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Production Operator - Valent Biosciences LLC


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Job Title: Production Operator - Valent Biosciences LLC
Location: Osage, IA, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Valent BioSciences, LLC
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Operator/General Laborer
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: N/A
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Requisition ID : 1060

 

Valent BioSciences is a global organization that embraces a team-focused, fast-paced, challenging and professional work environment offering its employees room to grow. As a leading supplier of environmentally friendly, highly effective products and services for agriculture, public health, and forestry, we are always looking for people who share our passion and commitment to improving the quality of life for people worldwide.

 

The Valent Biosciences manufacturing site located on an expansive 73-acre site in Osage, IA is a state of the art 130,000 square foot plant and is the largest purpose-built biorational facility in the world.  It serves as the manufacturing and quality control center for Valent Biosciences broad portfolio of fermentation products.


Description of Job:

The purpose of this position is to operate production equipment in a fermentation process which will include media preparation, fermenters, sterilizers, centrifuges, thin film evaporators, separators, and filtration equipment. In doing so, the Production Operator will comply with all Valent Biosciences' policies and procedures and perform all tasks assigned in a safe manner. The Production Operator will be accountable for meeting quality and production expectations.


 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Support and comply with all VB's safety and environmental training policies and programs.
  • Effectively operate all current and future equipment / job functions in the area assigned.
  • Adjust equipment with assistance from Production Specialist/ Production Engineer to achieve highest process capabilities.
  • Use computerized operator interface to monitor and make adjustments to critical equipment.
  • Work at varying elevations.
  • Perform minor equipment maintenance (Preventative maintenance, monitoring for leaks, etc.).
  • Keep a neat and clean work environment.
  • Complete required documentation.
  • Clean, sterilize and operate fermenters and filtration equipment.
  • Perform in-process testing.
  • Manually operate valves etc.
  • Required to walk, climb stairs, lift up to 50 lbs., open and close valves, stand and sit.
  • May be assigned to Emergency Response Team.
  • Follow VB ISO9001 quality standards
  • May work shift work.
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures.
  • Perform processes wearing a full face respirator.

 

Education/Experience:

  • Prefer an Associate Degree in a Natural Sciences field or related experience.
  • Must be able to use computerized interfaces.
  • Must be able to obtain industrial truck license (valid driver's license required).
  • We would welcome the opportunity to review your qualifications.
  • Valent BioSciences is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.
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Job Post Date: 07/15/19
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