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Job Title: Ethanol Plant Operating Technician (6587)
Location: Edwardsville, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/20/2017
Expire Date: 11/19/2017
Job Categories: Science, Research & Development
Job Description
Ethanol Plant Operating Technician (6587)
Job Posting Description:
The Ethanol Plant Operating Technician is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and monitoring of equipment and associated control mechanisms of the biofuels pilot plant. This position will assist in operating and troubleshooting mechanical control systems, utility equipment, and other laboratory research mechanical components commonly associated with various fermentation, distillation, dehydration, and grain handling processes in the facility. The Ethanol Plant Operating Technician also works closely with clients to maintain specified research protocols within a strict business confidentiality environment. Additional duties may be assigned in support of the Center’s mission and goals.

This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This position will close to applicants at close of business, 4:30 pm CST, on the posting end date.

Applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), a detailed resume, and unofficial transcripts, including those for SIUE, through HireTouch. Your resume should reflect all relevant skills and experience related to the minimum qualifications listed for this position. If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcripts, including those for SIUE, at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application. For additional information, please visit: Eligibility Criteria and Point Allocation and Proof of Eligibility. Please submit any other licenses or certifications related to the position at the time of application.

To apply for a vacancy, click the “Apply” button. This will prompt you to access your existing HireTouch account or create a new account. Instructions for creating a new account are available at: HireTouch Set-Up. Only create a new account if you have NEVER created an account. In your HireTouch account, you will upload all necessary documentation as requested above. After logging in or completing your new profile, you can then complete your application process for individual positions.

For Civil Service positions, Illinois residency is required within 180 calendar days of the start date for the designated position.

Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. NOTE: Some positions are represented by a union and may require union dues.

For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources website at www.siue.edu/humanresources or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
1. High school graduation or equivalent.
2. Any combination totaling two years (24 months) from the following categories:
(a) Work experience in renewable fuels, chemicals, refining, brewing or research plant operations, which includes experience in grain handling operations, fermentation/distillation/dehydration processes, utility operations, and related laboratory techniques associated with plant operations.
(b) College coursework as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent
30 semester hours in Process Operations Technology (or related program) equal 1 year (12 months)
60 semester hours or an Associate Degree in Process Operations Technology (or related program) equals 2 years (24 months)
90 semester hours of coursework in mechanical or industrial engineering

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance
2. Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures
3. Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems
4. Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and troubleshooting
5. Basic knowledge of chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and chemical processes related to the process industry
6. Strong oral and written communication skills
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Jennifer Oates-Blair
Contact Email:joatesb@siue.edu
Website:https://siue.hiretouch.com/cs-current-vacancies/cs-current-vacancies-job-details?jobID=6587&job=ethanol-plant-operating-technician-6587
Company Description:
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. SIUE awards degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing the arts, sciences, nursing, education, health, human behavior, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award first-professional doctoral degrees in dental medicine (DMD) and pharmacy (PharmD). SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference, as well as the Missouri Valley Conference in men’s soccer and the Southern Conference in wrestling. The Edwardsville campus is supplemented by campuses in Alton and East St. Louis. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.
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