Process Operator Job in Vero Beach, FL
We are a business-to-business plant-based ingredient manufacturer and supplier to the food, beverage, and nutrition markets. We are growing solutions to meet the diverse challenges facing our global food system. Starting with the all-natural Lemnaceae aquatic plant, we strive to create a model to feed the world and improve health with plant-powered foods through a global, highly sustainable aquaculture footprint
We are looking for individuals who want to make a difference and thrive working in a highly collaborative and action-oriented environment. Someone who brings a bold and creative mindset and has a great attitude and lots of enthusiasm. If this describes you, apply today and be a part of something amazing! Please visit our website to learn more about our company at www.lemnatureusa.com
This is an exciting opportunity to get in on the ground floor as we scale our business and bring our unique and novel ingredients into the food, beverage, and nutrition markets We are seeking Process Operators that will be responsible for running highly sophisticated and automated food manufacturing equipment.
This role will be responsible for starting up, operating, monitoring, troubleshooting, cleaning and performing preventive maintenance on assigned machines under the conditions of good manufacturing practices.
You will need to be detailed oriented as you monitor the processing of plant-based materials, which transform into high protein and fiber plant-based ingredients that meet specifications, while maintaining accurate records of the batch.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic systems using schematics, technical drawings, and testing equipment to ensure that it functions reliably and complies with process specifications.
Utilize total productive maintenance (TPM) concepts and practices to keep machines operating.
Resolves day to day technical problems with processing equipment and systems to ensure equipment compliance with production procedures and process specifications.
Follows GMPs and 5S methodology to maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work environment, maintaining an audit ready status at all times.
Monitor material flow and instruments, such as temperature or pressure gauges, indicators, or meters, to ensure optimal processing conditions.
Turn valves or move controls to admit, drain, separate, filter, clarify, mix, or transfer materials
Assist and monitor cleaning and sanitation procedures on the processing floor, e.g., line clearance).
Examine samples to verify qualities such as clarity, cleanliness, consistency, dryness, or texture.
Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.
Install, maintain, or repair hoses, pumps, filters, or screens to maintain equipment using hand tools.
Set up and operate one or multiple production machines following established procedures and guidelines.
Inspect equipment to ensure product adheres to specifications and adjustments, or parameter changes as necessary, to maintain product specifications
Using mechanical skills, disassemble, clean, and reassemble processing equipment as needed.
Ability to write Standard Operating procedures (SOP’s) and work instructions.
Must be willing and comfortable with training others.
Identify and communicate opportunities for continuous improvement.
Consistently be on time to work, meetings, and training sessions.
Maintain good conduct and behavior, working well with others. Demonstrating good people skills.
Safely perform work according to SOPs, GLPs, and GMPs. Injuries must be reported upon occurrence to your manager.
Dependent on production needs, employees should be prepared to work “shift work,” which could involve rotating shifts. Shifts schedules could be 8, 10, or 12 hrs—rotations, which could include weekends.
Perform department sanitation responsibilities daily in a manner which promotes and ensures food safety.
Understands and follows Good Manufacturing Practices, Food Safety practices and plant safety practices. This includes wearing all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.
High school diploma or equivalent. 1-2 years’ experience working in a food manufacturing environment is preferred. Able to read and interpret blueprints and diagrams. Must be a team player and able to work independently.
Technical skills in mechanical and electrical repair is required; PLCs, instrumentation, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, motors, VFD's, robotics and support equipment: Water systems, refrigeration, high pressure boiler, and compressed air.
Experience in equipment and process troubleshooting. Must have an aptitude for problem solving.
Excellent knowledge of OSHA regulations and GMP standards
Organized with the ability to work well under pressure and to challenging timelines.
Must be able to move/lift 50 lbs occasionally and should be able to climb a ladder and work on elevation if needed.·
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Attention to detail.
Lemnature AquaFarms is proud to offer its employees an excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, and 12-company paid holidays. Employees become eligible for benefits on the 1st of the month following their start date.
We also provide company paid Term-Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability at no cost to the employee, as well as a generous 401-k Plan. The 401(k) eligibility is available 90 days after the start date as part of the employment benefits package.
Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Retirement Plan (401k & Roth IRA)
Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
Family Leave (Maternity & Paternity)
Short Term & Long Term Disability