Job Opportunities

The most important attribute for working successfully at Autumn Harp is the ability to work harmoniously with other people, specifically to create a positive work environment.  We offer a desirable and respectful workplace, competitive compensation and generous benefits - including paid time off, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness, flexible spending accounts, 401k with employer match, profit share, a free gym membership and more!  Explore job opportunities at Autumn Harp below.

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Autumn Harp
Human Resources
26 Thompson Drive
Essex Junction, VT  05452
jobs@autumnharp.com
Fax: 802-857-4601

Autumn Harp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Controls Engineer

The Controls Engineer reports to our Manager, Engineering and is critical to the Maintenance and Engineering team by providing daily support on the existing control systems and assisting in complex system troubleshooting.  The Controls Engineer is also responsible for control system upgrades on existing industrial equipment.  The Controls Engineer will also have the ability to build new systems either from scratch or through collaboration with external OEM or integrators.  The Controls Engineer will also be responsible for maintaining the manufacturing plant network with support from the onsite IT department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot Existing Control Systems
  • Champion Control System Upgrades (which will require learning legacy systems)
  • Design, Commission and Debug New Control Systems
  • Development of new and adherence to existing standard operating procedures and programming guidelines
  • Have a Flexible Work Schedule to Support the Needs of the facility
  • Mentor Technicians on Basic & Advanced Control System Troubleshooting\
  • Identify, innovate and implement solutions to upgrade equipment for improved Safety and/or process efficiency
  • Willing to Learn a New Control System
  • Attend offsite meetings for engineering design reviews, factory acceptance testing, industry seminars or training workshops (infrequent travel)

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
  • 5+ years in PLC and HMI programming and configuration along with troubleshooting and solving software/hardware issues in an industrial environment
  • Rockwell Studio 5000 and Factory Talk Studio knowledge
  • Interpreting Electrical and Mechanical Drawings, VFD Configurations, Integrated Motion Systems, and RSLogix 500
  • Strong project management and computer skills
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Siemans TIA Portal, ABB Robot Studio, SCADA (Aveva), Networks, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Power Distribution and Process Flow knowledge a PLUS!
Maintenance Apprentice

Night Shift – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 645pm to 7am alternating Wednesdays 645pm to 3am

Night Shift - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 645pm to 7am alternating Wednesdays 645pm to 3am

Autumn Harp, a private label custom contract manufacture of cosmetic and personal care products has an opening for a Maintenance Apprentice on our Maintenance and Engineering team. 

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Aids other technicians in mechanical support service to operational changes resulting from setting up and troubleshooting electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and robotic equipment.
  • Observes operation of equipment, troubleshoots abnormalities, locating sources of problems, repairing defective parts, adjusting functional parts of devices and control
  • instruments, controlling downtime, and fabricating repair parts with and without direct assistance from senior technicians.
  • Assists in preventive maintenance of equipment.
  • Works safely and supports safety across the organization. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have either 3 years production experience, 2 years mechanical experience, a college degree in an engineering discipline or an equivalent combination of experience.
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Ability to learn in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to lift moderate to heavy loads up to 50 pounds.
Maintenance Technician

Night Shift – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 645pm to 7am, alternating Wednesdays 645pm to 3am

Day Shift – Thursday, Friday, Saturday 645am to 7pm, alternating Wednesdays 645am to 3pm

Autumn Harp, a private label custom contract manufacture of cosmetic and personal care products has an opening for a skilled maintenance technician on our Maintenance and Engineering team.  

Maintenance Technicians work to ensure that all equipment is performing optimally.  Assists with setup and changeover of manufacturing lines.  Performs major and minor repairs as necessary to all manufacturing equipment.  Works as assigned on continuous improvement projects and to ensure that preventive maintenance schedules are met.  Works with computerized maintenance software to ensure equipment logs are maintains to satisfy Good Manufacturing Practice requirements.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide mechanical support service to operational changes resulting from setting up and troubleshooting electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and robotic equipment.
  • Observes operation of equipment, troubleshoots abnormalities, locating sources of problems, repairing defective parts, adjusting functional parts of devices and control instruments, controlling downtime, and fabricating repair parts.
  • Assists in maintaining equipment, parts, and supply inventories.
  • Works safely and supports safety across the organization.
  • Trains operators to recognize problems and issues with equipment.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years mechanical or machining experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills in electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems for automated production machinery and support equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical prints.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to lift moderate to heavy loads up to 50 pounds.
Quality Engineer

The Quality Engineer is responsible for representing the Quality perspective throughout the product development process and through the lifetime of the product.  The Quality Engineer will work to ensure that all products produced are in compliance with regulatory and customer requirements and that the manufacturing process is understood.  The Quality Engineer will collaborate cross functionally with R&D, Compounding, Packaging, Process Engineering, Production, Supply Chain, and Account Management teams.  This role will have significant customer interaction.

