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Chemistry Intern Don Plant (Pocatello, ID)


Pocatello, ID, US, 83204-7510

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This position will contribute to the company’s efficiency, profits, growth and environmental compliance, by providing laboratory data to the various production facilities. Chemistry knowledge and principles are applied to assist with process control and optimization of  production plants.

Essential Functions

  • Time management for efficient sample testing completion.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment. 
  • Follow written procedures to perform chemical analyses.
  • Reports and records analytical results.
  • Use laboratory instrument control software and Laboratory Information Management Software (LIMS).
  • Analyzes the quality of fertilizer products, raw materials, and intermediate process streams using analytical and measuring equipment including pH meter, ISE meter, Auto Analyzers, ICP, IC, and wet chemistry methods.
  • Cleans, calibrates, and repairs testing equipment to insure accurate measurements. Keeps work area clean, safe and organized by cleaning glassware, counters and surfaces. Makes minor repairs to lab equipment as necessary. 
  • Prepares chemical solutions for use as calibration and QC standards, and reagents for laboratory instrumentation, following standardized procedures. 
  • Candidate must be able to stand for extended periods of time and occasionally be able to lift up to 50 pounds. 

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)


  • Enrollment in an Academic Chemistry program from a nationally accredited educational facility/university.
  • Candidate must be willing to learn routine testing procedures and work in a quality control lab setting.
  • Prefer a junior or above in credit standing who will work in conjunction with pursuit of chemistry degree and/or will return to school at the completion of the internship. 

Other Information

1 year internship – Starting Fall 2022

Job Requisition ID: 10650

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): ABW Don Plant - Pocatello 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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