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Chemistry Technician 

Location Amarillo  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range  
Shift -not applicable-  
Scheduled Days Monday - Friday 

Scheduled Hours 8a-430p 



Assist in the chemical testing of food products, ingredients, and other matrices with primary functions in solution and reagent preparation, sample homogenization, proximate analysis chemistry instrument use (balance, oven, furnace, and extractors), chemistry extractions and procedures, and glassware maintenance.


  • Prepare and maintain chemical solutions
  • Apply standard laboratory techniques in daily workload
  • Inventory and report expendable supplies/materials needed for testing requirements
  • Provide routine preventive maintenance by daily cleaning, sanitizing, and trash disposal
  • Independently pursue an assigned series of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with FSNS policies/procedures and customer requirements
  • Maintain laboratory conditions, to include equipment, supplies, quality assurance programs, and accurate records throughout all procedures
  • Perform all activities in safe, hygienic, and efficient manner
  • Share information in an open, and timely manner
  • Maintain lab workspaces in a clean and organized manner at all times
  • Assisting with managing priorities and schedule such that individual goals as well as team goals are achieved with encouraged participation in the Food Safety Net Services Team
  • Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
  • Responsible for the completion of required training


  • This role has no supervisory responsibilities
Position Requirements


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Associate degree in Life Science or two years of laboratory experience
  • Training in general laboratory practices preferred
  • One or more years’ experience in a commercial food-testing laboratory preferred
  • Working knowledge of aseptic sampling technique, automated lab equipment, and acceptable methods and procedures
  • Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory
  • BS degree in Life Science or related field preferred
  • Ability to travel is preferred
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and to handle other communications/computer components
  • Potential exposure to odors, fumes, airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, and microbiological pathogens
  • Noise level varies from quiet to loud
  • Temperature varies from hot to cold
  • Color vision and depth perception
  • Interactive and fast-paced team oriented tasks
  • Overnight Travel may be required at the discretion of management
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
About the Organization Our company offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in the food safety industry. We welcome individuals who are looking for a dynamic organization that prides itself in its unequivocal excellence in service to its customers and employees.

Our People: We are committed to creating long-term value for our people, supporting their success and satisfaction as our internal customers and team members.

Diversity: We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including (but not limited to) Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Benefits: Our company offers an attractive wage and benefit package. Our competitive salary, combined with our insurance and benefits, make us the "logical career choice".

• Progressive 401k Retirement Savings Plan

• Employer Paid Short and Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance

• Group Medical

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Flexible Spending Accounts

• Dental

• Paid Holidays and Time Off

• Many positions which qualify for the company bonus program

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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