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QA Technician- Agriculture Lab

Lubbock, TX

Posted: 08/30/2023 Industry: Science Job Number: 37660

Job Description

Our client located in Lubbock, TX, is looking for a Technician to assist the team in their Quality Assurance Lab. 

This is a contract position (possibility of extension or direct hire for the right candidate) with a pay rate of $16/hour (benefits are available).  

The QA Technician is responsible for assisting the Quality Assurance Lab Manager and Lab Supervisor to complete any necessary activities to test fuzzy, processed, and carryover cottonseed for quality standards. 

This position is responsible for sampling and testing cotton seed during two separate seasons of the crop year:


Season 1

  • Consists of sampling all retuned processed seed at our distribution center during our summer months. 
  • Key emphasis will be placed on properly sampling bulk boxes and bags of cotton seed. 
  • Sampling will primarily take place in the distribution center. 
  • The QA Technician will be expected to follow guidance from the team leads on how to properly sample processed seed lots and how to inspect the seed lots for visually quality issues.

Season 2

  • Consists of sampling and testing truckloads of fuzzy cotton seed in a lab setting. 
  • Key emphasis will be placed on performing tests in the lab which may include but is not limited to: 
    • Moisture 
    • Temperature 
    • Free Fatty Acid 
    • Genetic Purity 
    • Visual Mechanical Damage 
    • Adventitious Presence 
    • Seed Count 
    • pH 
    • Seed Appearance 
    • Warm and Cool Germinations. 

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent- Required
  • Background in biology, lab experience, or agriculture experience- Strongly Preferred.
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