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Downstream & Distillation Processing Operator I

Company: Danimer Scientific
Location: Winchester
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Classification
Non-Exempt

Title
Downstream Processing (DSP) Operations Technician I

Salary Grade
DOE

Reports to
Plant Manager

Date
12/01/2021

Summary/Objective
The DSP 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 DSP 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 Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Be a Safety leader.
    • Be aware of both process and surrounding conditions and react quickly to any safety concerns.
      • Be able to follow directions and work well in a team environment.
        • Operate process equipment and utilities including: interacting with automated controls, opening / closing manual valves, starting / stopping pumps, collecting samples, sterilization of piping/tanks, monitoring process conditions and adjusting as needed.
          • Must be able to respond to changing process conditions and alarms to maintain process stability.
            • Work independently and troubleshoot process or equipment deviations and initiate appropriate action when they occur.
              • Add proper levels of chemicals and other additives to processes as needed based on calculations.
                • Monitor and communicate production metrics.
                  • Read, understand, and comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Work Instructions (WIs).
                    • Accurately maintain proper documentation of process information per GMP guidelines.
                      • Monitor batch production records and documentation entries throughout the process to ensure accuracy and timely closure.
                        • Review completed production documentation (batch records, log books, etc.) for quality and GMP compliance.
                          • Review and update WI's to be submitted to for review and implementation.
                            • Report any process or quality deviations or non-conformances observed. Operator has the authority to intervene in the event of a quality concern.
                              • Maintain a clean work environment / process area and perform housekeeping duties as assigned per GMP guidelines.
                                • Perform on job training for new and developing Operators.
                                  • Perform physical tasks while working extended periods in a hot environment.
                                    • Be able work for prolonged periods of time on your feet, using tools, and perform repetitive actions that entail bending and stooping.
                                      • Must be able to climb ladders and lift 50 pounds at a time.
                                        • All other duties as assigned by the Plant Manager.Competencies
                                          • Leadership.
                                            • Performance Management.
                                              • Problem Solving/Analysis.
                                                • Results Driven.
                                                  • Communication Proficiency.
                                                    • Time Management.
                                                      • Mechanically Inclined.
                                                        • Self-Value and Care
                                                          • Learning Orientation.
                                                            • Microsoft Suite.Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position has no supervisory responsibility.

                                                              Work EnvironmentWhile 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 DemandsThe 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 Work
                                                              This 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).

                                                              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 and/or fermentation.
                                                                  Additional Eligibility Qualifications
                                                                  None required for this position.

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

                                                                  AAP/EEO StatementDanimer 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 Duties
                                                                  Please 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.

Keywords: Danimer Scientific, Lexington , Downstream & Distillation Processing Operator I, Other , Winchester, Kentucky

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