Bioprocessing Manufacturing Technician

As a leading ag tech company, Heliae strives to create a sustainable impact in the quality of our planet. Heliae is today’s science-backed game changing brand that is 100% focused on a journey to delivering microbial-based products that can be used to change the world in this the U.N. Decade of Ecosystem Restoration Heliae® Agriculture is on the path of understanding how a balanced soil microbiome improves overall soil health, structure, water and nutrient efficiency, and plant vigor and marketable yields, even under stressed conditions, thus helping growers’ transition to more regenerative agriculture practices.

 

Title: Bioprocessing Manufacturing Technician
Department: Operations
Updated: 04/01/2024

 

Basic Function: The Bioprocessing Manufacturing Technician will work closely with the production team to understand the run plans and execute while complying with all Heliae’s safety standards. This is an excellent opportunity to grow with a regenerative agriculture company as we scale up our production over the next few years. Heliae offers a competitive total rewards package including annual bonus, generous paid time off, and offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees that includes generous health, and retirement. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to grow with an innovative company.

 

Reports to: Bioprocessing Manufacturing Manager

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor plant control systems and adjust as needed.
  • Weigh chemicals and transfer algae for bioreactor inoculations.
  • Take samples from bioreactors and utilize laboratory equipment for required tests.
  • Monitor bioreactor parameters to maintain optimal conditions for algae growth.
  • Initiate bioreactor harvest and adjust downstream processing equipment parameters to optimize recovery.
  • Complete all steps listed in master batch records to produce the final Ag products, including temperature monitoring, testing, and addition of required chemicals.
  • Bottle, package and prepare pallets and totes of product for shipment.
  • Fulfill sales orders by prepping and staging product for shipment to customers.
  • Utilize a forklift to load outgoing product shipments and unload raw materials.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory of chemical, raw materials, and packaging supplies.
  • Follow SOP for wastewater monitoring, testing and discharge.
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems and assist with needed repairs.
  • Maintain and promote a safe work environment.
  • Ensure the worksite is clean, organized and is “24-hour Tour Ready”.
  • Performing other duties as needed or directed by supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Basic understanding of plant processes.
  • Ability to read and follow procedural documents.
  • Willingness to work weekends, early mornings and late evenings.
  • The ability to operate:
    • Computer
    • Office equipment
  • The ability to:
    • Walk a construction site.
    • Stand for extended periods of time.
    • Occasionally (0-33%) lift or carry up to 50 lbs.
    • Frequently (34%-66%) perform fine manipulations with hands and fingers.
    • Often (67% -100%) work in adverse weather conditions outside.
      • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for extended periods
        • Hard hat – 100%
        • Safety Glasses – 100%
        • Safety Toe boots – 100%
  • Experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Teamwork orientated.
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Efficient and effective.

 

Heliae is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 

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