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DAR PRO Chemistry Lab Technician in ANKENY, Iowa

Darling USA JOB SUMMARY An entry level position responsible for performing accurate and precise analyses in a timely and cost-effective manner in support of corporate quality control and sales, regulatory and research activities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. * Prepare samples for analysis using the methods employed by Darling Analytical Laboratories. * Prepares stock solutions necessary for the performance of assigned procedures. * Conduct analyses as assigned after training and passing proficiencies * Use the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to log in samples and record test results. * Follow directions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) accurately. * Report accurate results within the known tolerances for the methods and equipment being used. * Maintain ovens used in prep area verifying temperature accuracy for methods employed. * Follow all laboratory's health and safety rules. * Inventory consumables needed for work in assigned area. Report when items reach reorder point. * Assist with technical projects as directed by Laboratory Supervisor and/or Laboratory Manager. * Any other duties assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor or Manager. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS * B.S. in Chemistry or a closely related field or 2 or more years of equivalent work experience in laboratory setting. * Lab or coursework experience with lab instrumentation such as gas chromatographs, atomic adsorption, UV-Vis spectrometers, and N-combustion units preferred. QUALIFICATIONS * A demonstrated ability to focus on and manage detailed methodologies in a multitasking environment. * A working knowledge of and experience using MS Excel and Word. * Strong written and verbal communication skills. * Ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS * Frequently required to stand for extended periods of time. * Frequently lift up to 20 lbs. * Occasionally push, pull, or lift 50 lbs. WORK ENVIRONMENT * Job functions will be carried out primarily in the laboratory. Darling Ingredients Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or, protected veteran status. EEO is the Law: If you would like more information, please click on the link: HTTP://WWW1.EEOC.GOV/EMPLOYERS/UPLOAD/EEOC_SELF_PRINT_POSTER.PDF