Pilot Plant Technician

in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey (NJ)

This position is responsible for assisting with organizing and performing pilot plant trials and associated support work under general supervision. This is a skill/knowledge developmental position for a pilot plant technician position.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • • Organize and prepare formulations, as per NesTMS requirements, and perform pilot plant trials in a safe and efficient manner
    • Set-up, operate and clean food-processing equipment
    • Document and prepare summaries of trial results with recommendations for processing/product improvements based on observations
    • Organize and record data as outlined in the pilot plant request
    • Mix, measure, adjust and homogenize batches
    • Thermally process and package batches
    • Maintain equipment in good sanitary and working condition
    • Maintain a safe, clean and sanitary work area
    • Document trial records (Log Sheets, etc.)
    • Proactive cooperation with the Team towards improving Pilot Plant Processes & Procedures
    • Responsible to follow and uphold all Food Safety, Food Quality, Occupational Safety, Health and Environment policies and procedures as pertains to role
    • Support Project Leaders, Pilot Plant Team Members and others in pilot plant trial planning, preparation, execution, follow up, review and process improvement.
    • 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
  • Experience and Education Requirements:

    • Minimum High School degree or equivalent
    • Minimum three years of manufacturing experience working in a food or GMP manufacturing
    • Degree in Food Science, Engineering or similar preferred
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Detail oriented
    • Good interpersonal & leadership skills
    • Ability to interact with colleagues from other functions to answer questions and plan activities
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Thermal process theory and food safety systems
    • Operations of all equipment’s and knowledge of all unit operations

Other Details

  1. Job Type Full Time
  2. Job Location 1041 US-202, Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807
  3. Category Manufacturing & Warehouse
  4. Posted 6 days ago


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