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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for assisting with organizing and performing pilot plant trials and associated support work under general supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Organize and prepare formulations, as per NesTMS requirements, and perform pilot plant trials in a safe and efficient manner
2. Set-up, operate and clean food-processing equipment
3. Maintain equipment in good sanitary and working condition
4. Maintain a safe, clean and sanitary work area
5. Organize and record data as outlined in the pilot plant request
6. Prepare summaries of trial results with recommendations for processing/product improvements based on observations
7. Working skills/knowledge of equipment and unit operations in the pilot plant
8. Adhere to all facility policies concerning safety, security, Good Laboratory and Good Manufacturing Practices (GLP & GMP)
9. Travel as required for factory trials, factory start-ups or training
10. Practice safety in the work area
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Light mechanical repair/plumbing as required
Interact with project teams and participate in project discussions as required 
Actively participate in cross-training as needed as well as learning new skills required due to technology advances
Reviews/Updates SOP’s and SSOP’s
Additional duties as assigned 

SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED:
Receives supervision from the Pilot Plant Supervisor
JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):
High School Diploma (or GED) 
Working knowledge of factory type equipment operations
Willingness to become a licensed fork lift operator
Good mechanical skills or aptitude
Good teamwork, interpersonal, communication, organization, math and writing skills
Computer literacy
Job: Pilot Plant Technician
Primary Location: St. Joseph, MO US
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Career Area: Professional
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