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As Parabel continues its global expansion, we are seeking candidates around the world to support our current operations in Fellsmere and Vero Beach, Florida with more locations coming soon!

We strive to provide a working environment that is truly exceptional, providing all of the ingredients necessary to attract and retain the top talent in the marketplace.

Parabel is committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.

Parabel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The Company's policies regarding recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, training and all other personnel matters are free from discriminatory practices.

    Current Openings

  • Assistant Farm Manager

    Posting Date : 24/01/2018

     

    Position:              Assistant Farm Manager

    Reports to:          Farm Manager

    Location:              Fellsmere, Florida

     

    Job Summary:

     

    The Assistant Farm Manager position directs and manages all day-to-day activities of the company's crop production and farming operations. This position provides management support to the Farm Manager providing solutions and continuous improvement suggestions for the overall efficiency of the company’s site operations. The duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Farm Manager may change periodically, and he/she may be required to perform or be assigned additional work within his/her capacity, from time to time.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    1. Responsible for growing safe, quality food.

    2. Provide direction and oversight to field technicians for efficient execution of all farming functions.

    3. Demonstrated knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to Agricultural practices and institutional facility care.

    4. Knowledge of all OSHA regulations and Safety practices protocols and requirements associated with facility and Agricultural practices

    5. Mechanical knowledge required for equipment repairs.

    6. Working knowledge of chemicals related to standard farming practices and procedures related to Agricultural practices.

    7. Daily visual inspection of the Crop Growth Areas (CGA’s) and farming system which includes all mechanical systems in place to support the plant’s health and growth.

    8. Researching and proving support to Farm Manager to assist in forming the departmental strategies; formed in collaboration with the research and development growth teams, other company departments and senior management.

    9. Implementing specific targets for key areas to focus on including but not limited to; new growth techniques, fertilizer applications, new fertilizer formulations to optimize growth, profitability, and efficiency goals.

    10. Presenting departmental needs to Farm Manager to give clear analysis on department performance.

    11. Overseeing all operations to ensure SOPs, policies and best practice methods are strictly followed.

    12. Update documentation as the operation evolves to reach goals quicker.

    13. Analyze and evaluate historical data and data collected by field members constantly to ensure threats to crop are identified quickly. Uses data collected from the field and personnel experience to identify weaknesses and strengths in the system in order to make decisions to strengthen the growth system or improve efficiency and identifying conflicts against set parameters.

    14. Implementing conflict resolution strategies.

    15. Liaising with Farm Manager and HR Team to maintain a work force to perform field tasks and gather quality and efficient data.

    16. Training employees on machines and operating equipment and ensuring all requirements and needs for the staff are met.

    17. Dealing with internal departmental conflicts and disputes, discussing best course of action and resolution.

       

      Qualifications:

       

    1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Agri-Business, Agronomy, Biology, Plant Crop Science or related field.

    2. Minimum 1-3 years’ experience managing farm production systems and supervising farm crews.

    3. Working knowledge of general food regulations and food safety fundamentals.

    4. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    5. Experience in managing, delegating responsibilities, working with and evaluating employees.

    6. Excellent communication and organizational skills.

    7. Excellent leadership and analytical skills.

    8. Strong emphasis on teamwork and relationship building.

    9. Ability to be flexible while balancing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the interest of Company goals.

    10. Lean and continuous improvements experience preferred.

    11. Mechanical, electrical and agricultural aptitude.

    12. Ability to read and understand technical documents, company policies and procedures and implement appropriately.

    13. Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills including read and write the English language.

    14. Produce work in a timely, budgeted, scheduled and profitable manner for the Company.

    15. Apply safety procedures and principles on a daily basis and protect yourself and others from injury.

       

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  • Plant/Process Engineer

    Posting Date : 29/09/2017

     

     

    Job Summary:

     

    The Plant/Process Engineer is responsible for managing all equipment at the production site, including troubleshooting, site maintenance, process control, and process improvement. The successful applicant will sustain a stable, reliable manufacturing process through analysis of data and application of sound engineering practices. The Plant/Process Engineer will also be involved in the design of future facilities, utilizing knowledge gained from present operations to recommend appropriate changes and improvements of unit operations. A strong background in process engineering design, process safety, project management, lean manufacturing principles, process reliability, food safety and HACCP in a food manufacturing environment is desired.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    1. Ensure all equipment and systems at the site are operating efficiently and reliably to meet up time requirements.

