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Research Technician II, Food Science & Technology - 16000001CX 



Research Technician II

Department of Food Science and Technology

University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Knoxville, TN

 Pay Grade 33



The Research Technician II will perform food processing equipment cleaning tests in a pilot plant facility under instruction of faculty member.  They may also provide guidance to temporary undergraduate assistants. Duties include:



  • Conduct hygienic equipment design testing according to ISO 17025 established procedures and quality manual under limited supervision.
  • Keep records of equipment calibrations, test results, laboratory procedures, and internal audits according to an ISO 17025 quality system.
  • Perform routine tasks such as microbiological media preparation, laboratory maintenance, and equipment cleaning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion or veteran status.




Minimum/Required Qualifications (include education, experience, skills & abilities, licenses & certifications):


  • High school diploma or equivalent plus 2 years’ experience. 
  • Basic knowledge in operation, design, manufacturing, or repair of food processing equipment (e.g. pumps, valves, inline sensors, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficient with MS Word and Excel



  Research Technical 

Primary Location



  Food Science & Technology-Ext 

Campus/Institute  Institute of Agriculture 



Job Posting

  Sep 29, 2016, 6:34:50 AM 


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