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Lab Tech III Benchtop-Pilot Scale Fermentation Weekend - Decatur IL

Company name
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

Location
Decatur, IL, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Bluecollar, Sciences

Posted on
Apr 05, 2021

Valid Through
Jul 19, 2021

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Job Title:

Lab Tech III, Benchtop-Pilot Scale Fermentation Weekend - Decatur, IL

Department/Function:

Non-Exempt

Job Description:

Laboratory Technician III, Benchtop and Pilot Scale Fermentation (Weekend) - Decatur, IL

ADM Research & Development

This is a non-exempt level position.

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com .

We have an opening for a Laboratory Technician III, Benchtop and Pilot Scale Fermentation with weekend hours at our Corporate Research Center located in Decatur, IL!

Position Summary:

This position is in the Fermentation Group, within the Biotechnology Research division of ADM. The group is focused on validating novel production strains, fermentation scale-up/scale-down, and optimization and troubleshooting of current fermentation processes. This group’s research area can include bacterial and fungal fermentations, microbial identification, sample analysis, and data analysis.

This role will support all the above projects ranging from 7.5 L benchtop to 1000 L pilot scales of fermentation. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with end-of-fermentation clean-up, prep work for upcoming fermentations, inoculation process, monitoring and sampling duties, assays, and troubleshooting, along with other miscellaneous tasks that may be applicable. The ability to work independently and with an accelerated grasp of time management is a must.

Work Schedule: 2 options 8-hour days vs 10-hour days

Thursday-Monday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (weekend hours adaptable)

Thursday-Sunday, 8:00 am-6:30 pm (weekend hours adaptable)

Job Responsibilities:

Record, sample, and monitor fermentations in our laboratories and pilot plant areas.

Work within a team environment to ensure successful fermentations at 7.5 L, 100 L, 450 L, and 1000 L scales.

Conduct troubleshooting to solve or mitigate issues.

Record data and make observations.

Communicate and relay information to Scientists and Technicians.

Read and understand fermentation protocols, work instructions, and SOPs.

Inoculation of shake flasks, props, seeds, and mains.

Conduct basic maintenance of fermentation and analytical equipment.

Work in an aseptic manner and maintain a clean workspace.

Job Requirements:

Skills and experiences required or useful for the candidate:

BSc in microbiology, fermentation science, or related field or 2-3 years of fermentation experience.

Working knowledge of fermentation equipment, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

Knowledge of general microbiological procedures and aseptic technique.

Excellent written and oral communication skills with both technical and non-technical personnel.

Ability to manage one’s own time with limited supervision.

Demonstrated ability of working with diverse, multidisciplinary teams.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Relocation assistance is not available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life, vision, and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background investigation.

ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans’ status.

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail to ReasonableAccommodations@adm.com . Include your contact information, a description of the position for which you are applying, and the nature of your requested accommodation.

City:

Decatur

State:

IL - Illinois

Ref ID:

#LI-NA2

EEO:

ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

Company info

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Website : http://www.adm.com

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