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Pilot Plant Technician

BCforward is currently seeking highly motivated Pilot Plant Technician for an opportunity in Minneapolis, MN 55447


Pilot Plant Technician

Duration: 1 Year

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55447

Job Description

Supports a core technology component area for the Starches and Sweeteners business as well as customers. Supports the research group in a given implementation of business defined technology needs.

Serves as a piloting team resource in one or more broad core technology components:

- 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

5% - Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


Bachelor of Science degree in , Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, Food Science or related Science field

Excellent verbal and written communication, teamwork, collaboration, and organizational skills.

Demonstrated commitment to safety in the job environment

Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment

Ability to execute designed experiments as well as troubleshoot and make corrections during experimentation

Microsoft Office suite


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

Interested candidates please send resume in Word format Please reference job code 142047 when responding to this ad.

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