Production Operator-Encapsulation-2nd Shift

  • 25820 Highway 2 West, Sandpoint, Idaho, us
  • Full-time

Company Description

Thorne is a health and technology company that is disrupting prevention and wellness. By combining dietary and lifestyle recommendations with nutritional supplement intervention, Thorne is at the forefront of personalized health, with a mission to help consumers take control of their health and live a healthy life. Thorne provides at-home biomarker tests to bring the doctor to the consumer’s home. By leveraging its sophisticated analytical software, Thorne helps consumers uncover health insights and confidently take action to optimize health outcomes. Based on individual test results, Thorne’s technology and team can deliver a personalized plan on what to eat, how to exercise, and which Thorne supplements to take. Thorne is the only supplement manufacturer to collaborate with Mayo Clinic on wellness research and content, and is the proud partner of a number of U.S. National Teams, including U.S. Soccer, USA Hockey, and USA Triathlon. Thorne is one of the fastest growing supplement companies, and is rated the top practitioner-dispensed brand among 30-40 year-olds. For more information visit 

Job Description


The Encapsulation Operator follows Production Department procedures and performs specific duties based on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for the Production Department.

•    Employee becomes knowledgeable of the applicable provisions of the Production Department’s Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and follows them.  Employee remains knowledgeable on an ongoing and timely basis as changes in the SOPs and GMPs occur.
•    Employee takes a total quality approach to conduct, in operating machines, and in producing Thorne products.
•    Employee is at work as scheduled, starts work at the beginning of a shift, is on time to meetings, completes assigned tasks in a timely manner, and works overtime as required.
•    Employee knows and follows the Production Department policies and procedures and Thorne Research policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
•    Employee pays attention to detail.  Employee completes ALL production paperwork accurately, neatly and fully.
•    In time, employee becomes cross-trained in at least two of the production sections listed below.  Employee willingly works in the different production areas as assigned.
•    Employee gets along with co-workers and supervisors.  Employee responds appropriately to criticism and instructions from leads and/or supervisors.  Employee follows the Standards of Conduct as outlined in the latest version of the Thorne Research Employee Handbook.
•    Promotes the Company’s Mission and Values, including an accountable, innovative and results-oriented culture promoting customer service, openness, teamwork, mutual trust and respect.
•    Employee actively participates in all required training and development programs and electives as may suit one’s needs, and support colleagues, trainers and management as appropriate with these efforts.

Encapsulation Section Duties
•    Commits to the Encapsulation Credentialed Training program where the proper operating knowledge, skills and experience are acquired to meet the high quality of proficiency expected as a Thorne operator.
•    Quickly sets up all phases of the encapsulation equipment for smooth operation and maximum output and similarly disassembles equipment for proper cleaning and sanitizing.
•    Maintains a standard output for each product being processed and continuously improves speed and performance.
•    Has sufficient knowledge of the equipment used to make adjustments, without supervision, within guidelines outlined in the applicable SOP and current ENCAP Credentialed Training program level.
•    Immediately notifies lead/supervisor of any machine problems or anomalies outside of normal operations that effect output and the well-being of the equipment or the quality of the product.
•    If applicable, obtains pass down information in order to efficiently take the place of the Encapsulation Operator at shift change and continue to operate the encapsulation or powder filling equipment while achieving consistent results and without a loss of productivity. 


Education and/or Experience:  By training, education and/or experience, employee must be able to perform the essential duties of the job.  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred. 

Language Ability:  Employee is able to read and understand written directions in English, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Thorne Research Employee Handbook.  The Encapsulation Operator follows instructions, both verbal and written, and communicates effectively with supervisors and fellow employees.

Math Ability:  Employee has the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in the units of measurement used in the Production Department, using whole numbers and decimals (for example, grams).

Reasoning Ability:  During disassembly and assembly of machines, employee is able to discern that the parts and tools are the correct ones for the tasks at hand.

Computer and Technical Skills:  Employee can use a hand calculator to perform basic math calculations to complete records accurately.

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