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Aerotek R&D Pilot Plant Technician - Production in Golden Valley, Minnesota


The Operations Technician role involves setting up, sanitation and running equipment for new food production trials. He/she exhibits strong customer service in support of various ITQ platforms as a partner and technical expert. This is in an R&D environment where you will be working with exclusive and trademarked food products and manufacturing pilot plants.

This position will involve heavy lifting of 50lb bags for mixing with industrial mixers, setting up pilot plants using hand tools, and will be working in an industrial environment.

Execute and document tests, panels and minor experiments.

Procure and manage materials; manage and maintain pilot plant spaces; basic equipment setup, tear down, sanitation.

Safely operates large equipment (including mixers, valves, pumps, etc.), understands food safety requirements and ability to perform risk assessments.

You will be assisting a Product Development team to create a variety of food products on a production line. They will be responsible for determining the production set up, verifying the finished products, and changing the production set up over trials. You will be helping them to run the pilot plant effectively.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Education/Degree Requirements:

2-Year Science Degree or 4-Year degree related to food production/creation


High School Degree w/1-3 years of directly relatable experience

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.