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Perdue Farms, Inc. Lab Technician - Edible Oil Refinery in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


We are looking for two (2) dedicated and responsible candidates to be our Lab Technicians for our edible oil refinery in Salisbury, MD. The essential functions of this position are to perform quality control analyses of crude/refined oil products and document analytical results.

One position is a rotating shift position. The hours are from 7a to 7p and 7p to 7a.

The other position hours are afternoons only (Monday through Thursday), from 2 pm to until midnight.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collect, log and file oil samples for quality control checks

  • Perform quality control analyses in accordance with plant and/or customer specifications

  • Perform laboratory housekeeping duties to include washing glassware, cleaning floors and cabinets, and emptying trash containers

  • Operate quality control instruments

  • Learn to calibrate and perform simple maintenance on laboratory instruments

  • Learn specialized quality control test to include but limited to solid fat index, spectrometry and chromatography

  • Perform all work within safety guidelines established by local, state and federal agencies as well as company policies

Minimum Education

  • High School Diploma / GED (required)

  • 2 years of college in a science program (preferred)

Experience Requirements

  • 2 - 4 years of applicable lab experience required

  • Education can be substituted for experience

  • Reading, writing and math skills

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

Experience Preferred

  • Knowledge of quality control preferred

  • Knowledge of chemistry preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout the Quality Control Laboratory and Oil Refinery facility to include climbing vertical heights (0 -150'), carrying equipment or samples (0-50 pounds), exposure to extreme temperatures (0-100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 -

100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (MSDS sheets available). Must be able to wear protective equipment.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.