(TEMPORARY Contract) Product Process Development Technician – Plymouth, MN
Position SummaryThe Product Process Development Technician leverages scientific knowledge to support customers in the Oils & Shortenings R&D function. The position will support projects and initiatives which deliver value-added technical solutions to customers and/or lower costs for Cargill. This will encompass running laboratory analyses, preparing bench scale and pilot scale tests, running tests and analyzing data. The position also ensures that the resources necessary for lab experimentation are set up, stocked and available for scheduled testing.Principal Accountabilities70% Conduct bench and pilot scale testing for Oils & Shortening projects using standard and official methods. Leverage appropriate internal and external resources efficiently and effectively to optimize execution of assigned work.20% Assist developers in the execution of experiments and related tasks as directed by client scientists and engineers. Primarily work will be conducted at the bench top or pilot scale. Tasks also include gathering data and handling of samples from tests (shipping, receival, storage and submission). 5% Maintain general experimental supplies inventory (bench top equipment, chemicals, ingredients, oil base stocks etc.).5% Ensure corporate EHS and Food Safety compliance.
Required- High School diploma- 1 year (or more) of experience in a similar role- Course work or 1 year (or more) of experience with basic food safety requirements- 1 year (or more) of experience working with Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, etc- Demonstrated teamwork and the ability to effectively collaborate with others- Effective oral, written, presentation and communication skills- Ability to handle a variety of food products, including raw meats- Ability to lift 35 lbs. routinely- Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and execute work without direct supervisory oversightPreferred
– 1 year (or more) of experience working in a related scientific discipline, such as food science, chemistry, food technology – 2 years (or more) of laboratory experience- 1 year (or more) of working experience, trainning OR course work in fats and oils- Laboratory analytical experience- Customer interfacing experience- Demonstrates practical business acumen- Behaviors consistent with the Cargill Leadership Model- 1 year (or more) of experience working in a plant scale production environment