    2. Ensure all equipment and systems at the site are QA and Safety compliant.

    3. Develop and implement an effective maintenance/spares strategy and team for the entire production site

    4. Direct the maintenance/repair team to ensure that resources are available for keeping all equipment and systems operational, procuring materials and equipment as necessary.

    5. Ensure documentation including PFDs and P&IDs is up to date and in compliance for auditing purposes.

    6. Track trend data to evaluate line components for functionality, reliability and optimization.

    7. Develop effective countermeasures when problems or nonconformance are uncovered.

    8. Help build a culture of continuous improvement and establish programs to increase uptime and reduce costs

    9. Interact with R&D team to perform continuous improvements recommending changes for equipment and processes to meet safety, quality, production and cost goals.

    10. Complete other process engineering tasks and activities as needed.

       

       

      Qualifications:

       

    1. Bachelor’s or Master’s in Process or Manufacturing Engineering,

    2. 3-5 years of experience in managing a food manufacturing facility

    3. Familiar with pumps, vibrating equipment, boilers, air compressors, industrial dryers, cryogenics, milling systems and packaging systems.

    4. Good knowledge control circuitry and instrumentation.

    5. Good knowledge of industrial automation.

    6. Good knowledge of high voltage 3 phase power.

    7. Experience in plant documentation including SOPs, process deviations, training, lessons learned, KPI tracking, and batch records.

    8. Experience in regulatory compliance for food manufacturing.

    9. Aptitude in conveying information to people in varied fields of expertise.

    10. Ability to work independently or within a team environment.

    11. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    12. Good computer skills and proficiency in Excel, Word and Powerpoint

    13. Experience with agricultural practices a plus.

    14. Demonstrated leadership skills.

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  • Maintenance Supervisor

    Posting Date : 19/02/2018

     

    Location:          Fellsmere, Florida

    Reports to:       Plant Manager / Growth Manager

     

    Job Summary:  

     

     

    The position will be to see through all of the day-to-day activities of the company's quality laboratory programs to ensure all quality functions within the organization and compliance with state, federal and international regulations while meeting the Quality Manager’s company goals.


     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    1. Perform the supervision functions for the maintenance staff: delegates and directs tasks to the maintenance crew and controls crew schedule.

    2. Responsible for training and development personnel, to include company safety procedures and safe operating standards in accordance with OSHA.

    3. Supervise and evaluate the performance of process maintenance department personnel, aiming to develop a high level peoples accountability and minimize conflicts in the workplace.

    4. Prioritizing and scheduling requests for repairs, the installations and completion of new equipment and building projects as assigned, including establishing maintenance schedules that optimize production operations.

    5. Working with management to maintain an up-to-date M&R parts inventory of all critical machine parts, including ordering parts as needed.

    6. Working with management to develop, schedule and maintain plant corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance plan, ensuring that production operations are stable and optimized.

    7. Analyzing and reporting on variances in expenditures.

    8. Coordinating building and grounds repair and maintenance, structural changes, and any other building and grounds maintenance related activities, prioritizing the projects.

    9. Assisting in the design of new projects, machines, replacements, etc., including coordinating the selection of outside contractors to perform any plant and growth work and overseeing and supervising outside contractors to ensure the completion of work within specifications and budget.

    10. Ensuring all maintenance employees and contractors are wearing and using the appropriate PPE to complete all work required.

    11. Monitoring gas, water and electrical usage in the plant and recommending methods to reduce usage and/or cut costs.

    12. Acting as the technical resource to address and resolve any maintenance related inquiries and problems, including providing assistance in trouble shooting plant and growth equipment malfunctions.

