FORMULATE YOUR FUTURE

Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes offers career opportunities in a variety of areas including Manufacturing, Research & Development, Product Development, Operations, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs and Sales. The company offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees.

To find the right career for you, view our open positions in North America below,
or click here to submit your resume for a position in Europe.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

533095
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
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The function of the Inside Sales Representative is to provide direct support to the Sales & Marketing functions in the ongoing support, management, and growth of new prospects and existing customers. The position will independently handle pre-determined accounts in full and manage all lead generation and inquiries functions.      


Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently manage pre-determined accounts in all   territories from introduction/CRM entry to shipping and follow up
  • Oversee and manage the sales teams’ use of  Deerland’s electronic Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
  • Support internal positions in the management of  customer pipeline through lead and CRM systems
  • Perform outbound sales calls and follow up on/manage  newly generated leads to be distributed to the Business Development team
  • Assist in the scheduling and development of sales   meetings
  • Participate in management meetings and take responsibility  for sales improvement initiatives and other assigned action items 
  • Set up and deliver sales presentations, product  demonstrations and other sales actions
  • Occasionally travel and attend sales events,  exhibits, and trade shows
  • Highly self-motivated, energetic, enthusiastic and   presents strong work ethic 
  • Experience with prospecting communications 
  • Willing to take initiative and lead new projects
  • Dedication to learning and cultivating new skill sets
  • Problem solver and problem identifier
  • Ability to maintain positive attitude even when   dealing with rejection
  • Eager and quick to learn new concepts
  • Desire to advance in a sales-oriented career
  • Knowledge of supplement, nutrition, or health  industries and/or lifestyle is a plus. 

Education: Minimum of a Bachelors degree (Sales Career Track or Related)

Experience:  2-3 years of sales experience in an inside sales role with experience in contact/lead management is preferred. CRM tool experience;  Salesforce.com is preferred


Specific Skills:

  • Demonstrated effective verbal/written communication and presentation skills 
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Robust Customer Relationship Management systems skills preferred
  • Strong problem recognition and resolution skills 
  • Sales meeting management (scheduling, agendas, actionable item identification,        follow up)
  • Project and timeline management skills for development and sale of new products
  • Professional presentation development and delivery 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

167600
SORA Laboratories LLC
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NATURE & SCOPE 

The technical manager’s primary functions are to oversee, develop and validate new methods for routine use,

maintain instrumentation, provide technical guidance to staff and customers. Training staff on advanced instrumentation operation for the accurate method transfer to the quality control operations for a 3rd party testing lab. Duties will also include working with management in the evaluation of method development costs and on-going operational costs of running methods for routine testing where cost/benefit can be considered as methods are added to the lab.



MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES 

The responsibilities of the Associate Chemist include; but are not limited to, the following: The functions below are to be performed in accordance with all applicable FDA, OSHA, EPA, and ISO standards and regulations.

Responsibilities

• Provide technical advice regarding the following to include, but not be limited to: audits, methodologies, method development, instrumentation, and associated capabilities related to these areas.  

• Develop, validate, and implement advanced testing methodologies for instrumentation including HPLC, LC MS/MS, GC/MS, GC/FID, ICP, etc. and continuously improve methods as technology advances.  

• Develop, implement, and train staff with advanced laboratory instrumentation methods, operation, maintenance and calibration for equipment including HPLC, LC MS/MS, GC/MS, GC/FID, ICP or other chemistry instumentation.

• Advise on capabilities and assist on quoting projects using advanced equipment methods as needed for customers to submit samples for 3rd party contract chemistry testing. 

• Direct work, conduct performance appraisals, reward and/or discipline employees, address complaints and resolve problems. 

• Offer thorough equipment, reagent, supply lists, etc. to include what is needed for each method development project so accurate costs can be determined for return on investment decisions.  

• Review and release test results to customers to include a detailed technical explanation when applicable. 

• Respond to customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and perform investigations when required. 

• Design and perform special projects for internal and external customers. 

• Advise on and review sample submissions for business team to verify in house method capabilities or recommend outsource testing if testing specifications are below our internal equipment limit of quantitation.  

• Research compendia and be able to perform method transfers and /or method development activities following internal SOPs and comply with ISO, FDA, and TGA and other regulatory requirements.  

• Author and/or revise general methods needed for the implementation and transfer of the method to the QC department of our 3rd party testing lab following the proper documentation practices required. 

• Coordinate the proper maintenance, repair, calibration and operation of instrumentation following all ISO, FDA or other regulatory guidelines.

• Develop, implement and continuously improve the systems, procedures and record-keeping necessary for the organized and efficient receipt of samples for in-house chemistry testing. 

• Develop, implement, and control the systems, procedures and record-keeping necessary for the organized and efficient reporting, peer-review, and archiving of laboratory testing & calibration data. 

• Oversee the accuracy of test records and per-review analytical and calibration work performed as required for regulatory and ISO compliance.

• Troubleshoot anomalous results generated by the laboratory.  Perform testing in support of OOS investigations.  

• Maintain the safe and correct use and disposal of laboratory chemicals, solvents, etc., following all federal, state and local guidelines using GMP, GLP and other safe laboratory practices. 

• Perform other roles and responsibilities per the Quality Manual.  



JOB PROFILE 

Education 

• Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field and at least five years of laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous pharmaceutical, supplement or food testing experience preferred. Experience 

Required

• Previous laboratory experience

• Basic laboratory skills (e.g. pipetting, weighing, dilutions, etc.)

• Proficient mathematical skills


Specific skills 

• Demonstrate expertise and proficiency with advanced analytical techniques and state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation including HPLC, LC/MS and other laboratory equipment. 

• Be able to read, analyze, interpret, and author testing methods and standard operating procedures.

• Be able to work independently, and to interact with scientific peers in an effective manner.

• Be willing to work extended hours, weekends and holidays when needed.

• The position requires extensive standing.  The employee is regularly required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.  

• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



514034
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
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• ALL ACCOUNTABILITIES (as applicable) WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH cGMP STANDARDS

• Utilize scientific and regulatory knowledge to develop and manage all regulatory information related to ingredients, formulations, religious compliance, organic and label compliance to corporate and government regulations ensuring regulatory compliance in the markets where the organization has a business interest

• Meet customer expectations in documentation turnaround time and accuracy

• Interpret regulatory rules or rule changes and ensure that they are communicated through corporate policies and procedures

• Maintain current knowledge base of existing and emerging regulations, standards, or guidance documents

• Recommend changes to company procedures in response to change in regulations or standards

• Perform and maintain a regulatory risk assessment and provide timely recommendations and projects in response to emerging issues related to the company

• Maintain Vendor Approval and New Products Program

• Maintain documentation for the Stability Program

• Assist with internal audits and the corrective action follow up

• Assist with supplier audits and the corrective action follow up

• Investigate customer complaints and ensure corrective actions are completed

• Perform Investigation, Root Cause Analysis, and CAPA for Incident and Loss Program and non-conforming materials

• Maintain Management of Change Program

• Perform other related and assigned duties by senior management


Education

• Minimum – 4 year University Degree

Experience

• 3+ years work experience

Specific skills

• Working knowledge and experience pertaining to regulatory requirements in an FDA regulated environment

• Strong analytical experience ..... With the ability to learn new technologies quickly

• Ability to take initiative, to maintain confidentiality, to meet deadlines, and to work in a team environment

• Ability to assess situations and develop solutions

• Effective communications and report writing skills; legible handwriting required

• Strong leadership skills

• Results driven, strong work ethic

• Strong organizational and time management skills

• Must possess a valid US driver’s license


495314
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
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Nature & Scope:

The Quality Control Microbiologist prepares and tests samples from all phases of a manufacturing or other handling process, with the goal of determining if the substance meets the microbial limits or requirements of the project. They perform a variety of microbial methods that can vary but generally require basic microbiological and laboratory skills and a general understanding of microbial identification. The scope of responsibility for this position crosses multiple departments, therefore the incumbent shall collaborate with various departments. They have a role in preserving workplace safety and safe materials handling as appropriate, since they sometimes work with hazardous materials.


Major Accountabilities:

The responsibilities of the QC Microbiologist include, but are not limited to the following:

• Testing and release of finished products, stability samples, raw materials, registration, clinical and marketed products batches under GMP/GLP environment as per company's standard operating procedures and USP/FDA guidelines.

• Prepare reagents, samples, and standards according to procedures.

• Maintain up to date documentation. Enter all raw data directly into the notebook and promptly calculate all test results.

• Document testing, observations, deviations, OOS investigation and results clearly and completely.

• Schedule, request and execute the QC inspection tests and/or experiments.

• Peer review notebooks and test results generated by other QC team members.

• Critically evaluate and interpret experimental data. Immediately inform supervisor of issues and assist in the resolution of complex problems.

• Maintain laboratory equipment and instrumentation in good working order, following appropriate procedures for usage, clean-up and maintenance.

• Maintain and follow all laboratory systems, GMPs, safety and housekeeping requirements.

• Teach, train, coach, and advise other QC team members on microbiological techniques and methods.

• Prepare and review SOPs, as required.

• Perform Quality Inspection functions, assist with water sampling and monitoring.

• Support sampling and testing for cleaning validation, process validation and method validation as required.

• Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature and technologies.


Education & Experience:

• Minimum - Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Biology or equivalent


Specific Skills:

• Strong attention to detail in order to produce accurate, precise, and reproducible data

• Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills

• Task oriented and results driven

• Strong work ethic and prioritization skills

• Work collaboratively with various departments to compile, analyze, and interpret data

• Manual dexterity

• Ability to follow written protocols

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

• Excellent written and oral communication skills - ability to make presentations and/or give presentations

• Must be able to lift 25 lbs

• Must possess a valid US Driver's License


508829
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
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Quality Control Laboratory Administrator will perform; under minimal supervision of the Quality Control Laboratory Supervisor, inspection and analysis on raw materials, in-process samples, and finished goods to ensure compliance with cGMP/GLP standard operating procedures. The scope of responsibility for this position crosses multiple departments within Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes (e.g. Quality Assurance, Production, Sales, etc.); therefore, the incumbent will be required to collaborate with various departments and institutions. A successful candidate will be expected to maintain accurate and legible laboratory logbooks and testing documentation in accordance with SOP’s. Additional functions include: creating result reports, keeping records of laboratory reagents as expected by ISO17025 standards, maintaining documentation and sending samples for third party analysis, and purchasing and maintaining documentation of laboratory supplies.


The responsibilities of the Quality Control Laboratory Administrator include; but are not limited to, the following:


General Responsibilities

• Local travel (between sites): Occasional ( less than 25%)

• Out of state travel: Occasional ( less than 25%)

• Must obtain a valid U.S. Driver’s License

Quality Control Responsibilities:

• Perform laboratory tests in a manner such that results are accurate, precise, and reproducible

• Inspect and analyse raw materials, in-process samples, and finished goods in accordance with cGMP/GLP standard operating procedures

• Identify imperfections of samples with visual/mechanical/electronic equipment and chemical analysis

• Create a result report and test if necessary microbial, chemical, and physical samples

• Document data, report results, perform equipment verifications or calibration checks as needed, and laboratory cleaning in accordance with Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes’ SOP’s

• Perform a variety of QC methods with established procedures and SOP’s

• Preparation of wet and dry samples for internal and external laboratory analysis

• Ensure a well-stocked and resourced laboratory via maintenance of reagent and equipment stock and ordering of necessary materials

• Log and distribute material to correct testing areas

• Assist in Quality Control training



Education

• Minimum – Bachelor of Business or Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or another related field.

• Preferred – Bachelor of Science; 1-5 years of related experience

Experience

Required

• Previous laboratory experience

• Basic laboratory skills (e.g. pipetting, weighing, dilutions, etc.)

• Proficient mathematical and statistical skills

• Proficient in MS Office, Excel, and Power Point

Preferred

• Proven ability to instil a performance-based culture with direct reports

• Troubleshooting

• Quality Control and knowledge of cGMP/GLP standard operating procedures

• Experience with any of the following: IR, HPLC, PCR, Real-Time PCR, Microbial Plating

Specific skills

• Strong attention to detail in order to produce accurate, precise, and reproducible data

• Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills

• Task oriented and results driven

• Strong work ethic and prioritizational skills

• Work collaboratively with various departments to compile, analyze, and interpret data

• Ability to follow written protocols

• Ability to work in a fast paced environment

• Excellent written and oral communication skils – ability to make presentations and/or give presentations

• Must possess a valid US driver’s license

Key Responsibilities

• Build/implement detailed Quality Control work plan to fulfil Deerland Enzymes’ project(s) objectives

• Provide leadership, motivation, and performance based culture within the technology team

• Maintain accurate and legible laboratory logbooks and testing documentation per Deerland Enzyme’s SOP’s

• Create result reports and distribute samples

• Perform laboratory tests as needed in a manner such that results are accurate, precise, and reproducible

• Inspect and analyse raw materials, in-process samples, and finished goods in accordance with cGMP/GLP standard operating procedures


495328
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
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The primary function of this role is to assist with the management and oversight of the good manufacturing practices and the quality of raw materials and finished goods used by and/or manufactured at Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes. This role is to be a “hands on” supervisor that oversees and performs quality assurance functions and assists in compliance with internal and external regulations, protocols, and policies.


MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES


• Ensure cGMP standards are properly implemented and carried out throughout the organization.

• Ensure that the facility and products meet all local and federal food/supplement safety regulations

• Act as a facilitator/coach in areas such as Quality techniques, Good Manufacturing Practices, and product quality/safety

• Assist with employee reviews and facilitate coaching sessions

• Sample and analyze raw materials, in process goods, and finished products to assure compliance to specifications

• Perform line clearance using, but not limited to, ATP technologies

• Assist or conduct audits with the Quality team including, but not limited to, Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety

• Record and evaluate test data, alerting Director of Quality to any deviations from specifications

• Assist in data collection and analysis for ongoing quality improvements

• Partner with plant operations, maintenance, compliance, quality and engineering to ensure that good manufacturing practices, sanitation and pest control programs, procedures and systems are effectively monitored per policy requirements

• Partner with plant operations, maintenance, quality and engineering to develop, write, review and train on Standard Operating Procedures and Policies, Work Instructions, and Forms

• Partner with operations team to build a strong food safety culture, to ensure pre-requisite programs are effective for producing a safe food/supplement products and to facilitate the successful execution of customer, regulatory, and certification audits

• Assist in performing quality document activities including, but not limited, issuing master manufacturing records, review and approving batch records and work insturctions, ensuring logs and records are appropriately completed and maintained, reviewing and approving shipping documention, and filing and maintaining all records as required

• Ensure new / revised SOPs and continuous improvement efforts are communicated and implemented.

• Other duties as assigned


Education

• Minimum – High School Diploma

• Preferred – Bachelor’s Degree

Experience

• 5 years as a quality inspector or technician in a manufacturing environment

• Experience working in an FDA regulated environment

• Experience in Federal and State Food Safety Regulations including HACCP and cGMP

• Experience with Food Safety and defense programs

Specific Skills & Abilities

• Ability to take initiative to maintain confidentiality, to meet deadlines, and to work in a team environment

• Strong leadership skills

• Must have the ability to assess situation and develop a solution

• Must have good attention to detail

• Must have the ability to adjust to changing work demands and priorities in a fast-paced environment

• Effective communication and report writing skills; legible handwriting required

• Experience with Microsoft Office products with an emphasis in Excel

• Strong analytical experience

• Ability to learn new technologies quickly

• Results driven, strong work ethic

• Strong organizational and time management skills

• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

• Ability to perform a standing job for a full shift

• Must be able to walk, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, reach, and grasp for varying periods of time

• Ability to differentiate subtle variances in color

• Ability to drive forklift

• Ability to wear a respirator and hearing protection

• Ability to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends

• Fluent in English required, bilingual (Spanish) preferred

• Must possess a valid US driver’s license



215550
SORA Laboratories LLC
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SUMMARY: The Microbiology Supervisor oversees the microbiological testing of samples submitted to the laboratory. The primary functions are to oversee routine microbiological analyses, develop new methods for routine use, and ensure the facilities and processes adhere to GMP and ISO guidelines. The Microbiology Supervisor trains and supervises the Microbiologists.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following. Management retains the right to add to or change the duties of the position at anytime. The functions below are to be performed in accordance with all applicable FDA, OSHA, EPA, and ISO standards and regulations. Train and supervise the daily activities of the Microbiologists. Manage the training schedule matrix for the Microbiology lab.

  • Direct work, conduct performance appraisals, reward and/or discipline employees, address complaints and resolve problems. 
  • Ensure that all shift members are trained properly on SOP’s and the training documented. 
  • Maintain daily accountability of all department members. 
  • Develop, implement and continuously improve the systems, procedures and record-keeping necessary for the organized and efficient receipt of samples for microbiological testing. 
  • Develop, validate, and continuously improve microbiological sample specifications and testing methodologies. 
  • Oversee the assigned testing of samples submitted to the laboratory. Determine out-of-specification testing, as needed. 
  • Perform and assign testing in support of OOS investigations. 
  • Review and release test results to customers to include a detailed technical explanation when applicable.
  • Develop and implement advanced microbiological laboratory instrumentation maintenance and calibrations programs. 
  • Develop, implement and control the systems, procedures and record-keeping necessary for the organized and efficient reporting, peer-review, and archiving of laboratory testing & calibration data. 
  • Guarantee the safe and correct use, sterilization and disposal of laboratory reagents, media, samples, etc., and maintain any state and Federal license necessary for the possession of testing and/or research chemicals. Participate in the environmental monitoring of manufacturing areas, equipment and utensils as contracted by SORA customers. 
  • Develop and validate environmental monitoring programs for the lab. 
  • Cross-train staff for job function to ensure continual lab operation and avoid testing delays.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Possess expertise and proficiency with microbiological equipment and techniques. The handling of pathogenic materials is required. 
  • Be able to read, analyze, interpret and author testing methods, standard operating procedures, and study protocols.
  • Be able to work independently, and to interact with scientific peers in an effective manner. 
  • Be willing to work extended hours, weekends and holidays when needed. 
  • The position requires extensive standing. The employee is regularly required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with 3 or more years of pertinent laboratory

experience. Previous supervisory experience a plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is carried out in an analytical laboratory. There is considerable exposure to raw

materials and chemical reagents. Personal Protective Equipment such as lab coats, gloves, hair nets, safety glasses and

respirators must be worn as defined by safety policy per SORA-152-008.

393358
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
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Nature & Scope

The Manager Food & Beverage Innovation will be responsible for all inquiries and actions pertaining to food and beverage applications. This versatile position acts as both a food scientist in the lab and provides technical support for food and beverage manufacturing from lab to pilot plant to commercialization. 

This role will work closely with our Commercial and Science & Technology teams to provide technical leadership through direct interaction with customers, in-house formulation, and serve as subject-matter-expert in how various “biotics” work in Food and Beverage applications.  Candidates must be familiar with food processing/manufacturing processes to create prototypes and help customers produce the final product, as well as create methods for testing the actives in the food for label and regulatory purposes.


The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

Key Responsibilities

• Works on internal lab projects 50% of the time and provides technical support to customers 50% of the time.

• Apply fermentation and microbiology principles to food and beverage applications.

