Careers in Bioproducts Engineering

Bioproducts engineers design and develop engineering solutions for sustainable manufacturing and end-use applications of “green” products, including biofuels, bioenergy, biodegradable plastics, building materials, paper, and chemicals. 

The career outlook for engineers trained in bio-based products, biological/biochemical processes and bioresources is outstanding. For students who take advantage of the many internship, co-op, or research assistantships available in the department, and who do not limit their job search geographically, job placement is close to 100%.

Starting salaries for recent graduates ranged between $60,000-$75,000.

Employers

  • 3M
  • Andersen Windows
  • Appvion
  • BAE Systems
  • Bergquist Co.
  • Blandin Paper
  • Boise Paper
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cargill Inc.
  • CHS Inc
  • Cima Nanotech
  • Corrotherm International
  • Crystal Sugar
  • Domtar
  • Donaldson Co.
  • Eka Chemicals
  • Energy Research Group
  • Epic
  • EWOS Innovation
  • Fiberstar
  • Genentech
  • Georgia Pacific
  • HDR, Inc
  • Integrated Recycling Technologies
  • Kerry Group
  • MacDon
  • Metso
  • Minnesota Dept. of Health
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Angency
  • Nalco
  • Packaging Corp of America
  • POET
  • Promega
  • Proto Labs
  • Renewable Energy Group
  • RockTenn
  • St. Jude's Medical
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Utah
  • US Water Services
  • Virent Energy Systems
  • Weyerhaeuser

Job titles

  • Process engineer
  • Bioprocess engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Plant engineer
  • Product development engineer
  • Research and development engineer
  • Technical sales engineer
  • Technical sales and service representative
  • Bioprocess technician
  • Control engineer
  • Engineering consultant
  • Lab technician
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Operations supervisor
  • Permit engineer
  • Plant manager
  • Product design engineer
  • Product performance engineer
  • Public health engineer
  • Regional sales engineer
  • Research engineer
  • Research technician
  • Systems engineer
  • Technical services

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