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!
Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager and will perform dual roles with respect to General Ledger accounting and maintenance as well as Accounts Receivable duties.  The Staff Accountant will be a key member of our Finance Team and will be involved in many collaborative processes with other departments within the organization.  The ideal candidate is a critical thinker, enjoys collaborating and problem solving and possesses a can-do attitude.

Key Responsibilities:

General Ledger:

  • Responsible for month-end close journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and expense account analysis
  • Develop and modify work instructions for key procedures and policies
  • Assist with annual audit and fulfill requests from audit staff
  • Perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis as requested
  • Assist the Accounting Manager with the day-to-day, monthly, and year-end operations of the department

Accounts Receivable:

  • Generate and distribute invoices and credits in a timely manner
  • Manage A/R aging analysis and customer collection
  • Post cash receipts daily
  • Month-end / year-end reconciliation, close and reporting
  • Prepare bank deposits

Other:

  • Provide backup for Accounts Payable as needed

Experience and Skills required:

  • Must have 3-5 years of related experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Customer service focused
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, strong interdepartmental communication, and collaborative skills
  • Solid knowledge of Intermediate Excel, Word, and Accounting Software (Infor CSI ERP system familiarity a plus)
  • Prior Manufacturing experience preferred
Maintenance Apprentice

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

Night Shift - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 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 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:45am to 7am, alternating Thursdays 6:45am to 3:00pm

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.
Process Technician

The Process Technician will report to the Senior Process Engineer as part of the Research & Development team and is responsible for Process Design, Scale Up, Compounding Equipment knowledge, FMI creation and maintenance, and OTC Validation training required for product development.  They will act as a liaison within the scrum team environment and be responsible for product development and scale-up from the lab bench to steady-state production. The Process Engineer must be both knowledgeable and willing to learn OTC and cosmetic validation procedures under the guidance of the Senior Process Engineer to be able to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.  The Process Engineer is also responsible for the investigation of out of specification batches working collaboratively with cross function teams to ensuring that all designed processes adhere to the quality, safety, and cleanliness standards of Autumn Harp, as well as supporting the needs of the greater R&D lab team when necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participating member of a Scrum team for new product development
  • Technical expert on all compounding kettles and equipment, with a focus on ownership of the rapid prototyping pilot vessel; including kettle logistics & physical batching/cleaning: scheduling, cleaning, maintenance, and training. 
  • Manages the process design and implementation needed for blue sky and market-trend development batches.
  • Responsible for maintaining the health of FMI documents and batching processes in a timely manner through the PCR process.  As well as authoring FMI documents for new experiments, pilots and/or productions when needed.
  • Provides technical support and scheduling advice to the compounding department, assisting and providing guidance to Team Leads and Batchers.
  • Develop & write technical OTC batching validation protocols that meet FDA guidelines. 
  • Work in partnership with R&D, Regulatory and Quality to complete PCRs (process change requests) for production.
  • Completes investigations in collaboration with the Quality team on out of specification product.
  • Plays a key role working with customers who are on site to make new products, ensuring customer satisfaction.\
  • Cross train to fully support the entire pilot team process for R&D, Batching and Filling
    Special projects as assigned for process improvements and R&D lab support (lab batches, stability, product safety, etc.)

Experience and Skills required:

  • 5+ years of related process engineering experience
  • BS in engineering, chemical engineering preferred
  • Direct experience working in a GMP environment
  • Experience working with manufacturing processing equipment
  • Ability to connect with external and internal customers
  • Independent, creative and logical thinker with a problem-solving mindset
  • Excellent written, verbal, computer and math skills
  • Basic understand of chemistry and databases
  • Process excellence in support of continuous improvement
Quality Assurance Coordinator

This position works closely within the Quality team to help to ensure the Autumn Harp quality compliance programs are up-to-date and accurate.  This will include tracking and executing calibrations and pest control, data entry, overseeing the water sampling program and results, administering quality systems, and ensuring documentation is properly completed, stored, and tracked.  The QA Coordinator helps to represents the Quality Department in the manufacturing environment and has significant cross-departmental interaction across the company.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responds to routine customer complaints; gathers and trends data, investigates root causes, and responds to customer representatives
  • Completes customer-required documentation as necessary for select customers
  • Tracks change control process documentation and progress
  • Assist in administration of quality tracking systems for customer complaints, CAPAs, Deviations, Investigations, and other systems as needed
  • Administers calibration database and tracks calibration due dates.  Conducts internal instrument calibrations and works with external calibration vendors to ensure calibrations are conducted in a timely manner and all required paperwork is completed accurately and on-file.
  • Administers internal pest control program and works with external vendor(s) to ensure program is maintained, documented as required, and updated as necessary
  • Conducts daily sampling of the water system, works with external lab for testing, maintains test results and records
  • Ensures documentation is current, controlled and filed in accordance with the document control procedure.
  • Maintains the nonconformance database, tracks due dates, and works with relevant stakeholders to ensure there is follow-up and extensions requested as needed
  • Assists in maintaining temperature and humidity monitoring programs, tracks logged data, maintains equipment
  • Ensures Quality training records are updated and submitted as required
  • May assist with equipment and product validations
  • Maintains accurate files and records, in compliance with customer, GMP and FDA regulations applicable to operations.  Files all reports as necessary in a timely manner to remain in compliance.
  • Helps to create an atmosphere that supports respect, honesty and open communication among all employees; encourages employees to celebrate accomplishments and have fun

Skills and Experience required:

  • College degree preferred or related level of experience
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, and database management
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative
  • Requires a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to keep accurate records and to follow documented procedures and standards
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. on an occasional basis
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to work and make independent decisions with little supervision
  • Must be able to juggle multiple projects at once
Production Operator
  • E2 Shift – Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:50 AM – 7:00 PM
  • 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

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

 

 

 

Pilot Engineering Technician

Pilot Engineering Technician

The Pilot Engineering Technician reports to our Manager, Engineering and is highly skilled in all machines in the Production area.  The Pilot Engineering Technician pushes the limitations of the equipment while balancing Safety, reliability and efficiency.  The Pilot Engineering Technician is the first to try a new product on a machine and then document it so that all technicians can repeat it effectively and efficiently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducts Technical Pilots as needed for the New Product Development Team
  • Troubleshoots high level issues on the Production floor
  • Updates Setup Sheets to allow Shift Technicians to conduct all setups
  • Evaluates and approves major equipment adjustments for existing products
  • Optimizes Machine Setups to maximize labor efficiency and OEE
  • Trains Lead Maintenance Technicians and Maintenance Supervisor on advanced equipment adjustments
  • Provides guidance to the New Product Development Team regarding product design and efficiency

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of maintenance; 5+ years of engineering or development experience preferred
  • Strong project management and computer skills
  • Mechanical knowledge and CMMS familiarity
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Controls, Power Distribution, Process Flow and Systems knowledge
  • Effective communicator that can excel in a dynamic environment with little supervision or daily direction
  • Ability to work independently as well as lead/participate on teams