Job Opportunities

The most important attribute for working successfully at Autumn Harp is the ability to work harmoniously with other people, specifically to create a positive work environment.  We offer a desirable and respectful workplace, competitive compensation and generous benefits - including paid time off, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness, flexible spending accounts, 401k with employer match, profit share, a free gym membership and more!  Explore job opportunities at Autumn Harp below.

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Autumn Harp
Human Resources
26 Thompson Drive
Essex Junction, VT  05452
Fax: 802-857-4601

Autumn Harp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Process Engineer

The Process Equipment Engineer is part of the Research & Development team and is responsible for Process Design, Scale Up, Compounding Equipment knowledge, FMI creation and maintenance, and OTC Validation training required for product development.  They will act as a liaison within the scrum team environment and be responsible for product development and scale-up from the lab bench to steady-state production. The Process Engineer must be both knowledgeable and willing to learn OTC and cosmetic validation procedures under the guidance of the Senior Process Engineer to be able to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.  The Process Engineer is also responsible for the investigation of out of specification batches working collaboratively with cross function teams to ensuring that all designed processes adhere to the quality, safety, and cleanliness standards of Autumn Harp, as well as supporting the needs of the greater R&D lab team when necessary.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Participating member of a Scrum team for new product development
  • Technical expert on all compounding kettles and equipment, with a focus on ownership of the rapid prototyping pilot vessel; including kettle logistics & physical batching/cleaning: scheduling, cleaning, maintenance, and training. 
  • Manages the process design and implementation needed for blue sky and market-trend development batches.
  • Responsible for maintaining the health of FMI documents and batching processes in a timely manner through the PCR process.  As well as authoring FMI documents for new experiments, pilots and/or productions when needed.
  • Provides technical support and scheduling advice to the compounding department, assisting and providing guidance to Team Leads and Batchers.
  • Develop & write technical OTC batching validation protocols that meet FDA guidelines. 
  • Work in partnership with R&D, Regulatory and Quality to complete PCRs (process change requests) for production.
  • Completes investigations in collaboration with the Quality team on out of specification product.
  • Plays a key role working with customers who are on site to make new products, ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Cross train to fully support the entire pilot team process for R&D, Batching and Filling
    Special projects as assigned for process improvements and R&D lab support (lab batches, stability, product safety, etc.)

Experience and Skills required:

  • 5+ years of related process engineering experience
  • BS in engineering, chemical engineering preferred
  • Direct experience working in a GMP environment
  • Experience working with manufacturing processing equipment
  • Ability to connect with external and internal customers
  • Independent, creative and logical thinker with a problem-solving mindset
  • Excellent written, verbal, computer and math skills
  • Basic understand of chemistry and databases
  • Process excellence in support of continuous improvement
Sales Manager

We are seeking a Sales Manager to join our team in an environment with strong commitment to internal and external customer service.  The successful candidate will be responsible for executing strategic plans to ensure maximum volume, profitability and customer relations to drive long term growth for Autumn Harp. The Sales Manager is responsible for maintaining long-term relationships with a designated portfolio of strategic customers, while growing sales volumes through new product development.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Establishes deep relationships with existing accounts to service current and new product offerings ensuring the sales pipeline remains full with qualified opportunities for Strategic Accounts
  • Maintain trend and industry knowledge through trade show attendance, industry events, and marketplace research
  • Creates and analyzes customer profiles including financial and marketing data, in order to identify potential new product diversification
  • Brings new products to market by originating and initiating product concepts, issuing product profiles, liaising with customer and R&D to ensure timely and appropriate formula development  and establishing schedules with the account manager
  • Evaluates customers’ existing and potential product needs and make recommendations for bluesky & library product ideas
  • Keeps management informed by providing activity and results reports on a monthly basis or as needed
  • Monitors competition by gathering marketplace information on pricing, products and merchandising techniques.
  • Collaborate with R&D, Supply Chain, Finance and Manufacturing (as appropriate) to develop and deliver new products and/or services, with the intent of keeping Autumn Harp competitive and innovative
  • Recommends the nature and scope of future product lines
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with key external and internal customers to ensure the integrity, quality and delivery of products and customer service
  • Evaluate opportunities for feasibility, profitability and overall business fit in collaboration with VP of Strategic Accounts\
  • Travel as necessary, up to 30%


  • Minimum of BA or BS in a business concentration
  • 5+ years of Sales and Account Management experience
  • Proficient with the Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Superior people skills, including ability to present well in front of customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Supportive team player with strong work ethics
  • Creative thinker who is highly entrepreneurial and independent
Technical Operator
  • E1 Shift - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:50 AM 0 7:00 PM
  • E2 Shift – Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:50 AM – 7:00 PM
  • E3 Shift - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 6:50 PM - 7:00 PM
  • E4 Shift – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6:50 PM to 7:00 AM

Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, Technical Operators are responsible for working with the manufacturing team to ensure that all equipment is performing optimally, operating pieces of equipment on the production floor, as well as assisting Maintenance Technicians with line setups and changeovers of manufacturing lines. Must be detailed-oriented and highly organized.  Must be able to handle up to 50 lbs. and able to stand and walk up to 12 hours on a regular basis.  Would be required to lead and work on production lines as needed.  

