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We are a small FDA inspected manufacturer of Bacillus bacteria for a variety of industries located in Shakopee, Minnesota. We ferment the bacteria with sterilized glucose and yeast nutrients in two 10,000 liter (85 barrels) jacketed fermenters.  We centrifuge the broth, spray dry the sludge and custom blend to customer specifications. The position we’re looking to fill is a Brewer to operate the 531-plate heat exchanger (flash pasteurizer or processor) in fermentation, centrifuge, spray dryer, and tangential equipment.
JOB TITLE: Production Staff – Fermentation and Recovery 10/12/2022
DEPARTMENT: Production
REPORTS TO: Production Manager,BCM Vice President
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
SUMMARY OF ROLE: The primary duty of Production Staff will be responsibility for production and process operations for fermentation, centrifuge and spray dry operations.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Execute fermentation schedule received from Vice President or Production Manager. Set up, take down, and operate fermenters, transfer lines, holding tanks, centrifuge, spray dryer, and miscellaneous equipment according to written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as safety and quality standards.
Execute Clean-In-Place (CIP) and Clean-Out-of-Place (COP), Sterilize-In-Place (SIP) procedures after and/or prior to fermentation batches, centrifuge and spray dry runs according to written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as safety and quality standards.
Use technology to operate and monitor batches and equipment including but not limited to computers, digital readouts, physical and electronic gauges, scales, thermometers, and other such diagnostic equipment.
Use written and verbal communication to accurately record and document physical inventories, batch ingredients, times, temperatures, weights, volumes, other data, and deviations from standard process.
Interpret quality lab data to transfer, blend, and finish batches as liquid or dried products.
Collaborate with colleagues, Vice President, and Production Manager to troubleshoot mechanical or equipment issues.
Collaborate with colleagues, Vice President, Production Manager, Quality, and Lab Scientists to trouble shoot fermentation issues.
Obtain and/or maintain state boiler license to operate, monitor, and maintain safe boiler operating conditions.
Perform daily, weekly, monthly, biannually scheduled, and as needed sanitation and maintenance tasks.
Operate sit-down, stand-up, and walk behind powered lift trucks and pallet jacks to load and unload delivery trucks and shipping containers.
Perform assigned duties and cross-train with blending operations to perform other duties as required.
Maintain constructive and professional relationships with coworkers, laboratory technicians, contactors, and support service personnel.
An employee in this position should have the following education/certifications, work experience, and skill set:Education/Certification: High School DiplomaPreferred Education/Certification (one or both): Technical degree or training in mechanical or electrical maintenanceAssociate’s or bachelor’s degree in a Biological or Chemistry related fieldWork Experience: 3+ years fermentation or food experienceFamiliarity with standard warehouse practicesTroubleshooting and repairing mechanical and/or electrical issuesMonitoring continuous processesGMP, HACCP, SQF training a plus. Boiler experience preferred.Skill set and competencies:Attention to detail. Ability to recognize when something is wrong or out of placeFocus on quality and customer satisfactionDisplay professionalism and integrityAbility to adapt to company and process changesStays on time and task and communicates to management when delays occurListen, speak, communicate effectively; cooperate with others; consider feelings and viewpoints of others; analyze viewpoints objectivelyWork in team or individuallyDrive forklift (upon successful completion of training)Obtain and maintain boiler licenseAbility to perform basic arithmetic (add, subtract, multiply, and divide)Flexibility in work schedule based on production needs/demands.Ability to consistently arrive on timeWORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in inside environment. May be exposed to strong smells in warehouse. Non-climate-controlled warehouse.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
Extensive walking
Ability to lift 75 pounds
Use of Protective Personal Equipment as required by Safety Policy
Use of hands and fingers for – picking, pinching, grabbing
Ascend and descend platform ladders
Engage in repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and/or fingers
Bend, reach, grab, grasp, pull, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift
See with close visual acuity to perform an activity such as viewing a computer terminal, processing written documentation, reading
TRAVEL: Not required
USUAL HOURS OF WORK: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Satisfactory attendance is essential to this position.
Email resumes and cover letters to [email protected]
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