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Extraction Operator-Swing Shift

HiEmployment Kailua-Kona, HI

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Title: Extraction Operator
Location: Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Type: Temporary to Hire
Position Summary:
Responsible for operation supercritical CO2 extraction equipment used to remove high-value lipids from Haematococcus. Ensures safe and sustainable production of extraction products.
Essential Functions and Duties:
  • Adheres to SOP’s, Manufacturing instructions and other relevant documentation. 
  • Assists with diagnosing and trouble-shooting maintenance-related issues.
  • Blends oil to specific titer and package.
  • Communicates directly with other operators, Production Manager, and maintenance as soon as possible regarding maintenance and repair work.
  • Constantly monitors operations in close coordination with other operators, anticipating and solving problems in a timely manner and identifying opportunities to avoid recurrence.
  • Maintains extensive, detailed logs and records accurately.
  • Maintains Quality Assurance (QA) records, including careful labeling, handling, and checking of samples. Understands and interprets QA results and takes appropriate action when required.
  • Maintains the extraction areas in a clean condition during operation. Consistently maintains all extraction areas according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements.
  • Operates processing equipment.
  • Performs operator preventive maintenance activities as required according to SOP’s.
  • Safely completes plant cleaning, basket loading and unloading, packing, and other tasks as required to prevent operating delays.
Physical Demands
Must be able to regularly lift and move up to 55-pound bags and buckets, climb ladders, work at heights, and handle high pressure hoses. This is a physically demanding position. Must be able to drive a forklift.
Working Conditions
Most of the work is performed inside the extraction building but will be required to work outside occasionally  
Qualification Requirements:
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes in work assignments. Must be able to work variable shifts, including weekends.
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and cooperatively in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One year of work experience required. Previous experience in a production facility is preferred.
  • Possess mechanical abilities with good attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must have strong basic math skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License, to be certified on a forklift and other equipment.
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