JBS USA RD Lab Technician in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Purpose & Scope:

Assist in all aspects of the operation of the R&D Laboratory and Pilot Plant.

Principle Re sponsibilities :

• Assist in the preparation of samples, maintenance of equipment, ordering of ingredients and raw materials, and pilot plant schedules

• Submit requisitions and invoices for approval

• Order and maintain stock levels for all necessary lab ware and pilot plant PPE

• Follow & document HACCP Program and USDA procedures and policies

• Assist to complete necessary reports; relay results to required individuals

• Ensure that external sanitation team completes clean up and pre-check daily

• Attend all necessary meetings, including pre-test reviews

• Tracking and documenting incoming & outgoing shipments

• Perform various other tests and daily duties as needed or directed by supervisor

Working Conditions:

• Work 40+ hours per week in laboratory/pilot plant environment.• Ability to lift 50 lbs

• Need to be fully capable of operating lab/pilot plant equipment in accordance with Company’s safety policy


• Education: Minimum High School diploma or GED. Some college preferred.

• Experience: Minimum 1 year of working in a pilot plant and/or commercial kitchen environment. Supervisory experience a plus.

Special Skills:

• Good computer, verbal and written communication skills.

• Good interpersonal relations; ability to handle conflict.

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and SAP highly preferred.


• Internal: Regular communication with lab employees, R&D Project Leaders, Product Managers, and immediate supervisor.

• External: Interaction with sales representatives concerning lab equipment, ingredients, raw materials and lab supplies.