Process Specialist

March 29, 2023
April 30, 2023
Temporary to Permanent
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Job Description:

Goodwin William Staffing is looking for experienced Process Specialists to join our team/work with one of our clients near Charlottesville, VA. Individuals to assist in build-out and operation of a Demonstration Plant. The successful candidates will work closely with the Engineering & Operations Manager and involves leading a shift operation for the plant. Daily activities will include operations, material handling, process testing, sanitation, and other related tasks. The manufacturing process is a 24/7 operation, and the Process Specialist will work twelve hour shifts, either days or nights. The shift schedule will rotate days worked every other week, working either a three day week or four day week (i.e., working Monday-Wednesday one week and then Thursday-Sunday the next week).

Job Description:

  • Report to Engineering & Operations Manager
  • Learn the process flow and become trained in all requirements for operating the plant in a manner that is safe and fully compliant with all regulation
  • Work safely at all times. Follow operating procedures and comply with all policies related to safe and high-quality operation of the manufacturing plant.
  • Be agile. Able to run different operating scenarios for the demo plant, as needed.
  • Execute various unit operations including:
  • Forklift operations, transporting materials within the facility
  • Loading large 2000 lb bags of ingredient to feed the line
  • Addition of minor ingredients and chemicals
  • Daily cleaning to maintain food safe and sanitary conditions
  • Operation of process systems (valves, tanks, and pumps)
  • Process monitoring, including taking samples and analyzing parameters such as pH, conductivity, and composition
  • Packaging finished product, ensuring proper labeling, and moving 2000 lb bags of finished product into warehouse
  • Execute major cleanup protocols that involve operating Clean-In-Place systems
  • Receive and store inbound shipments to the facility. Pick and ship outbound shipments. Operate forklift, as needed, and document movements for inventory control.
  • Complete all documentation required to meet food safety, accounting, and operational protocols
  • Other duties, as may be assigned, to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Demonstration Plant

Starting Pay Rate:

  • Day Shift - $21.00 per hour
  • Night Shift - $22.00 per hour

Benefits & Work Environment:

  • Experience working in the fast-paced environment in beautiful and entrepreneurial Charlottesville, VA
  • A work environment where your voice matters – open communication is encouraged!
  • The opportunity to become part of an entrepreneurial, high energy team and to have a big impact
  • Competitive Benefits


  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent organization and time management for performing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to follow processes and procedures involved in safe and efficient plant operation
  • Ability to problem solve and trouble-shoot
  • Ability to communicate clearly and provide leadership / supervision to other team members
  • A passion for safety, for yourself and for all who work with you
  • A desire to contribute to cutting edge work
  • Strong work ethic and business ethics
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • BONUS: Previous experience operating a forklift
  • Extended periods of standing and occasional heavy lifting (30+ lbs)
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, on occasion, and perform other physical duties
  • Successful candidates will need to pass a background check and drug screening

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