Lab Technician

Johnston, IA 50131

Posted: 03/06/2023 Employment Type: Full Time Industry: Agriculture Job Number: 9 Pay Rate: $17.50

Job Description

Do you enjoy working in a greenhouse and working with small plants in a climate controlled environment? Essential Personnel is seeking enthusiastic candidates to fill entry level position's in Des Moines, IA. Great hours, 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday. Essential Personnel in Johnston, IA would like to hear from you!

Requirements for the Lab Technician:

Daily greenhouse plant care, including seeding, pollinating, transplanting, watering, harvesting and seed handling for corn, soybean, wheat and other crops.
Punch or cut and store small samples of plant tissue and delivery for laboratory analysis. Carefully maintain sample identity for thousands of samples at a time while maintaining proper storage conditions.
Assisting with experiments, collecting data and maintaining records.
Perform routine greenhouse sanitation tasks like discarding regulated material, destroying waste, cleaning pots/containers, and cleaning and sanitizing rooms.
Work shift 7:30 AM-4:00 PM M-F with rotational weekend work required (approximately every 6th weekend, 7:30 AM-4:00 PM).
High school diploma/GED required
Must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time and lift up to 30 lbs. Must be able to tolerate hours of repetitive work in a warm, humid greenhouse with pollen present year round.

Benefits Offered:

  • Matching 401(k)

  • PTO after 90 days of being hired by client

  • Vision, Dental, STD, LTD

  • Paid Training

While Working for Essential Personnel:

  • Weekly pay - direct deposit

  • Holiday Bonus paid to eligible employees

  • Health Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

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Additional Info:

Interested candidates, call immediately at (515) 895-4789, submit your resume by clicking on the following link:, or click the apply button to complete our application. Email your resume to

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We focus on matching people with positions that are rewarding, well paying, and a great fit for your personality, skills and goals. We are always seeking hard-working candidates who are looking to advance their career.

Essential Personnel is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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