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Pilot Plant Technician - 163125

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55447, United States
June 20, 2017

• Responsible for providing support to research scientists in the completion of research projects or activities.

• He/she will also be responsible for conducting piloting trials in a food grade laboratory, routine analysis, reporting and communicating results.

• In addition, this person will be responsible for maintaining pilot plant equipment, and ensuring EHS and Food safety compliance.

• Supports a core technology component area for the Starches and Sweeteners business as well as customers.

- Core Technologies (e.g. separations, fermentation, product safety, milling and grinding)

- Enabling sciences (e.g. process modeling, toxicology, advanced analytics, sensory, nutrition, sensory, chemistry)

- Ingredients/Product Lines (e.g. Sweeteners, Dextrose, Fat/Oils)

- Food Applications (e.g. dairy, convenience, beverages)

- Feed Applications (e.g. ruminants, pork, poultry, equine)

Principal Accountabilities:

• 20% - Provide support to research scientists in the completion of research projects or activities

• 55% - Conduct pilot trials, routine experiments, organizing and communicating results; may provide routine analysis as needed

• 10% - Maintain pilot/laboratory equipment

• 10% - Ensure corporate EHS and Food Safety compliance


• Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related Science field


• 6 months to 3 yrs. experience in a food grade pilot plant environment

• Hands-on experience in microbiology sampling, sterile technique and/or fermentation principles and operation.

• Experience in setup and operation of lab and/or pilot scale fermentations.

• Experience with downstream purification technologies, such as chromatography, separations (e.g., centrifugation, filtration, membrane separation), crystallization and evaporation.