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Food Technologist Specialist – Fargo, ND

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Posting Details

Position Information

Opening Number:


Position Title:

Food Technologist Specialist

Position Number:






Benefits Eligibility:

Benefited - includes retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance

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Research Personnel


Agriculture and University Extension


Plant Sciences

Position Summary Information

Position Description:

This position involves conducting routine tests to evaluate grain, milling and processing qualities of durum wheat. The individual will manage and conduct quality tests associated with the regional durum wheat crop quality survey and export sub lots; evaluate durum lines for grain, milling and pasta qualities; assist in applied research projects; and help interpret and summarize data for publication. The individual will be responsible for maintenance of laboratory and processing equipment including various mills, dough extruders and sheeters; provide supervision to graduate and undergraduate student activities in the laboratory; help ensure a safe, clean working environment; and perform and supervise laboratory demonstrations for short courses, international trade teams and visitors.

Minimum Qualifications:

•B.S. in food science, plant science or related discipline with some knowledge of wheat production, grain and end use quality
•Experience supervising workers
•Excellent organizational skills
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Ability to brush out openings in a mill while it is operating, need to be able to see down the opening and reach into the opening with a brush; base of the opening is 55 inches high.
•Ability to handle 10 pound samples daily all work day
•Ability to handle 60 pound samples occasionally

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience with equipment used in wheat milling and quality evaluations
•Experience with data management and data analysis
•Experience maintaining equipment

Screening Date:

Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide names, addresses, and phone numbers of three current professional references. NOTE: Incomplete files will NOT be considered.

Special Conditions:


NDSU Main Campus - Fargo

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If yes, list exact dates of service:

(Open Ended Question)

  1. * Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Department
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
    • Friend/Co-worker/Family member
    • Job Service of North Dakota
    • NDSU Employee
    • NDSU Website
    • Other newspaper
    • Professional Publication/Organization Website
    • University Placement Office
    • Other
  3. If Other, please specify:

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  1. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  2. Veterans Administration Letter
  3. Other Document 1



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