PILOT PLANT PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
Certis USA, a leading manufacturer and marketer of biological and botanical products for pest management in Wasco, California is seeking a Pilot Plant Process Development Engineer to complete and or oversee all pilot plant activities, tests, analyses and production activities to produce and characterize biological products.
Isolate and characterize pure microorganisms; maintain culture under optimum storage conditions, Provide pure, high quality cultures to support Manufacturing; Develop testing methodologies to expedite identification and culture efficacy; Prepare culture media and other reagents; Participate in the production and testing of biological products; Perform aseptic inoculations of flasks/tanks to support Production as required; Maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to work; Perform small scale fermentations at the bench and pilot scale; Sets up, calibrate and maintain apparatus/laboratory equipment; Review and analyze daily testing logs and notes; maintains documentation; communicates results to the appropriate customers.
Efficiently operate and monitor different types of pilot plant and manufacturing equipment such as fermentors, evaporator, spray dryer, granulator, blenders, mixers, chillers, micro scopes, lab test equipment, etc.
Maintain and perform preventive maintenance of the pilot plant equipment and assigned manufacturing equipment as needed. Provide high level engineering expertise in the resolution and troubleshooting of pilot plant and assigned manufacturing operational problems.
Develop continuous improvement solutions and formulate the design basis by collecting, analyzing information and data relative to operating requirements and process economics.
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Microbiology, or any other related biological discipline.
Certis USA offers a competitive benefits package to include a 401(k) Retirement Plan, health insurance, PTO, and a performance based annual bonus program. Please forward your resume with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org