Lab Tech I - GROWMARK Lubricants - Council Bluffs, IA

GROWMARK is a regional cooperative with annual sales of $8.5 billion providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK is ranked fourth on the NCB Co-op 100 listing of the nation’s 100 highest revenue-earning cooperative businesses.  GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits.

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Under the direction of Laboratory Manager and leadership of the Technicians Class II,III & IV performs basic laboratory procedure.





Responsible for performing a variety of routine laboratory operations utilizing basic knowledge of laboratory procedures. 


Responsible for basic set-up and operation of laboratory instrumentation.


Collects, evaluates and analyzes production samples and provides findings/feedback.  Makes decisions on whether samples pass or need further review.  Responsible for accurately recording data and completing required documentation to ensure high quality standards are maintained.


Responsible for clearly communicating results to production personnel in support of operations.


Assists higher level technicians in laboratory equipment set-up and testing.





Responsible for maintaining the assigned equipment and area in accordance to company standards. Adheres to the company Uniform Policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image.


Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.


Performs all other duties as assigned.





Normally requires a High School degree or the equivalent thereof.   Requires a basic understanding of mathematical functions.


Experience and basic understanding of laboratory best practices, inventory development and management, health, safety and environmental regulatory compliance, and product knowledge and proficiency including lubricants. 


Can exhibit proficiency in basic laboratory procedures.


Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.


Proven team building skills and the ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment. 


Demonstrated planning, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.


Ability to frequently lift up to 60lbs.


Ability to work hours other than those considered normal to meet seasonal demands.


Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position. 


We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


Salary Range
$24,000.00 - 51,000.00
per Year
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Council Bluffs, IA 51503, US