Laboratory Analyst - Foundation Analytical Laboratory Inc.

Foundation Analytical Laboratory, Inc.

723 Sleezer Road, Cherokee, Ia 51012 712-225-6989

Are you a hardworking, friendly and detailed individual looking for a high energy, family friendly, fast-paced, unique organization and team to work with? Do you have a “Can Do” attitude, like rules and thrive in a constantly evolving environment? Do you like to dig in to new projects? Do you like to be part of a close-knit team? Do you have a servant’s heart? If so, keep reading….

We are growing like crazy and are looking for an Analyst to join our rapidly expanding laboratory. The candidate selected will play a key role in serving our clients and teammates in timely, accurate and precise chemical and microbiological analysis of samples in a state-of-the-art ISO 17025 accredited analytical laboratory testing product for feed, food, and the environment.

Desired Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related field.

• Minimum of 5 years of experience in the real world.

• Able to lift to 40#, clean floors, and hold doors if that’s what it takes to get something done.

• Not allergic to grains.

• Can handle standing 95 % of the time.

• Extremely organized and detail oriented.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Ability and willingness to demonstrate a “can do” attitude and behavior, understanding that this business is one that will continually evolve and change.

• Is always learning, growing, and being stretched.

• Works hard but also likes to have fun while getting things done.

• Desires to be part of something larger than themselves.

• Likes active work (bending, squatting, reaching).

• Likes a fast pace environment where time flies!

• Looking for a career not just a JOB.

• Likes to work as part of a team.

Application Instructions:

If interested and qualified, please email resume to Diane Young at


• Performing quality, timely, accurate, and precise chemical, biological, and microbiological analysis on food, feed, environmental, and agricultural samples per Foundation Analytical’s Quality Manual.

• Strategically plan and coordinate daily lab operations to ensure timely and quality services to FAL clients.

• Work with operations to ensure equipment is maintained and calibrated, reporting all deficiencies in the appropriate manner.

• Show initiative and insight in seeking out and working collaboratively to problem solve.

• Embrace and facilitate change with a sense of urgency/understanding the vision.

• Strive and achieve 100% customer satisfaction by timely, accurate, and precise results and by providing technical advice and proactively anticipate and satisfy the client needs.

• Maintain competencies in performing laboratory testing.

• Maintain a clean and orderly lab environment.

• Evaluate and develop ways to increase lab productivity while promoting fiscal responsibility.

• Maintain appropriate quality control procedures and ensure compliance with current safety regulations.

• Promote and participate in the continual improvement of the Laboratory Information Management System.

Location: Cherokee, IA

Open: Tuesday February 2nd

Close: Tuesday March 2nd 2021

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