Job Code: Valero Renewable: CCADC-0273
Business Name: Valero Renewables
Job Title: QA/QC Lab Technician Part Time – Ethanol Plant
Job Description: Reporting to the QA/QC Laboratory Manager, responsible for implementing the quality assurance (QA/QC) program for the ethanol plant to ensure maximum production quantity and quality, while supporting the policies, goals, and objectives of the company. This is a part time position. Assists in implementing plant QA/QC program. Implements plant QA/QC program based on best practice in the ethanol industry by sampling various points in the process and conducting QA/QC tests as required. Monitors use and inventories of laboratory chemicals and supplies. Operates, maintains, and calibrates laboratory equipment. Reviews reports, analyzes data and makes recommendations for adjusting process conditions to ensure that QA/QC standards are met. Maintains safety, health and environmental policies and procedures. Ensures city, county, state, and federal regulations relating to the QA/QC laboratory are met at all times. Participates in the safety program for the QA/QC laboratory. Assists to coordinate activities with other departments. Communicates directly with production department to ensure effective participation by the process operators in the implementation of QA/QC policies and procedures. Implements programs and procedures required to ensure laboratory and plant cleanliness.
Compensation/benefits: This part time position is hourly nonexempt status, which means you are eligible for overtime pay.
Education Level: High school diploma or GED required.  Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific or technical field preferred.
Experience: One year experience in a laboratory setting required. Experience with implementing effective QA/QC programs preferred. Experience operating and troubleshooting automated laboratory equipment (such as HPLC or GC) preferred. Experience with software programs such as Office, LIMS, SAP preferred.
How to apply: Apply online at and please reference job code CCADC-0273.
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About Valero

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and other petrochemical products. Valero, a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, with approximately 10,000 employees, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer, and its assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.1 million barrels per day and 14 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 1.73 billion gallons per year.

About Valero Renewables – Charles City

Valero Renewables-Charles City is located near Charles City, Iowa, approximately 35 miles east of Mason City and 170 miles south of Minneapolis. The bio-refinery sits on 225 acres and started ethanol production in April 2007. The facility uses a dry-grind production method and state-of-the-art technology to maintain industry-leading standards in production, safety, product quality and environmental stewardship. The Charles City plant annually processes nearly 48 million bushels of corn into 135 million gallons of denatured ethanol and 400,000 tons of distillers grains co-products. The bio-refinery has a nameplate capacity of 110 million gallons of ethanol per year and employs approximately 65 full-time personnel.

Valero’s employees are the heart of its success, and there is a reason why the company is an employer of choice in the fuels manufacturing and marketing industry. It’s not just the excellent benefits package, or the opportunities for personal growth, it’s also the caring and committed culture of the organization that makes everyone feel like they’re truly part of a team.

Valero is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status including sexual orientation, gender identity, Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans.