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Quality Control Laboratory Technician (rotating shifts) in Weeks Island at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 5/10/2021

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    11127 Morton Road
    Weeks Island
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Job Description

Responsible for high level Quality Inspection, testing and support for all rock grades, agricultural, product and material operations.


• Accountable and responsible for daily input of data and generation of product COA’s; in addition to manual generation of COA’s .
• Accountable and responsible for monitoring GMP guidelines and quality systems related to production.
• Accountable and responsible for finished product quality sampling, inspection, testing and control of all rock products


• Responsible for magnet inspection documentation distribution, collection and review.
• Responsible for routine magnet and scalping screen HACCP inspections.
• Responsible for the calibration of laboratory equipment.
• Responsible for the routine measurement of HACCP program magnet strength.
• Responsible for completing analytical test method validation studies.
• Maintain QC document storage and backup system.
• Responsible for analytical testing of in-process and finished product testing according to prescribed procedures
• Conducts plant inspections of both product and processes, as prescribed by QC Manager
• Responsible for testing of incoming materials and ingredients according to testing schedule
• Performs all duties in safe manner observing all EHS standards and laboratory safety guidelines
• Tests, documents and maintains laboratory fume hood exhaust testing on prescribed basis
• Provides back-up support for other QC technicians on an as needed basis
• Documents, assembles and maintains all quality related documents in a legible manner according to documentation protocols
• Responsible for the generation, review, and revision of SOPs, WI’s and forms, as assigned by QC Manager
• Responsible for providing testing assistance for in plant troubleshooting related to foreign material events or salt issues.
• Responsible for preparing test chemical solutions.
• Responsible for maintaining laboratory cleanliness and housekeeping.
• Responsible for assisting with internal audits of the facility.


Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have the below skills, knowledge and abilities. Proficient in computer skills related to MS Office (Word, Excel); • Working knowledge of SAP highly desirable • Necessary technical skills pertaining to analytical duties for prescribed tests • Possesses communication skills to work with facility personnel • Demonstrates a working knowledge of Morton Quality Systems; GMP guidelines; • Displays high level of ethical integrity involving data and/or incident reporting • Ability to take initiative and perform self-monitoring related to projects; actions; etc • Maintains a customer focus in decision making • Completes assigned tasks with high level of dependability • Complies with EHS guidelines regarding safety and code of conduct requirements • Aware of how QC department fits into overall Morton organization KEY INTERNAL/EXTERNAL CONTACTS • Requires daily contact with plant personnel at all plant management and hourly levels SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS • Flexible schedule may require occasional overtime, evenings and weekend work • Job involves both laboratory and plant working locations • Small levels of manual activity required pertaining to sampling and inspections • Occasional prolonged periods of standing or sitting workstations • Must be able to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment. • Must be able to physically access all required work areas.

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related field, preferred
• Computer proficient in utilization of MS Office (Word, Excel).
• Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in testing background.