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Operations Technician

Danimer Scientific

Operations Technician

Winchester, KY
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    ClassificationNon-Exempt

    Title

    Operations Technician

    Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range

    DOE

    Reports toManufacturing Coordinator

    Date03/08/2019

    Summary/Objective The Operations Technician under general direction of the team leader and overall direction of management, will be responsible for the hands-on execution of all activities in the production area. Ensures that work performed is accurate, timely, efficient and compliant with company policies, plant SOP’s, cGMP regulations, and FDA regulations. Participates in continuous improvement initiatives to improve quality, safety and/or cycle time. Collaborates effectively with other departments to ensure production goals are met.

    Essential FunctionsReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Operation of process equipment and utilities to include changing process conditions, open/closure of valves, and sterilization of piping/tanks, monitoring process conditions and adjusting as needed.

    Read, understand, and comply with Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

    Accurately maintain proper documentation of process information.

    Maintain cGMP work environment and perform housekeeping duties as assigned.

    Add proper levels of chemicals and other additives to process as needed based on calculations or as determined.

    Report any quality deviations or non-conformances that you observe.

    Has the authority to intervene in the event of a quality or safety protocol concern.

    Monitor batch production records and documentation entries throughout the fermentation process to ensure accuracy and timely closure.

    Monitors and communicates production metrics.

    Ensures compliance with company regulatory requirement to ensure applications of cGMP compliance with respect to staff, areas, documentation, and quality requirements.

    Able to troubleshoot and resolve issues with process or equipment independently.

    Review completed production documentation (batch records, log books, etc.) for quality and cGMP compliance.

    Initiate appropriate action when process deviations occur.

    Reviews and updates SOP’s to be submitted to for final review and implementation.

    Perform on job training for new and developing operators.

    Ensure cleanliness of process areas are maintained.

    Competencies

    Leadership.

    Performance Management.

    Problem Solving/Analysis.

    Results Driven.

    Communication Proficiency.

    Time Management.

    Mechanically Inclined.

    Self-Value and Care

    Learning Orientation.

    Microsoft Suite.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    This position has no supervisory responsibility.

    Work Environment

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. Must be able to work in a high demand non-climate control manufacturing setting.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position. Must be willing to work a 12-hour shift, days or nights including weekends, holidays and overtime as required. (2 days/nights on 2 days/nights off 3 days/nights on 3 days/nights off).

    TravelNo travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    High school diploma or GED.

    2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Bio-Tech.

    4-8 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.

    Additional Eligibility QualificationsNone required for this position.

    Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)Must be authorized to work in the United States.

    AAP/EEO Statement

    Danimer Scientific provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Danimer Scientific complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Danimer Scientific expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Danimer Scientific’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

    Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.