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Lead Lab Technician

Location Rochelle, Illinois Date posted 08/04/2022

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.



  • Analyze products in accordance with quality control methods and operate laboratory equipment using the approved testing procedure.
  • Assist in quality assurance testing of final products and samples.
  • Augment Operations staff in performing standard and extraordinary analytical testing in order to troubleshoot plant operations and/or facilitate process improvements.
  • Become proficient in using the computer (i.e. using label software, UPS shipping labels and printing them).
  • Communicate with all personnel involved in quality, manufacturing, and technical services.
  • Conduct instrument inspections and calibrations.
  • Interpret test results from customer quality assurance samples to effectively respond to customers.
  • Maintain a clean and organized laboratory environment.
  • Maintain an inventory of packing supplies for sample preparation.
  • Maintain an inventory of sample stock and ensure that is stays in good condition.
  • Maintain and calibrate all laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
  • Operate gas chromatograph and liquid chromatograph.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Record and enter in the computer the product lot numbers, date, initials, fill time, notes of interest, and shipping charges.
  • Ship samples as promptly as possible after sorting and prioritizing based on product availability, number of samples on each request, urgency, and preferred method of shipment.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, or Applied Science
  • Knowledge of Quality Management

Additional Qualifications

Physical Requirements

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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