    13. Ensure the completion of all required paperwork, records, documentation, etc., including boiler EPL log.

    14. Lead by example to ensure that quality and food safety best practices are performed according to Parabel standards, for all operations within the facility.

    15. Ensuring compliance with all safety and work rules and regulations, and departmental housekeeping standards.

    16. Regular and punctual attendance and physical presence in the workplace as well as timely and accurate completion of duties.

    17. Responsible to ensure cleanliness of equipment, safety inspections and food safety.

       

      Qualifications:

       


    1. Associate Degree in science, or the completion of trades training and 5-7 years of progressively responsible related experience; or a combination of education and experience in industrial or plant operation, preferably in food/feed ingredient and agricultural field.

    2. Hands on experience in managing crews and engineering projects at production scale.

    3. Good knowledge of welding, plumbing, electrical, refrigeration systems, and boilers.  

    4. Basic PLC knowledge or the willingness and ability to learn this skill is required.

    5. Experience in equipment and process troubleshooting with problem solving capabilities.

    6. Good knowledge of industrial safety and OSHA requirements.

    7. Knowledge of the SQF programs and ability to understand specific customer requirements.  

    8. Experience in plant documentation including SOPs, process deviations, training, lessons learned, KPI tracking, and batch records.

    9. Ability to work independently or within a team environment.

    10. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    11. Experienced with Maintenance Management System preferred.

    12. Experienced with Microsoft Office (Excell, Word, PowerPoint).

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  • Process supervisor

    Posting Date : 04/06/2018

    Job Description

    Position: Process Supervisor

    Location: Fellsmere, Florida

    Reports to: Plant Manager

    Job Summary:

    The Process Supervisor is responsible for safety, processing efficiencies pertaining to labor cost, material cost, overhead cost and product quality/product safety. Responsible for implementing policies/procedures and upholding company policies. The supervisor will also be training and developing subordinates. This person may rotate within the different shifts, different departments, and the different plant locations.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Responsible for supervising Machine Operators and Processing Team Members and their assigned Areas.

    2. Acts as an assistant to the Plant Manager who is responsible for making all employment related decisions.

    3. Verify compliance of Parabel and SQF standards through daily audits.

    4. Adhere to company policy and procedures.

    5. Verifies that documents are the correct revision.

    6. Review production models and plans the line layout accordingly.

    7. Verifies the line is set up to meet the labor standard specifications.

    8. Oversees set up of equipment at start up and monitors equipment during operations.

    9. Addresses adjustments made to equipment and verifies equipment is operating within to process capabilities.

    10. Calculates and documents yield percentages and pounds of product produced per hour.

    11. Review next day’s production schedule and plans accordingly.

    12. Monitors finished product specifications: product integrity, appearance, ingredient identify, filler consistency, color, aroma, size and weight, tortilla/filler ratio.

    13. Familiar with finished product specifications and determine whether products meet specified criteria. Examine products by visual inspections and/or taking measurements, and take appropriate corrective action when necessary.

    14. Sets and monitors line speed staffing need requirements.

    15. Assist supervisor in filling out and completing employee records.

    16. Safety: Conduct accident investigations and generates proper documentation.

    17. Perform work in a fast-paced environment and maintain production requirements.

    18. Maintain knowledge, understanding and adherence to safety to safety policies, USDA, GMP’s, QA, HACCP, Sanitation rules and regulations, and company policies.

    19. Perform all other duties as assigned.

    20. Responsible for Food Safety.

    Qualifications:

    1. HS Diploma, AA degree preferred plus 5 years related experience and/or training in the food industry.

    2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    3. Strong leadership skills and excellent human relations skills.

    4. Basic computer knowledge and experience with Microsoft Suite

    5. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus, but not required.

    6. Experience working with food grade inspections.

    7. Good math skills, ability to read, write, and speak English.

    8. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.

    9. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

    10. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

    11. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    12. Observes work environment for safety hazards.

