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Lab Tech 2



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Lab Tech 2


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Lab Tech 2 - Decatur, IL
This is a full-time, non-exempt level position.

Job Summary
Perform reference analysis for all Oilseeds and Corn locations for the purpose of calibration and upkeep of NIR functionality throughout the two Business Units. This position is in the NIR Technology Center laboratory.

Essential Job Functions

  • Follow all safety and environmental rules and regulations applicable to position
  • Perform job duties while enforcing and adhering to requirements of GMP and HACCP.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with all safety, food safety, environmental, GMP rules, regulations and policies
  • Perform all required lab tests adhering to documented laboratory procedures
  • Physical testing of production samples
  • Daily verification of lab instruments
  • Recording, interpreting, and entering test results using a computerized data system
  • Maintain samples of tested product in order to confirm test results, when necessary
  • Maintains adequate supplies used for testing procedures and notifies the supervisor of the need to re-order such supplies
  • Continually compares test results with standards, as required, to insure that all products are within specification
  • Handle various chemicals in different containers in the manner outlined in the Safety Data Sheet provided by the manufacturer
Job Qualifications
  • Must be able to read/write/speak English, must be able to do basic arithmetic
  • Must be able to write clearly
  • Must be able to communicate with other employees in a clear and professional manner
  • Must be able to work on multiple tasks and remain organized
  • Must be able to work on a team
  • Must have a willingness to learn
  • Exhibit regular and prompt attendance
  • Participates actively in training
  • Reports to work in a condition to be able to perform all duties
  • Practices proper personal hygiene
  • High School Diploma or GED required, Laboratory classwork (college or HS level) preferred
  • Preferred analytical laboratory experience
  • Position requires basic computer operation skills, i.e. use of “point and click” programs, MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, OneNote), and different software programs for the instruments.
  • Understands that accidents are preventable and that safety is everyone’s responsibility
  • Commitment to ADM’s goal of achieving a zero injury culture; understand and follow company safety procedures
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time while performing job duties.
  • Must be capable of working from heights, bending, kneeling, climbing stairs, and able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly (ex. Moving a gas cylinder)
  • Must be able to handle dangerous chemicals in a safe manner
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays
Working Conditions
  • Employees in this position may be exposed to various potential chemical and food allergens due to the nature of our business and the requirements of the job. If there is any reason such exposure would interfere with your ability to perform this role or work at the location, please notify the hiring manager.
Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


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.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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