Fermentation Manager

Toledo, OH

Posted: 01/22/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 17.24KG Pay Rate: 130,000 - 150,000 Experience:

Job Description

Fermentation Manager

The Fermentation Manager is crucial to the overall success of this industry leader.  In this customer-facing role you will lead the fermentation department and 8 microbiologists through the creation of new technologies, going above and beyond for clients and mother nature.  Utilize both your technical knowledge and leadership abilities to drive this department and world of enzymes.

The manager plays a key role in day-to-day operations of the Fermentation department, in particular the manufacturing of microbial products, monitoring and downstream processing of the fermenters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure standard operating procedures are followed and reviewed
  • Writing of standard operating procedures and batch records
  • Setup online data logging sheet of fermentation runs
  • Ensure batch records are completed and reviewed
  • Monitor the fermentation inventory
  • Supervise downstream processing of fermenters (centrifugation, spray drying)
  • Create weekly schedules for direct reports
  • Ensure department is clean and organized at all times and free of hazards and safety violations
  • Supervise batching of media for fermentation runs
  • Supervising the SIP, CIP of fermenters
  • Word odd shifts as required
  • Participate in safety training programs
  • Monitor/Supervise in process fermentation
  • Perform microscopic observation of bacteria example: Make decision on harvest time
  • Understanding of all aspects of every piece of equipment within the fermentation department
  • Perform R&D media optimization studies. Perform raw material validation studies
  • Ensure that seed inventory is maintained and that new working seeds are made when necessary
  • New innovation for R&D fermentation on bacterial strains
  • Perform design of experiments
  • Training of new technicians and scientists
  • Suggestions to upper management of new equipment
  • Assist with technical calls and presentations to new and existing customers
  • Manage the departmental budget
  • Isolation of new strains
  • Working with maintenance on a preventative maintenance plan
  • Assisting in all parts of the microbiology lab when required
  • On-call for any fermentation questions that may arise at night
  • Actively being involved in different scientific organizations (SIM, ASM, CSPA, etc.)

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristen Gawrys at kgawrys@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  17.24KG

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:

Must have at a minimum a bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with a MS and PhD preferred.  Microbiology degree with fermentation experience preferred

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years direct microbial fermentation experience
  • Must be proficient in inventory or batch making software, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio knowledge
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, testing and inspection procedures is highly desired
  • Knowledge of industry is desirable
  • An understanding of six sigma and lean manufacturing principles
  • Ability to identify complex problems, review data to determine root cause, evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • Attending training courses as required

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristen Gawrys at kgawrys@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  17.24KG

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