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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

  • Senior Scientist

    Job Description

    Position: Sr.Scientist

    Reports to: Chief Technology Officer

    Location: Melbourne,Florida

    Parabel is an innovative, vertically integrated food ingredient company exploring the opportunity to commercialize novel ingredients produced from water lentils with applications in food, feed and nutrition markets.

    We are looking to expand our team to advance our R&D in protein functionality and applications in support to our growing customer needs.

    Job Summary:

    As a Sr. Scientist in the Technology/R&D group, you will be responsible for advancing the development of novel food ingredients from concept to pilot production including optimization to meet cost and quality targets.This role will involve driving forward initiatives focused on resolving challenges that lead to a scalable and cost effective process that achieves key product attributes in terms of composition, purity, stability, sensory, functionality and physical characteristics. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual with an expertise and interest in food ingredients technology, especially proteins, to advance innovative possibilities working with a novel and exciting sustainable source.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Lead and successfully execute strategic projects focused on ingredient development from concept to pilot scale
    • Conduct and manage lab and pilot experiments to advance knowledge, protect IP, respond to customers’ requests, and validate cost effective solutions
    • Develop prototypes for the purpose of characterization, benchmarking, and sampling potential customers
    • Resolve main challenges to achieve product specifications and applications targets
    • Establish and develop working relationships with internal and external customers, vendors, and Contract R&D Organizations
    • Ensure that R&D activities are aligned with marketing, business development and customers’ needs
    • Organize and deliver technical information to internal and external customers
    • Work effectively and safely in lab and pilot plant environments
    • Establish technical documentation such as protocols, test methods, reports, SOPs, technical reviews and presentations
    • Apply technical concepts and experience to complete complex projects
    • Keep the Company aware of the state of the art protein science & technology

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum Master’s degree in Food Science or related field, Ph.D. in Food Science preferred

    • Minimum 5 years’ industrial experience in food ingredients development with strong interaction with customers
    • Technical expertise in protein ingredient functionality as it relates to formulation, processing, applications, and finished product performance
    • Demonstrated project management skills and strong interpersonal skills with good understanding of customers’ needs
    • Experienced in protein concentrates and isolates production is a plus
    • Skills in managing numerous projects concurrently and adaptability to rapidly changing business needs
    • Leadership drive and initiative with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as a part of an interdisciplinary diverse team
    • Demonstrated business savviness and communication skills working directly with outside organizations and customers
    • Good verbal and written communication skills, including ability to adapt to technical and non-technical individuals
    • Accuracy and consistency in performing analyses and maintaining notebooks and other records
    • Organized with ability to work well under pressure and to challenging timelines
    • Ability to publish and present externally
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  • Liner Welding Technician

    Posting Date : 05/04/2017

    Job conditions & environment

     

    ·         Working outdoors in heat and inclement weather.

    ·         Able to safely lift up to 60 pounds and manually handle heavy loads.

    ·         Work in and wade thru water up to 38” deep.

     

     

    Essential duties and responsibilities

     

    ·         Measure, cut and weld liner materials into complete assemblies.

    ·                 Work with manual and power construction tools to fit and join construction materials in a neat and workmanlike manner.

    ·         Perform quality control checks and repair liner welds and installation.

     

     

    Essential knowledge, skills and abilities

     

    ·                 Able to operate, adjust and maintain plastic liner welding and joining tools and materials.

    ·         Work with minimal supervision.

    Ability to measure and understand basic math and units of measure. Apply Now

  • Director of Processing- Operations

    Posting Date : 05/04/2017

    Job Summary:

     

    The Director of Operations – Processing will oversee the day-to-day operations of production of Parabel ingredients including planning, budgeting, hiring, training, logistics and other tasks to meet expectations for plant performance and product quality.  The Director of Operations – Processing is expected to be hands on and directly involved in product manufacturing, preventive maintenance, construction and expansion projects, continuous improvement, engineering projects, troubleshooting and safety. 

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    ·                     Oversees the daily operation to meet plant performance and quality expectations.

    ·                     Plans budgets and schedules facility modifications, including cost estimates.

    ·                     Inspects construction, installation progress, ensure proper validation/qualification of processes and equipment to meet safety and regulatory requirements.

    ·                     Works with different departments to ensure successful transition from pilot plant to large scale manufacturing

    ·                     Uses bets practices for commissioning, startups, and validation to ensure completion under aggressive timelines

    ·                     Initiates and manages preventive maintenance programs.

    ·                     Manages the incoming and outgoing functions of the raw materials and finished products.

    ·                     Ensures all regulatory and safety guidelines are met including GMP, HAACP, batch records, etc.

    ·                     Establishes clear objectives, key performance indicators and communicates progress.

    ·                     Manages all the facilities functions effectively and efficiently.

    ·                     Oversees multiple internal programs and all the onsite operations.

    ·                     Leads/Supervises production employees and manages multiple departments, crews and personnel.

    ·                     Develops and administers the budgets, costs, inventory, etc.

    ·                     Ability to guide, communicate and lead any customers or visitors through the facility and all its functions.

     

    Qualifications:

     

    1.           Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Management or related field.

    2.           Minimum 10 years’ experience in food production management.

    3.           Technical understanding of processing and manufacturing engineering.

    4.           Sound understanding of the financial principles applicable to effective planning, cost control and budgeting of design operations.

    5.           Skills in managing numerous projects concurrently and adaptability to rapidly changing business needs with strong problem solving and analysis capability.

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

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

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

    9.           Knowledge in Environment, Health and Safety standards in food manufacturing operations.

    10.        Experience in collecting and analyzing data accurately and consistency in performing daily tasks and maintaining documentation and records.

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

    Apply Now

  • Mechanical Engineer

    Posting Date : 05/04/2017

    Job Summary:

     

    The Mechanical Engineer will play a key role in the startup and validation of Parabel’s proprietary growth and processing systems. Parabel has scheduled multiple locations which will be brought on line in phases over the next several years. Construction and startup of these systems will require extensive knowledge of Pumps, valves, presses, boilers, industrial dryers, milling systems, cryogenic systems, power distribution, automation and controls.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    ·         Installation and commissioning of industrial equipment.

    ·         Delivering specifications for quotation of various processing units.

    ·         Evaluating quotations for design parameters.

    ·         Conduct cost analysis for same.

    ·         Produce designs for integration components of various unit operations.

    ·         Establish work flow studies to drive plant layout.

    ·         Drive validation for various metrics within the plant.

     

    Qualifications:

     

    ·                     Bachelor’s or Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering or related discipline required with minimum five (5) experience in industrial and plant construction/installation, preferably in food/feed ingredient field.

    ·                     Hands on experience with installing and commissioning industrial scale food processing plants.

    ·                     Experience in equipment and process troubleshooting with problem-solving capabilities.

    ·                     Good knowledge of plant safety, Installation Qualification IQ, Operational Qualification OQ, Performance Qualification PQ and Process Validation PV.

    ·                     Experience in plant documentation including SOPs, process deviations, training, lessons learned, Key Performance Indicators (KPI) tracking, and batch records.

    ·                     Technical expertise that can be put into practice to improve the overall operation of the plant.

    ·                     Ability to act as a liaison between vendors, fabricators and installers.

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

    ·                     Ability to work independently or within a team environment.

    ·                     Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    ·                     Good computer skills.

    Apply Now

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