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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


    • 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

  • Shipping And Logistics Coordinator

    Posting Date : 05/04/2017

    Job Summary:


    The Shipping & Receiving Logistics Coordinator oversees the daily activity of shipping and receiving specialists, warehouse workers, and inventory clerks, ensuring that all products are delivered to customers on time, all inventory is accounted for, and that supplies are replenished regularly.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


    ·         Oversee the processing of customer orders. Ensures that all orders are delivered to customers in a timely fashion. Address and resolve any issues with delayed shipments.

    ·         Prepare shipments for customers; determines most economical and efficient shipping method; selects appropriate shipping container; packs items to ensure safe delivery.

    ·         Prepare bills of lading; checks items to be shipped against work orders to ascertain that quantities, destination, and routing are correct. Affix bar codes, prices, and security tags as necessary.

    ·         Receive and unloads incoming materials and compares information on packing slip with purchase order. Accept or return merchandise per established procedures.

    ·         Sort, count, package, label, insure, unpack, and log inventory which is shipped or received.

    ·         Inspect shipments for damages or defects; records discrepancies or damages and notifies supervisor and purchasing personnel.

    ·         Trace lost shipments and customer claims of lost shipments; initiate proof of delivery documents.

    ·         Use computerized inventory software to maintain records of all products and supplies.

    ·         Ensure that sales records line up with physical inventory.

    ·         Review all shipping labels and packaging to ensure that they meet federal regulations.

    ·         Order supplies to replenish inventory as needed.

    ·         Operate dolly, pallet jack, and/or forklift in loading and unloading supplies and equipment

    ·         Follow established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and quality control standards.

    ·         Lead, guide, and train employees performing related work.

    ·         Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.




    ·         Demonstrates strong leadership qualities.

    ·         Pays close attention to detail.

    ·         Manages time effectively.
    Possesses awareness of warehouse and equipment safety procedures.

    ·         Possesses knowledge of food systems/ingredients.

    ·         Communicates instructions clearly and effectively.

    ·         Knowledge of commercial shipping methods and procedures

    ·         Exhibits knowledge of state and federal regulations for importing and exporting goods.

    ·         Works well with a team.

    ·         Possesses physical strength necessary to lift and move heavy boxes of supplies.

    ·         Demonstrates proficiency in use of inventory software and Microsoft Office Suite.

    ·         Capable of reading and interpreting inventory and sales reports.

    ·         Exhibits excellent organizational and strategic planning abilities.

    ·         Demonstrates solid problem-solving and analytical skills.

    ·         Ability to maintain quality, safety, and control standards.

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  • Project Manager- Construction

    Posting Date : 05/04/2017

    Job Summary:


    Parabel is seeking an individual with construction experience to manage and lead a multi-disciplined construction team with direct accountability for project delivery from initial planning to fully operational.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


    ·         Lead and successfully execute strategic projects.

    ·         Manages all facets of the project including planning, design, construction, occupancy and closeout to deliver the project on time, within budget and to the applicable quality standards.

    ·         Demonstrates capability to read, understand and apply complex documents affecting industrial projects, including but not limited to: agreements/contracts, leases, work letters, project charters, surveys and drawings.

    ·         Interfaces directly with Company staff and local entities.

    ·         Prepares/adapts scope of work, project delivery resource requirements, cost estimate & budget, cash flow, work plan schedule & milestones including critical path analysis, quality control, and risk identification.

    ·         Identifies project delivery resources from established designs and equipment suppliers; conducts requests for proposals from local suppliers and subcontractors; completes bid analysis and selection.

    ·         Leads project delivery resources/team providing project guidance and direction to achieve project goals.

    ·         Implements communication plan for meetings and written reports/meeting minutes to keep company management and project resources informed. Facilitates project meetings.

    ·         Implements project documentation governance aligned with company, ensuring project data integrity and documentation is accurate, timely and coordinated.

    ·         Tracks progress of each project component against goals, objectives, approved budgets, approved timelines. Reports status and variances. Creates action plans to resolve issues affecting progress, cost and quality.

    ·         Implements change management routines to assess change requests, make recommendations, secure approvals, and issue change orders. Assesses change requests to determine impacts to scope, budget, schedule, quality and risk.

    ·         Maintains detailed record of changes to scope, design and drawings. Delivers final project design and construction details to replicate project in a different location.

    ·         Demonstrates ability to identify complex project risks, lead constructability reviews, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks.

    ·         Demonstrates a pragmatic knowledge of projects & project management within the context of business results.




    ·         Minimum Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) from College or University in a technical area of study.

    ·         Minimum six years of related experience in a construction management position involving the construction of buildings and process equipment lines for an industrial process preferably in the food and or agricultural sector.

    ·         Ability to forecast and prepare budgets.

    ·         Ability to solve difficult problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the project.

    ·         Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex business documents.

    ·         Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues.

    ·         Ability to write reports and to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to management.

    ·         Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, management, and subcontractors to take desired action.

    ·         Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to read and understand architectural drawings. Knowledge in MS Project, leases, contracts, and construction practices preferably from the food industry.

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  • 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.




    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.

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  • 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.




    ·                     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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