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Grain Science and Industry
Kansas State University
201 Shellenberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6161
grains@k-state.edu

Position Openings


Milling Operations Manager

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Position Description:  The Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking applications for a non-tenure track, 12-month appointment, annually renewable position serving as the Milling Operations Manager.  This position will be responsible to manage the day to day operations of the Hal Ross and Shellenberger flour mills, as well as the experimental mill and all milling assets under the general direction of the Flour Milling and Grain Processing Curriculum Manager.   

 Activities include, but are not limited, to the following:

 

  • operation, assembly and disassembly of multi-million dollar milling assets;
  • overseeing and maintaining all milling equipment to ensure equipment is functioning properly for operations performed;
  • educating visitors about the milling facilities;
  • assist faculty, industry personnel, and IGP Institute staff in demonstrating milling practices and technology for classes, short courses and international visitors;
  • assist graduate students and other research staff on research projects;
  • train individuals on equipment associated with the pilot mill facilities;
  • generate and manage fee-for-service projects
  • conduct meaningful collaborations with members of the Grain Science and Industry department related to milling research and outreach and teaching;
  • serve on Departmental Committees and supervise the North Complex grounds; and
  • perform other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants should have a B.S. in milling science, cereal science, process engineering, or related discipline.  Must be able to manage the schedule; source and maintain suitable raw material inventory to meet demands for schedules and maintain clear and accurate records of activities.  Knowledgeable with good manufacturing practices for operating flour mills and food plant sanitation including IPM. Demonstrated people and public speaking skills and excellent oral and written communications skills.  Ability to speak English clearly and to work in a multi-cultural setting.

 Preferred qualifications: Five years of direct experience in the flour milling or grain processing industry including technical milling, production or operations experience, maintenance supervision, and/or project management.  Experience in publishing general milling/processing papers in professional journals and conversant in multiple languages.

 Qualified candidates are requested to submit all application materials, including a letter of application summarizing qualifications relevant to the position description, resume, and contact information of three professional references. Application should be submitted thru our Human Capital Services website under jobs, here is the link;

 http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/jobs/

 Screening of applicants will begin October 15, 2016 and continue until position is filled.

 For information on the Grain Science and Industry department and this position visit www.grains.k-state.edu

 Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Diversity among its employees.


Faculty Position in Grain Processing and Storage

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General Description of the Position: The Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking applications for a 9-month tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with 60% research and 40% teaching in the areas of grain/food processing and grain storage, with the expectation for a summer appointment.

Job Description:

Research

The candidate is expected to apply fundamental and applied engineering principles to study grain processing including milling and grain storage/handling.

Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to, grain processing technologies, process automation and simulation, particle technology as it relates to grain, grain storage/handling and grain processing.

The candidate is expected to obtain extramural support to establish a nationally and internationally recognized research program relevant to the needs of the global grain processing industries and to cover salary for summer months.

Teaching

The candidate shall teach undergraduate and graduate students covering subject matter in grain processing, bulk handling, particle technology and grain storage (existing and future courses).

The candidate will provide effective academic advising to undergraduate and graduate students, help students with setting academic and career goals, and advise students to achieve academic requirements.

The candidate will provide co-leadership to the Milling Science and Management program.

Service

The candidate will advise undergraduate clubs and serve on departmental, college and university committees and appropriate professional/industry associations.

The candidate will perform other duties as requested by the Department Head in keeping with the responsibilities of the appointment.

The candidate is expected to support diversity, collegiality, and must have the ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting.

RequiredMinimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in grain science, agricultural/biological/food engineering, food science, or other relevant disciplines, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to speak English clearly, and a strong commitment to fostering and expanding diversity. The candidate must create and work in an environment that supports interdisciplinary, multi-programmatic, and multi-institutional teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

A demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, secure extramural support, teach in a classroom setting, and engage the grain processing industry.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit all application materials, including a letter of application summarizing qualifications relevant to the position description, resume with a complete list of publications, official academic transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, one to two page summary of research and teaching philosophy and examples of industry engagement, copies of relevant publications, teaching materials, and contact information of three professional references. Application should be submitted thru our Human Capital Services website under jobs, here is the link:

http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/jobs/

Additional Information:

Nominations of outstanding potential candidates and inquiries regarding this position are welcome, and should be directed to Dr. Bhadriraju Subramanyam, , Grain/Food Processing Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 201 Shellenberger Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-2201. Telephone: (785) 532-4092; Fax: (785) 532- 7010, E-mail: grains@ksu.edu.

Screening of Applications Begin:

July 11, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information see http://www.grains.ksu.edu.\