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Agropur, Inc. Lab Technician I in Le Sueur, Minnesota

For Current Agropur Employees:Please apply for this job through the Career application of your Workday Home Page. Job Type:Regular Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family! What this role is all about: We are looking for a Lab Technician I position at our Le Sueur, MN location. Technicians are responsible for supporting production by analyzing a variety of samples using different test methods. Daily tasks include the receipt of samples, determining methods by reviewing procedures and specifications, testing samples, observing for abnormal reactions, documenting, reviewing, and reporting of results, and cleaning and stocking their work area. Technicians are also responsible for maintaining and calibrating their equipment as well as routine quality control checks. Follows work instructions set forth by Test Procedures (TPs), Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and Master Sanitation Schedules (MSS). Preparation and testing of chemical, physical, and/or microbiogical samples. Equipment operation, calibration, and minor maintenance. Reagent (microbiological and chemical) preparation. Record data in log books and computer spreadsheets. Interpretation of data. Reporting of results. General lab cleanup and organization; restock supplies. Maintains a clean work place that is free of safety hazards. Cleans work stations and equipment as outlined in MSS. Uses proper personal protective equipment at all times. Understands and obeys all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs). This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time. The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications): High School Diploma or GED No experience required. No certification/licensure required. What we offer you: Agropur offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial and emotional health to include the following: Health, Dental and Vision options Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts Company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability 401(k) Retirement Plan with a 4% company match Tuition Reimbursement Program Health and Wellness Programs to include Wellness Incentives and Employee Assistance Program Opportunities for discretionary bonus' and discretionary 401(k) contributions based on Company financial performance. Paid Time Off Program, Holiday Pay and Bereavement An environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and Integrity Opportunities for advancement Training programs Employee Referral Program Community Involvement The Location: Le Sueur: Our presence in Le Sueur, MN, consists of the following locations; Le Sueur Cheese, The Friendly Confines Cheese Shoppe, Le Sueur Ingredients, Le Sueur Protein Research Center, and Le Sueur Business Office. These locations produce various types of cheeses, such as; parmesan, romano, asiago, gouda, muenster, Monterey Jack, and cheddar. They also run various whey streams, such as; whey protein isolate (WPI), whey protein concentrate 34 (WPC 34), whey protein concentrate 80 (WPC 80), and both pharma and food-grade lactose. Le Sueur, MN, was the original home of the Jolly Green Giant. This small town provides a safe, friendly atmosphere with great neighborhoods and affordable housing while maintaining several large businesses. Le Sueur is on the Minnesota River and The National Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway passes right by town. You can also visit the Le Sueur Chamber site for more information on local events. AA/EEO - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity