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Valent BioSciences Production Operator- Valent BioSciences, LLC in Osage, Iowa

About Us:

Valent BioSciences LLC is a worldwide leader in the research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of biorational products for the agriculture, public health, and forestry markets. We have more than 60 years of experience bringing biorational products to market, and o ur products are used in sustainable operations in 95 countries around the world. Biorational products maximize plant quality, productivity, and sustainability.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical, Valent BioSciences LLC operates with the Sumitomo Spirit mindset, which means to benefit both self and others, recognizing that private and public interests are one and the same. It’s about contributing to society, as well as making a profit.

The Valent Biosciences manufacturing site located on an expansive 73-acre site in Osage, IA is a state of the art 130,000 square foot plant and is the largest purpose-built biorational facility in the world. It serves as the manufacturing and quality control center for Valent Biosciences broad portfolio of fermentation products.

Description of Job:

As a Production Operator at Valent BioSciences you will operate production equipment in a fermentation process which will include media preparation, fermenters, sterilizers, centrifuges, thin film evaporators, separators, and filtration equipment. In doing so, you will comply with all VBC’s policies and procedures and perform all tasks assigned in a safe manner. You will be accountable for meeting quality and production expectations.

Current Shifts Available:

  • 2nd Shift – Hours 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM Monday - Friday

  • 3rd Shift - Hours 11:00 PM to 7:30 AM Sunday Night – Thursday Morning

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and comply with all VBC safety and environmental training policies and programs.

  • Effectively operate all current and future equipment / job functions in the area assigned.

  • Adjust equipment with assistance from Production Specialist/ Production Engineer to achieve highest process capabilities.

  • Use computerized operator interface to monitor and make adjustments to critical equipment.

  • Work at varying elevations.

  • Perform minor equipment maintenance (Preventative maintenance, monitoring for leaks, etc.).

  • Keep a neat and clean work environment.

  • Complete required documentation.

  • Clean, sterilize and operate fermenters and filtration equipment.

  • Perform in-process testing.

  • Manually operate valves etc.

  • Required to walk, climb stairs, lift up to 50 lbs., open and close valves, stand and sit.

  • May be assigned to Emergency Response Team.

  • Follow VBC ISO9001 quality standards.

  • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures.

  • Perform processes wearing a full-face respirator.

    Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Prefer a 2-year technical degree or related experience.

  • Must be able to use computerized interfaces.

  • Must be able to obtain industrial truck license (require valid driver’s license).

    What We Offer:

    You’ll enjoy competitive compensation, consisting of base pay plus an incentive program available to all full-time employees, and a comprehensive benefits package including high-quality healthcare options, 401k matching, life and disability insurance, generous time off (with time off to volunteer) and much more!

    We work together to power our sustainable future. Here’s what drives us: Valent BioSciences, LLC has a strong commitment to both sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). In fact, being a responsible corporate citizen has been ingrained in our culture since the company’s founding. Today, it remains at the forefront of everything we do.

  • Valent BioSciences LLC is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and/or identity, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, disabilities, or protected veteran status.


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