Thorne - Sanitation Technician - 1st and 2nd Shift

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Recruitment #92-94-12






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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:

Sanitation Technician 

1st and 2nd Shift 

Job Description:

The Sanitation Technician follows Production Department procedures and performs specific duties based on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for the Production Department. Performs a wide variety of duties in the production, assembly and cleaning of production machine parts and manufacturing suites. Duties may include material inventory, machine operation, assembly/disassembly process and recognition of quality control processes in place.



  • Employee becomes knowledgeable of the applicable provisions of the Production Department’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and follows them.

  • Employee remains knowledgeable on an ongoing and timely basis as changes in the SOPs and GMPs occur.

  • Employee willingly works in the different production areas as assigned.

    Employee gets along with co-workers and supervisors.

  • Employee responds appropriately to criticism and instructions for leads and/or supervisors. Employee follows the Standards of Conduct as outlined in the lates version of the Thorne Research Employee Handbook.

  • Establishes and/or adjusts work assignments to meet production schedules.

    Assists Production Operators with run procedures (i.e., end line clearance, beginning line clearance, cleans, removal of machine parts and reassembly of machine(s) or line equipment) as needed.

  • After proper training and certification, operates machinery related to all production needs

  • Adheres to internal safety policies, including use of proper personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.

  • Completes cleaning tasks in a timely manner and keeps work area in a neat and efficient manner.

  • Takes initiative to ensure production areas and the warehouse meet Thorne Research’s standard of cleanliness.

  • Operates cleaning machinery (high pressure washer, foamer and floor machine, etc.) after proper training as required by area and assigned by a supervisor.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications, 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 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 Production 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 can use a hand calculator to perform basic math calculations to complete records accurately. Develop and deliver on assigned objectives within requested timeframes.

Physical Demands: 

  • 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 an entire shift (10-12 hours), when necessary, in an enclosed room. Must be medically qualified to work while using a half-mask respirator or a full-air respirator for up to four hours at a time and be able to follow Thorne Research’s Respiratory Protection Program guidelines.
  • Must be able to work in a damp wet environment using various cleaning and sanitizing chemicals and proper PE’s.
  • Must be able to work in a stationary position as well as move about unassisted.
  • Must be able to safely and carefully operate and use assigned production equipment and machinery.
  • Must be able to repeatedly stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as circumstances arise during the course of a shift.
  • Must be able to operate, activate, use, prepare, and clean production equipment, occasionally grasping with force and using twisting wrist movements.
  • Must have sufficient range of motion with arms and hands to reach overhead and to the side, often repetitively, during a 12-, 10- or 8-hour shift.
  • Must be able to hear and converse with supervisors and other employees.
  • Must be able to see and read small print and small details on equipment.
  • Must be able to work in a moderate noise level environment with or without hearing protection as required.
  • Must be able to work a 12-, 10- or 8-hour shift and overtime as assigned.
  • Must be able to move or lift items weighing up to 50 pounds from floor to table and from table to floor, often repetitively, during a 10-12-hour shift. Lift heaver items with assistance.
  • The Responsibilities of the job, as described in the above section, and the department in which the employee works, will determine what the Physical Demands of the job are. An employee will learn what the Physical Demands of the job are as the employee learns how to satisfactorily perform the Responsibilities of the job.
  • Employees 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.