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ADM Lab Supervisor – Cedar Rapids, Iowa in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Job Title:

Lab Supervisor – Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Quality & Food Safety

Job Description:

Lab Supervisor – Cedar Rapids, Iowa

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Job Description:

Lead lab team to ensure safe operations, compliance with environmental laws, and conformance to customer quality standards and good laboratory practices. Effectively ensure data that is generated by the lab is accurate and complete. This position is responsible for final product review and release along with performing equipment maintenance, calibration and repair. This position reports to the QC Lab Manager.

Job Requirements:

  • Support the QC lab Safety program and help facilitate ADM Safety initiatives.

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, PM and repair laboratory and facility equipment as needed.

  • Must be willing to develop an understanding of the plant to assist operations on troubleshooting the process.

  • Must be willing and able to job cycle check technicians on procedures in order to qualify them in jobs.

  • Must have a minimum of one year QC Lab experience. Lab instrument knowledge and leadership experience preferred.

  • Must be willing to complete internal auditor training and assist in the internal audit program

  • Must have adequate exposure to all technician jobs in the lab if not qualified on each

  • Approval for finished product shipments

  • Must be willing to become HACCP and PCQI trained.

  • Understand requirements and send out samples for 3P analysis

  • Must understand micro techniques and be able to perform DMC analysis on in process and final product samples.

  • Must be able to understand the sensory program and be able to prepare and panel samples for sensory.

  • Documentation review (including chromatography)

  • Demonstrated ability to work through situations involving product quality logically while involving the appropriate personnel as necessary

  • Must have demonstrated good attendance

  • Must have demonstrated leadership potential. It is an expectation that this person will be functionally supervising a team of up to 20 technicians.

  • Ability to offer feedback as needed in order to develop more effective technicians.

  • Must be able to work various hours to assist with plant upsets.

  • Responsible for participating in QC Lab weekend and holiday coverage rotation.

  • This position requires the ability to work in a variety of conditions such as an office environment, indoors/outdoors, hot/cold weather as well as physical demands such as standing, kneeling, and sitting for prolonged periods of time, climbing stairs/ladders and the ability to work in confined spaces in a variety of environmental conditions.

Work Environment:

  • Lifting: Must be able to lift up to 10lbs from waist to shoulder on a frequent basis; up to 30lbs from waist to shoulder on an occasional basis; and up to 40lbs from floor to waist on an occasional basis.

  • Push/Pull: Must be able to push/pull 20lbs on an occasional basis.

  • Standing/Walking/Sitting: Must be able to stand 5-8 hours per 12 hour shift; to walk 5-8 hours per 12 hour shift; and to sit 1-3 hours per 12 hour shift.

  • Lower Extremities: Must be able to squat/kneel/crawl on an occasional basis; and to climb stairs/ladder on an occasional basis.

  • Upper Extremities: Must be able to grip/grasp/pinch on a frequent basis; to work with vibrating equipment on an occasional basis; and to perform extended reach overhead work on an occasional basis.

  • Equipment: Must be able to use power tools on an occasional basis; and to use computer and perform keyboarding on an occasional basis.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. 



Cedar Rapids


IA - Iowa

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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::

ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We're a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We're blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We're a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We're an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we're a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at