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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.

Calibration Technician

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The Manufacturing division of Epitopix, LLC specializes in animal vaccine production to combat harmful bacterial diseases in poultry, cattle, and swine, and is seeking a full-time instrument Calibration Technician in its Willmar, MN facility. This opportunity will primarily focus on the accuracy verification and adjustment or repair of instruments used on process and utility equipment, to include indicators and transmitters for temperature, pressure, flow, etc.

Responsibilities for this Role Include:

  • Calibration/verification of instrument accuracy referencing an internal calibration specification and following standard operating procedures.
  • Documentation of calibration activities within a computerized maintenance management system with data archiving.
  • Coordination of various calibrations through approved outside vendors, when necessary, and the verification of their adherence to internal specifications.
  • Periodic review of existing specifications and procedures for changes or improvements and the creation of new controlled documents as needed.
  • Participation in new system qualification and process validation, to include document creation, in support of the Engineering group.
  • Miscellaneous tasks in support of the production goals, as needed.

Ideal Candidate - Who Should Apply:

  • We are ideally seeking a reliable, motivated individual that is able to adapt to changing needs in order to accomplish the necessary tasks around the production schedule, coordinating with the various departments as necessary.
  • Shop math and computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications are required in order to complete documentation, data analysis and trending.
  • A high school diploma is required, but additional education or experience in electronics or engineering technology related fields would be beneficial.

Working Environment:

  • Epitopix is committed to workplace safety, and all employees undergo routine training.
  • Work is performed primarily indoors with occasional travel to our R&D facility. A clean driving record is required.
  • Because our products originate from live bacteria, the facility is a biosafe level 2 facility, meaning possible exposure to infectious organisms, allergens, chemicals and materials requiring appropriate personal protective equipment and adherence to OSHA regulations.
  • The position requires visual acuity, manual dexterity and the ability to work on equipment while standing, bending, kneeling or sitting, often while gowned for cleanroom access. Work from elevated platforms and ladders is required.
  • This position requires occasional lifting up to 50 pounds without assistance as well as pushing and pulling mobile carts and process vessels.

Compensation & Schedule:

  • This opportunity is a full-time position with benefits, hourly pay commensurate with experience.
  • Core working hours are 40 hours weekly, Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM, with some flexibility, and the possibility of occasional after hours work and overtime.

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