GVB Biopharma Extraction Technician Prineville, OR · Full time Company website

The extraction technician will work with a team in the production of hemp crude from hemp biomass to attain daily production goals.

Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Assist in receiving hemp and ethanol deliveries, including sorting and marking different types.
  • Monitor filter inventories and notify lead when levels are low.
  • Ensure proper and safe storage of materials in an organized manner.
  • Collect, control, and store spent biomass away from buildings.
  • Maintain integrity of distillate reclaim in barrels for future processing.
  • Follow proper hygiene and GMP practices.
  • Log bag weights, counts, and portioned hemp weights; store bags in totes.
  • Safely portion ethanol from totes to barrels.
  • Meet extraction production rates and follow SOPs for extraction and filtration.
  • Log beginning ethanol temperature and proof, as well as extracted hemp poundage and recovered ethanol gallons.
  • Manage filtered solution to control temperature and ensure FIFO processing.
  • Follow SOP for steam evaporation of filtered hemp solution.
  • Ensure recovered ethanol meets quality standards and is stored safely.
  • Follow SOP for cook down of crude, ensuring quality control and safety.
  • Record cook-downed crude weight and transfer to the downstream process with the custody log sheet.
  • Maintain general functionality and cleanliness of primary equipment: Pinnacle extractor, filtration skid, steam evaporator, and centrifuge.
  • Perform minor equipment maintenance as needed.
  • Complete housekeeping checklists and inform Lead of equipment deficiencies and failures.
  • Maintain order and cleanliness of outdoor areas, including freezers, bagging shed, grinding area, hemp storage, biomass collection, and back patio.
  • *All other duties as assigned*



QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:


  • Strong emphasis on safety and commitment to quality.
  • Excellent work ethic and the ability to work independently.
  • Proficiency in following detailed instructions and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Punctuality, good attendance, and a positive attitude.
  • Basic data entry and computer skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude is desirable.
  • Ability to obtain a forklift operator certification issued by the company.
  • Physical ability to move and lift objects weighing up to 75 lbs.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach with hands and arms, and use hands to finger, handle or free objects.
  • The use of common hand tools and occasionally sharp tools are involved.
  • The employee frequently is required to talk, hear, and communicate with other employees.
  • The employee must be able to move and/or lift objects up to 50 pounds often.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • (Note: All employees must wear company-approved PPE while in the plant and warehouse areas).




WORK ENVIRONMENT:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and equipment.
  • The employee is exposed to fumes and airborne particles, and will be in wet and humid conditions occasionally. 
  • The employee may be performing their duties both indoors and outdoors