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A strong entrepreneurial spirit exists at Parabel

As Parabel continues its global expansion we will be seeking candidates around the word, but our initial operations will be in Fellsmere, Florida

In the immediate future we will be seeking Project Managers, Biologists, Lab Technicians, Quality Assurance, Quantitative/Project Analysts and others as our organization continues to grow.

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

  • Farm Foreman

    Posting Date : 11/01/2017

    Farm Foreman


    Recruiter: Parabel USA; Growth Department

    Location: Global

    Salary: Competitive

    Opened:                                                                                                            Closes:

    An excellent opportunity exists with this company for an ambitious, outgoing individual. Parabel Ltd is looking Farm Forman on cutting edge Hydroponic / Aquaponics Farm. The candidate will be required to aid and support the Growth team as best they see fit. The company specializes in the production and processing of Lemna. Please see website for further information:

    Qualifications &

    A degree in Agricultural management and/or project management is a great advantage,but may not be essential for the right outgoing personality

    Knowledge of all OSHA regulations and Safety Code requirements associated with custodial and Agricultural practices

    Mechanical knowledge required for custodial equipment repair Working knowledge of chemicals related to institutional custodial care Beneficial Working knowledge of chemicals and procedures related to Agricultural practices.  Beneficial Working knowledge of related safety protocols Demonstrated knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to Agricultural practices and institutional custodial care.

    Full and clean driving license.



    -Being able to delegate responsibilities
    -Being able to supervise and work with teams
    -Being able to work at a high standard
    -Being detail oriented and positive
    -Communication and information technology
    -Leadership and negotiation
    -Liaising with co-workers

    -Planning and building maintenance
    -Stress management and problem solving

    -Excellent communications skills both written and verbal.

    Confident,enthusiastic, self-starter.

    A good standard of numeracy and IT Literate

    Able to work autonomously.





    The company is looking for candidates with 5 to 10 years’ experience but again but may not be essential for the right outgoing personality

    Fore Required

    daily briefings
    • Overseeing site operations
    • Supervisingsub contractors and other labour workers
    • Maintaining health and safety records
    • Managing plant and labour returns
    • Ordering and following up on site material deliveries

    Those Candidates who have not worked in the Agricultural industry before, are likely to have previous experience in the Construction and Project Management or may have Maintenance Management, sound mechanical knowledge or similar and now ready for a new challenge are encouraged to apply.


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  • 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


    • 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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  • Process Engineering Manager

    Posting Date : 26/04/2016

    Job Description

    Position: Process Engineering Manager
    Location: Melbourne, Florida

    Job Summary:
    The Process Engineering Manager will design, implement and scale-up robust, economic, and innovative processes; Manage day-to-day operation of the pilot plant; work with contractors, vendors, R&D organizations to advance and complete projects milestones; and ensure timely and in-budget completion of projects assigned for the development and production of novel food ingredients from a sustainable biomass source. The Process Engineering Manager is expected to work very closely with R&D and Operation staff to ensure efficient and timely technology transfers globally. Travel is required.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Plan and conduct scale-up and scale-down experiments involving feedstock preparation, treatment, conversion, and recovery of novel food ingredients
    2. Manage Engineering and Technology transfer projects involving design, equipment selection, equipment installation and commissioning
    3. Develop and analyze mass/energy balances, process flow diagrams, analytical charts, and key performance indicators
    4. Complete pilot runs and generate products for internal and external customers
    5. Develop scenarios for cost models based on corporate needs/priorities including sensitivity analysis
    6. Seek opportunities for reducing cost, maximizing return on investment, and keeping spending within budget
    7. Work with vendors and contract R&D organizations to evaluate new technologies and complete project milestones
    8. Identify opportunities for improving the operation and optimization of the pilot plant and implement solutions
    9. Hire and train key personnel to meet the evolving process engineering needs of the Company
    10. Provide R&D facility engineering support. Manage and supervise all improvements projects, including electrical, civil and mechanical work
    11. Evaluate the performance of pilot runs and propose improvements targeting production rates, efficiencies, yields, and costs
    12. Develop and maintain experimental records, engineering R&D database, batch records, and other files/documentation for the pilot plant. Establish protocols for gathering and sharing information
    13. Ensure projects are completed on time
    14. Complete other process engineering tasks and activities as needed


