Quality Lab Technician-$5,000 first year Sign On
Omaha NE
Full Time


Omaha NE

Quality Lab Technician-$5,000 first year Sign On


Your role: 


As Quality Technician, you will be responsible for accurate performance and communication of all laboratory tests to determine wheat/flour quality and verify finished product meets customer, regulatory and Ardent Mills requirements. You will also maintain and calibrate lab equipment to ensure accuracy of testing; actively participate in Food Safety audits and inspections and follow up and implementation of corrective action.  


To succeed, you must be able to: 

  • Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day 

  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care 

  • Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency 

  • Deal with and drive change 

  • Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines 

  • Learn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with others 

  • Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner. 


Your responsibilities: 

  • Perform wheat/flour quality analysis in all areas within required parameters of certification program and customer specifications 

  • Proficiently perform analytical laboratory techniques using basic lab tools 

  • Perform routine maintenance and calibration on the machines   

  • Communicate results to customers using appropriate computer software 

  • Data entry for paperwork generation and record keeping  

  • Acting as a front-line leader, positively influencing operator behavior and reporting and acting on quality and food safety concerns 

  • Provide back-up to Quality Manager and lab team  

  • Assist with food safety inspections and audits  

  • Any other duties as assigned by management   


Essential skills and experience: 

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent 

  • Basic skills with computer applications, to include Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to learn and use new computer programs  

  • Familiarity with lab environment or knowledge of lab techniques  

Good to have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline  

  • Participated or supported with GMP for 3rd party audit  

  • Knowledge of food safety requirements (PRP’s, HACCP, PCQI certification) 

  • Flour or food production quality experience  

Physical requirements and working conditions (with or without reasonable accommodation): 

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as is required by the operating areas (i.e. safety glasses, protective footwear, hard hat, hearing protection and, at times, a respirator) 

  • Ability to work a rotating schedule including nights, weekends and holidays 

  • Ability to work a machine paced continuous process that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with conditions which include: 

  • Heat/Cold temperatures (inclement weather) 

  • Indoor/Outdoor environment 

  • Dusty environment (to include Wheat/Gluten allergens) 

  • Noisy environment 

  • Frequent moving/vibration/ or other motion of equipment/processes 

  • Elevated Places 

  • Ability to perform work safely which may require: 

  • Frequently standing, walking, rotating, bending/stooping, twisting, crouching, kneeling, balancing and reaching or lifting at varying heights and levels 

  • Frequently climbing stairs and/or ladders 

  • Occasionally lifting, shoveling and/or carrying  

  • Occasionally pushing and/or pulling   

  • Working in confined or elevated places 


Other considerations: 

  • Must be able to read, interpret instruction and technology and communicate effectively in English 

  • Willing to get cross-trained in at least one other position for development within the facility and to provide any relief duties as needed. 

  • Must be willing to work alongside your team including long days, on rotating or varying shifts (days, evenings, and nights) as well as overtime, weekend or holiday work

  • Must be authorized to work in the Unites states without sponsorship now and in the future 

  • Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test and pre-employment background check 


 At Ardent Mills, everyone matters and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills. 


The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.   


Omaha North NE


1521 North 16th Street, Omaha NE, 68110

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