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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.

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  • Process Supervisor

    Posting Date : 24/01/2018

     

    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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  • 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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  • Technical Sales Manager

    Posting Date : 29/09/2017

     

     

    Job Summary:

    The Technical Sales Manager manages the customer sales cycle and engagement of customers in multiple segments and channels, including identification of target customers and account planning, initial customer introductions and presentations, leveraging company resources (technical, marketing, regulatory, etc.) to facilitate customer projects, negotiating and finalizing customer contracts, and ensuring customer satisfaction throughout the process, as well as being responsible for all aspects of the relationship with relevant intermediaries, supply chain partners and other stake holders.

    In order to maintain premium pricing on technical ingredient solutions and position the Company as a long-term nutrition partner, the Technical Sales Manager must be skilled in providing technical guidance (across multiple food industry market segments) and in utilizing resources in support of team-based, collaborative selling. The candidate must have the technical acumen to understand nutrition and food science research as well as partnership opportunities with the Company’s strategic accounts.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    1. Identification of Target Accounts/Prospecting: To identify target customers in designated market segments, qualify targets and establish plans for attaining business with identified target customers, cultivate prospective customers, and make introductions appropriate with the Company’s goals.

    2. Develop and Communicate with Customers: Skillfully and professionally communicate pertinent information about Company’s products to targeted customers.  Communicate internally, specific and general information as it pertains to overall prospect and customer needs.

    3. Market and Competitive Intelligence: Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of the food ingredient market and the competitive environment to facilitate sales efforts and to keep other Company staff informed of changes and developments in the market.

    4. Sales: Professionally and profitably sell company products and services as defined by the Company’s goals.

    5. Develop Effective Interdepartmental Relationships: Maintain a productive and effective relationship with all members of the Company staff, as well as relevant distributors, consultants and affiliates, to ensure clear and rapid flow of information and customer and prospect satisfaction.

    6. Administrative and Reporting: Manage administrative activities in a timely and cost efficient manner as it relates to travel, expense reports, general report writing, and other matters.

    7. Responsible for reporting all potential Food Safety issues to Quality Assurance or other personnel with the responsibility to initiate action.

    8. Responsible for understanding and adhering to all company policies and safety requirements.

     

    Requirements:

     

    • Bachelor’s degree in food science, agricultural sciences, business, marketing or related field.

    • A minimum of five years’ experience in food, agribusiness or specialty ingredients, with at least two years managing sales of premium, nutritional specialty food ingredients.

    • Proven ability to explain and sell specialty ingredients or technical products to multiple contacts (marketing, R&D and purchasing).  Successful experience managing an extended sales/project process required.

    • Strong technical nutrition or food science experience required.

    • Significant understanding of and contacts in food and beverage markets.

    • Excellent strategic thinker, capable of contributing to longer term planning as requested.

    • High energy and aggressive personality, and interested in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

    • Ability to work in a team environment.

    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects or tasks at one time.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    • Basic computer skills - Microsoft Office programs.  Salesforce.com experience a plus.

    • Ability to travel frequently (50%).

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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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  • Quality Lab Technician

    Posting Date : 19/02/2018

     

    Reports to Quality Lab Supervisor

    Location Fellsmere, Florida



    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. Responsible for food safety and ensuring all products meet the requirements of Parabel for quality, safety and legality for the protection of the consumers.

    2. Monitoring and verification of food safety parameters (Critical Control Points and Control Points).

    3. Participate in internal audits, perform environmental monitoring, water quality monitoring and sampling of products as needed.

    4. Execute pre-requisite program tasks assigned by the quality manager to ensure the production of safe, quality food.

    5. Maintain good conduct and behavior, working well with others. Demonstrating good people skills.

    6. Work is to be performed according to Parabel SOPs, GLPs and GMPs in a safe manner at all times.  Injuries must be reported upon occurrence to your manager.

    7. Establish and maintain technical documentation such as lab protocols, test methods, certificates of analysis and SOPs. Document all testing results.

