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Extraction Specialist

Company: GPAC
Location: Boston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

About the Extraction Director Role:

  • Expertise working with CO2, Hydrocarbon, Ethanol & solventless extraction methods, including the purification, separation, and isolation of various compounds of the cannabis
  • Design and implement cannabis product manufacturing trains, including liquid filling systems, dry filling systems, volumetric filling systems, mass balance analysis, counting systems, packaging and labeling systems, bar-coding and inventory management systems, etc.
  • Design facility layouts and the placement/location of critical pieces of equipment about utilities, HVAC, future expansion, and logistical workflow and minimizing cross-contamination.
  • Build and refine standard operating procedures in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices based on target market requirements.
  • Create accurate cost of goods analysis, production estimates, projected process/cycle times, financial models, budgetary requirements/commitments, staffing/personnel requirements/needs, etc.
  • Responsible for managing, mentoring, developing high-performance teams, and providing direction to direct reports, including performance reviews and disciplinary processes.
  • Identifies and drives continuous improvement/lean manufacturing initiatives through the design and implementation of improved manufacturing strategies
  • Collaborate with Facilities/Maintenance/Procurement departments to source and maintain equipment for extraction methods to scale processes to meet changing demands efficiently, and ensure employees are trained to handle and support equipment for various forms of extraction and refinement
  • Establish/identify all hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP) for each process/product, corrective actions and preventative actions (CAPA) for process deviations/incidents/etc., and critical quality attributes (CQA) for all work-in-progress and finished products.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance, including safety, environmental, and document control requirement
  • Create process diagrams outlining all aspects of the project, including flow rates, the volume of solvent/solution per cycle, cycle time, vessel size/type/purpose, etc., that convey the process and steps/systems involved in producing each work-in-progress and final product.
  • Build and deploy cannabis processing trains, including bulk drying, milling/processing, raw material transport, crude oil extraction, product transfer, refinement, separation, purification, and packaging/handling based on design parameters/project specifications.
  • Identity, vet, and source process equipment defined in each process train.Extraction Director Minimum Qualifications:
    • Proficient knowledge of Basic Biology and Chemistry related to Solvents, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, and Lab equipment.
    • Experience complying with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Standards.
    • 10 years' experience working in industrial chemistry or chemistry manufacturing in pharmaceutical, food, or manufacturing industries preferred.
    • Bachelor's degree Required. Advance Degree, I.e., Master of Science in Chemistry, Biology, or closely related field preferredExtraction Director Compensation and Benefits:
      • Competitive salary, DOE
      • Full Health Insurance with Dental and Vision
      • 401K Retirement ProgramTo confidentially apply please send your resume with subject "EXTRACT" to All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations. GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States since 1990. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

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