Thorne - Production Material Handler - 2nd Shift

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Recruitment #92-94-14






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Trident Technical College


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Thorne is a personalized health solutions company dedicated to improving individual outcomes through science and technology. For over 30 years, Thorne has led the nutritional supplement industry in providing researched-based, high-quality natural products, including foundational vitamins and minerals, therapeutic-focused nutritional supplements, and NSF Certified for Sport products. By leveraging cutting-edge research and personalized data through affiliate WellnessFX, Thorne offers customized preventive health solutions for practitioners, their patients, and athletes. 


Thorne is has a new manufacturing facility in Summerville, SC

Potential employment opportunities exist for:

Production Material Handler 

2nd Shift 

Job Description:

The Production Material Handler performs specific duties based on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for the Manufacturing Department. Reports to the Engineering Manager and (depending on experience and / or complexity of assigned work) may receive instruction from an Engineer. Typically, responsible for day-to-day laboratory operations, coordinating and executing organoleptic tests, writing technical documents (SOPs, PMs, WIs, etc.), executing Qualification Protocols under the direction of an Engineer, and assisting Engineers and Engineering Management in their duties. May take on additional duties and responsibilities as additional competencies are developed..



  • Employee becomes knowledgeable of the applicable provisions of the Manufacturing process flow 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 knows and follows the Inventory Warehouse Department policies when it comes to receiving and returning materials procedures and Thorne Research policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Employee may become cross-trained in the Inventory Warehouse areas. Employee willingly works in different areas as assigned.
  • Employee may assist to perform daily inventory counts and maintains integrity of accountable supplies, ensuring quality is not compromised.
  • Employee operates a wide variety of industrial warehouse equipment to store, rotate, or issue supplies on a daily basis.
  • Employee issues the correct amount of raw material and packaging supplies, inspecting and labeling items as needed, and placing them in designated areas.
  • Employee maintains cleanliness and organizational structure of the Manufacturing area, using standard industrial practices (First In/First Out, labels facing out, items stored six inches off the floor, etc.)
  • Employee is responsible for the flow of receiving, staging, and returning, production materials, while adhering to OSHA and localized safety standards.
  • Employee demonstrates attention to detail in all aspects of providing materials for production orders, and the accurate completion of production paperwork.
  • Employee observes the daily flow of the production department and coordinates with production leadership to determine which job duty has priority


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 preferred

Computer and Technical Skill:

  • Employee is able to use a hand calculator to perform basic math calculations to complete records accurately, as well as learn the basic computer functions of Thorne’s inventory system.

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:

  • Employee is able to sufficiently concentrate to distinguish between 300+ product codes and individual product lot numbers in order to minimize inventory errors.

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 an entire 8-hour or 10-hour shift, and overtime as assigned. when necessary, in a warehouse environment.
  • Must be able to work while using a half-mask respirator on occasion, and be able to follow Thorne Research’s Respiratory Protection Program guidelines.
  • Must be able to see and read small print.
  • Must be able to hear and converse with supervisors and other employees.
  • Must be able to operate, activate, use, prepare, and clean equipment, occasionally grasping with force and using twisting wrist movements.
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as circumstances arise while a shift.
  • Must be able to safely and carefully operate and use assigned equipment and machinery.
  • Must be able to work in a stationary position as well as move about unassisted.
  • Must be able to work in a moderate noise level environment.
  • Must be able to move or lift items weighing up to 55 pounds from floor to table and from table to floor, often repetitively, during an 8-hour, 10-hour or 12-hour shift.
  • Must have sufficient range of motion with arms and hands to reach overhead and to the side, often repetitively, during an assigned 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.