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Tech I Production

Company: Ajinomoto Health and Nutrition
Location: Eddyville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:


At Ajinomoto, we are making significant advances in food and health with new ideas and innovative technologies. We are seeking candidates with energy and enthusiasm to be part of our growing team. Ajinomoto is recognized as a global leader in the research, development, manufacturing, and sale of amino-acid-based products for the animal health, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, sports nutrition, human health, beauty, food ingredients, and consumer food product industries.


The Production Technician position is responsible for monitoring & controlling the fermentation/purification process of amino acids through field work, communication and lab testing, all while maintaining safety, quality and productivity standards.

SCHEDULE & PAY: Twelve hour alternating days/nights shift schedule (two weeks on days and then 2 weeks on nights). Must be able to work holidays, overtime, evenings, and weekends as scheduled. Starting wage is $23.00 per hour.


Safety, Environmental, & Quality Compliance

* Utilize safe work habits and follow all policies and procedures
* Make sound decisions while not compromising safety, environmental or quality standards
* Complete/assist with audits as required and follow-up on any findings until corrected
* Turn in any hazards as they are identified during work hours to get them corrected as soon as possible
* Attend regularly scheduled training sessions to stay current on all compliance initiatives
* Test product samples in a field lab and log proper documentation of the results
* Maintain a clean lab environment while operating lab equipment & perform necessary calibrations on lab equipment

Production (Fermentation & Purification as applicable)

* Diagnose, troubleshoot & correct any issues when they develop outside of normal operating conditions while at workstation
* Maintain data sheets with necessary test results completed and documented in required fields
* Assist in training and support of production staff and fill in anywhere needed
* Gain an understanding for the automation of the process, keeping process running within required parameters
* Maintain process consistency and monitor process trends to troubleshoot abnormal conditions
* Communicate process status to production management via daily memos, emails, documentation
* Perform light maintenance duties such as diaphragm replacement, pre and final filter replacement, change out valves or probes, etc.

Continuous Improvement & Collaboration

* Collaborate with other departments within the company including shift leaders, other process technicians, SEQ, maintenance, DCS, engineering, and utilities to accomplish tasks/goals
* Suggest/implement process improvement, cost down, or best practice ideas
* Continually strive for increasing processing efficiencies
* Complete 5S activities to keep the work area clean and organized following GMPs guidelines

Ajinomoto offers a competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, 401K with company match and profit sharing, paid time off, and more!

The hiring process for successful candidates will include a pre-employment interview, physical, background and drug screen.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

Employment with Ajinomoto is considered at will, meaning that either party may terminate this employment relationship at any time with or without cause or notice and this job description should not be construed as an employment contract.

EEO Statement:

Ajinomoto is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, disability, age (40 or older) or genetic information (including family medical history) for recruitment, hiring, and promotion decisions.

Keywords: Ajinomoto Health and Nutrition, Des Moines , Tech I Production, Professions , Eddyville, Iowa

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