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ADM Lab Technician (Glycols) - Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois

Job Title:

Lab Technician (Glycols) - Decatur, IL



Job Description:

Laboratory Technician (Glycols) - Decatur, IL

This is a non-exempt position.


  • Prepare process and finished product samples; perform analytical testing using instrumental, wet chemistry procedures, and record results using computerized data systems.

  • Performs daily process monitoring tests throughout the plant as assigned.

  • Maintains samples of tested product in order to confirm test results, if necessary.

  • Documents results of all testing procedures and promptly notifies operations of required adjustments.

  • Enter and report data using a Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

  • Understands most production processes required in the production of product and may make recommendations to operators in order to achieve product quality.

  • Performs light maintenance and calibration on all ADM laboratory equipment.

  • Maintains on-going records of the results of all testing procedures and inputs such data into computer on a daily basis.

  • Maintains adequate supplies used for testing procedures and notifies the supervisor of the need to re-order such supplies.

  • Continually compares equipment readouts with samples of standards as required to insure that all systems are operating accurately.

  • Maintains a neat and clean working area at all times, washing equipment as required and placing equipment in the proper storage areas.

  • Maintains an effective working relationship with fellow employees.

  • Performs duties in a safe manner, utilizing all approved safety equipment and successfully completes all safety certification requirements.

  • Maintains awareness and adheres to all FDA, GMP, BATF, EPA, OSHA and employer standards and guidelines.

  • Handles various chemicals in assorted containers in the manner outlined in the manufacturer’s chemical Material Safety Data Sheet.

  • Informs supervisor immediately of any hazards, unsafe equipment and/or acts.

  • Participates actively in training.

  • Familiarizes themselves with the hazards in their work area and how to protect themselves.

  • Understands that accidents are preventable and that safety is everyone’s responsibility.

  • Champion corporate-level initiatives designated for operations facilities (safety, environmental, quality, ethics, etc.)

  • Report food safety, quality, environmental, and occupational safety issues to the Plant.

  • Manager and the responsible personnel, and aid in the remediation of such issues.

  • Adhere to the directives and guidance prescribed by The ADM Way.

  • Always focuses on safety, quality, and integrity.


  • 2 or more years science degree preferred


  • Demonstrates sufficient computer skills to utilize lab instrument operation programs

  • Familiarity with current commercial software applications (Excel, Word)

  • Experience with lab documentation

  • Experience with operating standard lab equipment (i.e., pH meter, balances and spectrophotometer)

  • Demonstrates sufficient math skills to perform calculations associated with lab testing

  • Previous plant experience preferred


  • Ability to work on multiple tasks

  • Ability to team build

  • Good organizational skills

  • Willingness to assume and learn new responsibilities

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proven housekeeping and sanitation skills

  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills

  • Accurate record keeping skills

  • Attendance and punctuality

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

  • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time

Relocation assistance is not available with this position.

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

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical 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::

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