Pilot Plant Operations Supervisor

Job Description

Eternal is searching for a pilot Plant Supervisor who will be responsible for managing the operation of Eternal Innovation Center.  Other activities that this role involves are: schedule process development activities, distributing tasks to the technicians, supporting procurement of materials, and driving safety programs for the area.


  • Proactively identify and correct potential hazards and unsafe conditions in the pilot plant.
  • Direct workforce to maintain cGMP/5S compliant workspace.
  • Comply with Eternal's safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Maintain documentation relating to production, audits, and air permitting.
  • Coordinate scheduling activities with engineers and chemists in the group.
  • Promote innovation by improving the efficiency of work processes.
  • Oversee the area training matrix. Develop plans for cross-training against unit operations.
  • Provide solutions for staffing and running various pieces of equipment. 
  • Supervise and support the daily activities of the pilot plant technicians.
  • Manage performance objectives and developmental plans for the team.
  • Improve safety and operational effectiveness and implement improvement plans.
  • Review and approve batch production records before experiments.

Experience, Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

  • 10+ years of experience with pilot plant equipment or small scale manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of common food ingredient processing techniques.
  • Good computer skills. 
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to task across different disciplines.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to work across multiple disciplines including procurement, logistics, operations, and finance.
  • Ability to constructively interact with colleagues from a wide variety of roles within the company.
  • Willingness for overnight travel (~10% of the role time)