Laboratory Operator I
Laboratory Operator I, Aurora, NCAt Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion. Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career while earning a competitive salary and great benefits.This position is hourly with no direct reports and will report to the Technical Services Shift Supervisor.What you will do:The Laboratory Operator I position is responsible for preparing all samples for laboratory analysis using accurate methods for mixing, blending, drying, and grinding. This is accomplished by working in a safe and environmental friendly mannerThe Operator I ensures Laboratory goals are achieved during a 12-hour shift. These activities are essential to cost-effective operations and require a strict attention-to-detail mindset to meet its Food / Feed Safety (internal and external) customer requirementsThe Operator I is a support position to the Operator A and requires superior cognitive skills as well as personal skills to manage Laboratory processesDuties include, but are not limited to, overseeing and performing daily activities such as collecting samples from satellite laboratories and plants, maintaining inventories of retained samples, logging samples into the Laboratory Management System (LIMS), performing analyses for the following work stations: Rock, Solids, Fertilizer, and Phos AcidThe Operator I shall be compliant with the Food/Feed Management System at all timesMaintains accurate data files and reports of analytical results in order to ensure the quality of company productsPerforms all assigned process control analyses following a routine sample schedule and enters results into LIMS. This includes using a variety of instrumentation and methodsResponds to requests for priority assays by logging samples and results into LIMSLeads ‘best in class’ behaviors with focus on food/animal food safety, quality assurance, and plant regulatory complianceMonitors, supports and enforces all of Nutrien’s food safety processes and procedures. This includes FSMA compliance, FSSC22000, other certifications and customer specific standards as identified in supporting documentation.Produce analytical results for rock, solids, fertilizer, and Phos Acid stations to assist in quality control / quality assurance of company products and entering results into LIMSAnalyzes non-routine samples from customers, R&D, and special process projectsPerforms minor maintenance on various instrumentation. This includes calibrating, troubleshooting, and changing out reagentsMonitors quality assurance in the lab and reanalyzes questionable assaysPerforms statistical quality control charting (SQC)Follows safety and environmental proceduresReports all control analyses when LIMS is down. Identifies off-grade or abnormal shipments and control analyses and reports to the shift supervisorWhat you will bring:High School Diploma or equivalent. Must complete the Nation Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and meet a minimum of 5 in Graphic Literacy, 5 on Applied Mathematics and 4 on Workplace Documents to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien.The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) must be uploaded with your resume during your application to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien.Must pass a pre-employment exam and drug screening.Are you a good match? Apply today!Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristicsThis job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.To stay connected to us and for the latest job postings and news, follow us on: LinkedIn, Facebook and TwitterApply for this job.