Lab Technician – Gevo | Agri-Energy

Responsible for assisting in implementing the Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) program of the plant to ensure maximum production quantity and quality, while supporting the policies, goals, and objectives of the Company.

Location: Luverne, MN


  • Knowledge of GC/LC operation involving analyzing samples including knowledge of analyte matrix, interferences, detection limits, analyte trending and operational goals
  • Maintenance of GC/LC, trouble shooting and calibration of methods involving the changing of columns, cartridges, septa, liners, and pump seals
  • Conduct quality control tests on process streams and finished products
  • Coordinate and communicate with operators test results to ensure optimum quality and efficiency
  • Maintain accurate records of laboratory tests and transfer data from analysis accurately
  • Perform HPLC, GC, brix, refractometer, titrations, specific gravity, percent solids, COD, inorganic colorimetric tests and other tests as needed
  • Inventory laboratory supplies and provide orders to purchasing agent
  • Follow good laboratory practices and attend all safety training
  • Conduct regular house-cleaning duties, keeping the laboratory area as neat and clean as possible
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations
  • Identify and communicate workplace hazards to the Lab Manager and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Lab Manager


  • Associates Degree in biology, chemistry or related scientific field is desired
  • Willingness to learn laboratory and process procedures
  • Previous ethanol experience preferred  
  • Ability to walk, climb ladders and steps, lift up to 50 lbs., and work at heights
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with office type applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)


Gevo offers a competitive annual base salary, a generous vacation package, 401K plan, paid Medical, Dental and Vision insurance as well as an annual cash bonus & equity award (subject to Board of Director Approval). If interested, please submit your resume or letter of interest to


Bi-weekly or twice monthly

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