Environmental Health & Safety Greeley, Colorado


Position at JBS USA


                General summary: Lab Technician

The Lab Technician is to collect and run laboratory tests for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) compliance with permits as well as to assure our water treatment system and other processes are efficient. The lab technician is to report and help implement any changes that may be needed to assure the most efficient treatment based on real time lab results. The candidate must be well organized and must have good documentation and recordkeeping skills as well as housekeeping practices. Laboratory and general safety must be top priority as well as conformance with JBS standards, including standard operating procedures (SOPs). The lab technician must be able to work as well as a team but also independently, and must help drive best management practices (BMP) regarding environmental impacts and waste streams. The lab technician must also be able to operate heavy equipment including but not limited to skid-steer loader and dump trucks. This is a first shift position requiring on-call duty including some weekends.


                Position responsibilities

  • 60 % Laboratory operation (sampling and analyzing) for quality and regulatory needs and                 implementation of changes   to the water treatment system.
  • 15 % Documentation, recordkeeping, data analysis and water treatment co-management
  • 10% Operating heavy equipment (skid steer, dump truck, shag truck, etc.)
  • 15% Any other duties as assigned


                Work conditions

  • Work 40+ hours per week in lab and outdoor environment, with flexibility to work outside normal business hours.
  • Regular exposure to slippery floors, extreme temperature variations, loud noise, chemicals, machinery and vehicles.
  • This position requires daily sample draws and work to be performed outside.



  • Good troubleshooting skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Comfortable working independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to obtain Colorado Class C Wastewater certification after 1 year of experience
  • Must have driver’s license and must be able to operate heavy equipment, including but not limited to skid steer and dump truck
  • Must be proficient in computer programs: Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook


                Preferred qualifications

  • Lab experience
  • Water analysis experience
  • Environmental regulatory knowledge
  • Mechanical skills


The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits: 

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 90 days of employment;
  • Paid time off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays; 
  • 401(k): eligible after 1 year of employment including company match which begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule
  • Base pay rate of $24.50/hr

The company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.