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Process Technician III

Date: Mar 26, 2023

Location: Palo Alto, California, US, 94304

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


At IFF, we continuously develop new-to-world solutions for the problems that challenge our planet. We are a global leader in scent, food, beverage, health, and biosciences offering our customers a wide range of science-based solutions and offering employees great benefits and a great place to work.  Our unparalleled product portfolio is the most robust in the industry and we have leadership positions across key taste, texture, scent, nutrition, enzymes, cultures, soy proteins and probiotics categories.  IFF Palo Alto CA (Genencor Technology and Innovation Center) is a state-of-the-art biotechnology R&D lab and pilot plant facility.  We have talented and creative teams applying cutting edge technology to address customer needs to meet the needs of a growing population, while protecting our environment for future generations.


General Description: 


The Palo Alto Research & Development Site is looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to join our Facilities team as a Maintenance Technician.  This individual will be responsible for equipment maintenance and repair activities on building and lab/pilot plant systems, will further develop maintenance programs with various site teams, and will be a key contributor to the site maintenance strategy for new and existing equipment.  In this role, you will be part of a talented creative team applying cutting edge technology to address customer needs in a wide range of applications. 


Specific Duties Include

  • Ensures work requests for the laboratory and building systems are fulfilled in a timely manner
  • Conduct detailed maintenance and troubleshooting activities on process equipment and systems
  • Able to respond to service calls and emergency situations including afterhours
  • Coordinate calibration, maintenance, and repair activities with external vendors as required
  • Develop and revise preventive maintenance Standard Operating Procedures
  • Generate proper reports and documentation, follow up on corrective and preventive measures
  • Support staff training to improve site knowledge and overall team performance
  • Apply knowledge of electrical and electronic disciplines, pneumatic, and mechanical disciplines
  • Communicate effectively with scientists, engineers, production staff
  • Collect and organize technical data from equipment manufacturers and users
  • Participate in lab construction and equipment moves, share best operational practices
  • Ensure functions are performed safely with respect to applicable regulations and company policies

Job Requirements


Minimum Requirements:


  • Education/Training: AA/AS Degree or equivalent
  • 4+ years of experience in biotech or industrial maintenance setting
  • Proven success in team environment with the ability to be the key technical contributor
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with good organizational skills


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Compensation ($64,100 - $100,200) is based on a variety of factors including but not limited to work experience, skills, certifications, and location.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto