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Epitopix is a young, fast-growing biotech company with an exciting future. We seek employees who are educated in biology, microbiology, veterinary or medical technology, or who are experienced in sterile laboratory techniques.

Willmar, Minnesota is located just 90 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Willmar is a great agricultural business community of 20,000 offering a clean, safe environment on the edge of the prairie and lakes region. Just a few highlights include new schools, a renowned medical and hospital system, a community college, and new businesses and housing developments emerging every year. Indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities abound, including access to many natural lakes, the Glacial Lakes State Trail, Sibley State Park and the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Willmar is a regional hub for shopping, dining, entertainment and services, and is the seat of Kandiyohi County.

Full-Time Production Technician

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Epitopix Manufacturing, specializing in animal vaccine development, is seeking a Full-Time Production Technician within the FERMENTATION department.  This role is primarily responsible for the growth and harvest of bacteria utilized in the process of creating animal vaccines.  Individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment in a “roll-up your sleeves” hands on type of role and can demonstrate strengths in multi-tasking and problem solving will be successful!  Positive attitudes and adaptability a must.  A mechanical aptitude is also beneficial to succeed in this role.

Responsibilities for this Role Include:

  • Operation of production fermenters and associated control systems and oversight of fermentation processes.
  • Disassembly, cleaning and reassembly of fermentation equipment.
  • Maintenance of records associated with fermentation processes. Records are kept manually.
  • Preparation of liquid media used during fermentation processes.
  • Maintains cleanliness of departments for sterility assurance process and procedures.
  • Will work independently and as part of small teams during processes. Will assist with other duties as assigned.
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner and maintains continuity in work flow.

Qualities We Are Seeking:

  • Hard working individual with a positive attitude and passion for detailed completion of assigned duties.
  • Natural abilities and strengths in multi-tasking, problem solving and prioritizing.
  • Confidence to work and make decisions independently and be self-directed.
  • Willing to “roll-up our sleeves” and perform work that requires being on your feet, twisting, turning, reaching and some lifting of equipment.
  • Someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt and react positively to changes in daily routine.
  • Experience in the food industry is a huge plus.
  • Some mechanical problem solving experience or aptitude a huge plus.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • This opportunity is benefits eligible with an hourly wage depending upon qualifications and experience. An increased shift differential is paid for working evening hours (typically starting at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)  We are proud to offer our employees a generous comprehensive benefits package in addition to competitive compensation.  Our core package includes affordable medical care options, 401K Plan with immediate dollar for dollar company 4% match, a generous PTO bank and more!

Schedule:

  • The core fermentation process happens between 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday with additional evening shifts (until 10:00 p.m.) scheduled 1 to 2 shifts every/other week. There will be flexibility within these hours.

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