DuPont Process Technician, Fermentation- Night Shift in Palo Alto, California

Process Technician, Fermentation- Night Shift (Job Number: 196379W-01)


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About DuPont Industrial Biosciences

DuPont Industrial Biosciences comprises an unmatched portfolio of capabilities in industrial biotechnology and biobased solutions. The unique combination of agricultural, biotechnology, chemical and material science capabilities allows DuPont Industrial Biosciences to deliver cost-effective products with superior performance and sustainability aspects to a range of industries. Bringing together the expertise from Danisco, Genencor, and DuPont has yielded a unique combination of strengths in enzyme technology, materials science, and bioprocessing. We call it Powered byDuPont™ Genencor® Science. It’s what powers the innovations to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

ProcessTechnician, Fermentation- Night Shift


Functional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Thisposition will be in the small-scale fermentation lab that supports thedevelopment of our R&D projects during the night shift (2200-0600)

  • Aspart of a team, this person will be responsible for the operation of 14L bioreactors,monitoring biological processes, and proper documentation.

  • Dutyincludes media preparation, tank maintenance, contamination monitoring, andanalytical processing to support fermentation operations.

  • Participatein continuous improvement efforts to increase quality and service levels,improve process safety, efficiency, and reliability.



The following are required:

  • Minimumeducation of Associates degree in Sciences.

  • Relevantlaboratory and/or manufacturing/production experience.

  • Strongmechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills.

  • Basiccomputer skills (experience with computer based process control systems a plus.)

  • Teamplayer with strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Abilityto conduct work during night shift (2200 - 0600), and work overtime (ifrequired).

  • Abilityto lift 50 pounds.

The following are preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience with biological systems and aseptic techniques is a plus.

  • Demonstratestrong sense of self-motivation and ability to work under minimal supervision.

  • Strongleadership experience in creating change, coordinating withco-workers/teammates in meeting expectations, and improving work efficiency.

  • Strongcommunication skills to create rapport both within and outside of immediatework team to generate smooth work flow and collaboration

  • Abilityprioritize and troubleshoot issues under pressure.

  • Abilityto learn emergent systems and cope with new environment.

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Genencoris an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: NA-United States-California-Palo Alto

Organization: Industrial Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Associate's Degree/College Diploma (±13 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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