Website Valero Renewables


*Reporting to the QA/QC Manager and mentor, the Work-Study QA/QC Lab Tech student will be exposed to the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program for the ethanol plant to ensure maximum production quantity and quality.

*This is an on-going Work-Study position and will possibly continue until students’ graduation date.

*It is the intent of the Work-Study program to provide a valuable and beneficial learning experience.

*Assists in carrying out the plant QA/QC program.

*Draws and processes samples at various points in the process, conducting QA/QC tests as required.

*Helps to monitor use and inventories of laboratory chemicals and supplies.

*Prepares reports and analyzes data within the process of the facility.

*Maintains safety, health and environmental policies and procedures.

*Participates in the safety program for the QA/QC laboratory.

*Assists to coordinates activities with other departments.

*Communicates directly with QA/QC Manager to ensure effective participation by the process operators in the implementation of QA/QC policies and procedures.

*Participates to implement programs and procedures required to ensure laboratory and plant cleanliness.


*High school diploma or GED required.

*Currently pursuing an Associate’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college, university, or junior college in a science, agriculture, technology, or mathematics field or accepted into an Associate’s degree (or higher) program in a science, agriculture, technology, or mathematics field required.
*On-going work study students are required to work 20-25 hours during the semester and 40 hours during the summer.

*Reside within commuting distance to the ethanol plant for the entire duration of the on-going work-study required.
2.5 GPA or above preferred.

*Experience with laboratory equipment found in an academic environment is preferred.

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