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Lab Tech I

Quality Control | Taylor, WI | Full Time

Job Description


Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Control Lab Technician will maintain normal function of the lab and sampling/testing equipment throughout the plant and will administer the plant’s Quality Control standard operating procedures. 



Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable

accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to 

enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Essential Functions Statement(s)



Maintains hourly production samples and tracks production results.




Ensures that all rail samples are tested correctly. Qualifies all rail samples. Tests plant feed, waste product, 

and Wet & Dry products. Creates PDF files of rail samples.



Assists with proper upkeep and calibration of lab instruments and sampling/testing equipment throughout 

the plant.




Completes all lab analysis with some supervision.




Develops knowledge of how dry plant, rail load out and wet plants operate.




Understands the API/ISO pass/fail standards.




Follows correct sampling procedures per AP/ISO and company protocol.




Reports sample results to shift lead.




Completes required paperwork/spreadsheets.



Notifies load out coordinator of any failing rail cars. 



Stores retained rail samples correctly.



Maintains database of lab sample processing data.



Trained and understands how to run analysis with CPA and Rotap. Knows what sieve stacks are needed per





Assists with the training of new lab personnel.



Other duties as assigned.


Competency Statement(s) 



High School Diploma or GED required. 

Sufficient education to make appropriate arithmetic equations and complete written documentation and records; or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training that provides the desired knowledge, skills and characteristics. Must be able to read and interpret drawings, follow routers, use simple math, and use basic hand held measuring tools. 


0-12 month’s experience of which prior experience related to Aggregate Mining a plus. Basic knowledge and experience with safe industrial laboratory procedures. Basic analytical test experience.

Computer Skills:

Basic computer knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft word and Excel. Knowledge to navigate through databases like IFS or other maintenance based programs is a plus.


 & Licenses:

None required


A valid state driver’s license with no active violations within the previous three years preferred.


Other Requirements: Work in this position is performed at non-metallic mining work sites and is subject to mandatory, regular medical screening as outlined in the company safety programs that is position related and consistent with business necessity.





Physical Demands: 

·         Regularly required to sit or stand, reach and move about the facility.

·         Frequently lift, carry, pull and push 20 lbs. or more. 

·         Frequently climbs ladders and stairs.

·         Regularly walks on unleveled ground



Work Environment: 

·         Work performed in a plant environment. Exposure to inclement weather as some work will be performed outside.

·         Personal Protective Equipment: Safety glasses, hard hat, steel toe boots and Respirator when required. 

·         Auditory and fall protection applicable when required.