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
jobs@autumnharp.com
Fax: 802-857-4601

Autumn Harp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Lead Maintenance Technician

Lead Maintenance Technician

Night Shift – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 645pm to 7am alternating Tuesdays 645pm to 3am

Day Shift – Thursday, Friday, Saturday 645am to 7pm alternating Tuesdays 645am to 3pm

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Lead Maintenance Technician is responsible for leading all maintenance activities on the shift, training and mentoring the junior maintenance technicians, coordinating with production leadership to fulfill productions maintenance needs, relay and enforce the Autumn Harp work rules and the expectations of the Maintenance Supervisor in his absence.  Advanced trouble shooting, maintenance, repair, and continuous improvement of all filling and packaging machinery and systems.  Must be able to evaluate, set-up, test, and improve packaging process and designs.  The ability to analyze engineering technology, product specification needs, and testing procedures from planning to fulfillment review is required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Mentors and trains the other technicians on shift.
  • Installs, repairs, adjusts, overhauls, and maintains packaging machinery and associated equipment in good working order. Performs maintenance duties on the packaging line when the line is running, as necessary.
  • Provide technical support for high-speed packaging line equipment both mechanically and electrically.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and correct a variety of different technologies and equipment such as: tube filling, blister sealing, shrink wrapping, cream/lotion filling, hot dosing, labeling, component sorting, cartoners, casepackers, palletizers, and robotics.
  • Proven ability to diagnose technical problems with and without schematics/drawings.
  • Ensure all work meets all quality and safety standards while adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, repair and continuous improvement of all machinery and equipment.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations.
     

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of experience within an industrial setting using filling and packaging equipment.
  • College’s degree in technical field preferred, not required.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in filling and packaging operations
  • Strong knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems and how/where they interconnect.
  • Equipment Analysis, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Process Improvement, Technical Understanding, Documentation Skills.
  • Industrial automation controls experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to meet all internal and external customer needs.
Production Operator

E2 - Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:50am to 7:00pm

E3 – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 6:50pm to 7:00am

E4 – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6:50pm to 7:00am

Quality-minded, dependable individuals are needed to join our talented production team.  Our ideal candidates must be reliable, honest and respectful; and possess sound reading and math skills. Prior experience in manufacturing and mechanical aptitude, a plus.  Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position; which includes the ability to lift 30 lbs or more; able to stand and walk for 12hrs/day; able to perform exacting tasks by hand. 

Reconciler

E1 Shift – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:50am to 7:00pm

The Reconciler works closely with the Inventory Team Leader and are responsible for the accurate closure of records through the validation of inventory, problem solving discrepancies and preforming appropriate adjustments to reflect this analysis.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Accurately and efficiently complete the closure and partial closure of records.
  • Analyze and calculate inventory usage, returns, waste and produced as it pertains to records.
  • Problem solve quantity discrepancies through inventory validation.
  • Perform inventory and record adjustments upon supervisor approval.
  • Complete the movement of inventory through both scanning and manual entry.
  • Execute responsibilities according to daily and/or monthly deadlines.
  • Is flexible to the needs of the company.
  • Interface with Production, Finance, Warehouse, Quality and other departments.
  • Maintain accurate and updated documentation; and verify the accuracy of returned paperwork.
  • Adheres to all GMP and GDP specifications.
  • Maintains and adheres to all safety rules and reports safety issues.
  • Support Operational Excellence program by doing audits.
  • Maintains a positive, winning attitude and adheres to Autumn Harp’s Cultural Values

Required Skills:

  • Experience in a high volume manufacturing environment
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Must have mathematical aptitude and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job
  • Prior experience in operating a pallet jack or barcode scanner a plus
Office and HR Coordinator

The Office and HR Coordinator reports to the HR Manager and supports various office functions for the human resources team and other areas of the organization.  Our ideal candidate is professional, honest, respectful, reliable, patient and able to work well with a wide variety of people.  The Office and HR Coordinator must have the ability to maintain confidentiality, be professional and have a positive attitude.