    13. Complex problem solving.

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  • Farm maintenance superfisor

    Posting Date : 04/06/2018

    Position: Farm Maintenance Supervisor

    Location: Fellsmere, Florida

    Reports to: Farm Manager

    Job Summary:

    The Maintenance Supervisor - Grounds is responsible for ensuring the best possible maintenance support for the whole site grounds and directs the completion of site projects, on-time and within budget, in accordance with company policies and procedures.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Assists Plant Engineer in performing the management functions for the maintenance staff: delegates and directs tasks to the maintenance crew and controls crew schedule.

    2. Responsible for training new personnel on company safety procedures and safe operating standards in accordance with OSHA.

    3. Supervise and evaluate the performance of all maintenance department personnel.

    4. Prioritizing and scheduling requests for repairs, the installations and completion of new equipment and building projects as assigned, including establishing maintenance schedules that optimize production operations.

    5. Working with management to maintain an up-to-date parts inventory of all critical machine parts, including ordering parts through the company’s purchase department as needed.

    6. Working with management to develop, schedule and maintain plant preventive maintenance plan, ensuring that production operations are optimized.

    7. Analyzing and reporting on variances in expenditures.

    8. Coordinating building, grounds repair, maintenance, structural changes, and any other building and grounds maintenance related activities, prioritizing the projects.

    9. Assisting management with projects, including overseeing and supervising outside contractors to ensure the completion of work within specifications.

    10. Ensuring all maintenance employees and contractors are wearing and using the appropriate PPE to complete all work required.

    11. Monitoring gas, water and electrical usage across the site grounds and recommending methods to reduce usage and/or cut costs.

    12. Acting as the technical resource to address and resolve any maintenance related inquiries and problems.

    13. Ensure the completion of all required paperwork, records, documentation, etc.

    14. Ensuring that quality and food safety best practices are performed for all operations on the facility’s grounds on a daily basis.

    15. Ensuring compliance with all safety and work rules and regulations, and departmental housekeeping standards.

    16. Regular and punctual attendance and physical presence in the workplace as well as timely and accurate completion of duties.

    17. Responsible for cleanliness of equipment, safety inspections and food safety.

    Qualifications:

    1. Associate Degree or the completion of trades training or 3-5 years of progressively responsible related experience; or a combination of education and experience in industrial or plant operation, preferably in food/feed ingredient field.

    2. Hands on experience in managing crews and engineering projects at production scale.

    3. Good knowledge of welding, plumbing, electrical, and maintenance related work.

    4. Basic PLC knowledge or the willingness and ability to learn this skill is required.

    5. Strong problem solving capabilities.

    6. Good knowledge of plant safety, OSHA, OQ, IQ.

    7. Knowledge of the SQF programs and ability to understand specific customer requirements.

    8. Experience in plant documentation including SOPs, process deviations, training, lessons learned, KPI tracking, and batch records.

    9. Ability to work independently or within a team environment.

    10. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    11. General computer skills.

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  • Maintenance Manager

    Posting Date : 07/08/2018

     

    Position:             Maintenance Manager

    Location:             Fellsmere, Florida

    Reports to:          Director of Production Operations

    Back-up:             Maintenance Supervisor

     

     

    Job Summary:

     

    The Maintenance Manager leads by example! This position will include but not be limited to; responsible for ensuring the best possible maintenance practices are applied for the organization, including the areas of processing, growth, R&D and offices, and to the whole organization. The Maintenance Manager, in coordination with peers, Managers and Directors, plans, budgets, organizes and directs the overall maintenance function of the Company. This position will lead the initiatives of corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance, ensure that all Company’s assets are readily available and deliver quality results in an economically, productive, reliable and safe fashion.

     

    The Maintenance Manger will also assist in the design, selection, installation and commissioning of new equipment and processes. The Maintenance Manager will establish the performance of the maintenance activities, communicate effectively across functions and provide visibility of the maintenance function to upper management by utilizing accurate reports with the proper associated metrics. The job duties and responsibilities outlined here are simply the basis of the job. The Maintenance Manager may be required to do other work within his capacity under the director of the plant management team.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    1. Champion the hiring, training, supervision, development, and performance evaluation of the maintenance team with the purpose of developing a high level of professionalism, respect, motivation, accountability, precision, availability and sense of urgency by establishing constructive and effective communication within the team.

