Position Overview

  • The Western Sugar Cooperative has a challenging opportunity for a part-time Tare Lab Supervisor.

Position Details

  • This role would be active mid-August through the 1st of December
  • Wage is $6,000 per month

Essential Functions

  • Live our Core Values of: Being a Safety Leader, Integrity, Openness & Trust, Teamwork, Entrepreneurship, and Social Responsibility.
  • Supervisor of Colorado and Nebraska Quality Lab located in Gering, Nebraska.
    • Responsible for supervising and managing tare lab to ensure quality results of sugar beet samples.
      • Early harvest the lab operates every other day starting September 1st.
      •  Regular harvest operates 12 hours/day/7 days/week starting the first week of October through the 1stweek of November.
      • Clean up and storage of lab equipment is usually completed the first week of December.
  • Lab determines payments to shareholders totaling over $90 Million.
  • Supervises and scheduling 40 people during the peak of harvest, handles employee relations, discipline and termination.
  • Performs checks and balances on lab equipment several times per day to insure proper calibration of equipment.
  • Schedules necessary repairs on lab equipment
  • Works with shareholders on any concerns about the tare lab operations.
  • Purchases all operating supplies for the lab.
  • Produces daily computer reports for accounting department.
  • Arranges to have samples ran for pre-harvest sampling (1stweek of August and 3rdweek of August)

Skill & Experience Requirements

  • Friendly, results oriented, and collaborative
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical chemistry and math aptitude, including statistical skills
  • Understanding of standard laboratory methods and testing practices
  • Leadership, organizational, and training skills
  • Ability to be self-driven

Working Relationship:

  • Reports to the Vice President of South AG

 Leadership skills:

  • Solid leadership and influencing skills

Travel Requirements: None


Position Type: Hourly Status: Non-Exempt Wage Range: $24.50 per hour Location: Gering, NE