• Providing technical expertise and problem-solving support to customers on how to best apply Deerland products as relates to use of probiotics in various food and beverage applications.

• Lead product development projects on continuous improvement on existing products.  Will work with internal project teams, consultants, and third-party developers. 

• Create food recipe/blends to test viability and stability of portfolio products.

• Understand manufacturing processes for each application (may require visiting food facilities).

• Lead, design, conduct and troubleshoot enumeration assay tests and other traditional food analysis (water activity, moisture content, pH, etc.) to support customers’ needs and new application development. 

• Conduct stability studies for established and new probiotic products in various food and beverage applications by utilizing aseptic technique to ensure sterility of all media, equipment, and work areas, sample preparation, sample   analysis, enumeration by CFU plating and microscopy, calibration, and tracking

• Help consult on sales tools, marketing materials from a technical point of view, and reports for food and beverage-specific applications. Key applications include: Fruit juices, Functional shots and drinks, hot beverages such as coffee   or tea, breakfast items such as cereal and oatmeal, kids’ snacks, snack bars, cereal bars, dairy and non-dairy beverages such as yogurt/kefir/smoothies, kombucha, frozen foods, etc.

• Prepare and present technical product presentations.

• Coordinate University/outside labs to use for application specific testing.

• Improve and expand company’s knowledge of new food ingredients/technologies for new and existing markets as applicable.

• Collaborate with industry professionals to expand new food application development opportunities.


General Responsibilities

• Serve as food science subject-matter-expert on the Food and Beverage team.

• Provide expertise, including in-house formulation, field technical services work, and other technical matters to support business growth.

• Perform technical investigation on in-house and customer samples, analyzing and troubleshooting data, preparing reports, and assisting customers to support Deerland product portfolio in their food and beverage kitchens/labs and   manufacturing processes. 

• Develop and own understanding of probiotic & digestive health processes.

• Initiate and ensure compliance with applicable safety procedures.

• Work collaboratively and cross-functionally to achieve customer and product objectives with R&D, Quality, Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Marketing and Sales.

• Handle technical budget and metrics and report to stakeholders monthly.

• Collaborate with developers on process and product optimization projects

• Develop strong customer relationships at key accounts.

• Lead the relationship between Deerland and outside researchers to establish trial protocols, manage trial execution, and provide key progress updates.

• Maintain current knowledge of competitive products and developments in the industry.

• Out of state travel: Occasional (~35%).

Education 

• Minimum – Bachelor’s Degree in food science/biochemistry with at least 5 years of food application experience.

• Preferred – Master’s Degree in food science/biochemistry/microbiology.


Experience 

Required

• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of the food and beverage industry, with a focus on functional foods and nutritional ingredients and how they are applied to formulations and during manufacturing processes.

• Utilize broad practical food science and manufacturing process knowledge to position products into various applications.

• Ability to develop lab prototypes.

• Previous experience or sound understanding of microbiology.

• Experience in providing expert technical advice to customer with proven ability to translate complex technical information into customer-relevant recommendations.

• Enjoy troubleshooting.

• Proficient in MS Office, Excel, and Power Point.


Preferred

• Experience with probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes. 

• Experience with the following: IR, PCR, Real-Time PCR, Microbial plating, extraction techniques.

• Experience with SalesForce.com.

• Project management skills. 

• Method development and validation for microbiologic applications.


Specific skills 

• Customer focused and solution-oriented mindset, capable of building trusted relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

• Pragmatic and can-do mentality with excellent problem-solving skills.

• Strong attention to detail in order to produce accurate, precise, and reproducible data.

• Has a desire to understand how things work. Comes up with new ideas; generates alternatives when the usual methods don’t work; solves new or unusual problems effectively. 

• Understands the customer's problems and concerns and displays a motivation to be helpful and resolve them. 

• Ability to understand technical properties and functionality of ingredient portfolio.

• Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills – ability to make presentations and/or give presentations.

• Ability to work independently and without supervision; effectively plan, organize and execute own activities.

• Strategic mindset /critical thinking skills necessary.

• Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license.


517930
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
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The IT Manager is responsible for ensuring Deerland’s validated system environment is secure and functioning properly and with current guidelines to meet the increasing demands of the business. The IT Manager will partner with the various departments to utilize all software to the fullest and continue to explore enhanced functionality to meet the changing demands of the business. As a Ross Super user, the IT Manager will develop training and support programs for all employees related to the ERP system. The IT Manager will also manage the efforts of third-party IT consultants to handle all business needs.

Major Accountabilities:

• Maintain and develop the company’s IT hardware and software infrastructure to ensure key business strategies and process are supported by systems which enable growth, efficiency, and flexibility.

• Manage security of IT infrastructure data assets and overall cybersecurity, overseeing programs for proactive vulnerability scanning, system breach attempts monitoring, routine data backup and storage, password strength evaluation, and physical security of IT assets.

• Collaborate with IT leadership at other Deerland locations (Forsyth, MO and Hundested, Denmark) on enterprise-wide IT issues and identification of opportunities for harmonization of disparate systems, where appropriate.

• Partner with department heads and other managers to continuously evaluate the organization’s technology use and evolving needs and recommend solutions, including both upgrades to existing software and hardware and new offerings.

• Evaluate proposals for IT hardware and software proposals to assess project feasibility and requirements.

• Serve as the company’s primary contact with Aptean, the software provider of the Ross ERP system. Work with Aptean to handle support tickets, install patches, or service packs as needed.

• Serve as a Ross Super User and develop training programs to elevate the knowledge and competency of internal Ross users. Develop and Maintain Ross User Guides.

• Manage Ross Security User setup and access, including electronic signatures, new hire setup, and removal of access for terminated employees.

• Maintain on-call help desk to address hardware and software service requests from internal users.

• Develop and Maintain IT department Standard Operating Procedures.

• Create and maintain system validation paperwork.

• Stay abreast of advances in technology and propose new IT solutions which will improve the efficiency of company operations.

• Create reports as needed for Departments in the appropriate application.

• Coordinate with third party providers related to system back-ups, websites, etc.


Education 

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences, Information Systems, or Programming


Experience 

• Preferred 5+ years’ experience with Ross, SAP, or similar ERP system

• Project and third-party IT vendor management experience

• Experience with SQL databases

• Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite

• 5+ years’ experience developing and implementing IT strategies that ensure business needs are supported effectively.


Specific skills 

• Computer skills – demonstrated proficiency with Ross or similar ERP; sound working knowledge of other IT Systems, and practical knowledge of Microsoft office suite software including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

• Problem solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.

