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Senior Process Operator (Pilot Plant)

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Role Summary

The Sr. Process Operator (Pilot Plant) is primarily self-directed and works under limited supervision in the Personal Care Pilot Plants. Basic skills in science, math, GMP’s and computers are necessary. Able to make observations, clearly communicate with supervisor, independently solve straightforward problems, and draw basic conclusions. Able to do limited independent research of basic principles. This position falls within the Process Development group, and reports to the Research Manager, Sr. Research Manager or Director.

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Execute pilot trials as defined by supervisor (includes equipment cleaning, sanitization, pre-weigh, compounding, filling)
  • Meticulously document data during trials (temperature, speed, pressure, observations, etc.) and report results in a clear and concise manner.
  • Follow established test methods, SOPs, and safe lab practices and troubleshoot/make suggestions when necessary.
  • Make conclusions and suggestions for next steps, including identifying any discrepancies in data or potential process improvements.
  • Appropriately prioritize workload based on input for supervisor.
  • Order chemicals and pilot plant supplies through GEP purchasing system.
  • Receive raw materials confirming they meet Agile specifications; maintain inventory system
  • Ability to work with outside vendors including facilitating installations, repairs, and/or modifications to the equipment within the Personal Care Lab
  • Schedule and oversee Quarterly Chemical Waste pick-ups
  • Schedule and oversee calibrations of lab equipment
  • Lead and perform equipment validations (IQ/OQ/PQ) on an as needed basis
  • Identify and order spare parts for lab equipment
  • Have excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance on lab equipment on an as needed basis
  • Lead Job Safety Analyses (JSA) and Permit to Operate (PTO)

Education and Experience

5+ years of laboratory or processing experience in GMP environment preferred.

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Understands GMP and knowledge of manufacturing equipment
  • Able to understand and learn technical principles
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to use math and technical skills on assigned tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to occasionally lift 40-50lbs of product or material.


Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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United States

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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