Aurora, North Carolina

Job Description

Development Technician, Technical Services-(Aurora, North Carolina, U.S.A.)

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world's largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.

Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.

This position reports directly to the Sr. Chemist, Technical Services.

This position is located in Aurora, North Carolina, U.S.A. and is not available for remote work.

What you will do:
  • Analyze non-routine samples, including pilot plant studies, and making changes and documenting new analytical methods for sample analyses
  • Perform trouble-shooting and preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment in main, and all satellite laboratories
  • Maintain Laboratory equipment by organizing daily work activities to prevent equipment failures that may cause delays in delivering assays needed to maintain maximum production of production systems during an 8-hour shift
  • Ensure compliance with the Food/Feed Management Systems at all times
  • Perform all assigned analyses following a routine / non-routine sample schedule and enters results into the Laboratory LIMS system including using a variety of instrumentation and methods
  • Respond to requests for priority assays by logging samples and results into the LIMS system
  • Produce analytical results for process and shipment samples to assist in quality control / quality assurance of company products and entering results into the LIMS database
  • Analyze non-routine samples from customers, R&D, and special process projects
  • Perform maintenance on various instrumentation including calibrating, troubleshooting, and changing out reagents
  • Monitor quality assurance in the lab and reanalyzes questionable assays
  • Perform statistical quality control charting
  • Follow safety and environmental procedures
  • Report all control analyses when LIMS is down
  • Identify off-grade or abnormal shipments and control analyses and reports to the shift supervisor
  • Serve as a technical resource to the shift
What you will bring:
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Completion of all STPP requirements for Operator II (Internal Candidates)
  • For external candidates, a commensurate combination of education and experience in a physical science laboratory setting to include at least five years of hands-on experience
  • Curriculum and on-the job-training encompassing the entire laboratory processing area is required
  • Thorough understanding of all safety and operational procedures is necessary to qualify for this skilled position
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Ability to demonstrate reliability, responsiveness, and dependability
  • Knowledge in Good Laboratory Practices, Food Safety, and Feed Safety
  • Keen observation skills and acute attention to details are needed
  • Ability to learn the details in all aspects of Standard Operating Procedures, safety, environmental procedures and regulations
  • Systematic procedural discipline, following a predetermined course of action for doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and developing a team atmosphere to get things done
  • The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing is required for all hourly applicants of Nutrien. Applicants must complete this test and meet a minimum of 4 in Graphic Literacy, 5 on Applied Mathematics and 5 on Workplace Documents in order to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien
    • The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) must be uploaded with your resume during your application to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien.
Compensation & Benefits:

Starting at $26.46 per hour, based on work experience (plus available overtime).

We provide an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision coverage, and life insurance and well as disability coverage for positions working more than 30 hours per week. In addition, we have a retirement program that encourages our employees to save for the longer term, with generous matching employer contributions. Our benefit package also demonstrates our culture of care with paid vacation, sick days and holidays as well as paid personal and maternity/parental leaves and an Employee and Family Assistance Program. Details of the benefits package will be shared in the application process.

Eastern North Carolina is continually ranked among the best places to live and work in the United States-known for its expansive beaches, nationally ranked universities, mild climate (all four seasons), safe neighborhoods, affordable living, extensive outdoor activities, and a relaxed lifestyle. Aurora, NC is within ease of commuting to surrounding urban areas. To the west is the Research Triangle Park which is surrounded by Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. As a result, the east coast of NC offers residents a winning blend of down-home and uptown, of surf and sophistication that people love with extensive availability of outdoor activities (hunting/fishing/hiking/boating).

Are you a good match? Apply today!

Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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Aurora, North Carolina

As the largest producer of potash by capacity and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate, we provide the three key nutrients growers need to produce healthier, more abundant crops. Our retail operations serve growers in seven countries across three continents, with a history that goes back almost 50 years. With 1,500 locations across North America, Australia and South America, and more than 3,300 crop advisors, we are the world's largest direct-to-grower provider of products, services and solutions. Our commitment to innovation and technology, allow us to provide growers with the best products, advice and solutions to maximize yields and improve their bottom line. We operate with a long-term view and are committed to working with our stakeholders as we address our economic, environmental and social priorities. The scale and diversity of our integrated portfolio provides a stable earnings base, multiple avenues for growth and the opportunity to return capital to shareholders, including a stable and growing dividend.

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