Thorne - Mixing Operator

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Recruitment #10-285-08






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Trident Technical College


is assisting with the recruitment and training for




Thorne Research’s mission is to redefine what it means to be well and to continue to push the limits of human potential. Their belief is that good health can always be made better. Because no one should be limited by a definition of health that is anything less than optimal. Finding out what your body needs is only half the solution. Giving it to you is the other half. They offer personal at-home tests to help understand your health and supplements to unlock your full potential.

Potential employment opportunities exist for:

Mixing Operator

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Mixing Operator follows Production Department procedures and performs specific duties based on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) for the Production Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Satisfactorily performing and/or achieving the following Responsibilities are essential duties of the job.

  • Commits to the Mixing Credentialed Training program where the proper operating knowledge, skills and experience are acquired to meet the high quality of proficiency expected as a Thorne operator. 
  • Quickly and accurately sets up all phases of Mixing and the related equipment for smooth operation and maximum output. 
  • Maintains awareness of potential cross-contamination while working with multiple raw materials and exhibits vigilance in taking proper precautions (changes gloves as needed, proper cleaning of equipment in between use of raw materials). 
  • Operates the forklifts properly, keeps certified annually, and maintains a safe working environment while doing so. 

EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES / PROFICIENCIES: EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES / PROFICIENCIES: Satisfactorily achieving and/or meeting the following Experience, Competencies, and Proficiencies are essential duties of the job: 

Experience and/or Education: By training, education and/or experience, employee must be able to perform the essential duties of the job. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required. 

Language Ability: Employee can read and understand written directions in English, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), and the Thorne Research Employee Handbook. The Mixing Operator follows instructions, both verbal and written, and communicates effectively with supervisors and fellow employees. 

Math Ability: Employee can add, subtract, multiply, and divide in the units of measurement used in the Production Department, using whole numbers and decimals (for example, converting grams to kilograms). 

Reasoning Ability: During disassembly and assembly of machines, employee can discern that the parts and tools are the correct ones for the tasks at hand. 

Computer Skills: Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the equipment and software required to accomplish the responsibilities of the position. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Being able to meet the Physical Demands of the job is an essential duty of the job. 

  • Must be able to work an entire 8-, 10-, or 12-hour shift, when necessary, in an enclosed, dusty environment 
  • Must be medically qualified to work while using a half-mask respirator or a full-air respirator for up to six hours at a time.
  • Must have sufficient range of motion with arms and hands to reach overhead and to the side, often repetitively and for extended periods of time during an 8-, 10-, or 12-hour shift. 
  • Must be able to carry up to 50 pounds of materials for 15 feet across a room unassisted. Employees is required to request the assistance of a team member when carrying greater than 50 pounds. 
  • Must be able to work in an environment containing soy, fish, crustacea, and milk (whey). 
  • Must be able to lift unassisted approximately 30kg (66 pounds) from floor to shoulder height, while maintaining full control of product on a regular basis. 
  • Must be able to perform calculations using a calculator accurately while under physical stress. 
  • Must be capable of ascending and descending a ladder while carrying up to 20 pounds of materials. 

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