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Production Technician

Posted: 08/18/2021

General Responsibilities:
Responsible for operation of drumming and packaging equipment for all products per SOP guidelines.  Opportunity to move into plant production of amino acids in Extraction or Fermentation.

Schedule:
12-hour rotating shift position with potential for overtime. Rotates as first week as 3-12 hour days with second week as 4-12 hour days, includes days, evenings, weekends on rotation.

Position Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent; must meet minimum testing requirements; strong mechanical aptitude required; good communication, problem solving, and reasoning skills required; ability to read and comprehend written instructions required; ability to accurately complete required documentation in timely manner.

Prior experience in manufacturing and/or a food-grade industry is preferred.  Candidates should be self-motivated individuals with the ability to work under minimal supervision, or as a contributing member of a production team.  We are looking for candidates who are flexible, take the initiative to learn, and who have a desire to grow and advance within the company.

Minimum Physical Requirements:
Able to regularly stand, walk, sit, bend, reach, climb up/down stairs, ladders, platforms, in/out of tanks, lift up to 50 pounds.  Must be able to communicate effectively in speech, written, and nonverbal forms; able to hear and respond to the overhead paging and alarm system; available for overtime and call-ins as needed.

Working Environment:
Strong safety and Team oriented, employee works a rotating 12-hour rotating shift, alternating between days and nights every two weeks.  Production facility is subject to extremes in temperature and loud machinery noises which requires hearing protection when applicable.  May have steam and dust from equipment, damp and musty from process.  Some regular work in high places and confined spaces.  Smells in facility range from sweet to pungent.  Various chemical products used in working areas and in facility.

Benefits:
Position begins at $20.50 per hour, with an increase to $21.33 per hour in 90 days.  Opportunity to move into production with increases based on position.  BioKyowa offers excellent benefits including medical, dental and prescription health insurance, 401k, vacation, holidays, disability, life insurance.