Fermentation Technician

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Eddyville, IA, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS specializes in customized bio-technical solutions, high-quality fine chemicals and superior polyvinyl acetate solid resins for gum bases.
At our Eddyville site, we are currently looking for a ​Fermentation Technician​ to be a part of our growing team.



The Fermentation Operator is responsible for safely monitoring the plant in the field and for all manual operations like packaging, sampling, minor maintenance, etc.

Technicians will manage cell cultures, cell banks, and fermentations for enzyme production as well as perform microbiological, in process, and finished goods QA analyses.


Job Responsibilities

  • Exhibit safe work practices in the monitoring of plant equipment, according to existing plans. In-process sampling, reporting of unusual events, noises & vibrations to Supervisor. Key duty is housekeeping in the production areas, understanding the plant policies for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and all food-grade plant requirements must be maintained.
  • Receive deliverables such as dextrose, and process ingredients. Packaging of finished goods. Monitoring of the outside parts of the plant and reporting any findings to Supervisor.
  • Respond to emergencies. Maintain all online and in-plant training requirements.


Job Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Good communication and verbal interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot systems and processes.
  • Must understand that Safety is a value; a pre-condition to everything that we do


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.