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Work-Study Program Lab Technician Ethanol Plant

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Valero Energy Corporation

Fort Dodge, IA

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Work-Study Program, Lab Technician – Ethanol Plant','180017E','!*!Reporting to the QA/QC Manager and mentor, the Work-Study QA/QC Lab Tech student will be exposed to the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program for the ethanol plant to ensure maximum production quantity and quality.  This is an on-going Work-Study position and will possibly continue until students' graduation date. 

It is the intent of the Work-Study program to provide a valuable and beneficial learning experience.

Assists in carrying out the plant QA/QC program.

Draws and processes samples at various points in the process, conducting QA/QC tests as required.

Helps to monitor use and inventories of laboratory chemicals and supplies. 

Prepares reports and analyzes data within the process of the facility.

Maintains safety, health and environmental policies and procedures.

Participates in the safety program for the QA/QC laboratory.

Assists to coordinates activities with other departments.

Communicates directly with QA/QC Manager to ensure effective participation by the process operators in the implementation of QA/QC policies and procedures.

Participates to implement programs and procedures required to ensure laboratory and plant cleanliness.

This position is hourly nonexempt status, which means you are eligible for overtime pay.','!*!

High school diploma or GED required.

Currently pursuing an Associate’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college, university, or junior college in a science, agriculture, technology, or mathematics field or accepted into an Associate’s degree (or higher) program in a science, agriculture, technology, or mathematics field required.

On-going work study students are required to work 20-25 hours during the semester and 40 hours during the summer.

Reside within commuting distance to the ethanol plant for the entire duration of the on-going work-study required.  

2.5 GPA or above preferred.

Experience with laboratory equipment found in an academic environment is preferred.

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 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 1.45 billion gallons per year.

About Valero Renewables – Fort Dodge Valero Renewables-Fort Dodge is located near Fort Dodge, Iowa, just less than 100 miles northwest of Des Moines. The bio-refinery sits on 270 acres and started ethanol production in October 2005. 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 Fort Dodge plant annually processes nearly 43 million bushels of corn into 120 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 60 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. ','Work Study - Renewables','US-IA-Fort Dodge','','Apr 16, 2018','Ongoing','Work-Study Program, Lab Technician – Ethanol Plant

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Valero Energy Corporation
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Company Profile
Valero Energy Corporation is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, and through its subsidiaries is the world’s largest independent petroleum refiner and marketer. Valero supplies fuel and products that improve people’s lives with 16 refineries and 10 ethanol plants stretching from the U.S. West and Gulf coasts to Canada, United Kingdom and the Caribbean. Well-positioned pipelines and terminals allow Valero to deliver premium-quality clean fuels quickly, responsibly and efficiently. Our diversified product slate supports dozens of industries, from health care and plastics to transportation, beauty products and manufacturing.

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