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September 18, 2014

The National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking applications for Ethanol Plant Operating Coordinators.  These positions are temporary and will last until the assigned projects and/or client trials are completed.  Traditional benefits are not offered.  However, this is a great opportunity to work at a nationally recognized, state of the art, research center. 

Position Title
Ethanol Plant Operating Coordinator

Hiring Unit
The National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center

Job Description/Responsibilities
The Ethanol Plant Operating Coordinator is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and monitoring of equipment and associated control mechanisms of an ethanol plant. They 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 this facility. They work closely with clients to maintain specified research protocols within a strict business confidentiality environment.

Minimum Qualifications

1. High School Graduation or equivalent.
2. Any combination totaling three years (36 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
         • 60 semester hours or Associate Degree in Process Operations Technology (or related
            program) equals two years (24 months)
         • 90 semester hours in Process Operations Technology (or related program) equals
            three years (36 months)
         • 120 semester hours or a Bachelor Degree in mechanical or industrial engineering.

$18.60 per hour

Application Process

Applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), a detailed resume, and unofficial transcripts 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 transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Any other licenses or certifications related to the position should also be submitted at the time of application.

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

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Employment at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. 

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. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email

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