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Pilot Plant & Laboratory Technician

Nestle Purina PetCare

Last Updated: 3/05/21

Job Description

Pilot Plant & Laboratory Technician Job Description

We planted our roots in St. Louis home back in 1894. Since then, we’ve expanded our manufacturing to 21 facilities across the United States and St. Louis has grown into what some would call a “hidden gem”. This “big city with a small-town feel” has everything you need and more— a rich culture with world-class schools and healthcare, an affordable cost of living and a neighborhood for every lifestyle. Hours from other major metro’s or minutes from a bustling downtown, serene parks and outdoors—join us in calling St. Louis home.

We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit, and market share, we’re at the forefront of innovative product and process development that’s allowing us to lead the march in pushing pet nutrition forward.

Your larger team – the Technical Services group – creates the flavors, shapes, and textures often developed in marketing and brought to life through innovative engineering. For over a century, we’ve revolutionized pet food production and its ability to enrich the lives of pets everywhere – a mission we accomplish through three core pursuits: passion, safety, and innovation. You’ll join the heartbeat of our business and become part of the critical processes that allow us to delight our customers and consumers around the world.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform pilot plant trials and associated support work as well as physical, chemical, and packaging testing under general supervision
  • Complete well-defined tasks and assignments in the scope of pilot plant and lab operations
  • Execute diverse benchtop analytical analyses and support pilot plant activities
  • Consolidate, analyze and report results through proper application of standard routines
  • Create operational standards to supply pilot plant and laboratory functions
  • Maintain assigned equipment per defined protocols
  • Travel as required to assist industrial trials
  • Additional duties as assigned

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (minimum):

  • Technical or vocational degree with no experience OR High School diploma with 1+ years in a lab or operational environment
  • Ability to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Willingness to operate a forklift with training or from previous experience
  • Willingness to wear personal protective equipment (steel toe boots, safety glasses, hard hat, respirator, etc.) to fulfill specific job functions
  • Willingness to conduct analysis on samples including urine and feces

*Working knowledge of factory and laboratory equipment and operations preferred.


It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home.

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at [Register to View] for accommodations" style="font-family: [Register to View] notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application.

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law.

Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at [Register to View] [Register to View] or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-[Register to View] .

Job: Pilot Plant & Laboratory Technician Primary Location: Saint Louis, MO US Other Location: Career Area: Professional Nestle Purina PetCare Company https://nestleusa.taleo.net/careersection/9/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=20006684



Company Details


Nestle Purina PetCare

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...