• Very methodical and accurate, displaying strong desire for high quality, with high attention to detail

• Superior analytical and critical thinking skills – Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

• Interpersonal skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things; Demonstrates ability to work successfully in a cross functional matrix.

• Strong organizational and time management skills; demonstrated ability to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously.

• Communication - Ability to clearly and informatively communicate both verbally and in writing

• Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives and is results driven with a strong work ethic; Develops realistic action plans.

• Adaptability – Adapts to changes in work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

• Dependable – Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan.

• Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

• Reasoning Ability – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.



477209
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
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SUMMARY:  

Responsible for development, prototyping, and quoting new formulations as well as modifying existing formulations to meet customer needs and/or improve manufacturing efficiencies. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Attendance is key to performing the job.  

  • Formulates dietary supplements which can include enzymes, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and botanical ingredients.
  • Prepares product rationales and provides other technical product support utilizing company information files and individual research. 
  • Answers technical questions related to raw materials and product formulations.
  • Assists in scientific, medical, and biochemical literature research to support product development efforts.
  • Assists with the acquisition, maintenance, and utilization of information on current and potential raw materials.
  • Collaborates with other technical staff and Sales and Marketing in the development of innovative products. 
  • Participates in the development of specifications for raw materials and finished products in cooperation with Technical Services, Quality Control, Laboratory, and Manufacturing staff. 
  • Maintains information in a variety of databases including, but not limited to those containing information related to raw materials and formulation information. 
  • Assists in technical research utilizing institutional libraries as well as online services to collect, analyze and evaluate published literature. 
  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct In Vitro testing research as needed. 
  • Expertly and proficiently execute advanced analytical techniques involving state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation. 
  • Assists in writing technical reports, protocols, scientific presentations, and scientific communications / articles for publication. 
  • Participates in the research and development of new blends, processes and/or finished products that may require working with powders and manufacturing equipment in production facility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • Write and initiate stability protocols as negotiated with customer/Sales, and coordinate with various groups as required for protocol completion. 
  • Assist and/or develop prototype samples for internal testing or customer requests, including but not limited to physical tests on said prototypes.

 EQUIPMENT USED:


Basic office equipment such as computer terminal and printer, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, telephone. Proficiency with office productivity software (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.) and databases is preferred. Familiarity with basic analytical laboratory equipment preferred. Production type equipment: various blending, encapsulation, tableting, coating, packaging, warehousing and R&D testing equipment. 


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  

Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) with a major in biology, botany, chemistry, nutrition or related mathematical or similar technical field, or the equivalent of education and experience.  Experience in the supplement industry and technical writing is preferred.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific/technical journals, professional journals, marketing reports, and governmental regulations. Ability to write technical reports, business correspondence and procedural documents. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from company personnel, technical professionals, and customers. Good oral and written communication skills.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as algebra, probability, and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


REASONING ABILITY:  

Ability to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to handle a variety of input furnished in written, oral, mathematical, or diagram form with abstract and concrete variables.


OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES:  

Must be a self-starter with good organizational skills and an attention to detail. Must have the ability to work well with others, including fellow employees and customers.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; walk; stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands or arms; stoop; talk or hear and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  

The noise level in the work environment is similar to that for other office/clerical positions.

Other duties may be assigned by management.



516135
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
,

Tasked with investigating, sourcing, and developing solutions to issues throughout Operations, the Continuous Improvement Engineer will be responsible in leading projects that contribute towards improving manufacturing efficiencies by utilising lean manufacturing & continuous improvement techniques.


The Continuous Improvement Engineer is responsible for reviewing and optimizing all processes in the Deerland Operations group.  The Continuous Improvement Engineer will be the leader for all Lean Manufacturing initiatives in Operations including OEE metrics, Kaizen events and project management/implementation of solutions.


MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES 

Process Optimization / Lean Manufacturing

• Strategically implement lean manufacturing solutions to continually improve Operational efficiency and safety.

• Lead Continuous Improvement/Kaizen efforts with Deerland with focus processes that encourage operator feedback and decision making.

• Implement processes that will reduce waste and minimize change over times in all manufacturing departments.

• Design, source and implement solutions to improve productivity in all manufacturing departments.

• Improve OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency) by collecting and interpreting data collected from Vorne system.

      Process Implementation

• Ensure appropriate validations are completed as part of solution implementation.

Downtime Loss Analysis and Reduction 

• Start-up & Changeovers downtime improvement 

• Equipment failure (Structured failure analysis 5W's, Fishbone analysis)

Hazard Control 

• Participate in site safety program using OSHA guidelines.

CAPEX Projects

• Plan and Project Manage Capital Expenditure projects within budget.

• Oversee all IQ/OQ/PQ needs on installed equipment.

• Lead Management of Change process for new equipment installations and process changes.


Education 

• Minimum – Bachelors Degree in Engineering

• Preferred – Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Experience 

• Minimum 7 years of manufacturing experience preferably in a GMP environment.

Specific Skills 

• Process Improvement - Proven application of Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen and 6 sigma methodologies.

• Leadership Skills – Must have strong leadership skills and the ability to direct, organize and motivate a cross functional team.

• Communication Skills – Must be able to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.  Must be able to write simple correspondence.  Must be able to effectively present information to other employees.

• Mathematical Skills – Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability – Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.  Must have the ability to handle problems involving a few variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the major accountabilities of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee is frequently required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 75 pounds unassisted.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to focus depending on the situation.

Mechanical Aptitude – Employee must be able to learn to operate, maintain and adjust assigned equipment.

Dependability – Employee must arrive on time for assigned shift.  Must have a valid drivers license.

Forklift Training – Must be able to learn how to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.

Respirator Use – Employee must be able to wear a respirator depending on the situation.

Adaptable - Ability to learn new technologies quickly and implement when applicable.

472037
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
,

The role of the Buyer is to facilitate the acquisition of assigned materials, consumables and services as required by the company. This role will support the continued operation of the company’s manufacturing of the best available dietary supplements in the industry.


Job Responsibilities:

• Manage orders, including processing purchase requisition for raw material, MRO products and services, verify availability, confirm delivery dates and prioritize, schedule and expedite delivery of materials to meet target dates. Anticipate potential risks, identify actual delivery challenges, and take proactive steps to inform all stakeholders of issues and proposed resolutions.

• Obtain quotes, samples and documents needed for both the raw material qualification and vendor certification process, include initiating both raw material and vendor account set up.

• Ensure data integrity and obtain required documentation for material as specified by Product Development, Finance and the Quality Control department (CoA, Invoices, BOL, Packing List, SDS, etc.).

