Implement and manage plant QA/QC program based on the ethanol industry best practices. Monitor use and inventories of laboratory chemicals and supplies; initiate re-ordering when necessary. Maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment. Analyze data, prepare reports, and make recommendations for improving operation or solving process related problems. Sample at various points in the production process and conduct QA/QC tests as required. Supervise QA laboratory technicians to ensure they are adequately trained and equipped. Assist with the hiring of laboratory personnel. Maintain health, safety and environmental policies and procedures. Coordinate activities with the Operations Supervisor to ensure effective participation in the QA/QC procedures by the Process Operators. Coordinate with the Maintenance Supervisor to coordinate maintenance and repair work in the laboratory. Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in a related scientific or technical field required. Ten years experience in a QA/QC laboratory required. Experience in a dry-mill ethanol plant preferred. Experience with implementing effective QA/QC programs required. In-depth knowledge mashing, fermentation and distillation as they relate to the ethanol production process preferred. Experience with environmental testing and reporting.
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