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Process Technician - Fermentation

Company: International Flavors & Fragrances
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Small Scale Fermentation Process Technician - Grave Shift with Sign On Bonus

It's an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a wide range of science based solutions. We are looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to join our team as a Process Technician in our small-scale R&D fermentation lab in Palo Alto, CA. In this role you will be part of a team applying cutting edge biotechnology to address customer needs in a wide range of industrial applications.

We are offering a $500.00 sign on bonus for this position.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant laboratory experience. (Experience with biological systems and aseptic techniques is a plus)
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work and collaborate with a team
  • Basic computer skills. (Experience with computer-based process control systems a plus)
  • Strong sense of self-motivation and ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and troubleshoot issues under pressure.
  • Ability to learn emergent systems and cope with new environments
  • Experience in coordinating with co-workers/teammates in meeting expectations and improving work efficiency
  • A high school diploma with relevant experience or associate's degree in a technical or sciences field

Job Requirements

Role Requirements:

  • This position will be in the small-scale fermentation lab that supports the development of our R&D projects during the grave/night shift (2200-0600)
  • As part of a team, this person will be responsible for the set-up, cleaning and operation of 14L bioreactors, monitoring biological processes, and proper documentation.
  • Duties include media preparation, tank maintenance, contamination monitoring, and analytical processing to support fermentation operations.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts to increase quality and service levels, improve process safety, efficiency, and reliability.
  • Regularly provide lab support on weekend shifts and attend training on other shifts when required
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace. Visit to learn more about our Equality Policy

Nearest Major Market: San Jose

Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Keywords: International Flavors & Fragrances, Palo Alto , Process Technician - Fermentation, Other , Palo Alto, California

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