 Responsibilities include:

  • Assist Maintenance Technicians with changeovers, minor adjustments/repairs and line setups, as needed.
  • Performs all of the duties of a manufacturing operator including:
  • Starts and stops machines and reports machine issues; reads, understands and follows product specification and operation sheets; inspects containers to specs.
  • Fill vats and move kettles; replenishes packaging supplies and machine supplies.
  • Completes all associated paperwork associated for each product order.
  • Meets production targets on the line by both working the line at various stations and by providing coaching to line workers and temporary associates to meet targets.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks to assist the maintenance team as needed
  • Follows all safety guidelines and protocols
  • Perform house cleaning (5S) tasks
  • Support Operational Excellence program by doing audits and being part of continuous improvement activities

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong baseline of mechanical knowledge and aptitude
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • General computer proficiency
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and have strong organizational skills
  • Timely decision-making and responsiveness
  • Possess solid reading and math skills.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
Buildings & Grounds Assistant

Weekend Shift: Friday – Monday 6:30am to 4:30pm

Autumn Harp is looking for an energetic and conscientious individual to help facilitate our custodial duties.  The position will be responsible for maintaining the interior of our facility including our manufacturing area, break room, and restrooms.   Other duties include waste water processes, clearing egress routes and special projects as assigned.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs general cleaning and sanitization duties of common areas, including but not limited to the break room, rest rooms, and hallway areas
  • Removes trash, recycling and compost waste to the proper receptacles
  • Responsible for waste water treatment area ensuring the process waste is being treated correctly
  • Maintains floors in manufacturing areas using a floor scrubber
  • Completes assigned work orders and preventive maintenance, as needed
  • Maintains outdoor egress routes during winter months
  • Assists with plumbing and painting projects
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Follow all safety guidelines and procedures\
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Willing to be a positive member of the team
  • Effective time management and organization skills
  • Must be able to perform the physical demands of the role, including the ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work with minimal supervisor
Compounding/Mixing Technician

E2 Shift - Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:00AM - 7:00PM

E3 Shift - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 7:00PM - 7:00AM

Who we are:

We are a premier contract manufacturer in the beauty and personal care industry.

What you’ll do:

By joining our talented compounding department, you can expect to challenge yourself while performing a variety of tasks. Our Compounding Technician ensures that all products are batched in accordance to the formula manufacturing instructions or “recipe”. You will stage and verify all required ingredients for bulk products and use state-of-the-art machinery to mix and blend raw materials. Our compounding team is responsible for product flow to manufacturing – providing high quality product that meets standards for flavor, color, viscosity and visual appearance.

What we are looking for:

·        A safety first – quality minded team player that is dependable with a positive attitude

·        Ability to read, follow and understand written instruction

·        Demonstrated problem solving ability - solving problems is what we do best

·        Experience with inventory transactions and material movement / forklift certified is a plus

Your benefits package will include:

·        A 3-day work week with paid lunch and breaks

·        Five weeks paid time off annually (a combination of Sick / Personal & Holiday pay) *

·        Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

·        FREE gym membership at the EDGE

·        Up to $5,000 Flex Spending Account (FSA) funds depending on insurance needs

·        401k with company match

Our Location is Ideal:

·        If you enjoy mountain biking – we are located right on the Saxon Hill Bike Trail

·        If you enjoy skiing or trail running – Cochran’s ski area and Catamount Family Center are near by

·        If you enjoy shopping or going to the movies the Essex Outlets is just up the road

·        If you enjoy eating – JCAT, Hoagies, Mimmo's and JP’s Restaurant are just minutes away

Why You Should Apply:

·        Three-day work week

·        Good benefits

·        Career advancement opportunities

·        Overtime availability

·        Great people
Physical Requirements: Sitting, standing, lifting @ 50 lbs. and @ 75 lbs. occasionally. Ability to work around perfumes and fragrance on a daily basis.

*Prorated for new hires




Pilot Batch Technician

We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Batch Pilot Technician to join our dynamic R&D team. The Batch Pilot Technician will play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between R&D and compounding/manufacturing by executing the pilot batch production processes. This position will be responsible for ensuring that pilot batches are manufactured according to specifications and quality standards while providing valuable process and technical feedback to the R&D team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Pilot Batch Production: Execute pilot batch production processes according to established protocols and specifications.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure that pilot batches meet quality standards and specifications through meticulous attention to detail and adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Process Optimization: Collaborate with R&D formulation chemists and the Compounding Manager and Supervisor to optimize pilot batch manufacturing processes for efficiency, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Technical Feedback: Provide comprehensive technical feedback to the R&D team based on the results of pilot batch production, including observations, recommendations, and potential improvements.
  • RM Procurement: organize, weigh and verify RM availability for scale up trials
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate and detailed records of pilot batch production processes, including batch records, test results, and deviations.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Assist in the maintenance, cleaning and calibration of pilot-scale equipment to ensure optimal performance and reliability.
  • Safety Compliance: Adhere to all safety protocols and regulations to maintain a safe working environment during pilot batch production activities.


  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a similar role within the cosmetic or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong understanding of pilot batch production processes and manufacturing principles.
  • Proficiency in following detailed instructions and protocols with precision.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot technical issues as they arise.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to convey technical information clearly and concisely.
  • Familiarity with GMP regulations and quality control procedures.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Reporting Structure:
  • The Batch Pilot Technician will report directly to the R&D Manager or designated senior member of the R&D team.