Randstad Lab Technician in Muscatine, Iowa

Lab Technician

job details:

  • location:Muscatine, IA

  • salary:$15 - $16 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, February 7, 2019

  • experience:Entry Level

  • job type:Temporary

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:S_729678

  • questions:Suzanne.Hollnagel@randstadusa.com314-682-3950

job description

Lab Technician

Randstad in partnership with Bayer Crop Science is hiring Lab Technicians to work in their Muscatine Central Lab, supporting lab personnel in day to day routine lab operations. In this role, you will be performing quality control testing on raw materials, in-process material, and finished products using a variety of testing methods and lab instrumentation.

The Muscatine Central Lab is staffed continuously 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Successful candidates will be assigned to one of three shifts: Days (6:30am to 2:30pm), Evenings (2:30pm to 10:30pm), or nights (10:30pm to 6:30am). Some weekends and overtime will also be required in this role.

This role is in a laboratory environment within a chemical manufacturing facility, and includes working around agricultural chemicals and laboratory equipment. This position requires the ability to stand, sit, and walk between various laboratory stations and equipment as well as the ability to lift up to 30 pounds.


  • Perform analysis of raw materials, packaging materials, bulk, intermediate, and finished products using wet chemistry, chromatography, and other testing methods and lab instrumentation

  • Perform troubleshooting, calibration, and assigned maintenance of lab instrumentation

  • Effectively communicate with lab personnel and other plant employees. Collaborate with internal lab teams to identify and solve testing issues

  • Perform lab support duties such as housekeeping, participate in shift meetings, and other duties in accordance with good lab practices

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Associates degree with courses in math and chemistry or in lieu of a degree relevant experience showing demonstrated ability to accurately conduct routine tests in accordance with approved written procedures




Entry Level


Skills and Competencies

  • Familiarization with wet chemistry techniques to include weighing, pipetting, and dilutions

  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow written procedures, analytical testing methods and data, and other job related instructions

  • Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Strong skills in oral and written communication, time and task management, and priority setting

  • Attention to detail, high degree of accuracy in testing

  • Completing paperwork and legible handwriting

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Understanding of Liquid and Gas Chromatography and other lab processes and instrumentation including chromatography data systems a plus

Randstad has been in business since 1960. We are the #1 HR Solutions firm in the world with a presence in 39 countries. Our team is a part of Randstad's Corporate Services. We have worked with our client for over 35 years and have developed a proven track record for placing top talent into roles that offer opportunities for both career growth and success. We offer you both a competitive pay and benefits for this opportunity.

For immediate consideration, please send your resume to suzanne.hollnagel@randstadusa.com Relocation cost reimbursement is not available for this role, local candidates preferred.

Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.