Job ID: 
Louisville KY
Not Specified
Job Types:
QA/Lab Technologist
Employment Type:
Full Time



Join our Global Quality Team at our Louisville, KY Manufacturing Facility

Making Better Happen for 150 years

 At AAK, our company purpose is Making Better Happen and we have been doing it for 150 years. We specialize in sustainably sourced plant-based oils that are used by major manufacturers in making products that we eat and use every day, products you love, like chocolate, veggie burgers, candles, cosmetics, lotions, organic products and more. We are seeking colleagues who want to be part of our ambition to make a better environment and be a better neighbor in our communities.

Join nearly 4,000 like-minded colleagues globally and build a better future with us. Everything we do is about Making Better Happen together

Build a better future as a Laboratory Technician for our vegetable oil refinery in Louisville, KY. The Laboratory Technician is involved with the successful daily operation of the plant and laboratory. This ensures the superior quality of our product and a safety-first work environment. This requires collaboration and communication with plant managers, operators, supervisors, and quality control technicians. Work is documented thru entries onto sheets and books specified for each department. Lab employees shall set an example, by demonstrating a commitment to quality, and customer needs at all times.

Your responsibilities include:

Individual special technician is required to carry out all the above duties and is also responsible for the following activities:

  • Performs calibrations on the ABB FTIR, and document the calibration
  • Performs calibrations on the Perkin Elmer FTIR, and document the calibration
  • Enter sCOAs for special oils and projects
  • Analyzes special oils and oils that have received CSIs.
  • Runs searches, pull data, and analyze data on palm oil from excel.
  • Correlates data from all departments, enter them into excel and organize the data into spreadsheets and graphs.
  • Analyzes all oils for OSI and convert to AOM by using the oxidative stability instrument.
  • Coordinates with departments on HEAR oil and Sefose and ensure data entry.
  • Conducts plant food safety inspections.
  • Participates in audits (ISO 9001, BRC, customer audits)
  • Participates in the AOCS LPP series for Palm, Edibles, and Soybean oil (NOLs)
  • Reviews COAs from suppliers for incoming oils and ensure they meet our specifications.
  • Enters and reports the monthly and yearly reports.
  • Runs standards for RI and PV daily.
  • Develops, maintains, and runs melt point standards.
  • Trains new employees in all aspects of the job
  • Sends out crude and shell drain samples for analysis.
  • Runs SFI as needed on special projects.
  • Obtains crude samples from scale house
  • Assists production in troubleshooting quality issues.

Your experience includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Biology or related field
  • 3+ years laboratory experience, ability to communicate well with others, computer skills, and Math and computation ability.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US, now and in the future, without sponsorship

Your rewarding career and benefits include:

  • Career paths, training and development, e-learning and tuition reimbursement programs offering potential for you to progress your future career
  • Comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental and vision) starting date of hire
  • Health Savings Account with AAK annual contribution of $1,000-$1,500
  • 401(k) Plan with 100% match
  • Free Life and Disability insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection and Legal  Insurance Plans
  • Discounts on travel, amusement parks, concerts, movies, and more
  • Celebrations, events, and activities on site and supporting our communities
  • Amazon AwardCo recognition incentives for service and peer to peer recognition


We take responsibility, together with you, for health and safety and for creating a workplace that values diversity and inclusivity. Our leadership is committed to unleash your potential. We believe that a diverse team brings new perspectives and ideas to the table and motivates us to Making Better Happen in everything we do together. We prohibit discrimination of any kind and  foster a work environment that’s welcoming and accepting so that anyone who applies or  joins AAK has equal access to opportunity.

AAK Everything we do is about Making Better Happen together.

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