    2. Leads the EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) initiative in the Maintenance department to achieve the Company’s performance objectives and comply with all applicable regulation while ensuring all maintenance requirements related to the Company’s Quality System and compliance with insurance standards are accomplished.

    3. Develop, implement, manage, sustain and improve the Company’s maintenance program, including corrective and priority repair, preventive and predictive maintenance, ensuring that assets’ operation is stable, reliable, productive, well maintained and optimized. Implement the Maintenance Plan, TPM and Lean Manufacturing initiatives.

    4. Ensures that an optimal level and up-to-date M&R parts inventory are maintained.

     

    1. Lead and/or assist in the design of new projects, machines, replacements, etc., including coordinating the selection of outside contractors to perform any required work and overseeing outside contractors to ensure the completion of work within specifications, time and budget. Lead the Company’s management of process changes.

    2. Manage capital projects to implement, modify and upgrade existing processes and installations. Supervise the installation, completion and commissioning of new equipment and building projects as assigned, including establishing maintenance schedules that optimize asset output.

    3. Manages and improve the maintenance and performance of the Company’s utilities, including power supply, generation and distribution, electrical systems, natural gas and other fuels, boilers, compressors, refrigeration, air handling, water, waste treatment and management, all in accordance with the regulations with respect to environmental conditions. Oversees all company grounds and its proper maintenance, security, lighting and landscaping.

    4. Responsible for the maintenance of the industrial vehicles, to include non-powered and powered propelled vehicles.

    5. Responsible for budgeting, cost control, maintenance related operational efficiency, cost optimization, Capital Expenditure (Capex), Operational Expenditure (Opex) for the Company’s maintenance activities and all the reporting associated with the departments costs.

    6. Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the 5S program.

    7. Acting as the technical resource to address and resolve any maintenance related inquiries and problems.

    8. Ensure documentation including PFDs and P&IDs are up to date and in compliance for auditing and regulatory purposes. Ensure the completion of all required paperwork, records, documentation, HR, etc., to comply with regulation.

    9. Lead’s team to ensure that SQF based Quality procedures are performed with respect to GMPs, HACCP and SOPs for all maintenance activities to ensure Food Safety and Customer Respect.

    10. Regular and punctual attendance and physical presence in the workplace as well as timely and accurate completion of duties.

       

      Qualifications:

       

    1. Bachelor’s (required) or Master’s (preferred) in Industrial, Mechanical Engineering or related field and proven experience with all aspects of Maintenance Management.

    2. 5-10 years of progressive experience; or a combination of education and experience in industrial maintenance in food/feed ingredient and agricultural field.

    3. Management skills and capable of running the maintenance department with proven track record of achieving and/or exceeding functional metrics goals, with a hands-on approach.

    4. Proven knowledge of industrial equipment and maintenance activities including pumps, conveyors, hydraulic systems, cooking / pasteurization, separation, vibratory equipment, presses, dryers, milling and cryogenic systems, filters, packaging systems, sanitation systems, boilers, compressors, refrigeration systems, welding, plumbing, electrical, control circuitry, instrumentation, industrial automation, PLC’s, water treatment and others.

    5. Experience in equipment and process troubleshooting with problem solving capabilities.

    6. Experience in budgeting and cost control, reporting, KPI implementation and tracking.

    7. Experienced with CMMS and Continuous Improvement Initiatives.

    8. Desired experience in Project Management.

    9. Good knowledge of industrial safety and OSHA requirements.

    10. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to perform a variety of duties and multi-tasking required.

    11. Demonstrated leadership skills.

    12. Proven ability to plan, delegate and control activities of others and to positively influence people in their opinions, attitudes, and judgments.

    13. Experience with Quality Assurance Systems and process standardization (SOPs and reduce process deviations), desired experience in regulatory compliance for food manufacturing.

    14. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    15. Experienced with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

       

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