Advanced Lab Technician in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/10/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for an Advanced Lab Technician to join our team in Fort Madison, IA.

$1000 Sign on Bonus!

Starting pay at $30.65/hour

What you'll do in this role:

  • Participate in a by-weekly meeting with Corporate Analytical Lab. 

  • Coordinate and execute plans for new analytical methods, 

  • Perform chemical and physical test of raw material, finished products and rinse water in accordance with written procedures. 

  • Determine the validity of results using established quality assurance techniques. 

  • Keep all laboratory data management records up to date. 

  • Perform daily calibration and preventive maintenance on lab instruments. 

  • Maintaining lab supply inventory. 

  • Provide technical assistance to operations and engineering. 

  • Adhere to laboratory safety practices and good housekeeping. 

  • Provide support for industrial hygiene monitoring and NPDES sampling. 

  • Continue personal training and development. 

  • Assure that all duties are performed safely and in compliance with all environmental, health and safety requirements. 

  • Complete special projects and reports as assigned. 

  • Confirmation that all in-bound raw materials arrive with COA, and approve for usage in manufacturing. 

  • Provide Certificate of Analysis for outbound professional product shipments.

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with college chemistry or equivalent analytical laboratory experience.    

  • At least 3 years’ experience in laboratory analytical services/management; analytical chemistry. 

  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of complex laboratory instrumentation (Gas Chromatograph, Liquid Chromatograph, LECO-Nitrogen Analyzer, atomic absorption spectrometry, FTIR, UV/VIS spectroscopy, and ICP). 

  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of various software programs including spreadsheets, databases, and word processing programs (strong knowledge of SAP a plus). 

  • Ability to perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting on above laboratory instruments a plus. 

  • Ability to work independently and in team environment with minimal supervision.

  • Good written and oral communication skills. 

  • Demonstrated decision making ability. 

  • Good organization skills 

  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, overtime, and weekends as necessary.    

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and a generous vacation policy.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), and Scotts Young Professionals.

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID vaccine*. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law


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