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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 Site Manager

    Posting Date : 29/09/2017

     

     

     

    Job Summary:

     

    The Senior Site Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the production site(s) covering crop production and processing facilities. Duties include maintenance, production performance, financial performance, planning, budgeting, hiring, training, logistics and other tasks to meet delivery expectations around performance, safety and quality. 

     

    The Senior Site Manager is expected to be hands on and directly involved in construction and expansion projects, continuous improvement, engineering projects, troubleshooting and safety. 

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    1. Manages all of the facilities functions effectively and efficiently, reporting both financial and operational performance against targets and budget

    2. Initiates and manages preventive maintenance programs covering production and office buildings, farming operation, labs, and machinery.

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

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

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

    6. Oversees multiple internal programs and all of the onsite operations.

    7. Leads/Supervises all facility employees at all levels and manages multiple departments, crews and personnel.

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

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

    10. Responsible for food safety.

    11. Oversees the coordination of building space allocation and layout, communication services and facility expansion.

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

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

       

      Qualifications:

       

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

    2. Minimum 10 years’ experience in food processing facilities management including operations with multiple shifts.

    3. Technical understanding of food processing and manufacturing engineering.

    4. Sound understanding of the financial principles and reporting 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 agricultural 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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  • Technical Sales Manager

    Posting Date : 29/09/2017

     

     

    Job Summary:

    The Technical Sales Manager manages the customer sales cycle and engagement of customers in multiple segments and channels, including identification of target customers and account planning, initial customer introductions and presentations, leveraging company resources (technical, marketing, regulatory, etc.) to facilitate customer projects, negotiating and finalizing customer contracts, and ensuring customer satisfaction throughout the process, as well as being responsible for all aspects of the relationship with relevant intermediaries, supply chain partners and other stake holders.

    In order to maintain premium pricing on technical ingredient solutions and position the Company as a long-term nutrition partner, the Technical Sales Manager must be skilled in providing technical guidance (across multiple food industry market segments) and in utilizing resources in support of team-based, collaborative selling. The candidate must have the technical acumen to understand nutrition and food science research as well as partnership opportunities with the Company’s strategic accounts.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    1. Identification of Target Accounts/Prospecting: To identify target customers in designated market segments, qualify targets and establish plans for attaining business with identified target customers, cultivate prospective customers, and make introductions appropriate with the Company’s goals.

    2. Develop and Communicate with Customers: Skillfully and professionally communicate pertinent information about Company’s products to targeted customers.  Communicate internally, specific and general information as it pertains to overall prospect and customer needs.

    3. Market and Competitive Intelligence: Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of the food ingredient market and the competitive environment to facilitate sales efforts and to keep other Company staff informed of changes and developments in the market.

    4. Sales: Professionally and profitably sell company products and services as defined by the Company’s goals.

    5. Develop Effective Interdepartmental Relationships: Maintain a productive and effective relationship with all members of the Company staff, as well as relevant distributors, consultants and affiliates, to ensure clear and rapid flow of information and customer and prospect satisfaction.

    6. Administrative and Reporting: Manage administrative activities in a timely and cost efficient manner as it relates to travel, expense reports, general report writing, and other matters.

    7. Responsible for reporting all potential Food Safety issues to Quality Assurance or other personnel with the responsibility to initiate action.

    8. Responsible for understanding and adhering to all company policies and safety requirements.

     

    Requirements:

     

    • Bachelor’s degree in food science, agricultural sciences, business, marketing or related field.

    • A minimum of five years’ experience in food, agribusiness or specialty ingredients, with at least two years managing sales of premium, nutritional specialty food ingredients.

    • Proven ability to explain and sell specialty ingredients or technical products to multiple contacts (marketing, R&D and purchasing).  Successful experience managing an extended sales/project process required.

    • Strong technical nutrition or food science experience required.

    • Significant understanding of and contacts in food and beverage markets.

    • Excellent strategic thinker, capable of contributing to longer term planning as requested.

    • High energy and aggressive personality, and interested in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

    • Ability to work in a team environment.

    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects or tasks at one time.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    • Basic computer skills - Microsoft Office programs.  Salesforce.com experience a plus.

    • Ability to travel frequently (50%).

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  • Plant/Process Engineer

    Posting Date : 29/09/2017

     

     

    Job Summary:

     

    The Plant/Process Engineer is responsible for managing all equipment at the production site, including troubleshooting, site maintenance, process control, and process improvement. The successful applicant will sustain a stable, reliable manufacturing process through analysis of data and application of sound engineering practices. The Plant/Process Engineer will also be involved in the design of future facilities, utilizing knowledge gained from present operations to recommend appropriate changes and improvements of unit operations. A strong background in process engineering design, process safety, project management, lean manufacturing principles, process reliability, food safety and HACCP in a food manufacturing environment is desired.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    1. Ensure all equipment and systems at the site are operating efficiently and reliably to meet up time requirements.

    2. Ensure all equipment and systems at the site are QA and Safety compliant.

    3. Develop and implement an effective maintenance/spares strategy and team for the entire production site

    4. Direct the maintenance/repair team to ensure that resources are available for keeping all equipment and systems operational, procuring materials and equipment as necessary.

    5. Ensure documentation including PFDs and P&IDs is up to date and in compliance for auditing purposes.

    6. Track trend data to evaluate line components for functionality, reliability and optimization.

    7. Develop effective countermeasures when problems or nonconformance are uncovered.

    8. Help build a culture of continuous improvement and establish programs to increase uptime and reduce costs

    9. Interact with R&D team to perform continuous improvements recommending changes for equipment and processes to meet safety, quality, production and cost goals.

    10. Complete other process engineering tasks and activities as needed.

       

       

      Qualifications:

       

    1. Bachelor’s or Master’s in Process or Manufacturing Engineering,

    2. 3-5 years of experience in managing a food manufacturing facility

    3. Familiar with pumps, vibrating equipment, boilers, air compressors, industrial dryers, cryogenics, milling systems and packaging systems.

    4. Good knowledge control circuitry and instrumentation.

    5. Good knowledge of industrial automation.

    6. Good knowledge of high voltage 3 phase power.

    7. Experience in plant documentation including SOPs, process deviations, training, lessons learned, KPI tracking, and batch records.

    8. Experience in regulatory compliance for food manufacturing.

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

    10. Ability to work independently or within a team environment.

    11. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    12. Good computer skills and proficiency in Excel, Word and Powerpoint

    13. Experience with agricultural practices a plus.

    14. Demonstrated leadership skills.

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  • Industrial Master Electrician/Industrial Electrical Contractor

    Posting Date : 19/09/2017

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    Job Summary:

    The Industrial Master Electrician will be responsible for oversight of new facility construction of service distribution and control circuit wiring and maintaining electrical systems for agricultural and commercial food processing equipment and facilities in accordance with Florida State Building and Electric codes, and provide guidance and direction to the processing facility with safe electrical practices.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    ·         Lead Electrical Department Team.

    ·         Work with company's engineering team, existing system designs and processes.

    ·         Assist the procurement department with obtaining system components.

    ·         Oversee installation, integration and commissioning of the supply systems.

    ·         Work closely with the electricity generation company to implement a seamless and timely interface.

    ·         Assist with the design and specification of control and instrumentation for machine operations.

    ·         Installation of control and instrumentation for machine operations.

    ·         Ensure compliance of all design systems and components with NEC electrical standards and codes.

    ·         Interface with engineering to ensure electrical documentation is current for construction of all new facilities.

    ·         Maintain an up to date set of electrical designs to be carried forward to construction of all new facilities.

    ·         Assist in developing, trainings and reviewing electrical programs and procedures for the company.

     

    Other Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    ·         Knowledge and application of Good Manufacturing Practices.

    ·         Ability to pay strong attention to detail and multitask effectively.

    ·         Maintain a safe work environment.

    ·         Knowledge/Ability to read and understand electrical blueprints.

    ·         Good computer and management skills.

    ·         Good written and oral communication skills.

    ·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

     

    Qualifications:

     

    ·         Current, or ability to obtain, FL Master Electrician license or Contractors license.

    ·         AA/EEO Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

     

     

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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

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