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Process Technician, Fermentation in South San Francisco, CA at REG

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

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POSITION PURPOSE:

REG is seeking a motivated and experienced Process Technician to join its Fermentation Process Development team. The purpose of this position includes the preparation, operation, monitoring, and turnaround of bioprocess reactors supporting our research efforts in the development of renewable fuels and chemicals. Additionally, this position will be engaged in various critical group responsibilities (solutions preparation, ordering and stocking of laboratory consumables, and general laboratory organization) in support of the smooth operation of the bioprocess facility.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assemble, operate, sample, and harvest / turnaround development-scale bioreactors on a weekly basis;
  • In-process broth sample preparation, analysis, and accurate recording of results;
  • Media and standard chemical solutions preparation;
  • Consumable laboratory inventory management: anticipation of needs, ordering, and stocking of materials.

Other frequent duties:

  • Basic facilities support (troubleshooting and preventative maintenance on equipment);
  • Consolidation and removal of laboratory waste including garbage, chemical, and biological hazardous waste;
  • Shipping and receiving;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the execution of standard operating procedures;
  • Work independently or as a team, has ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in regard to job duties;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Required:  High school diploma or equivalent; Associates degree in a scientific field desirable.

Experience Required:  Three to five years of previous experience in a laboratory environment, with one to two years of relevant hands-on experience operating stirred bioreactors is required.

Skills Required:  Operation of stirred-tank bioreactors, proficiency in pipetting and the previous operation of in-process analytical equipment (spectrophotometers, YSIs, pH meters), proficiency in the utilization of Microsoft Excel.

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