Senior Lab Technician
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HPL - Lowell, OR

Senior Lab Technician


Fall Creek is creating a world with better blueberries through its friendly, collaborative team spread across the globe. To help us accomplish this, we are seeking a qualified Senior Lab Technician. This position will be located in Lowell, OR.


This position requires an understanding of the Transfer Room, lab processes and production data. This position records plant production, plant performance and technician performance data. They will also assist with training new employees. They are responsible for cutting, moving and shipping plant material. The senior lab technician is responsible for seeing that the Lab Technicians 1, 2 and 3 are performing their work in a safe and efficient manner. They need to be capable of balancing multiple tasks.


What you will do at Fall Creek:

  • Responsible for gathering plant material and culture media from staging areas and allocates the plant and media material to lab technicians.
  • Responsible to for checking plants and media for contamination, and plants exhibiting abnormal growth.
  • Responsible for labeling, scanning plant material, and storage of plant material.
  • Gathers and records plant production and performance data to monitor productivity.
  • Gathers culture media and plants from staging areas and allocates the work to lab technicians.


What you bring to Fall Creek:

  • Typically requires a high school diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to read and follow detailed instructions, directions, and protocols in English.
  • Requires a high attention to detail and the ability to observe small deviations.
  • Requires the ability to be highly organized in handling materials, equipment and supplies.


Who is Fall Creek?

We’re a US-based company with a keen focus on blueberry genetics, plants, and grower support delivered to the world’s premier blueberry growers. From our humble beginnings in Lowell, Oregon more than 40 years ago, we now also have wholly-owned nurseries in Mexico, Peru, and Spain. Additionally, we have built a global team of the finest breeders, researchers, propagators and nursery professionals, grower support technicians, sales and customer service experts and more. We’re a deeply-planted link in a global chain, ready to serve our customers and our industry throughout North, Central, and South America, Greater Europe, and Africa. Our mission is to serve the growers and to support the blueberry industry, helping to ensure growers maximize success through our delivery of the best genetics and plants, technical know-how and global market intelligence. To fulfill our mission, we focus on cultivating exceptional plants, building strong relationships and providing responsive customer service. This is all part of how we’re helping to build A World with Better Blueberries™.  


Fall Creek Farm & Nursery® offers a competitive salary and benefit package which includes health, vision, and dental insurance, paid time off, company-paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and 401K plan. This position requires an executed confidentiality and non-solicitation agreement upon hire. Employment offers are contingent on meeting our drug testing, background, and reference check standards. EOE