Thorne - Maintenance Mechanic - 1st and 2nd Shift

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Recruitment #92-94-05






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Thorne is a health and technology company that is disrupting prevention and wellness. By combining dietary and lifestyle recommendations with nutritional supplement intervention, Thorne is at the forefront of personalized health, with a mission to help consumers take control of their health and live a healthy life. Thorne provides at-home biomarker tests to bring the doctor to the consumer’s home. By leveraging its sophisticated analytical software, Thorne helps consumers uncover health insights and confidently take action to optimize health outcomes. Based on individual test results, Thorne’s technology and team can deliver a personalized plan on what to eat, how to exercise, and which Thorne supplements to take.
Thorne is the only supplement manufacturer to collaborate with Mayo Clinic on wellness research and content, and is the proud partner of a number of U.S. National Teams, including U.S. Soccer, USA Hockey, and USA Triathlon. Thorne is one of the fastest growing supplement companies, and is rated the top practitioner-dispensed brand among 30-40 year-olds. For more information visit


Thorne is has a new manufacturing facility in Summerville, SC

Potential employment opportunities exist for:

Maintenance Mechanic

1st and 2nd Shift

Job Description:

Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all production mechanical equipment, facilities, and utilities.



  • Support the maintenance, operation, and repair of all production related systems and equipment by ensuring: 
    • All preventative maintenance is performed at the appropriate interval and is completed by the assigned due dates 
    • All equipment remains in its designed and/or validated state at all times 
    • All equipment is maintained to maximize availability 
    • Work is completed in accordance with SOPs and equipment manufacturer service guidelines
  • Promptly address mechanical breakdown issues, equipment adjustments, and equipment change outs 
  • Maintain all assigned equipment areas in a constant state of inspection-readiness, including cleanliness, safety, and compliance with cGMP requirements. 
  • Coordinate with contractors performing repairs, modifications, and installations of production equipment 
  • Work with Production, Engineering, and Quality on new system installations or modifications 
  • Assist in projects for facility modification, capacity expansion, and efficiency improvements  


Experience/Competencies/Proficiencies:   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. Technical degree or certificate is preferred.
  • Four (4) years of maintenance experience in manufacturing maintenance is required.
  • Previous experience in Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, or Food manufacturing preferred. 

Language Ability:

  • Employee is able to read and understand written directions in English, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Thorne Research Employee Handbook.
  • The employee follows instructions, both verbal and written, and communicates effectively with supervisors and fellow employees. 

Math Ability:

  • Employee has the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in the units of measurement used in the Maintenance Department, using whole numbers and decimals (for example, grams). 

Reasoning Ability:

  • During disassembly and assembly of machines, employee is able to discern that the parts and tools are the correct ones for the tasks at hand. 

Computer and Technical Skills:

  • Employee has the ability to use a computer to receive and submit work requests, document work, send/receive email, research parts, and complete basic calculations accurately. 

Physical Demands:  Being able to meet the Physical Demands of the job is an essential duty of the job. Employees at Thorne Research perform the Responsibilities of their jobs in various manufacturing, warehousing, and administrative areas. The various departments at Thorne Research include Production, Operations, Quality, Accounting/Finance, Medical Affairs, Administration, Information Technology, Maintenance, Engineering, Customer Service, and Sales.

  • Must be able to work in a stationary position as well as move about unassisted for a 10-hour or 8- hour shift and overtime as assigned, and when necessary, in an enclosed room
  • Must be able to work while wearing a half-mask respirator or full-air respirator for up to four hours at a time and be able to follow Thorne Respiratory Protection Program guidelines
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as circumstances arise during the course of a shift. Must be able to operate, activate, use, prepare, and clean equipment or machinery, occasionally grasping with force and using twisting wrist movements.
  • Must be able to hear and converse with supervisors and other employees. Must be able to see and read small print.
  • Must be able to work in a moderate noise level environment.
  • Must be able to move or lift items weighing up to 50 pounds from floor to table and from table to floor, occasionally, during a 10-hour or 8-hour shift.
  • Must have sufficient range of motion with arms and hands to reach overhead and to the side, often repetitively, during a 10-hour or 8-hour shift.
  • Must be able to ascend/descend a ladder while carrying up to 20 pounds of materials.
  • Employee are expected to meet the Physical Demands of their job, which is an essential duty of this job. If requested and deemed appropriate, Thorne Research will provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee to meet the Physical Demands of the job.