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AURI Seeks Anaerobic Digestion Operator

AURI is hiring a part-time position to assist with a new and emerging green fuel technology, anaerobic digestion, in its Waseca lab.  The person in this position will learn to assist, operate, and maintain an anaerobic digestor through pilot scale trials.  Duties include loading/unloading the digester with multiple feedstocks, taking daily gas measurements, collecting and logging product samples and performing routine and preventative maintenance.

The candidate for this position will have a basic understanding of piping/plumbing diagrams, have a willingness to learn how to operate gas sensing equipment, possess a valid driver’s license, and be able to work independently. Knowing how to operate a forklift is a preferred.  The candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and be willing to work in an odorous environment.

The job description for the position is available here.

This is a part-time position, up to 15 hours per week.  The position does not include benefits.

Apply by email by sending a cover letter and resume to  The position closes on October 1, 2022.

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is a thriving, culture-centered, Minnesota based nonprofit dedicated to fostering long-term economic benefit through applied research on value-added agricultural products, focusing on coproducts, biobased products, renewable energy, and food.  The vision of the organization is empowering the commercialization of innovative value-added food and agricultural ideas. Our dynamic, mission driven staff assist entities across the agricultural value chain, from producers to entrepreneurs to corporates, to help overcome technical and commercialization challenges to create novel agricultural and food products and processes that increase commodity utilization and benefit Minnesota’s economy.

AURI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.