Food Technologist Technician - Plant Science
North Dakota State University - Fargo, ND

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Position Description:
This position involves conducting routine tests to evaluate grain, milling and baking qualities of hard spring wheat. Duties include conducting quality tests associated with the regional hard red spring wheat quality survey and export cargo samples; evaluating hard spring wheat lines for grain, milling and bread making qualities; and assisting in applied research projects. The individual will be responsible for maintenance of laboratory and processing equipment including combustion nitrogen analyzer ( LECO ); provide supervision to graduate and undergraduate student activities in the laboratory; help ensure a safe, clean working environment; perform and supervise laboratory demonstration for short courses, international trade teams and visitors.

Minimum Qualifications:
B.S. in food science, plant science or related discipline or the equivalent

Proficient computer skills

Excellent organizational skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to multitask and perform repetitive tasks

Ability to work in a team and independently with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience supervising workers

Experience with baking and conducting routine tests for wheat/end use quality

Screening Date:
02/11/2013

Open Until Filled:
No

Search Type:
Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants:
NOTE : Incomplete files will NOT be considered.

Special Conditions:
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. ยง 23-12-10.

Location:
NDSU Main Campus - Fargo

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