Assistant Ethanol Plant Research Engineer (14668)
Job posting number: #7117474
Posted: December 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Posting Description:
Illinois Residency Requirement: This position requires Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of the start date.
The Assistant Ethanol Plant Research Engineer is responsible for supporting all phases of the National Corn-to-Ethanol Center (NCERC) operations including the laboratories, Fermentation Suite, and Pilot Plant. The selected candidate will:
-Support Research Engineers on capital upgrades and core equipment modifications;
-Assist Research Engineers and the Director of Research in running Fermentation Suite projects;
-Assist operations staff as needed in fulfilling client objectives;
-Help Laboratory Analysts in upkeep of equipment in Fermentation and Analytical Labs.
Furthermore, this position will work closely with senior personnel and clients to ensure all projects are successfully completed within a strict business confidentiality environment. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on the needs and goals of the Center and assigned clients.
Hours for this position may vary based on project need, some twelve (12) hour shift work may be required as will shifts alternating between days and nights. Weekends and some holidays may be necessary.
Located 20 miles from downtown St. Louis in University Park on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Center (NCERC) supports a diverse clientele, including industry clients, academia, government, technology providers, trade associations, and domestic and foreign ethanol producers. Our capable, skilled staff offers third-party validation and commercial testing of products, technologies, concepts and ideas.
The Center provides the following services at one convenient location:
-Pilot Scale Ethanol Production Process
The NCERC is the only facility in the world at which corn ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, advanced biofuels, and specialty chemical research is conducted simultaneously. As a public/private partnership, the Center offers maximum flexibility and diversity for private clients while simultaneously advancing public sector research. From petri dish to intermediate and pilot scale, the NCERC is fully equipped with the technology and expertise needed to meet any research or technology validation needs.
SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time employees (50% or more receive benefits accrued at percentage of appointment) including:
*Medical, dental and vision insurance;
*SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans;
*Paid vacation and sick leave accrual;
*Generous holiday schedule/paid holidays;
*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
*Employee discounts (local and national retailers);
*Flexible Spending Account Program;
*University tuition waivers (full-time receive 100% waiver of tuition)