formulations to improve the manufacturability of products in a timely
manner to meet company standards for product quality, production
efficiency, and profitability by performing the following duties.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other
duties may be assigned.
existing products with the simplest and most cost-effective formulations
that can be manufactured efficiently based on the priorities of meeting
profitability objectives, company deadlines, operating budget
responsibilities, and company goals.
manufacturing by providing technical troubleshooting in situations where
corrective action is required to increase efficiencies, rectifies product
deviations, resolves quality problems, and works out production
develops and evaluates existing formulas to ensure that they are compliant
with NOW specifications.
information into Oracle in the form of bill of materials, specifications,
and manufacturing instructions.
hands on with Pilot Plant equipment as needed for product trials,
production troubleshooting, and other related activities assigned.
and evaluates product approval packages for final review by appropriate
tests on new and existing raw materials in order to provide information
needed to determine whether to accept or reject based on parameters set
forth by manufacturing capabilities.
manufacturing processes, determining where improvements could be
implemented in terms of product quality to contribute towards the success
of the company.
all company requirements related to standard operating procedures and
change control procedures.
with safety and GMP requirements.
a culture of safe production and operations; follows all safety rules and
procedures. Actively participates in the safety program by: engaging
in training activities to learn what constitutes a safety hazard; reporting
safety concerns to the supervisor, submitting safety suggestions, and
correcting or reporting to the appropriate people when an employee sees a
workplace health or safety hazard, until it is resolved. Assists with
communicating safety information to new employees. Fulfills
responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelorís of Science degree in Food Science; or minimum of two
years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and
maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write
routine reports and correspondence.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
skill level with Microsoft Office required. Familiarity with
tableting and encapsulation preferred. Food or pharmaceutical
industry experience and experience with gluten-free products a plus.
to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical
inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and
proportions to practical situations.
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
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.
performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
handle testing equipment, raw materials and finished product, tools, or
controls and communicate in person and on the telephone. The employee
frequently is required to taste or smell and ascend and/or descend stairs.
The employee is occasionally required to move from place to place within
the facility, to reach, ascend and/or descend, balance, or stoop.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability
to adjust focus and color vision.
employee must regularly lift, move (in some cases drag items), slide, raise
lbs. from ground level and place at 61 high inch level; return to original
to 30 lb. force for up to 25 feet and then pull to original position.
to 33 lbs. from 5 inches off ground and raise to
47 inches and then return 33 lbs. to original position.
to 50 lbs. for 3 feet at waist level; lift bag/box onto side and return to
weighing up to 55 lbs. from floor onto one side,
move it up to 10 ft. and return to original position.
The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The employee may frequently be
exposed to vapors and/or herbal aromas.
The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate.