Job ID: 
Keokuk, US-IA IA
Not Specified
Job Types:
QA/Lab Technologist
A family-owned Group serving customers globally, Roquette is a leader in speciality food ingredients and pharmaceutical excipents.
The products and solutions developed by the Group deliver proven technological, nutritional and health benefits precisely tailored to the pharma, nutrition, food and selected industry markets.
Roquette's offer is produced from plant-based raw materials such as corn, wheat, potatoes and peas.
Since its foundation over 80 years ago, the Group's growth has been based on innovation, a passion for the job and a commitment to achieve.

People are at the heart of our strategy

A family-owned Group, Roquette offers a positive and attractive work and career environment, in which everyone can learn, develop, contribute to the overall company performance and be recognized for doing so.

A career with Roquette will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference as you work with some of the brightest individuals in the industry who use innovation and continuous improvement to solve challenging problems, while increasing efficiency and reducing waste. Our goal is to drive growth in the manufacturing industry to achieve and sustain best-in-class standards in everything we do.

Roquette America's manufacturing facility in Keokuk, Iowa is an expansive continuous processing corn wet-milling facility that proudly produces corn-based starches, syrups and polyols used in many food and beverage applications as well as in pharmaceuticals, paper products, cosmetics and agricultural goods.

Roquette America, Inc. is seeking an entry-level laboratory analyst at its Keokuk, Iowa location. Reporting to the Quality Control Supervisor, the lab analyst will be responsible for laboratory testing of in-process samples and finished products.

Job Description

Executes quality control testing of manufactured products by following standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the laboratory. Evaluates analytical data to determine the quality and conformance of food and pharmaceutical ingredients. Works closely with production team leaders, engineers and operators to maintain good process control in the manufacturing units. Follows good laboratory and safety practices, reviews analytical procedures and trains new employees on laboratory techniques. The QC Analyst will operate, maintain and calibrate analytical instrumentation such as HPLC and UV spectrophotometers. Other responsibilities include troubleshooting and repair of lab equipment and completion of written laboratory investigation reports.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Read and follow SOPs and perform analytical testing in a Quality Control laboratory

  • Operate analytical instruments, including calibrations, cleaning and basic maintenance

  • Collaborate with production managers and engineers on cross-functional teams to meet manufacturing targets and improve production and quality performance

  • Creates and reviews laboratory documents, including forms, logsheets and SOPs

  • Provides analytical and technical support to Manufacturing, Quality, and Environmental departments

  • Responsible for inventory control and ordering of laboratory chemicals and consumables

Work Environment

  • Indoors 95%

  • Outdoors 5%

  • Sitting 25%

  • Standing 50%

  • Walking 25%

Laboratory, plant and office work environment.

Laboratory and plant environment with seldom possible exposure to:

  • High places

  • Heights with safety guards or equipment

  • Driving automotive equipment

Laboratory and plant environment with occasional possible exposure to:

  • Extreme heat / cold

  • Extreme humid / wet

  • Atmosphere (poor lighting, ventilation)

  • Being around moving equipment

  • Exposure to dust, fumes and gasses

Laboratory and plant environment with Frequent possible exposure to:

Chemical, biological and other hazards

Physical Demands

Repetitive use of legs, hands and arms; occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.; frequently pushing and pulling up to 25 lbs.; talking and hearing; near, far and color vision required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Swing shift rotations includes 12-hour shifts alternating between day and night shifts.


Bachelor's degree in a Scientific Field or related Discipline

Specific requirements:

  • Problem Solving and Troubleshooting Capability

  • Technical and Analytical Thinking Proficiency

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Self-Directed and Independent

Business Trips (Percentage):

Travel is not required for this position.


We expect four leadership skills from all our employees:

oAct like a valuable team member

oTarget quality and excellence

oBe disciplined and compliant

oMake decisions quickly and with determination.

AAP/EEO Statement

An Equal Opportunity Employer"AAP, EEO, M/F/H/V/D, Drug-Free Workplace"

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Roquette provides numerous career opportunities, thanks to the diversity of its jobs and their international dimension.

Joining Roquette means joining dynamic teams ambitious for success.

Add Your Talent to Ours!

Roquette provides numerous career opportunities, thanks to the diversity of its jobs and their international dimension.

Joining Roquette means joining dynamic teams ambitious for success.

Add Your Talent to Ours!

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