    8. Assure the proper maintenance/inventory of lab supplies and equipment to avoid lost time.

    9. Perform laboratory tests internally and externally to determine chemical, physical, microbial and sensory characteristics. Materials include raw biomass, in-process and finished goods.

    10. Manage shipments to customers and third party laboratories. Generate and verify COA’s as necessary.

    11. Ensure deviations from specifications are reported timely to appropriate people.

    12. Determine and establish the use of appropriate statistical techniques and tools.

    13. Identify and communicate opportunities for continuous improvement. 

    14. Manage lab procedures using proper documentation control.

    15. Must be able to set up, adjust, and operate laboratory equipment and instruments. Possess adequate knowledge of all lab instruments regarding maintenance, calibration, operation, troubleshooting, and training.

       

      Qualifications:

       

    1. Bachelor’s degree in a science field (Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Food Science or related field).

    2. Minimum 1 year of Laboratory experience.

    3. Experience in the food processing industry preferred.

    4. Knowledge of US and international regulatory requirements preferred.

    5. Must have knowledge in analytical procedures, lab safety and related lab policies and procedures.

    6. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.

    7. Good verbal and written communication skills, including ability to adapt to technical and non-technical individuals.

    8. Knowledge of statistical tools and analysis.

    9. Organized with ability to work well under pressure and to challenging timelines.

    10. Accuracy and consistency in performing analyses and maintaining notebooks and other records.

    11. Must be able to regularly move/lift 50 lbs. and should be able to climb ladder and work on elevation if needed.

       

       

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  • Logistics Coordinator

    Posting Date : 19/02/2018

     

    Reports to: Director of Procurement & Logistics

     
    Location Fellsmere, Florida
     
     

     

    Job Summary:

     

    The Logistics Coordinator will be responsible for managing the logistics process. The ideal candidate will have great communication and negotiation skills and well versed in supply management principles and practices. This candidate should have great record keeping abilities and a customer oriented approach. The Logistics Coordinator must be able to work cross-functionally to develop best in class, cost effective plans that allow the organization to provide exceptional customer service to both internal and external customs.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    1. Responsible for tracking all domestic and import purchases.

    2. Insure proper order and receipt timing as defined by product requestors.

    3. Coordination and communication with all operating areas of the Company.

    4. Initiate and complete negotiations for beneficial truck, rail, sea, and air freight rates and contracts in tandem with the Director of Procurement & Logistics.

    5. Ownership of the Company small parcel accounts (US and China) including rate negotiation and usage control.

    6. Innovate, create and maintain tracking documentation for all purchase requests to include: Request date/Order date/promise date/ Issues updates/receipt date/performance by vendor.

    7. Continuous communication with vendors to ensure on time compliance.

       

      Qualifications:

       

    8. Minimum Bachelor’s degree

    9. Minimum 5 years’ experience in equipment or big-ticket procurement, preferably agricultural, food or juice processing.

    10. Technical understanding of processing machinery, components and related terminology sufficient to source suitable components and materials.

    11. Experience in customer service and/or logistics is appreciated

    12. Knowledge of laws, regulations and ISO requirements suggested

    13. Ability to work with little supervision and track multiple processes

    14. Computer-savvy with a working knowledge of logistics software, purchasing software and Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel and Access.

    15. Outstanding organizational and coordination abilities

    16. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    17. Talent in negotiations and networking as well as knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques and dexterity in “reading the market”

    18. Skills in managing numerous projects concurrently and adaptability to rapidly changing business needs

    19. Leadership drive and initiative with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

    20. Willingness to accept responsibility and deliver results under difficult and challenging situations

    21. Aptitude in decision-making skills, good verbal and written communication skills, including ability to adapt to technical and non-technical individuals

    22. Organized with ability to work well under pressure, quickly resolve problems and meet daily production requirements.

       

      Please email resumes and cover letters to aminotti@parabel.com.

       

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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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