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Analytical Instrumentation Specialist

Primient

Primient

Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, April 1, 2024

Analytical Instrument Specialist

Decatur, IL

Ready for a Quality career with more impact? Join a market leader in ingredient manufacturing that is poised for a new era of success.

ABOUT PRIMIENT

Established yet entrepreneurial: Primient is an industry leader with proven products, six manufacturing plants, 1500+ employees and deep roots in corn wet milling. Yet we’re also a brand-new company that is ready to drive change and create impact.

Inspired by a meaningful purpose: we use renewable sources to produce plant-based ingredients for some of the world’s best-known brands. It feels good to produce safe, high-quality, sustainable products – that go into everything from sodas to hand cream and cardboard to clothing.

Poised for a new era of success: we’re investing in our plants and people to unlock our potential in the industrial and food sectors. Guided by our values of Safety, Excellence, Integrity, and Growth, we’re focused on growing our business, our reputation, and the career of every colleague.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Primient customers trust us to provide high quality ingredients for their manufacturing processes. Our Plant Quality team leads on key strategic and process initiatives to strengthen our standards even further and ensure we maintain key accreditations.

The Analytical Instrument Specialist will play a pivotal role in maintaining and servicing scientific analytical instrumentation within the CQC laboratory. This position will serve as the primary point of contact for Plant QA/QC laboratories, addressing requests for instrumentation support, special sample analyses, and troubleshooting issues.

Key responsibilities: Analytical Instrument Specialist

  • Service and maintain a variety of scientific instrumentation, including but not limited to High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Rotational Viscometer Apparatus (RVA), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Gas Chromatography (GC), and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR).
  • Conduct calibration and repair of analytical instrumentation to ensure accuracy and reliability.
  • Identify opportunities for standardization and harmonization of laboratory equipment across multiple sites.
  • Evaluate and recommend laboratory software solutions to streamline operations.
  • Consult on the selection and evaluation of new laboratory instrumentation.
  • Provide comprehensive support to Plant QA/QC laboratories, including assistance with instrumentation, management of special projects, validation of new equipment, and identification of contaminants.
  • Serve as a backup Quality Control (QC) analyst for routine testing procedures in the CQC laboratory.

ABOUT YOU

  • Prior experience in servicing and maintaining scientific analytical instrumentation.
  • Proficiency in operating and troubleshooting RVA, NIR, FTIR, and HPLC instruments is preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific field, electronics, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety protocols in laboratory and manufacturing environments.
  • Strong focus on continuous improvement processes to enhance efficiency and quality.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite of products.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Rewards & benefits
Competitive salary / 401 K matching and non-contingent matching plans / Healthcare / Medical insurance

Career development

Our structure provides autonomy and accountability in your role. You have scope to develop a depth of expertise and the opportunity to follow career pathways outside the norm.

Working with us in Decatur

Our Primient plant is the largest and most complex facility across our network, and has been part of the Decatur community for over 100 years. It has been a hub of innovation and technology and will continue to be a flagship facility for Primient. Today, more than 400 people work at our plant and administration building. We are proud of our strong union relations, our excellent safety record, and our local community outreach and service. Our promising future makes it an exciting place to be.

Relocating to Decatur (or our region)

Located c. 180 miles south of Chicago, Decatur is home to around 70,000 people. Decatur scores well for livability, cost of living and schools – this is a place to enjoy the Midwest lifestyle. Our central location means it’s easy to get to Springfield, Bloomington, and Champaign. Chicago, St Louis and Indianapolis are within a 2.5-3-hour drive.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are passionate believers in the power of difference. We strive to represent the communities in which we operate and to provide an inclusive, welcoming environment for all. We want Primient to be a place where every employee feels they belong and knows they are seen, heard, valued and safe to speak up. Our aspiration is to unlock the full potential in diverse perspectives, while offering everyone an equal chance to grow, thrive and progress.

Primient is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.