CF INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS, INC. Lab Technician in SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa

CF Industries is a global leader in transforming natural gas into nitrogen. The chemical processes we use ensure we have the nitrogen we need to support life on earth - from fertilizer that feeds the crops that feed the world to products that remove harmful emissions from industrial activities. Through our nine world-class manufacturing complexes and best-in-class distribution system, we serve agricultural and industrial customers. We invite you to be a part of our nearly 3,000 employees making a difference every day.Department:AH21CA LaboratoryFunction:Environmental, Health & SafetyJob Summary:The Lab Technician is responsible for providing the Port Neal Nitrogen Complex with competent analytical and environmental chemistry support in a timely, cost effective manner to minimize costs, optimize production, and maintain compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.Job Description:Nature and Scope:The Lab Technician provides competent, timely, practical diagnosis, analysis, and advice on plant-wide problems by applying his/her expertise in chemistry, laboratory techniques, and knowledge of the plant processes and equipment. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring all products shipments meet the appropriate specifications. This position ensures that the routine water, process and product analyses are completed, recorded, and communicated in a timely, accurate fashion and that non-routine analyses are completed with a heightened sense of urgency and accuracy, in a problem-solving mode.These responsibilities require a good understanding of the plant processes, their interdependency, and plant priorities.Technical competence, the ability to train others, and the ability to effectively and tactfully communicate with others are very important in this position. This position has a major impact upon plant success by controlling off-spec shipments.Duties include:Provides advice in troubleshooting and problem solving.Supports and encourages safe operating procedures and techniques in the laboratory and promotes the safety program.Maintains close, effective communications and working relationships within the laboratory and with the production department.Ensures that the daily sample schedule such as routine water, process, and product analyses are completed, recorded and communicated in a timely, accurate fashion.Ensures all product shipments meet the appropriate specifications.Insures all procedures are followed consistently in compliance with Complex and Government guidelines.Follows instructions and procedures but also acts on one's own initiative.Mobilizes quickly without acting impulsively, showing good judgment.Conducts non-routine analysis as needed to solve plant problems.Position Requirements:Rotating shift and frequently requires extra hours of work to accommodate the needs of a 24 hour continuous process manufacturing plant.Working evenings and weekends is required as part of the rotating shift schedule.Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry/Science or related degree is desired.Experience in a lab setting required and applicant must be able to perform chemical analyses in accordance with approved methods and professional techniques.Working in the plant process is required.CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Employees in the US can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster (PDF) and the Pay Transparency Policy Statement can be found on this link: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/PayTransparencyNondiscrimination.html.Employees in Canada can learn more about their rights by viewing theIf you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at CF Industries, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 847-405-2400 or contact us at .Equal Opportunity Employer of Mino