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ADM Plant Based Solutions Technician in Decatur, Illinois

Job Title:

Plant Based Solutions Technician

Department/Function:

Non-Exempt

Job Description:

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com .

Plant Based Solution Technician- Decatur, IL

Purpose:

This position will be responsible for alternative protein product development and applications. The individual holding this position is encouraged to have a solid understanding of plant protein ingredients, processing equipment, and ingredient trouble-shooting. This role will work closely and cross-functionally with Food Science, Culinary and Commercialization teams.

Job Description:

  • Accountable for rapid prototyping alternative protein applications

  • Accountable for scale-up of development prototypes

  • Accountable for conducting experiments

  • Responsible for supporting Flexitarian growth strategy initiatives

  • Work closely with customers on the analysis, development, and optimization of novel alternative meat solutions

  • Challenge and drive R&D, FS&T or CD&D efforts through innovation solutions

  • Collaborate with various teams to support all ADM Business Units and product lines, including Food Science and Technology and Product Development and Applications divisions on system development and multi-ingredients synergies.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, be self-motivated and team oriented. The position will require some travel to production trials/ scale-ups and customers visits. Prior experience with food/meat processing, and ingredient knowledge is preferred.

  • Previous experience with Plant Protein Ingredients and Meat & Dairy Alternative Products

  • B.S. in Food Science or related field of study

  • A sound understanding/ or willing to learn:

  • basic protein analytical techniques

  • bench/pilot development work

  • Equipment Setup and SOPs

  • Ability to work independently and within cross-functional teams on Research projects that involve the development and improvement of novel protein solutions for food applications

  • Ability to collaborate with and have good written and verbal communication skills when working with colleagues in Commercial, Research, and Operations groups

  • Be a good teammate with good interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated and willing to work hands-on at the laboratory, pilot, and plant level

Relocation assistance may be available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.

ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status.

City:

Decatur

State:

IL - Illinois

Ref ID:

#LI-NA1

EEO:

ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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