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Food Technologist Specialist – Fargo, ND


Position Information

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Position Title:

Food Technologist Specialist

Position Number:






Benefits Eligibility:

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

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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
• Knowledge of wheat production, grain and end use quality
• Supervisory experience
• Excellent organizational skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to brush out openings in a mill while it is operating; ability see down the opening (base is 55 inches high) and reach into it with a brush
• Ability to continuously handle 10 pound samples
• Ability to occasionally handle 60 pound samples

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with equipment used in wheat quality evaluations.

• Experience with data management and data analysis
• Experience maintaining equipment

Screening Date:


Open Until Filled:


Search Type:

Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

Special Conditions:

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.


NDSU Campus

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
    • Bismarck Tribune
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
    • Friend/Co-worker/Family member
    • Job Service of North Dakota
    • NDSU Employee
    • NDSU Website
    • Other newspaper (Please specify below)
    • Professional Publication/Organization Website
    • University Placement Office
    • Other (Please specify below)
  3. If Other, please specify:

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Optional Documents

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

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