• Communicate and engage with suppliers on a regular basis to establish rapport and ensure understanding and compliance of company policies, expectations, procedures, and other matters related to doing business with Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes.

• Maintain, review and analyze vendor scorecard on a monthly basis and prepare quarterly vendor reports detailing supplier performance regarding service and quality.

• Execute on assigned goals, including annual cost savings and continuous improvement projects that will contribute to both departmental and corporate goals. 

• Provide cross-functional support: Assist with sourcing working in close collaboration with R&D, Product Development, Planning, Quality and other functions to ensure needs are understood and met.

• Assist with project management by ensuring all action-items are accomplished timely and accurately. 

• Other related duties assigned. 



• Bachelor’s degree is required

• 2-5 years procurement experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment (nutraceutical or food industry preferred) is required 

• Strong communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organization, time management and data entry skills with a strong work ethic, drive to excel and succeed and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.  

• Proficient computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Office are required and familiarity with ERP system and knowledge of relevant markets and industries is preferred

• The ideal candidate will be able to facilitate both a tactical and strategic role while focusing on departmental goals and objectives, with emphasis on both direct and indirect procurement portfolio.


510373
SORA Laboratories LLC
,

SUMMARY: Performs enzyme activity assays and other advanced chemical analysis of samples submitted to SORA Laboratories. Performs routine testing, develops testing methods for samples, and calibration & maintenance procedures for analytical instrumentation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following. Management retains the right to add to or change the duties of the position at any time. The functions below are to be performed in accordance with all applicable FDA, OSHA, EPA, and ISO standards and regulations.

  • Perform and report the assigned testing of samples submitted to the laboratory.
  • Perform advanced chemistry instrumentation operation, maintenance and calibrations programs including HPLC, GC, FTIR, ICP or other equipment as assigned.
  • Plan, coordinate and conduct in vitro testing research as contracted by SORA customers. Prepare reports as required. 
  • Perform, develop, validate, and improve testing methodologies and assist in testing customer specific methods. 
  • Review and improve method modifications for improved peak separation.
  • Perform testing in support of OOS investigations. 
  • Record and peer-review analytical and calibration work performed as required for GMP and laboratory accountability. 
  • Maintain the laboratory record-keeping systems necessary for regulatory and ISO compliance.
  • Properly handle and dispose of all hazardous waste generated during routine functions. 
  • Cross-train staff on job functions to ensure continual lab operation and avoid delay of testing.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Possess expertise and proficiency with advanced analytical techniques and state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation. 
  • Be able to read, analyze, interpret, and author testing methods and standard operating procedures. 
  • Be capable of extensive problem solving and project design with original thought and moderate supervision. 
  • Be able to work independently, and to interact with scientific peers in an effective manner. 
  • Be willing to work extended hours, weekends and holidays when needed. 
  • The position requires extensive standing. The employee is regularly required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field and three years

of laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is carried out in an analytical laboratory. There is considerable exposure to raw

materials and chemical reagents. Personal Protective Equipment such as lab coats, gloves, safety glasses and respirators

must be worn as defined by safety policy.


459236
SORA Laboratories LLC
,

NATURE & SCOPE

Assistant Chemist/Microbiologist will perform, under supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor: chemical, microbiological, and physical testing of samples submitted to the laboratory. A successful candidate will be expected to maintain accurate and legible laboratory notebooks and perform testing in accordance with applicable SOP’s and with FDA, OSHA, EPA, and ISO standards and regulations.


MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

The responsibilities of the Assistant Chemist/Microbiologist include, but are not limited to, the following:

General Responsibilities

• Local travel (between sites): Occasional (< 25%)

• Out of state travel: None


Work Responsibilities:

• Perform the receipt, compositing, and organization of samples submitted to SORA Labs. Perform sampling in a GMP environment.

• Perform and report the assigned testing of samples submitted to the laboratory.

• Perform testing in support of OOS investigations.

• Perform and report the routine maintenance and calibration of equipment and instrumentation.

• Record and peer-review analytical and calibration work performed as required for GMP and laboratory accountability.

• Organize and maintain the necessary chemical and reagent stocks. Maintain the laboratory facilities in a clean and organized manner.

• Properly handle and dispose of all hazardous waste generated during routine function.

• Perform duties in accordance with FDA, OSHA, EPA, and ISO standards and regulations.


JOB PROFILE

Education

• Minimum – Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or another related field.

• This position requires 0 to 3 years of experience.

Experience

Required

• Possess expertise and proficiency with analytical laboratory glassware, equipment, and instrumentation.

• Be able to read, analyse, and interpret methods and standard operating procedures.

• Be able to use aseptic technique when required.

• Be able to work independently in an organized and reliable manner.

• Be willing to work extended hours, weekends, and holidays when needed.

Specific skills

• This position requires extensive standing. The employee is regularly required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. May occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

• Strong attention to detail

• Ability to follow written protocols

• Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Key Responsibilities

• Perform chemical, microbiological, and physical testing of samples submitted to the laboratory.



306670
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
,

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES


Will perform all changeovers in the respective area to ensure they are done correctly and in a timely manner.

• Learn the operator roles and responsibilities and SOPs specific to the assigned area and equipment.

• Complete all required batch records and forms in an accurate and timely manner.

• Perform machine changeover and cleaning as specified by the production schedule in accordance with appropriate SOP`s.

• Operate assigned equipment in a safe, productive and timely manner.

• Weigh, count, document and verify raw materials used in the assigned production area.

• Ensure products in assigned area are produced according to the batch record and specifications.

• Clean assigned equipment and rooms according to SOPs in a timely manner.

• Adhere to company rules and safe work practices within the department.

• Keep work area clean and organized.


Education

• Minimum – High School Diploma

• Preferred – n/a


Experience: 

• Previous experience in a GMP manufacturing environment is desirable but not required.

Experience in operation, changeover, set up and cleaning of a stick pack machine.


Specific skills

• Communication Skills – Must be able to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondance and memos. Must be able to write simple correspondance. Must be able to effectively present information to other employees.

• Mathmatical Skills – Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

• Reasoning Ability – Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Must have the ability to handle problems involving a few variables in standardized situations.

• Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the major accountabilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 75 pounds unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to focus depending on the situation.

• Respirator use – Employee must be able to wear a respirator depending on the situation.

• Mechanical aptitude – Employee must be able to learn to operate, maintain and adjust assigned equipment.

• Dependability – Employee must arrive on time for assigned shift. Must have a valid drivers license.

• Forklift Training – Must be able to learn how to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.