Responsibilities include:

  • greeting our visitors

  • managing conference room scheduling

  • answering the phone and routing incoming calls

  • responding to applicants and maintaining an applicant database

  • pre-screening candidates, scheduling interviews and reference checking

  • assisting in the planning and execution of company events

  • data entry for various departments

  • ordering office supplies

  • managing mail duties

  • managing the inventory of product seconds

  • maintaining records of multiple HR-related metrics such as employee onboarding progress and temporary labor hours worked

  • occasionally supporting the account services team by placing orders for and picking up customer lunches

  • developing and releasing in-office communications such as a company newsletter and event announcements    

  • other duties as assigned

Experience needed:

  • proficient with Microsoft Office
  • willing to learn new skills and duties
  • be detail-oriented and flexible
  • ability to adapt to the current needs of the organization
Lab Guru (Chemist)

We are seeking a Chemist to join our Formulation Team in an environment with strong commitment to internal and external customer service.  The successful candidate will work well with minimum supervision to develop and evaluate skincare formulations.

Desired Skills and Experience:

• Up-to-date lab bench experience formulating new and innovative skin care products and product improvements
• Solid working knowledge of the raw materials used to formulate a wide variety of skin care products
• A passion for innovating with new and novel raw materials, formulation concepts and processing techniques. An Autumn Harp Chemist utilizes a creative, non-conventional approach to develop unique, quality products.
• Experience investigating and leveraging consumer insights, market trends and formulation technologies, applying them to development projects
• Strong, independent technical ability in a laboratory. Partnering with a process engineer, will be able to translate product formulations and their manufacturing processes to production scale.
• Experience setting up and monitoring formula and product stability. Responsible to collecting, recording and maintaining product data and stability history.
• A detail-oriented multi-tasker. Must be able to manage numerous projects in parallel. Can problem solve through challenges, putting focus where needed, while also forwarding other priorities.
• A flexible self-starter. The Chemist position requires a high level of individual initiative. They must be work well under pressure and pivot as needed when priorities change.
• Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit, in concept and in application
• Collaborative in the Autumn Harp team-oriented environment and culture, as well as with customers
• Comfortable communicating technical updates via written dialogue or presentation
• Always looking for ways to continuously improve work processes, in order to better serve customers, external and internal
• May develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), so good writing skills are desirable.

Qualifications:

• Minimum of BA or BS in chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent science
• Previous formulation experience within a lab environment
• Knowledge of chemistry, skin biology, raw materials and emulsion technology are required
• Compliant with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
• Proficient with the Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Solid written and verbal communication skills
• Leadership skills and experience mentoring others would be a plus

Team Leader

E2 Shift; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:30am to 7:00pm

The Team Leader will report to the Shift Supervisor and perform duties as assigned that include: meeting the daily manufacturing schedule, helping associates with specific duties, solving problems, and communicating daily manufacturing information to the production teams.  The Team Leader needs to be familiar with machinery and equipment; able to trouble-shoot as necessary and as directed.  Good listening and leadership skills, as well as good follow through characterize this position. Leads by example and represents manufacturing mission “to make quality products and provide outstanding service”.

Job Responsibilities:

•       Review production paperwork daily, ensuring accuracy and completeness.

•       Maintains and adheres to all safety rules and reports safety issues.

•       Ensure team meets or exceed all quality expectations

•       Review daily schedule with a mindset towards success.

•       Drive to meet improvement targets for these crucial areas: units per labor hour measure, defect per opportunity measure, and downtime or OEE measure.

•       Ensure that all required work associated with your team is covered on a daily basis. 

•       Relay changes and information to the team members.

•       Facilitate/Coach new process changes.

•       Exemplify the “can do” attitude with suggestions which are a part of the solution, not a part of the problem.

•       Communicate work standards to production and track results.

•       Arrange and complete training with all new hires, both regular and temporary employees.

•       Advises Supervisor when disciplinary action is warranted.

•       Coaches team members on attitude, productivity and interpersonal skills.

•       Support Operational Excellence program by doing audits and actively being part of a OE Pillar.

 

Skills and Experience required:

•       Solid verbal and written communication skills

•       Ability to motivate and train all skill levels

•       Proven troubleshooting and problem-solving ability

•       Mechanical inclination and aptitude

•       Strict attention to detail

•       Ability to multi-task and excellent follow

•       Previous experience in a GMP environment and Lean manufacturing, a plus. 

