Renewable Energy Group Summer Associate, Laboratory Technician in New Boston, Texas
The purpose of this job is to be responsible for and assist with technical support to Renewable Energy Group with an emphasis on maintaining and improving the quality of the current production as well as validating the quality of the incoming feedstock.
Perform quality testing on incoming/refined ingredients
Perform quality testing on in-process product
Perform analytical testing utilizing various laboratory instrumentation including (but not limited to): GC-FID, Karl Fisher titrator, densitometer, ICP, sulfur analyzer
Analyze the analytical information and communicate the results efficiently and accurately to management
Perform instrument calibration and verification per manufacturing recommendations, ASTM D6751 test methods, and internal work instructions.
Instrument Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Perform Laboratory standard and reagent preparation
Perform activities related to the continuous improvement of laboratory operations, including testing accuracy and precision in compliance with statistical quality assurance.
Troubleshoot instrumentation problems if/when they arise and offer solutions/recommendations for remediation
Other Frequent Duties
Administrative and Housekeeping tasks
Recording of testing data in a timely manner
Perform other duties as assigned
Education Required: Associates degree in a science-related field preferred, or 2+ years’ experience in a laboratory setting can be substituted.
Experience Required: 0-2 years
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio)
Special skills or knowledge preferred: