QA/QC Lab Technician Part-Time

Valero Renewables-Albion Ethanol Plant


Reporting to the QA/QC Laboratory Manager, responsible for implementing the quality assurance (QA/QC) program for the ethanol plant to ensure maximum production quantity and quality, while supporting the policies, goals, and objectives of the company.

This is a part time position.

Assists in implementing plant QA/QC program.
Implements plant QA/QC program based on best practice in the ethanol industry by sampling various points in the process and conducting QA/QC tests as required.
Monitors use and inventories of laboratory chemicals and supplies.
Operates, maintains, and calibrates laboratory equipment.
Reviews reports, analyzes data and makes recommendations for adjusting process conditions to ensure that QA/QC standards are met.
Maintains safety, health and environmental policies and procedures.
Ensures city, county, state, and federal regulations relating to the QA/QC laboratory are met at all times.
Participates in the safety program for the QA/QC laboratory.
Assists to coordinates activities with other departments.
Communicates directly with production department to ensure effective participation by the process operators in the implementation of QA/QC policies and procedures.
Implements programs and procedures required to ensure laboratory and plant cleanliness.


High school diploma or GED required.
One year experience in a laboratory setting required.
Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a related scientific or technical field preferred.
Experience with implementing effective QA/QC programs preferred.
Experience operating and troubleshooting automated laboratory equipment (such as HPLC or GC) preferred.
Experience with software programs such as Office, LIMS, SAP preferred.

About Valero Renewables – Albion

Valero Renewables-Albion is located near Albion, Neb., about 50 miles southwest of Norfolk. The bio-refinery sits on 107 acres and started ethanol production in October 2007. The facility uses a dry-grind production method and state-of-the-art technology to maintain industry-leading standards in production, safety, product quality and environmental stewardship. The Albion plant annually processes nearly 43 million bushels of corn into 120 million gallons of denatured ethanol and 400,000 tons of distillers grains co-products. The bio-refinery has a nameplate capacity of 110 million gallons of ethanol per year and employs approximately 60 full-time personnel.

Valero’s employees are the heart of its success, and there is a reason why the company is an employer of choice in the fuels manufacturing and marketing industry. It’s not just the excellent benefits package, or the opportunities for personal growth, it’s also the caring and committed culture of the organization that makes everyone feel like they’re truly part of a team.

Valero is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status including sexual orientation, gender identity, Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans.

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