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Pilot Plant Technician
Ref No.: 18-10395
Location: Savage, Minnesota
Piloting Technician
Candidates must be able to work nights! Typical hours will be around 7 am to 7pm or 7 pm to 7 am Monday-Friday The first couple weeks they would work 8 hour days, Mon-Fri as they trained. Then they will be working 12 hour days, 4 days a week, either on nights or days. The shifts are from 7a-7p and 7p to 7a. 4 weeks on Days/3 weeks on Nights Job Description- - Work independently and as part of a team, developing, planning, and executing day-to-day equipment operations and maintenance as established in SOP?s - Provide process and sample data to sample owners in timely fashion - Keep clear & concise records of pilot plant operations - Ability to work around moving equipment and chemicals safely - Ability to use analytical equipment (pH meters, conductivity probe, UV-VIS, HPLC) - Good mechanical and electrical aptitude and troubleshooting skills - Ability to work rotating shifts (12 hour shifts, 7 am to 7 pm or 7 pm to 7 am) - Some background in chemistry desired Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibility for this position is to operate pilot equipment to create food or non-food grade quality samples in a safe, timely and professional manner. The technician is responsible to ensure the pilot plant remains operational and safe. Required experience: technical degree (current technicians have degrees in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Associate level engineering technician) Preferred experience: Hands-on processing experience running equipment as well as analytical methods. Interest and desire to interpret data and optimize the process.