Avant Energy, Inc.
Avant Energy, Inc. provides energy supply management services to municipal utilities, large energy users, and
colleges and universities. We provide on-going energy trading and utility management services including
management of the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA). We also develop power plant projects and
alternative energy source initiatives.
Our business is built on beliefs in human dignity, mutual respect, integrity, competence and excellence. We
invest in people and relationships, which allows us to provide our clients and customers with high value and
innovative services. We take a long-term view of both our business and our client relationships.
Position Description Summary
Avant has an immediate need in its Bloomington location for a motivated Lab Technician with
capabilities/experience relevant to bio-energy, specifically experience in molecular biology from a ruminant
microbiology, silage microbiology, or related perspective.
Primary tasks and duties may include:
Responsible for managing the collection, organization and analysis of data
Analyze lab data pertaining to the biological processes
Organize and characterize the organisms used in the fermentation process
Develop a bench-scale system to predict large scale results
Carry out complex laboratory experiments
Establish quality control protocols
Prepare written reports and data analysis
Focus on safety, quality and integrity
Candidates should have:
a background related to microbiology and related to laboratory work
a high level of competence in working and maintaining complex scientific instrumentation
knowledge of lab procedures, equipment, operations and testing practices
experience with anaerobic digestion with the ability to evaluate outcomes
ability to work under time pressures while ensuring accuracy of own work, exceptional attention to
detail, organization skills and follow through
ability to work independently in an organized manner
Bachelors Degree in Biology, Microbiology or related discipline
Attention to detail and thorough
Proficiency in computer skills (Microsoft Word and related) and proven ability to learn new software
Able to move, stand, kneel, stoop, bend, walk, drive and lift 30 lbs.
Work in the lab and the plant includes exposure to toxic or unpleasant odors
Employees enjoy competitive salaries and benefits including fully paid health insurance, dental insurance,
parking, and tuition reimbursement for continuing education.
How to Apply
If you have a background that shows achievement and an interest in what we do, please submit your resume
and cover letter for consideration. Email preferred.
Send to: email@example.com
Avant Energy Services
200 South Sixth Street, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Attn. Laura Neudecker