391573
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
,

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Learn the operator roles and responsibilities and SOPs specific to the assigned area and equipment.

• Complete all required batch records and forms in an accurate and timely manner.

• Operate assigned equipment in a safe, productive and timely manner.

• Weigh, count, document and verify raw materials used in the assigned production area.

• Ensure products in assigned area are produced according to the batch record and specifications.

• Clean assigned equipment and rooms according to SOPs in a timely manner.

• Accurately maintain the correct data input for the VORNE system in your area in order to monitor the equipment overall efficiency.

• Adhere to company rules and safe work practices within the department.

• Keep work area clean and organized.






Education

• Minimum – High School Diploma

• Preferred – n/a


Experience

• Previous experience in a GMP manufacturing environment is desirable but not required.


Specific skills

• Communication Skills – Must be able to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondance and memos. Must be able to write simple correspondance. Must be able to effectively present information to other employees.

• Mathmatical Skills – Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

• Reasoning Ability – Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Must have the ability to handle problems involving a few variables in standardized situations.

• Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the major accountabilities of this job. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 75 pounds unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to focus depending on the situation.

• Respirator use – Employee must be able to wear a respirator depending on the situation.

• Mechanical aptitude – Employee must be able to learn to operate, maintain and adjust assigned equipment.

• Dependability – Employee must arrive on time for assigned shift. Must have a valid drivers license.

• Forklift Training – Must be able to learn how to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.

438492
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
,

• Learn the operator roles and responsibilities and SOPs specific to the assigned area and equipment.

• Perform machine setup and adjustment to ensure product meets specifications.

• Perform machine changeover and cleaning as specified by the productions schedule in accordance with appropriate SOPs.

• Complete all required batch records and forms in an accurate and timely manner.

• Operate assigned equipment in a safe, productive and timely manner.

• Weigh, count, document and verify raw materials used in the assigned production area.

• Ensure products in assigned area are produced according to the batch record and specifications.

• Clean assigned equipment and rooms according to SOPs in a timely manner.

• Accurately maintain the correct data input for the VORNE system in your area in order to monitor the equipment overall efficiency.

• Adhere to company rules and safe work practices within the department.

• Keep work area clean and organized.


Education

• Minimum – High School Diploma

• Preferred – n/a

Experience

• Previous experience in a GMP manufacturing environment is desirable but not required.

Specific skills

• Communication Skills – Must be able to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Must be able to write simple correspondence. Must be able to effectively present information to other employees.

• Mathematical Skills – Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

• Reasoning Ability – Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Must have the ability to handle problems involving a few variables in standardized situations.

• Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the major accountabilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 75 pounds unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to focus depending on the situation.

• Respirator use – Employee must be able to wear a respirator depending on the situation.

• Mechanical aptitude – Employee must be able to learn to operate, maintain and adjust assigned equipment.

• Dependability – Employee must arrive on time for assigned shift. Must have a valid drivers license.

• Forklift Training – Must be able to learn how to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.

459252
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
,

NATURE & SCOPE

Perform various duties to manufacture nutritional supplement products in the Encapsulation Department.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

The responsibilities of the Encapsulation Machine Operator include; but are not limited to, the following:

General Responsibilities

• Must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License


Essential Responsibilities: Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of thie position at any time. Attendance is key to performing the job. Include but not limited to the following:

• Operate a semi-automatic encapsulating machine, including inspection apparatus.

• Conduct visual inspection of encapsulated product to detect and remove defective products.

• Cleaning and General Maintenance: Cleaning and maintenance of encapsulation areas.

• Record Keeping: Documentation of batch/ lot numbers and recording of data.

• Cross train on various equipment and in other departments.


JOB PROFILE

Education

• Minimum – High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

• Preferred – High School Diploma or GED with experience in operating machines

Experience

Preferred

• Previous experience of operating machines.

• Troubleshooting of machines.


Specific skills

• Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

• Must have manual dexterity, attention to detail and the ability to follow directions.

• Regularly required to stand, use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or control; and talk or hear.

• Frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. Repetitive hand movements are required.

• Occasionally sit, stoop, kneel, and crouch. Lift up to 50 lbs.

• Required to wear forced air respirator.

Key Responsibilities

• Semi-automatic and automatic encapsulation machines, inspection apparatus, table top scales and tablet press.

328985
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
,

NATURE & SCOPE 

The Sanitation Coordinator, will be responsible for sanitation practices throughout the facility. This includes Production Suites, laboratories, restrooms, offices, warehouse, other general areas and grounds as needed in order to maintain and conform to FDA and cGMP guidelines and regulations for cleaning practices. GMP training and training on specialized equipment will be provided. Works with Production Operators to maintain Production Suite environment below alert limits by following established cleaning practices. The sanitation practices performed must conform to the regulations set forth by all legislature.


MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES 

• Responsible for coordinating, monitoring and updating documents, forms and logs in relation to cleaning/ sanitation functions

• Following established techniques and using designated solutions, cleans and washes walls, ceilings, inside and outside windows, equipment exteriors, carts, tables, chairs, stools, benches, door handles, door push plates, door latch releases, light switches, telephones, floors, and window blinds.

• Responsible for preparation of solutions, solution disposal, trash disposal. Administrative and laboratory cleaning includes vacuuming carpets and removes stains and foreign matter from a variety of surfaces using proper cleaners.

• Moves office furniture and equipment for cleaning. Sweeps, mops, strips, scrubs, and polishes floors using industrial power equipment

• Partner with Production, Maintenance and Quality Departments to ensure that all sanitation and pest control programs, procedures and systems are effectively developed, executed and monitored per policy requirements

• Washes and cleans windows and ceiling air vents. Dusts and cleans office areas, woodwork, furniture, floor coverings, fixtures, fire doors, and empties trash containers.

• Cleans and disinfects rest rooms, keeps paper and sanitation supplies on hand. Provides general cleanup outside of buildings.

• Works with Quality Manager to maintain the Pest Control Log.

• Facilitate corrective actions related to pest prevention and sanitation

• Monitor and maintain inventory levels of sanitation supplies, including ordering and replenishing.

• Maintain and log on all sanitation on Master Cleaning Schedules.

• Mixes/Handles chemical concentrates.

• Assists with various special projects as assigned by Management.

• Monitors cleanliness behind/ below facility pallets and racking.

• Works with Maintenance Dept. to make minor interior wall repairs and touch up paint.

• Utilizes powered cleaning equipment that may include lift truck, scissors lift, power washer, foam applicators, automatic compactors and various non-mechanized equipment. 

