ADM LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II in Erlanger, Kentucky
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II
Quality & Food Safety
Quality Control Technician - Erlanger, KY
This is a full-time, non-exempt position.
QC technician responsible for quality analysis of raw materials, finished products, expired materials, and Contract Manufactured items. This technician will also offer support to Production in making quality decisions, investigating non-conforming product, detailing Rejections/Deviations/Warehouse Dispositions, and maintaining Quality Control Lab supplies and cleanliness. This position reports to the QC Manager.
Second shift (2:00PM to 10:30PM) with opportunity to move to first shift.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK PERFORMED:
Operate and understand standard QC laboratory equipment.
Complete work on-time, accurately, and with Quality and Food Safety in mind.
Complete individual and group departmental/QC related projects.
Manage daily laboratory activities, including, but not limited to Production, Sample, and R&D samples, as well as Raw Materials.
Learn and utilize QC procedures and relevant Process Instructions.
Learn and utilize basic raw material and finished flavor characteristics when making organoleptic evaluations.
Follow basic GLP, GMP, and Safety standards.
Perform QC equipment checks and calibrations.
Maintain proper storage and organization of QC product retains.
Manage laboratory responsibilities in unsupervised situations including overtime/weekend situations on first, second, or third shifts.
Initiate and inform pertinent parties of all material rejections and deviations. Provide accurate and complete information and documentation to allow for proper root cause and corrective action follow-up.
Communicate all outstanding quality issues with the entire QC team.
Maintain and update specific product testing procedures and individual lot data in the AS400.
Evaluate products using taste, smell, and sight.
Two (2) year associates degree in a science related field (i.e., Food Science, Chemistry, Biology) or Preferred four (4) year science degree in related field (i.e., Food Science, Chemistry, Biology)
Food industry experience preferred, not required
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Computer skills; Word, Excel, Outlook.
Knowledge of laboratory procedures.
Focus on Food Safety and Customer/Consumer needs in all aspects of work.
Ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining Quality requirements.
Encourages Trust between Operations and Quality.
This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.
KY - Kentucky
ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We're a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We're blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We're a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We're an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we're a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at www.adm.com.
Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.
We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM. (https://www.adm.com/en-us/culture-and-careers/diversity-equity-inclusion/)
Benefits and Perks
Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we offer a comprehensive total rewards package to support your well-being, including:
Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and life insurance; on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable)
Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection
Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Additional benefits include:
Paid vacation time, plus 11 paid holidays and one paid personal day
Adoption assistance and paid parental leave
Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs
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