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  • West Chester, PA Fermentation Production Technician aka Shift Brewer Position

    We are a biotechnology company focused on the use of microbes to treat a variety of issues in a worldwide marketplace. Some applications include; aquaculture, wastewater treatment, animal feed supplements, septic system, grease trap and drain maintenance, bathroom odor control, plant disease control, pet spot cleaning products, and bioremediation. Envera's proprietary library of well characterized microorganisms gives Envera the ability to quickly develop new products for the clients requirements.

    Primary function of this position is to conduct operations in the Production Fermentation area for industrial fermenters. Core competence in all equipment and infrastructure throughout the process is required, as is basic troubleshooting and strong mechanical aptitude. Interfaces with processing supervisors and operators, maintenance workers and general service operators, Fermentation Lab Technicians, and QC Technicians to obtain samples, explain needed maintenance or request supplies.

    Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    • Prepare, batch, sterilize, monitor and sanitize production Fermenters. This includes media preparation, probe calibration, pH adjustment, batch sterilization/autoclaving, inoculum preparation, down-stream processing, etc.
    • Monitor Fermentations using process automation, aseptic sampling, and benchtop measurements.
    • Safely work in manufacturing areas, following forklift, confined space, work-from-height, chemical handling, and LOTO safety procedures without deviation.
    • Ability to handle basic repairs, PM’s, and simple troubleshooting as necessary.
    • Assist with efforts in other departments when needed.
    • Maintain clean and organized 5S work areas.
    • Maintain thorough documentation.
    • Work well as a team with fermentation and lab personnel.
    • Shift work will be required.
    Qualifications
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize workload.
    • Ability to work well as part of a team.
    • Ambition to master and improve fermentation department.
    • Responsible, organized and good work ethic
    Education and/or Experience
    Bachelor of Science preferred, but not essential. Industrial experience preferred.

    Computer Skills
    To perform this job to a valued degree of success, an individual should have strong knowledge of Microsoft office tools such as including Excel, Word, and Outlook.

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

    While performing the duties of this job, the employees is regularly required to stand, walk, climb, use hands to finger, handle, feel, and reach. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $40,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year

    Benefits:
    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Health insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Tuition reimbursement
    If you are interested please contact Eric directly at ejorgenson@envera.com.
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