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Job Summary:
Candidate will perform analytical testing on intermediate and final products according to Standard Operating Procedures to ensure plant efficiency in the conversion of starch to ethanol as required by company standards as well as state and federal mandates. This person will have 40 hour work weeks with possible over-time and will share the lab’s responsibility for “on-call” necessities.
Scope of Responsibility:
Chosen candidate will be responsible for day to day testing and quality control measures as identified by operational needs and management. New responsibilities and tasks are added as needs arise.

Job Responsibilities (but not limited to):
  • Maintain awareness of plant operations and process conditions
  • Complete daily rounds of sampling and monitoring
  • Certify final product tanks
  • Perform quality control tests in all aspects of Ethanol production
  • Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Proper documentation both written and electronic
  • Maintain and repair lab equipment
  • Assist in other areas of the plant as needed
  • Adapt to new plant needs or concerns
  • Maintain a clean workspace
  • Follow all Safe Work Practices
  • Begin Minnesota West Ethanol Training within one year of hire
Optimal candidate will have knowledge and experience with:
  • Lab equipment:
    • Gas Chromatography
    • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
    • Ion Exchange Chromatography
    • Karl Fisher Titrations
  • Water treatment
    • Cooling Water
    • Boiler Water
  • Fermentation

  • Post-High School Education Required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work well with others in and outside of Quality Control
  • Ability to work efficiently without guidance
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Adherence to high standards (company &  industrial)
  • Ability to lift 50lbs, bend, twist, and reach










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