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Sr. Pilot Plant Technician (W-S)

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Category: Manufacturing
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
External ID: 1515
Location: Winston-Salem, NC, United States
Date Posted: Nov 4, 2022


Company overview:

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has helped people pursue a healthy, active life since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management and personal care products are available exclusively through dedicated independent Distributors in more than 90 countries. Our Mission is to change people’s lives by providing the best business opportunity in direct selling and the best nutrition and weight-management products in the world.

Position summary statement:

The Research and Development Technician will support the R&D department by conducting experiments in the R&D Center of Excellence facility employing the fields of pharmaceutical and food sciences. This position will generate physical test data on R&D samples and commercial products on an as needed basis, and is responsible for maintaining the laboratory workspace, equipment and inventory. Scientific judgment is required in resolving problems and makes routine recommendations to experienced team members. Normally receives no instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments. Leads and mentors temporary laboratory technicians in areas such as safety, quality, and technical execution. Deliver projects on target with quantity, quality, time and within budget.

Detailed responsibilities/duties:

  • Executes development activities as assigned, including dispensing of raw materials, generation of product samples for internal or external evaluation, manufacture of feasibility trials and/or pilot batches, and completion of physical testing.
  • Documents all experiments and results in development batch records/protocols and/or laboratory notebooks.
  • Sets-up, maintains, and cleans laboratories equipment and work area.
  • Maintains raw material inventory.
  • Follows all safety procedures and practices. Maintains a safe work environment.
  • Implements detailed observations, analyzes data, and interprets results.
  • May write experimental reports.
  • Performs a wide variety of development and/or production laboratory tasks and experiments.
  • Mentors and advises temporary laboratory technicians and provides feedback to group members to help accomplish project objectives.
  • Ensures all documentation produced is in compliance with cGMP standards.
  • Responsible for contributing to audit readiness and for participating in quality audits.


Required qualifications:


  • Ability to organize workload, prioritize responsibilities, and meet time limits.
  • Ability to multi-task on several projects individually as well as in a team environment
  • Maintain and operate laboratory equipment according to equipment instructions and SOPs
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new computer-based systems and experimental techniques
  • Strong problem-solving skills and able to carry out assignments under general supervision


  • 2-5 years of related industry experience or laboratory experience
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to direct and receive written and verbal instructions.
  • Familiar with common laboratory equipment.
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office and other job-related software.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.


  • Bachelor degree in food science, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical engineering
  • OR
  • Associate degree + 4 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical or food manufacturing or laboratory environment with the ability to perform advanced mathematical and scientific computations

Preferred qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of laboratory and pilot scale equipment in the Food or Pharmaceutical Sector Experience working in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) environment

Our Benefits

We support our employees’ lives inside and outside the workplace. Our benefits package, which varies by country, features comprehensive medical and dental insurance, retirement savings plans and more. When our employees feel nourished, we believe our potential is limitless.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected characteristic. We value diversity, strive for inclusivity, and believe the differences among our teammates is a key contributor to Herbalife’s ongoing success. We currently have eight global employee networks: Black Life, Millennial Network, Multicultural Life, Proud Life, Vet Life, Women in Leadership, Women in Technology, and Working Parents Life employee networks.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



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