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If You’re Looking For A Team Of People To Share Your Drive, Passion, And Motivation With, And The Following Statements Are True About You, Western New York Energy May Be A Great Fit!

  • Possesses A Natural Curiosity That Drives An Insatiable Appetite For Knowledge
  • A Problem Solver Who Investigates Every Angle And Possible Outcome To Achieve The Best Solution
  • A Critical Thinker Who Thrives On Constructive Feedback For Personal Growth
  • Has A Natural Inclination To Share Knowledge Through Respectful Interactions With Other Team Members
  • Holds A Genuine Compassion That Shows In Interactions With All
  • Prioritizes Quality And Focus While Being Observant Of Other Issues To Address Next

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    Current Openings

    — Lab Technician

    Job Summary

    The Lab Technician position is a professional who is involved in every aspect of laboratory work, from recording data to maintaining equipment.  They’re responsible for various tasks that follow strict guidelines and regulations, including protecting the accuracy and efficiency of experiments and lab testing while keeping the lab organized.

    Work Hours

    • Full time position
    • 12 hour monthly rotating shift (5:45 am to 6 pm; 5:45 pm to 6 am); 4 days one week (48.6 hrs); 3 days following week (36.45 hrs)
    • Alternate weekends
    • Holiday required based on schedule
    • Overtime required based on coverage
    • Company runs 24/7/365

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Test raw materials, in-process and finished products
    • Perform tests and provide results in a timely manner according to written SOPs
    • Report out of specification results to Laboratory Management, the Quality Assurance Management, and Process Supervisor when appropriate
    • Record test results on appropriate form, in computer database, or in logbook.
    • Cleaning and maintaining lab equipment, including calibration of equipment when needed
    • Perform other work duties as requested by Laboratory management
    • Perform all duties according to safety standards and as required to ensure the general safety of all other staff
    • When needed, be able to collect samples from outside under harsh weather conditions
    • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, lift 50 pounds, and remain on your feet for long periods of time
    • Capable of working in a team environment and independently
    • Capable of working efficiently and accurately when juggling multiple priorities

    Desirable Qualifications and Skills

    • Effective and professional communication (internally and externally)
    • Self-motivated personality
    • Excellent time and organizational skills
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and consistently meet deadlines
    • Strong work ethic and professional integrity


    • Familiar with cGMP, ISO, or other quality management system
    • Familiar with HPLC, GC, IC, FTIR and UV equipment
    • Familiar with acid / base titrations, pH meters, density measurements and other basic lab equipment
    • Familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word
    • Familiar with microscope for cells counts, a plus
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
    • Candidates considered must pass a pre-employment background check

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related scientific field
    • Minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience
    • Experience with Microsoft Office – especially Outlook, Excel


    • Competitive wage
    • Generous company-sponsored health and dental insurance
    • Company paid life insurance
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • Paid time off

    Apply to:

    Western New York Energy, LLC
    4141 Bates Road, PO Box 191
    Medina, NY  14103

    — Ethanol Plant Operator

    Nature of Work

    Under general supervision, performs work of routine ethanol production operations and related duties. Monitors process operating parameters and maintains them within specified parameters. Maintains logs and records. Performs sampling activities and conducts laboratory testing procedures. Operates powered industrial equipment. Participates in plant maintenance program, performs flushings, cleanings and lubrications. They must be able to climb stairs and ladders. Have a valid NYS driver’s license. Have a high school/GED diploma

    Essential Duties

    • Monitors computer systems for safe and efficient operation
    • Keeps records
    • Performs sampling activities and conducts laboratory test procedures as required by the QA program and procedures
    • Communicates with Laboratory Supervisor to ensure effective participation in the implementation of QA policies and procedures
    • Operates equipment, including forklifts and scissors lift
    • Monitors use and inventories of process chemicals and supplies
    • May assist with system installation, inspection and repair
    • Maintains equipment
    • Deals with system breakdowns and emergencies
    • Participates in programs and procedures required to ensure plant cleanliness
    • Participates in safety, health and environmental programs
    • Works in a safe manner at all times
    • Performs related tasks as requested by management