23 May 2012

Full-Time Operations / Plant Manager (Florida)

LS9 Properties, Inc – Posted by adminOkeechobee, Florida, United States

Job Description

LS9 Properties, Inc located in Okeechobee, Florida seeks a highly motivated Operations / Plant Manager for their production / pilot facility. This position will report to the VP of Operations and all functions at the Okeechobee site will report to this person. Due to the size and scope of the site this position requires a hands on approach and a desire and ability to work as the leader of a multidisciplinary team, The person filling this role will need to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, creativity, and initiative applied to the various duties and aspects of the position.

Key Responsibilities:
Manage process transfer and operation of a large scale fermentation plant, including product recovery (technology transfer between LS9 headquarters and Florida site).
Oversee large scale fermentation plant operations initially as demonstration facility, later as manufacturing operation.
Organize and maintain data base for all fermentation and downstream manufacturing plant experiments and results.
Manage feedstock, raw materials, and other key supplies to the site.
Assist with developing a rigorous safety culture in the plant.
Manage performance of the Florida site against key performance parameters, i.e., safety, environmental, cost, yield etc.
Act as a conduit between research and development process development and manufacturing.
Represent LS9 in the local community.
Promote and support (GMP, Safety, Health, Environmental, Quality, and Continuous Improvement.
Management of all functions at the Okeechobee site (Operations, Lab, Admin, Safety and Maintenance).
Manage the operations of multiple scale fermentation and recovery processes.
Establish operational priorities
Lead, promote and encourage the development of technical and social skills of the organization.
Understand and support company strategic initiatives
Communicate (Expectations, Performance, and Results)
Individual and Site goal setting
Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

BS/MS/PhD in chemical engineering or related science with 10+ years of relevant industrial experience.
Minimum 3 years operations experience in the industrial large scale fermentation facility.
A solid understanding of fermentation and relevant scientific/engineering principles.
General knowledge of biological downstream processes is required.
Ability to work in a fast paced and team oriented environment.
Leadership potential.
Ability to troubleshoot equipment and process problems.
Excellent verbal/written communication skills are required.
This is a position for a self-driven highly motivated individual.

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Job Categories: Management. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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