.

  • Prepare the facility for, and participate in, regulatory/third party/customer/company audits.

  • Must have a strong commitment to employee safety

  • Require excellent command of the following: leadership, problem solving, self-motivation, organizational skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and Outlook)

  • Must have confident and courteous manner.

  • Must have established leadership skills.

  • Must be able to hear and speak clearly, read, comprehend and communicate orally and in writing.

  • Position requires standing and walking for long periods, climbing stairs and ladders, working with tools, working within close-confined spaces, and working within extreme temperatures.

  • Understand and adhere to and portray a positive example of The ADM Way and Code of Conduct

Relocation assistance is not available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life, vision, and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical/respirator questionnaire and a background check.




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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at