Lab Technician US – Term

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Lab Technician US – Term

Farmers Edge is a global leader in decision agriculture servicing over 22 million paid product acres worldwide with precision digital solutions. Integrating field-centric data, easy-to-use software, state-of-the-art processing technology, predictive modelling, and advanced agronomic analytics, Farmers Edge provides growers with scalable solutions to produce more with less. Using innovative digital agronomic tools, Farmers Edge solutions focus on the sustainable production of high-yielding, high-quality crops and are designed to optimize inputs, minimize environmental impact, and protect economic viability of the farm. From seed selection to yield data analytics, Farmers Edge transforms big data into timely and accurate insights to support informed decision making.?Lab Technician US – Term?Location: Grimes IATerm: September 2018 to December 2018, with the possibility of extensionThe Farmers Edge Laboratory provides soil analysis for growers, retailers and crop consultants across Western Canada. In our cutting-edge facility, trained professional staff with a focus on timely accurate results delivers the information you need to make intelligent crop production decisions.We currently have term positions available for the following roles:?Lab Analytical TechnicianExtraction TechnicianLogin TechnicianSample GrinderLab DishwasherSample Receiving TechnicianEducation and Experience:?Completion of high school educationPrevious lab or manufacturing experience an assetEnvironment – fast-paced, under pressure, handling heavy loads.Lab Analytical Technician:?Perform analysis as documented in test method with high standards of analytical qualityAccurate data entry from instrument results in laboratory management system, ensuring results have met quality requirementsEnsure quality records (reagents prep forms, calibration forms) are completed as performedPerform regular equipment maintenance and advise manager when equipment is not functioningComplete glassware and lab-ware cleaning protocolsManage equipment inventory and request supplies and consumables as required with no downtimeCarry out routine tasks accurately and follow strict Farmers Edge methodologiesFollow training and health/safety practices to ensure personal safetyOther duties as assignedExtraction Technician:?Complete thorough and accurate sample extractions for daily workloadPrepare and maintain reagents and solutions for extraction proceduresEnsure Quality records (Reagents prep forms, calibration forms, dispenser checks, scooping technique check, traceability for quality control batches) are completed as performedComplete glassware and labware cleaning protocolsRequest supplies and consumables as required from the Extraction SupervisorPrepare extraction manifolds and supporting equipment for the following day's workloadCarry out routine tasks accurately and follow strict Farmers Edge methodologiesFollow training and health/safety practices to ensure personal safetyOther duties as assigned.Login Technician:Receive soil samples and document receiptAid receiving technicians in receiving, organizing, unpacking and sorting shipmentsInspect samples and sample information sheet, documenting sample integrity.Notify supervisor of any potential problems with samples or client requests.Enter sample and client information into LIMS, assigning analysis requirements and generating sample labelsCommunicate with the lab staff regarding incoming workloadCommunicate with the lab's Client Services Representative regarding problem samples or paperworkOrganize sample workflowCarry out routine tasks accurately and follow strict Farmers Edge methodologiesFollow training and health/safety practices to ensure personal safetyOther duties as assigned.Sample Grinder:Operate sample mills (grinders)Retrieve dried samples from drying room and prepare them for lab analysisMaintain sample order and sample integrity throughout the grinding processIdentify problem samples and notify supervisor or staff of problem samplesMaintain a clean work environment, including sampler grindersDeliver soil trays to the extraction areaDisposal of grinder waste to garbage binCarry out routine tasks accurately and follow strict Farmers Edge methodologiesFollow training and health/safety practices to ensure personal safetyOther duties as assigned.Lab Dishwasher:Clean all extraction equipment prior to and after the extraction processOrganize clean extraction equipment on drying racksDispose of used filters after extraction is completedHelp to collect extracts from the filtering manifoldsHelp to set up extraction equipmentCarry out routine tasks accurately and follow strict Farmers Edge methodologiesFollow training and health/safety practices to ensure personal safetyOther duties as assigned.Sample Receiving Technician:Receive, inspect, unpack client soil samples and arrange by priority;Notify analytical staff of work volume;Sub sample and prepare soil samples for drying;Operate soil mills (grinders);Organize sample workflow;Must be able to work standing for a full shift;Must be able to lift and move 40-60 lbs repeatedly;Follow all Health and Safety procedures applicable to Corporate and Lab specific requirements;Other duties as assigned.Compensation:Farmers Edge offers a very competitive compensation package. Salary dependent on qualifications and skill.

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