Associate Technician, Pilot Plant

Aimmune Therapeutics

Aimmune Therapeutics

St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

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Position Summary

Our Nestlé Development Center (NDC) in St. Joseph, MO is home to dogs and cats who help us learn and better understand the well-being of pets and promote the human animal bond. When you join us, you'll work to ensure our pets have the best quality of care while participating in cutting edge pet food research. Research that contributes to innovative, first to market dietary solutions as well as trusted all life stage pet food. Our center is located near the metropolitan area of Kansas City, within 30 minutes of the Kansas City International airport. St. Joseph is a tight-knit, rural community packed with character, still within commuting distance to the city thus, providing many residential opportunities.

As an Associate Technician in the Pilot Plant, you’ll be actively engaged in a dynamic and quality-focused environment, contributing to the execution of formulation and product manufacturing trials specifically focused on our wet food product lines. Your role will involve providing valuable assistance and support throughout the entire process, ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of these trials.

  • Organize and prepare formulations, ensuring accuracy and adherence to protocols
  • Safely conduct pilot plant trials, following established procedures and maintaining a high standard of safety
  • Set up, operate, and clean food-processing equipment, ensuring proper functioning and cleanliness
  • Regularly perform maintenance tasks and assemble/disassemble equipment for different trials
  • Maintain accurate records of data as specified in pilot plant requests
  • Prepare comprehensive summaries of trial results, incorporating observations and recommendations for processing and product enhancements
  • Strictly adhere to all facility policies regarding safety, security, and compliance with Good Laboratory and Good Manufacturing Practices (GLP & GMP)


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 2+ years of end-to-end manufacturing processing/operations experience and/or mechanical maintenance/troubleshooting experience


  • 1+ years of experience with material handling equipment such as forklift, Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) equipment, motorized pallet jack, etc. is preferred
  • 1+ years of professional experience on a computer is preferred
  • Working knowledge of factory pet food/food processing equipment and operations is preferred
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements necessary, such as lifting and carrying up to 50+ pounds, to meet the expectations of job assignments
  • Must be willing to work Monday through Thursday from 6:50AM-4:20PM and Friday from 6:50AM-10:50AM.

The approximate pay range for this position is $40,000.00 to $55,000.00. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to background, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location of the position. Nestlé offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with Company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefit packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at About Us | Making an Impact | Nestle Careers (


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