Pilot Plant Process Technician – Fermentation & Recovery

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 R&D pilot plant in Palo Alto, CA at the Genencor® Technology Center.  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.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant laboratory or pilot plant experience. (Experience with in a GMP environment is a plus)
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with biological systems and aseptic techniques
  • 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)
  • Ability to learn emergent systems and cope with new environments
  • Strong communication skills to create rapport both within and outside of immediate work team to generate smooth workflow and collaboration
  • A high school diploma with relevant experience or associate’s degree in a technical or sciences field.

Role Requirements:

  • As part of a team, this person will be responsible for the operation of various sized bioreactors or downstream unit operations, monitoring biological processes, and proper documentation.
  • Duties include media preparation, tank batching, equipment 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. 
  • Provide lab support on weekend shifts when required
  • Provide support to other operations labs as necessary
  • 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 IFF.com/careers to learn more about our Equality Policy