• Follows safety rules including but not limited to safe lifting, lock out/tag out wearing proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), following l Safety Data Sheets, proper disassembly and reassembly of equipment.

• Participates in all necessary safety training, team development programs, and plant initiatives.

• Creates/Updates Standard Operating Procedures.

• Perform zonal inspections each week to cover the entire facility once per month searching for opportunities pertaining to sanitation and sanitary design

• Focus on sanitation optimization and effectiveness as well as project design and verification

• Other duties relating to facility operation and sanitation, as assigned.


Education 

• Minimum – High School Diploma

Experience 

• Experience with cGMP guidelines and regulations for cleaning practices is preferred.

• 2-3 years’ work experience preferably in a cGMP Facility for dietary supplements.

Specific skills 

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Must be able to read, understand and follow Standard Operating Procedures.

• Ability to follow oral and written instructions

• Ability to prioritize multiple tasks

• Ability to work independently

• Ability to routinely lift and carry up to 50 lbs.; climb ladders; work involves walking, standing, bending, stooping, and working in confined areas; potential exposure to particulates, vapors or noisy environment.

• Assist with general preventive and regular maintenance in and around facility.

• Ability to operate industrial power equipment used for cleaning; read instructions.

• Detailed and thorough


420584
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
,

Nature & Scope:

The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for ensuring the quality of raw materials and finished goods used by and/or manufactured at Deerland Enzymes. The primary function of this role is to be a "hands on" technician that performs quality assurance and control functions and assist in compliance with internal and external regulations, protocols, and policies.


Major Accountabilities:

• Ensure facility and products meet all local and federal food/supplement safety regulations

• Act as a facilitator/coach in areas such as Quality Control techniques, Good Manufacturing Practices, and product quality/safety

• Sample and analyze raw materials, in process goods, and finished products to assure compliance to specifications

• Perform cleaning validations and line clearance using, but not limited to, ATP/ NADH technologies

• Assist with quality team audits including, but not limited to, Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP

• Record and evaluate test data, alerting Director of QA/QC to any deviations from specifications

• Assist in data collection and analysis for ongoing quality improvements

• Partner with plant operations, maintenance, quality and engineering to develop, write, review and train on Standard Operating Procedures and Policies, Work Instructions, and Forms programs are effective for producing a safe food/supplement products and to facilitate the successful execution of customer, regulatory, and certification audits

• Perform document control activities including, but not limited, issuing master manufacturing records, review and approving batch records and work instructions, ensuring logs and records are appropriately completed and maintained, reviewing and approving shipping documentation, and filing and maintaining all records as required

• Review and approve lab analysis reports for the approval of raw materials, in process products, and finished goods

• Follow and enforce all company GMPs and SOPs

• Other duties as assigned as needed



Education:

• Minimum - High School Diploma


Experience:

• Preferred two years as a quality inspector or technician in a manufacturing environment

• Experience working in an FDA regulated environment

• Experience in Federal and State Food Safety Regulations including HACCP and GFSI

• Experience with food safety and defense programs


Specific Skills:

• Ability to take initiative to maintain confidentiality, to meet deadlines, and to work in a team environment

• Strong leadership skills

• Must have the ability to assess situation and develop a solution

• Must have good attention to detail

• Must have the ability to adjust to changing work demands and priorities in a fast paced environment

• Effective communication and report writing skills; legible handwriting required

• Experience with Microsoft Office products with an emphasis on Excel

• Strong analytical experience

• Ability to learn new technologies quickly

• Results driven, strong work ethic

• Strong organizational and time management skills

• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

• Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds

• Ability to perform a standing job for a full shift

• Must be able to walk, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, reach and grasp for varying periods of time

• Ability to differentiate subtle variances in color

• Ability to drive a forklift

• Ability to wear a respirator and hearing protection

• Ability to work flexible schedules including nights and weekends

• Fluent in English required, bilingual (Spanish) preferred

• Must possess a valid US driver's license



441114
Deerland Enzymes, Inc
,

Nature & Scope:

The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for ensuring the quality of raw materials and finished goods used by and/or manufactured at Deerland Enzymes. The primary function of this role is to be a "hands on" technician that performs quality assurance and control functions and assist in compliance with internal and external regulations, protocols, and policies.


Major Accountabilities:

• Ensure facility and products meet all local and federal food/supplement safety regulations

• Act as a facilitator/coach in areas such as Quality Control techniques, Good Manufacturing Practices, and product quality/safety

• Sample and analyze raw materials, in process goods, and finished products to assure compliance to specifications

• Perform cleaning validations and line clearance using, but not limited to, ATP/ NADH technologies

• Assist with quality team audits including, but not limited to, Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP

• Record and evaluate test data, alerting Director of QA/QC to any deviations from specifications

• Assist in data collection and analysis for ongoing quality improvements

• Partner with plant operations, maintenance, quality and engineering to develop, write, review and train on Standard Operating Procedures and Policies, Work Instructions, and Forms programs are effective for producing a safe food/supplement products and to facilitate the successful execution of customer, regulatory, and certification audits

• Perform document control activities including, but not limited, issuing master manufacturing records, review and approving batch records and work instructions, ensuring logs and records are appropriately completed and maintained, reviewing and approving shipping documentation, and filing and maintaining all records as required

• Review and approve lab analysis reports for the approval of raw materials, in process products, and finished goods

• Follow and enforce all company GMPs and SOPs

• Other duties as assigned as needed



Education:

• Minimum - High School Diploma


Experience:

• Preferred two years as a quality inspector or technician in a manufacturing environment

• Experience working in an FDA regulated environment

• Experience in Federal and State Food Safety Regulations including HACCP and GFSI

• Experience with food safety and defense programs


Specific Skills:

• Ability to take initiative to maintain confidentiality, to meet deadlines, and to work in a team environment

• Strong leadership skills

• Must have the ability to assess situation and develop a solution

• Must have good attention to detail

• Must have the ability to adjust to changing work demands and priorities in a fast paced environment

• Effective communication and report writing skills; legible handwriting required

• Experience with Microsoft Office products with an emphasis on Excel

• Strong analytical experience

• Ability to learn new technologies quickly

• Results driven, strong work ethic

• Strong organizational and time management skills

• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

• Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds

• Ability to perform a standing job for a full shift

• Must be able to walk, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, reach and grasp for varying periods of time

• Ability to differentiate subtle variances in color

• Ability to drive a forklift

• Ability to wear a respirator and hearing protection

• Ability to work flexible schedules including nights and weekends

• Fluent in English required, bilingual (Spanish) preferred

• Must possess a valid US driver's license



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