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Work-Study Program, Lab Technician - Ethanol Plant (Charles City, Iowa)

Company Name:
Valero Energy
The Work-Study Lab Technician is an on-going Work-Study position and will possibly continue until the student's graduation date.
Reporting to the QA/QC Lab Manager and mentor, the Work-Study Lab Technician student will be exposed to the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program for the ethanol plant to ensure maximum production quantity and quality. It is the intent of the Work-Study program to provide a valuable and beneficial learning experience.
Student must have availability to work during the Fall and Spring semester (weekdays and/or weekends 20-25 hours per week) and approximately 40 hours per week during the Summer. Options to work Summer-only may be considered.
Qualifications:
Must be pursuing a bachelor""s degree or associate""s degree in a science, agriculture, technology, or mathematics field from an accredited college, university, or junior college.
Must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or above required.
Experience with laboratory equipment found in an academic environment preferred.
Proficiency with Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and email necessary.
This Work-Study position may span multiple school semesters and requires the student be currently enrolled in college coursework. Student must live within commuting distance of ethanol plant (no housing is provided).
About Valero
Valero Renewables is a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, which is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio and the world""s largest independent petroleum refiner. Valero was the first traditional refiner to enter large-scale ethanol production. Now one of America""s largest ethanol producers, Valero Renewables has 11 plants in seven Midwestern states and annual production capacity of 1.2 billion gallons.
About Valero Renewables - Charles City
Valero Renewables-Charles City is located near Charles City, Iowa, approximately 35 miles east of Mason City and 170 miles south of Minneapolis. The bio-refinery sits on 225 acres and started ethanol production in April 2007. The facility uses a dry-grind production method and state-of-the-art technology to maintain industry-leading standards in production, safety, product quality and environmental stewardship. The Charles City plant annually processes nearly 43 million bushels of corn into 120 million gallons of denatured ethanol and 400,000 tons of distillers grains co-products. The bio-refinery has a nameplate capacity of 110 million gallons of ethanol per year and employs approximately 60 full-time personnel.
Valero is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status including Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans.

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