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Pilot Plant Technician

Three Point Solutions Plymouth, MN
  • Expired: 16 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Description: Pilot Plant Technician - 8341
Duration: 1 year
Hours: standard 40 hour work week. Start time between 6-8 am for 8 hour work day. Flexibility to work some evenings/overnights support maybe required due to projects.
Dress code: casual (ie. jeans and polo)
Prescreens: HireRight background check, Drug Screen (5 panel + expanded opiates), Pre-employment physical, lifting assessment (50 lbs) and mobility assessment

**in-person interviews will be required before an offer is extended


  • Provide 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.
  • 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

Three Point Solutions

As a leading contract, contract-to-hire and professional placement firm, Three Point Solution understands the importance of aligning our client with the right resource at the right time. We are committed to the highest caliber of service that will benefit our clients, candidates and employees. Unlike large, corporate style recruiting firms, we commit to individualized attention that uniquely positions us to bridge the communication gap between recruiter, employer and candidate. Our goal is to cultivate and maintain true partnerships with our clients and candidates.


Plymouth, MN