This position will be an integral part of the team.  Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, have the ability to multitask with the ability to prioritize tasks as needed.  Manufacturing background preferred but we are willing to train with comparable degree.  Knowledge of GMP regulations is preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for all Quality-related aspects of product development and on-going product production.  This includes raw material, bulk, and finished goods testing specifications and other customer-specific quality requirements.
  • Work closely with the Process Engineer to coordinate and complete product validations, including protocols, summaries, and deviations.  Analyze new processes, materials, or equipment changes for validated products for impact on validations.
  • Participate in Pilot process to ensure that all departments are informed of any cGMP, FDA, customer, or other quality issues and requirements.
  • Collaborate closely with Packaging Engineers, Compounding, and customers to set product standards and determine classification of quality characteristics.
  • Assist with DOE (Design of Experiment) activities to understand the quality-critical variables in the manufacturing process.
  • Oversee the risks associated with programs by utilizing the FMEA process as well as other risk based analysis tools.
  • Lead investigations, as required.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • The flow of work and duties performed require above average mental and visual attention.
  • The ability to work in a team environment is a must.
  • This position requires strong knowledge of processes, process optimization, quality, inspection methods, and standards.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other office equipment is required.
  • Extremely organized and analytical with relentless attention to detail.
  • Able to work in a Scrum framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value.
  • Professional, self-motivated, team player with strong collaboration skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline desired
Production Operator
  • E1 Shift – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:50 AM to 7:00 PM
  • E2 Shift – Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:50 AM – 7:00 PM
  • E3 Shift – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 6:50 PM to 7:00 AM
  • E4 Shift – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6:50 PM to 7:00 AM

Autumn Harp is looking to add quality-minded operators to each of our four production shifts.  We are a premier contract manufacturer in the beauty and personal care industry.  New team members can expect to be challenged within our fast paced, FDA regulated, 24/6 manufacturing environment. Our Production Operators run state-of-the-art machinery, follow detailed specifications to produce our finished products, as well as complete required documentation.  Operators tend equipment that perform packaging functions, such as filling, marking, labeling, banding, packing and wrapping components.  Flexibility is needed to work at various stations while following product specification sheets.  Safety is our number one focus and each team member is expected to follow all safety guidelines and report any safety issues. 

What we are looking for:

·        A safety first – quality minded team player that is dependable with a positive attitude

·        Ability to read, follow and understand written instruction

·        Demonstrated problem solving ability - solving problems is what we do best

·        A collaborative, team-oriented contributor / mechanical inclination is a plus

Your benefits package will include:

·        A 3-day work week with paid lunch and breaks

·        Five weeks paid time off annually (a combination of Sick / Personal & Holiday pay) *

·        Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

·        FREE gym membership at the EDGE

·        Up to $5,000 towards a Cafeteria Flex/Dependent Care Spending Account (FSA/DCA) funds depending on insurance needs

·        401k with company match and short vesting schedule

Why You Should Apply:

·        Three-day work week

·        Good benefits

·        Career advancement opportunities

·        Overtime availability

·        Great people
Physical Requirements: Sitting and standing 12 hours, lifting up to 30 lbs.

*Prorated for new hires

Office and HR Assistant

Office and Human Resources Assistant

The Office and HR Assistant reports to the HR Manager and supports a variety of office functions within the Human Resources team as well as supports other departments within the organization.  Our ideal candidate is professional, honest, respectful, reliable, patient and able to work well with a talented and diverse work family.  The Office and HR Coordinator must have the ability to maintain confidentiality, be professional and have a positive attitude.

