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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.


The essential functions of this position is to perform quality control analyses of crude/refined oil products and document analytical results.

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

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.