ITQ Technologist – Pilot Plant (2nd or 3rd Shift)

Job Number: 14947
Location(s): Minneapolis, MN

Overview & Responsibilities

The Operations Technician role involves setting up, sanitation and running equipment for trials will be provide support to various platforms with a focus on the Cereal platform. This role will also exhibit strong customer service for various ITQ platforms.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Safely operates equipment, understands food safety requirements and ability to perform risk assessments
  • Human and Food Safety Leadership: Can lead teams through projects / efforts to find and resolve safety risks.
  • Maintains skills on multiple unit operations / systems; mastery is present on some systems. Can run systems with efficiency / Can teach on some systems.  Knowledge and capability drive incremental value to customers.  Can train others.
  • Leads equipment sanitation activities with capability to inspect following sanitation. Leader in more complex system setup.
  • Maintenance/Electrical/Controls with a technical focus

Ability to consistently & repeatedly lift, manipulate & transport ingredients or equipment, up to 55 lbs

 

HOURS

  • Second shift position is scheduled for five days per week, 8 hours per day from the hours of 2pm – 10pm.

OR 

  • Third shift position is scheduled for four days per week, 10 hours per day with the hours being from 10pm – 8am on (Sunday Night) Monday through Thursday.

Training will be completed on 1st shift and then transition over to the respective 2nd or 3rd shift at the conclusion of training time. 

Actual days of the work week, start times and end times may change based on business needs. This position is considered a flex position in that the employee would provide support to not just the cereal platform but can learn various operations for different business to build breadth of capabilities for future development.  With advance notification, the candidate will be required to flex to a different shift or have different hours based on evolving business needs.  This candidate may be required to work up to 2 hours of overtime before or after their assigned shift and/or occasionally support 8-12 hours on the weekend.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • High School Degree w/3-5 years of directly relatable experience or Associates Degree w/ 2-3 years of directly relateable experience
  • Experience of working in teams to deliver results
  • Basic computer/technology skills (Office Suite, other computer programs)
  • Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving Skills
  • Ability to coach, train & develop others
  • Translate technical expertise to business impact
  • Comfortable in processing (pilot plant or plant) environment
  • Confidence in autonomously operating equipment
  • Strong communication skills with peers and with customers
  • Basic understanding of food safety and human safety
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to a team environment
  • Interpersonal ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization to advance your work
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve conflicts with others
  • Desire to learn new concepts quickly and apply in productive ways
  • Maturity to navigate and lead through stressful situations
  • Ability to assess and solve technical/mechanical problems
  • Strong self-starter and holds a high regard for quality of work, seeks out opportunity to add value
  • Ability to influence others
  • Leadership within a team and ownership within your work
  • Effectively manage multiple competing priorities
  • High efficiency in ways of working

PREFERRED QUALIFCATIONS: 

  • Previous work experience in a similar field
  • Foodservice & Laboratory experience
  • Passionate around the creation of food, CPG industry, and consumer trends (both food and packaging)

Overview & Responsibilities

The Operations Technician role involves setting up, sanitation and running equipment for trials will be provide support to various platforms with a focus on the Cereal platform. This role will also exhibit strong customer service for various ITQ platforms.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Safely operates equipment, understands food safety requirements and ability to perform risk assessments
  • Human and Food Safety Leadership: Can lead teams through projects / efforts to find and resolve safety risks.
  • Maintains skills on multiple unit operations / systems; mastery is present on some systems. Can run systems with efficiency / Can teach on some systems.  Knowledge and capability drive incremental value to customers.  Can train others.
  • Leads equipment sanitation activities with capability to inspect following sanitation. Leader in more complex system setup.
  • Maintenance/Electrical/Controls with a technical focus

Ability to consistently & repeatedly lift, manipulate & transport ingredients or equipment, up to 55 lbs

 

HOURS

  • Second shift position is scheduled for five days per week, 8 hours per day from the hours of 2pm – 10pm.

OR 

  • Third shift position is scheduled for four days per week, 10 hours per day with the hours being from 10pm – 8am on (Sunday Night) Monday through Thursday.

Training will be completed on 1st shift and then transition over to the respective 2nd or 3rd shift at the conclusion of training time. 

Actual days of the work week, start times and end times may change based on business needs. This position is considered a flex position in that the employee would provide support to not just the cereal platform but can learn various operations for different business to build breadth of capabilities for future development.  With advance notification, the candidate will be required to flex to a different shift or have different hours based on evolving business needs.  This candidate may be required to work up to 2 hours of overtime before or after their assigned shift and/or occasionally support 8-12 hours on the weekend.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • High School Degree w/3-5 years of directly relatable experience or Associates Degree w/ 2-3 years of directly relateable experience
  • Experience of working in teams to deliver results
  • Basic computer/technology skills (Office Suite, other computer programs)
  • Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving Skills
  • Ability to coach, train & develop others
  • Translate technical expertise to business impact
  • Comfortable in processing (pilot plant or plant) environment
  • Confidence in autonomously operating equipment
  • Strong communication skills with peers and with customers
  • Basic understanding of food safety and human safety
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to a team environment
  • Interpersonal ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization to advance your work
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve conflicts with others
  • Desire to learn new concepts quickly and apply in productive ways
  • Maturity to navigate and lead through stressful situations
  • Ability to assess and solve technical/mechanical problems
  • Strong self-starter and holds a high regard for quality of work, seeks out opportunity to add value
  • Ability to influence others
  • Leadership within a team and ownership within your work
  • Effectively manage multiple competing priorities
  • High efficiency in ways of working

PREFERRED QUALIFCATIONS: 

  • Previous work experience in a similar field
  • Foodservice & Laboratory experience
  • Passionate around the creation of food, CPG industry, and consumer trends (both food and packaging)

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