RESEARCH

Feed Analyst I

Sheridan, IN

Title: Feed Analyst I
Location: Sheridan, IN

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Why United Animal Health:
Joining United Animal Health means becoming a vital part of a company dedicated to the success of protein producers. Our commitment to innovation in livestock nutrition not only enhances efficiency but also ensures greater gains. By working with us, you contribute to a vision that seeks to improve the health of numerous animals while emphasizing the responsible use of resources. Join our team and be a catalyst for change in promoting the essential role of animal agriculture in sustaining our global population!

Position Summary:
The primary responsibility of the Feed Analyst I is to execute established QC methods for analyzing animal feed and ingredients. This role also involves assisting Lab Research Associates and performing routine laboratory tasks, ensuring high standards of quality and accuracy.

Core Responsibilities:

  • 35%: Analyze grain and finished feed samples for mycotoxins using ELISA kits.
  • 35%: Perform enzyme analysis following established protocols on animal feed, ingredients, and other nutrition products.
  • 15%: Receive samples and enter customer information into the lab database.
  • 10%: Perform routine lab and equipment maintenance procedures including cleaning glassware, restocking supplies, and preparing reagents.
  • 5%: Assist the Research and Innovation group in executing animal trials, sample collection, and other duties as required by the Research department while maintaining a detailed laboratory notebook.

Additional Job Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

Typical Work Environment:

  • A portion of this work is conducted in a laboratory environment with exposure to chemicals and various types of laboratory equipment.
  • A portion of this work is conducted in a temperature-regulated office.
  • A portion of this work is conducted at a commercial feed mill and research farm.

Minimum Job Qualification Requirements:

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Science in biology, chemistry, or a related field.

Relevant Job Experience:

  • 1-2 years of lab experience preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Specialized Job/Technical Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and use of laboratory equipment for weighing, pipetting, pH calibration, performing dilutions, etc.
  • Knowledge of experimental procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience using a spectrophotometer is preferred.

Non-Technical Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks consistently.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions effectively.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Champion of United’s cultural values.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 or more pounds periodically.
  • May be exposed to airborne particles and chemicals used in laboratory setting including animal feed and enzymes.

Safety Requirements:

  • Mandated use of company-issued Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Adherence to all company safety procedures and regulations to maintain a safe working environment

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