Pilot Plant and Lab Technician (Temporary)

  • 600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: R&D
  • Site Location: Minneapolis

Company Description

When it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We're not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It's in our DNA. We've turned a family recipe into a new snacking category. And the wilderness into the world's largest meat snack business, that's still proudly family owned and operated.

We're a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey – whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It’s a journey we share with you. It’s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category…with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.

At Jack Link's Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground. To realize our vision of becoming the World’s #1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?

Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is made up of over 4,000 passionate team members, across 11 countries, who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products and feeding the journey of those who move things forward. The Jack Link’s Protein Snacks portfolio of brands includes, Jack Link’s, Lorissa’s Kitchen, MATADOR Jerky, BiFi and Peperami.

Job Description

Join Jack Link's as a full-time, temporary Pilot Plant and Lab Technician to be part of Jack Links’ Research and Development Team. In this role, you and will play a crucial role in the new product creation process and will work closely with Food Scientists and Engineers in our kitchen, lab, and pilot plant at our downtown Minneapolis location. 

Our Innovation Kitchen is the place where our new products take shape and come to life.  This role is integral to our new product development by prepping the food and equipment and assisting with the product runs. You will gain experience in the execution of corporate research, development, and innovation initiatives including:

  • New Product Innovation
  • Product and Process Improvement
  • Quality
  • Food Safety

Specifically, you will:

  • Organize ingredients, equipment, and tools for processing and cleaning
  • Calibrate analytical equipment
  • Set-up equipment
  • Run equipment
  • Clean equipment and work spaces
  • Take out garbage and recyclables
  • Restock ingredients and supplies
  • Test products and packaging with analytical equipment


Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred experience:

  • Currently working on or possess a degree in Food Science or related
  • Lab or production environment experience
  • Meat processing industry knowledge and experience
  • Able to take direction or daily and weekly tasks
  • Comfortable in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with various team members

Additional Information

Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law.

Jack Link’s is participant in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.  For information about the E-Verify program, please visit:  http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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