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Industry Trainer, Food, Beverage & Natural Products - Asheville, NC 28801

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

$77,643 - $84,598 a year - Full-time

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$77,643 - $84,598 a year

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Position Summary Information

Position Title

Industry Trainer, Food, Beverage & Natural Products


Position Type

Full Time Regular


Annual Schedule

12 months


Expected Work Schedule



Anticipated Days

Monday - Friday


Anticipated Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with occasional after hours as necessary


Anticipated Hours per Week



Work Location

A-B Tech Main Campus


Job Description Summary

Statewide travel required – 5 to 10 days per month. This position will be responsible for developing and delivering training in assigned areas. This position will contribute to BioNetwork by instructing and supervising students in the areas of Food, Beverage, Dietary Supplement, Cosmetic in regulatory, safety and production related topics.


This position is part of a statewide BioNetwork program funded by the North Carolina Community College System. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College serves as the fiscal agent for this position. Daily operational and supervisory activities are conducted and managed by BioNetwork.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described This position will be an employee of A-B Technical Community College but will be hosted at the college in the county the successful candidate lives in or adjacent to. This position will offer a blend of onsite, in office and remote work.



1. Delivers training both on-site at the BioNetwork Food, Beverage, & Natural Products Center at A-B Tech and off-site across North Carolina. Significant Travel is expected.

2. Develops short courses and training modules in areas of expertise with an emphasis on foodsafety and FDA regulatory compliance processes with topics including 21 CFR, food safety hazards, HACCP, current Good Manufacturing Practices, Food Safety Modernization Act,Preventive Controls for Human Foods/Animal Foods, Food Defense, environmentalmonitoring, cleaning, sanitation and documentation/technical writing according to currentregulatory and industry standards.

3. Monitors industry trends and benchmark practices in other states and countries.

4. Maintains currency in field of expertise, in training and instructional development, and in

course delivery to ensure best practices in designing and delivering education and training.

5. Develops reports related to established metrics that assess the effectiveness of ourprograms and to gauge the needs of the industry sector.

6. Maintains effective positive working relationships with industry representatives, BioNetworkcolleagues, community college staff and the general public.

7. Represents BioNetwork at meetings, conferences and presentations by the promotion of our resources, capabilities, and programs to internal and external customers.

8. Contributes to the College Vision, Mission, Values, and RISE statement.


9. Supports workforce diversity in all its aspects.

10. Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Food, Beverage, and Natural Products


Minimum Requirements (Applicant must meet all of the minimum requirements)

1.         1. Bachelor’s degree;

2. One year of full-time or equivalent experience working in FDA/USDA (or equivalent) product manufacturing environments including formulation, fill, packaging and labeling within arelevant manufacturing environment or relevant regulatory experience;

3. Experience using computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Office and Internet resources;
4. Valid Driver’s License.


Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree or higher in area of expertise or five years documented work experience in field.


2. Five years of full-time or equivalent experience working in a cGMP environment including experience with documentation, quality and/or regulatory experience.


3. Experience teaching in higher education.


4. Technical writing experience.


5. Industry recognized certifications.

  • Preventive Controls for Human Foods
  • Seafood HACCP
  • BRC/SQF Auditor
  • Documentation with an SQF/BRC system

6. Experience in creating and delivering training programs using adult learning principles.

7. Proficiency in a foreign language such as Spanish, an East Slavic language, and/or American Sign Language.


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Should:

1. Read the following before submitting the Application:

  • Application Selection Process
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2. Upload Required Documents:

  • When applicable, upload the relevant transcript that correlates to the degree requirement in the minimum requirement or preferred qualifications with in the job posting. The transcript must show the individual courses taken and the degree that is conferred or awarded.


If selected for hire:

  • If selected for hire, official sealed transcripts from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education are required to be received a minimum of two business weeks before the first day of work.
  • Transcripts outside of the United States, must be accompanied by an evaluation completed by a NACES recognized agency and received by Human Resources at least two weeks prior to the first day of work.



Why Should I Work at A-B Tech?

A-B Tech is nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina and has served as the region’s premier two-year college since our establishment in 1959. With five locations, the College service area includes Buncombe and Madison Counties. We are a family of approximately 10,000 curriculum students, 14,000 continuing education students, and 1,100 faculty & staff. We offer an array of programs to meet local workforce needs which culminate in 55 degrees, 18 diplomas, and 56 certificates. A-B Tech is indicative of the modern comprehensive community college – providing innovative educational programming and collaborative community development. If you are dedicated to student and community success, then we invite you to explore employment opportunities at A-B Tech. We hope you will consider joining the A-B Tech Trailblazer family!


A-B Tech Welcoming Culture (R.I.S.E)

A-B Tech commits to demonstrating an inclusive and welcoming culture of Respect, Integrity, Support, and Equity for Everyone.


This is evident by our RISE Committee, the Trailblazer RISE Award, and annual RISE projects including the Welcoming Classroom, Appreciative Advising, and more!


A-B Tech is looking for:

A person who shares our commitment to sustaining a workplace that offers equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability genetic information/medical history, age, and/or veteran/military status. In addition, the College prohibits discrimination based on any characteristic or condition protected by law, but not specifically mentioned here.


Position Summary

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Start Date



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Salary or Hourly Pay Range (Salary is Non-Negotiable)

$52,440 - $57,684


Total Compensation

Your total compensation goes beyond this maximum salary. Your A-B Tech benefits represent nearly 30% of your total compensation.


The total compensation for this position includes an 24.5% employer contribution to a defined pension plan, contributions towards medical and dental policies and fully funded life insurance / accidental death & dismemberment policy.


Benefits Summary

Total Compensation: $77,643 – $84,598

  • Medical and Pharmacy Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Death Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Policies
  • Professional Liability
  • Vacation Leave up to 26 days per year
  • Sick Leave of 12 days per year
  • Holiday Leave
  • All required protected leaves plus: Civil, Bereavement, Parental, Community Service, Maternity/Paternity, Shared, Educational, Military
  • Tax-sheltered Supplemental Retirement Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement Plan
  • State Employees Credit Union membership
  • Employee Assistance Network
  • Annual Flex Benefit
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Longevity Pay
  • Educational Attainment



A-B Tech’s Human Resources (HR) department is located on the main campus at the Sunnicrest House. This beautiful Tudor-style Historic house served as a private residence for guests of the Vanderbilt family for the first century of the home’s life. Today you will find a professional HR family that is dedicated to ensuring all employees and applicants receive fast and accurate answers, compassion, fairness, and kindness from Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. To ensure a prompt hiring process, please read the application directions located on the HR website. For questions, you may email us at


We look forward to welcoming you to our A-B Tech family!


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