    1. Bachelor's or Master's in Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline required with minimum 10 years experience in industrial R&D and plant operation, preferably in food/feed ingredient field
    2. Hands on experience in managing R&D and engineering projects at pilot scale
    3. Experience in equipment and process troubleshooting with problem solving capabilities
    4. Experience in plant documentation including SOPs, process deviations, training, lessons learned, KPI tracking, batch records, and Environment, Health and Safety
    5. Technical expertise that can be put into practice to improve the overall operation of the pilot plant. Ability to act as liaison between R&D and operation
    6. Willingness to accept responsibility and deliver results under difficult and challenging situations
    7. Aptitude in conveying information to people in varied fields of expertise
    8. Ability to work independently or within a team environment
    9. Excellent oral and written communication skills
    10. Excellent computer skills.

    Please email resumes and cover letters to

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  • Accounts Clerk

    Job Description

    Position: Accounting Clerk

    Reports to: Finance Manager

    Location: Melbourne, Florida


    Parabel is a fast-growing, vertically integrated food company driven by the integrity of our people and the passion for our product. Parabel is at the forefront of technology in the food ingredient industry, having won 2015 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award. Parabel has developed novel ingredients produced by the water lentil with applications in food, feed and nutrition supplement markets.

    Our company supports the community by hiring local people for its first commercial hydroponic farm in Fellsmere, Florida. Parabel also takes a global stance through its enduring commitment for sustainable environmental practices and growing a thriving crop with a significantly lower carbon footprint and use of water than other similar foods. Our clean and transparent system brings our ingredients from farm to customer and allows us to take better care of ourselves and the planet we inhabit.

    If you’re a self-starter with a proven record of effectively maintaining book keeping, you’re encouraged to apply.


    To process accounts payable and assist in bookkeeping.  

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Process accounts payable, including tracking expenditures for training and budgets.
    • Process department payroll, including entering data for workers’ compensation, reimbursements and payroll adjustments.
    • Record, balance and track asset purchases and keep spreadsheet of depreciation schedule.
    • Record and keep track of prepayments and accruals.
    • Enter payroll checks/cash deposits and process payout slips.
    • Balance cash drawer and process bank and treasurer deposits.
    • Compute timecards and enter data for fees, including investigation of payments.
    • Bill other jurisdictions/agencies for fees.
    • Reconcile bank accounts.
    • Record, balance and deposit public purchases or fees, donations and employee reimbursements, including maintaining spreadsheets for such billings.
    • Track employee uniform accounts and encumbered accounts.
    • Verify front office cash boxes.
    • Complete special projects as assigned.



    • Associate’s degree in accounting with minimum two years accounts payable experience in medium size organizations. Bachelor accounting degree preferred.

    • Training or experience in computer applications.  Knowledge of QuickBooks preferred.

    • Strong Time Management and Organizational skills.

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

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

    • Ability to work independently or within a team environment

    • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.

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

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


    Please email resumes and cover letters to

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  • Growth Systems Technician


    Job Description


    Position: Growth Systems Technician

    Reports to: Farm Manager

    Location: Fellsmere, Florida

    Rate: TBD


    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 for ambitious and outgoing individuals to expand our Growth team. Please see website for further information:



    • Aid and support the Growth team in whichever way management see fit
    • Manual Harvest

    • Drive heavy Machinery

    • Fertilizer addition

    • Ground Maintenance

    • Relevant Experience in Agriculture, Machinery and farming operations but may not be essential for the right outgoing personality.
    • Some technical knowledge and passion for Agriculture and arable farming
    • Previous experience with crop related agricultural.
    • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal.
    • Confident, enthusiastic, self-starter.
    • IT Literate
    • Able to work autonomously.
    • Full driving license.
    • Telehandler experience and training is important.
    • Those Candidates who have not worked in the Hydroponics industry before, are likely to have previous experience in the Agricultural and Arable Sector or may have worked on a farm, or Agronomy, Field Trials, or similar and now ready for a new challenge are encouraged to apply. 


    If interested, please submit a detailed CV, cover letter, three references one of whom must be a recent supervisor by email only to: Apply Now

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