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AURI Seeks Lab Associate

AURI seeks a full-time lab associate for our bio industrial lab in Waseca, MN. The person in this role ensures the Waseca laboratory and its equipment are properly maintained and operational. The skills needed to perform the work is training, certification, a degree or the equivalent in one of these trade areas: machining, welding, pipefitting, carpentry, mechanics, electrical. The person selected will independently carry out assigned work to implement technical tasks and achieve goals.

Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma that includes trade training and two years’ experience in industrial equipment operations and maintenance. Preferred qualifications are either formal training in one or more of the following trades: machining, welding, pipefitting, carpentry, mechanics, electrical and two years of related experience or an associate degree in a field of science, agriculture, engineering, or industrial operation and two years of related experience. It is advisable to read the entire job description and note the additional qualifications here.

AURI offers a competitive salary. The position includes holiday, vacation, and health leave along with enrollment in the State of Minnesota Retirement plan and the option to contribute to a deferred compensation plan. This position is eligible for health insurance benefits.

Apply through email by sending a cover letter to introduce yourself and indicate your interest in the position and resume to The position is open until filled; however, we will review the first pool of applicants on March 30, 2023.

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is a thriving, culture-centered, Minnesota based nonprofit dedicated to fostering long-term economic benefit through applied research on value-added agricultural products, focusing on coproducts, biobased products, renewable energy, and food. Our dynamic, mission driven staff assist entities across the agricultural value chain, from producers to entrepreneurs to corporates, to help overcome technical and commercialization challenges to create novel agricultural and food products and processes that increase commodity utilization and benefit Minnesota’s economy.

AURI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.