Responsibilities include:

  • greeting our visitors in the front office
  • managing the availability and scheduling of up to seven meeting rooms
  • answering the phone and routing incoming calls
  • responding to applicants and maintaining an applicant database
  • pre-screening candidates, scheduling interviews and reference checking
  • assisting in the planning and execution of company events
  • administrative tasks for various departments
  • ordering and organizing office supplies
  • managing mail duties
  • managing the inventory of product seconds
  • maintaining records of multiple HR-related metrics such as employee onboarding progress and temporary labor hours worked
  • occasionally supporting the account services team by placing orders for and picking up customer lunches
  • developing and releasing in-office communications such as a company newsletter and event announcements    
  • other duties as assigned

Experience and skills required:

  • proficient with Microsoft Office
  • organized with excellent interpersonal skills
  • willing to learn new skills and duties
  • be detail-oriented and flexible
  • ability to adapt to the current needs of the organization
Weigher Shopper

We are seeking a Weigher and Weighing Shopper to join our Compounding Team in an environment with strong commitment to internal and external customer service. 

·         Weigher: Monday – Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm

·         Weighing Shopper: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00am to 7:00pm

Our Weighers are responsible for weighing and measuring the raw materials required for our Batchers and Research & Development department. The basic responsibilities of the position include: weighing out raw materials; inventory paperwork; and material handling in compliance with specific inventory control procedures. 

The Weighing Shopper would be responsible for printing and physically picking all raw materials for batchers and weighers. The basic responsibilities of the position include: fork lift certification, inventory and paperwork and material handling in compliance with specific inventory control procedures.  The Weigher Shopper would need to be flexible to fill in for a Weigher role.  The

Essential Job Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic chemistry or food science. 
  • Must be a team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift 30lbs frequently, and up to 75lbs occasionally
  • Able to work around hot pour perfumes and fragrances on a daily basis
  • Have normal hearing and vision with the ability to discern colors
  • Above average reading and math skills
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing environment is a plus
Compounding/Mixing Technician

E3 Shift – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 7:00 PM – 7:00 AM

E4 Shift - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM

Who we are:

We are a premier contract manufacturer in the beauty and personal care industry.

What you’ll do:

By joining our talented compounding department, you can expect to challenge yourself while performing a variety of tasks. Our Compounding Technician ensures that all products are batched in accordance to the formula manufacturing instructions or “recipe”. You will stage and verify all required ingredients for bulk products and use state-of-the-art machinery to mix and blend raw materials. Our compounding team is responsible for product flow to manufacturing – providing high quality product that meets standards for flavor, color, viscosity and visual appearance.

What we are looking for:

·        A safety first – quality minded team player that is dependable with a positive attitude

·        Ability to read, follow and understand written instruction

·        Demonstrated problem solving ability - solving problems is what we do best

·        Experience with inventory transactions and material movement / forklift certified is a plus

Your benefits package will include:

·        A 3-day work week with paid lunch and breaks

·        Five weeks paid time off annually (a combination of Sick / Personal & Holiday pay) *

·        Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

·        FREE gym membership at the EDGE

·        Up to $5,000 Flex Spending Account (FSA) funds depending on insurance needs

·        401k with company match

Our Location is Ideal:

·        If you enjoy mountain biking – we are located right on the Saxon Hill Bike Trail

·        If you enjoy skiing or trail running – Cochran’s ski area and Catamount Family Center are near by

·        If you enjoy shopping or going to the movies the Essex Outlets is just up the road

·        If you enjoy eating – JCAT, Hoagies, Memos and JP’s Restaurant are just minutes away

Why You Should Apply:

·        Three-day work week

·        Good benefits

·        Career advancement opportunities

·        Overtime availability

·        Great people
Physical Requirements: Sitting, standing, lifting @ 50 lbs. and @ 75 lbs. occasionally. Ability to work around perfumes and fragrance on a daily basis.

*Prorated for new hires

 

 

 

Sanitation Officer

E2 Shift - Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7am to 7pm

We are looking for a dependable, full-time employee for the washroom.  Sanitation officers are responsible for the overall cleaning and sanitizing of processing equipment including batch buckets, kettles and other items used in the operation.  Sanitation Officers must be able to have a positive attendance record, have the ability to speak, understand and read English; must strictly adhere to all safety procedures and meet the physical requirements of the job; which include, but not limited to standing/walking for 12-hours shift and lifting up to 50 lbs.  Mechanical aptitude and inclination a plus.