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Piloting Technician/Pilot Plant Technician

GDKN Corporation
Savage, Minnesota, United States
February 10, 2017

6-12 month assignment

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 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.

Dress Code: casual (ie. jeans and polo)

Environment: Lab, pilot plant