DuPont Lab Technician II in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Lab Technician II (Job Number: 198638W-01)


DuPont has a rich history of scientific discovery that has enabled countless innovations and today, we're looking for more people, in more places, to collaborate with us to make life the best that it can be.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences is a leader in the industrial biotechnology sector which develops innovative enzymes and bioproducts to improve the performance and reduce the environmental impact of the cleaning, textiles, animal nutrition, grain processing, and chemical industries. To meet ongoing product demands, our Cedar Rapids manufacturing facility is seeking outstanding candidates for a Laboratory Technician position.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within a highly driven team where you can apply your microbiology and analytical skills in our QA/QC Lab. This team provides ongoing support to our large scale fermentation products. The successful candidate must be available to work a rotating 12 hour shift. With our shift schedule you will work 7 of 14 days and every other weekend.

Responsibilities in this role would include but not be limited to:

  • Preparing reagents and supplies for tests

  • Analytical testing for process and reporting of test results

  • Contamination control- pursuing possible sources

  • Operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting basic lab equipment

  • Data entry of test results

  • Supporting internal customers

  • Participating in lab problem solving and troubleshooting

  • Practicing lab hygiene and following safety procedures

  • Actively participating in training process

  • Performing basic aseptic techniques

  • Implementing and adhering to ISO standards


In order to be considered for this position you must meet the following education, experience, skills, and attributes:

  • B.S./A.S. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or a related field is highly preferred

  • 1-3 years of experience in an industrial lab environment preferred

  • Good record-keeping skills and exceptional attention to detail

  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities are required

  • Motivated and creative with strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Capable of working both independently and in a collaborative setting

  • Demonstrated leadership skills highly regarded

  • Self-starter with good organizational skills

Our benefit package becomes effective on the first day of employment. This includes medical coverage, dental, vision, 401k, paid vacation and holidays, and a bonus plan. Pre-employment drug screen and physical required.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Cedar Rapids

Organization: Industrial Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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