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Lauridsen Group Inc. Quality Control Chemist I - Biologicals in Boone, Iowa

Job Description:

Proliant Biologicals, LLC is part of the Proliant group of companies, leading manufacturers of protein ingredients for food, health, nutrition and biologicals. Founded in 1981, Proliant is a privately held company of the Lauridsen Group Incorporated. Proliant Biologicals manufactures and markets high purity plasma fractions, as well as animal extract for microbiological research. The company markets products into the diagnostic, veterinary, biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical and life science research industries.

Perform analytical testing on products and other Quality Control related job functions.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: H.S. Diploma/GED required. 2 or 4 year degree in Chemistry or other science is preferred.

Experience: Knowledge of analytical instruments and experience in a laboratory environment preferred

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct testing of raw materials, in-process materials, finished products and water as required according to established procedures.

  • Become proficient in the LIMS and EtQ Reliance (QMS) of Quality Assurance.

  • Responsible for data entry and verification of laboratory analyses in a timely manner.

  • Coordination of samples of finished product for testing and retention storage

  • Maintain a clean laboratory environment.

  • Clean glassware and equipment when needed.

  • Calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

  • Coordination of monthly monitoring samples of RO and municipal water

  • Responsible for the preparation, review, and/or revision of Standard Operating Procedures for the facility as necessary.

  • Responsible for the preparation and labeling of product with status labels- Quarantine, Approved or Rejected.

  • Monitoring laboratory supply levels and request ordering of supplies when needed

  • Trending of finished product testing results

  • Scan batch records and documents into backup computer program.

  • File completed documents into batch records.

  • Maintain current SDS for the laboratory

  • Miscellaneous projects as requested

  • Responsible for effectively and professionally working with customers when required.

BASIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Approximate: 8-Hour Day (may be longer during peak season)

Key:

Occasional = 0% - 33%

Frequent = 34% - 66%

Continuous = 67% - 100%

N/A = Not Applicable

Standing - Frequent

Sitting - Occasional

Walking - Occasional

Bending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - Occasional

Reaching Above Shoulder - Occasional

Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - Occasional

Working on Heights:

Unprotected Heights - N/A

Protected Heights - N/A

Lifting Weights from 0 to _ pounds - Occasional

Push/Pull/Maneuver Equipment/Products/Materials

Weighing from 0 to _ pounds - Occasional

Being Around and/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - Frequent

Operating a Vehicle (as a part of your job) - Occasional

Read/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - Frequent

Hand Movements:

Recording Data - Frequent

Operating Office Equipment - Frequent

Operating Computer - Occasional

Simple Grasping (right and left) - Occasional

Firm Grasping (right and left) - Occasional

Fine Manipulating (right and left) - Occasional

Foot Movements to Operate Foot Controls - N/A

Good Vision, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Access

Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes

Color Definition - Yes

Good Hearing, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Communicate

and/or Understand Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes

Ability to be Mobile throughout Required Work Areas - Yes

Office - Occasional

Multiple Locations - Occasional

Plant - Occasional

Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - N/A

Rough Terrain - N/A

Lab - Frequent

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:

All employees are required to follow all safety policies and procedures. Job duties include maintaining good housekeeping in the work area and using required personal protective equipment and recognizing the hazards of the job and taking precautions to assure safety to themselves and others. Responsibilities include always applying safe work practices, informing their supervisor of hazards and recommending how to eliminate them, preventing injury to themselves and to others and actively participating and cooperating in the overall safety program.

BASIC MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

This job requires the mental capabilities to apply research knowledge/principles to produce and communicate processes and procedures in the chemistry laboratory. Furthermore, necessary in accomplishing job duties are the abilities to implement analytical methods, provide creative solutions to situation as problems arise. The employee must be willing to correctly follow all procedures and have the ability to be self-motivated.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND EXPOSURES:

Laboratory working conditions exist with exposure to acidic and alkaline substances. Additional exposures include biohazards, odors, noise, moving equipment and occasional use of poisonous chemical. Additional job duties include activities in the manufacturing process area. The manufacturing process areas have controlled access, lab coats and hairnets, shoe covers are required. At times the employee may be required to travel on company business with exposures to inclement weather and production conditions.

LGI’s foundation began in 1916 as the Lauridsen Creamery, selling butter, eggs and poultry to the local community. Although our headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, is not far from the old creamery in Dedham, Iowa, the company is now worldwide with more than fifty manufacturing and sales locations in twenty countries and sales in more than sixty countries.

Each company under the LGI umbrella is truly independent. They have the ability and the charge to be entrepreneurial, to seek out new markets, to develop new products and applications, and – above all - to discover new ways to add value through fractionation and novel application.

What’s more, because some LGI companies have offices and presence around the world, all LGI companies benefit from their exposure to new markets, new products, new applications and new thinking.

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