Weigher

Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

The Weigher would be responsible for weighing and measuring the raw materials required for our Compounders and R&D department. The basic responsibilities of the position include: weighing out raw materials; inventory paperwork; and material handling in compliance with specific inventory control procedures.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic chemistry or food science. 
  • Must be a team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift 30lbs frequently, and up to 75lbs occasionally
  • Able to work around hot pour perfumes and fragrances on a daily basis
  • Have normal hearing and vision with the ability to discern colors
  • Above average reading and math skills
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing environment is a plus
Compounder

E2 Shift - Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:00am to 7:00pm

E4 Shift - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7:00pm to 7:00am

Our Compounders are responsible for making batches of our formulations. The ideal candidates will be quality-minded, dependable, have a positive and team oriented attitude with strong problem solving abilities. Compounders ensure that all products are batched according to the manufacturing instructions provided.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic chemistry or food science. 
  • Must be a team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift 30lbs frequently, and up to 75lbs occasionally
  • Able to work around hot pour perfumes and fragrances on a daily basis
  • Have normal hearing and vision with the ability to discern colors
  • Above average reading and math skills
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing environment is a plus
Sanitation Officer

E3 Shift - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 7pm to 7am

We are looking for a dependable, full-time employee for the washroom.  Sanitation officers are responsible for the overall cleaning and sanitizing of processing equipment including batch buckets, kettles and other items used in the operation.  Sanitation Officers must be able to have a positive attendance record, have the ability to speak, understand and read English; must strictly adhere to all safety procedures and meet the physical requirements of the job; which include, but not limited to standing/walking for 12-hours shift and lifting up to 50 lbs.  Mechanical aptitude and inclination a plus.

Custodian

Autumn Harp is looking for an energetic and conscientious individual to help facilitate our custodial duties.  The position will work in a team based environment and will be responsible for maintaining the interior of our facility including our manufacturing area, warehouse space, lunchroom, offices, and restrooms.   The hours for the position are Tuesday - Saturday 7:00am to 3:30pm.

Requirements:

·        Follow all safety guidelines and procedures

·        Strong attention to detail

·        Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting ability

·        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.

Quality Control Sampler

The Quality Sampler reports to the Quality Control Manager and works independently to insure received materials meet quality standards by performing sampling, inspections and tests associated with raw materials, labels, components and finished products.  The position may also be required to perform production related duties associated with the Quality Assurance Technician’s position as necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates, obtains, reviews, understands, and files all label, component, packaging and raw material standards, specifications, technical literature and allied inspection and test criteria in compliance with customer, cGMP requirements.
  • Files all reports as necessary in a timely manner to remain in compliance
  • Samples, reviews, and coordinates all incoming labels, components, packaging, and raw materials in accordance with but not limited to established procedures such as Mil Spec E-105, internal
  • procedures or customer requirements
  • Evaluates and approves labels, components and packaging materials based upon appropriate standards, specifications, and allied tests
  • Evaluates, test and approves raw materials
  • Files all inspection and test data associated with labels, components, packaging and raw materials in their appropriate files
  • Coordinates, communicates, and issues nonconformance and rejections of labels, components, packaging and raw materials
  • Understands and maintains relevant test equipment functions, operation and calibration as they apply to components, packaging, raw materials and products
  • Understands color-matching theory and performs direct color matching needs against standards.  Ability to differentiate  colors using standard color matching techniques including a color spectrophotometer
  • Works independently, and is able to communicate specific quality issues to employees, line leaders, supervisors, and managers
  • Participates in Quality Assurance team meetings, development of QA goals, QA operating budgets, and works to achieve those goals and to meet or beat standard cost objectives
  • Supports QA and Production training activities related to product and production quality
  • Creates an atmosphere that supports respect, honesty and open communication among all employees; encourages employees to celebrate accomplishments and have fun 

Experience and Skills required:

  • Prior manufacturing or laboratory experience
  • Ability to communicate well – both externally and internally
  • Team player with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent math skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Ability to work productively and independently
  • Listens extremely well
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Experience in FDA regulations and understanding of GMP requirements, a plus