Manufacturing Manager, Lexington

Manufacturing Manager, Lexington

The Manufacturing Manager will oversee and manage personnel to perform all the tasks necessary to produce a variety of items to our high standards. The Manager oversees and maintains quality control measures to ensure high quality product and carries out day-to-day tasks including: prepping and packaging. The Manager must monitor and maintain production facility in accordance with safety standards, FDA, government and State regulations.

Job Duties:

  • Oversee production by creating and reviewing production schedule; study and clarify specifications; calculate requirements; assemble and accurately weigh materials and supplies
  • QA/QC duties that require analytical testing for quality and consistency; data review
  • Operate highly sophisticated equipment; process concentrates
  • Clean and maintain equipment and laboratory facility following current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), and standard operating procedures; comply with legal regulations; monitor environment
  • Operate, maintain, and make adjustments and repairs to laboratory equipment such as liquid chromatography systems, pumps, microscopes, balances, centrifuges, and other laboratory equipment
  • Maintain inventory records of supplies, materials, and equipment
  • Maintain and stock supplies and equipment, dispose of waste according to guidelines, and keep laboratory, storerooms and working areas immaculate
  • Wash and sterilize laboratory glassware
  • Create SOPs, training records, and related documentation
  • Maintain material safety data sheets for all department chemicals and products
  • Report to VP of Operations on a weekly basis with updates regarding production and processing schedule


  • Ensure processing operation is fully compliant with state regulations and federal and state law
  • Assure that operation adheres to all business and industry license requirements
  • Maintain strict inventory records of all plant materials, chemicals and equipment used in the laboratory and documents production by completing forms, reports, logs and records


  • BS/BA Degree or greater in Manufacturing, Engineering (mechanical/Systems) OR Chemical Engineering
  • MS Dynamics ERP systems knowledge or similar
  • Minimum 5 yrs experience managing plant operations and facilities. Lab experience a plus
  • Experience with managing of food production/manufacturing sites
  • Scientific writing for processes, training, and procedures that require documentation
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background check through the State of KY


  • Able to process samples by collection, preparing for analysis, and quantifying results
  • Familiar use of a wide range of pipettes and knowing their volume capabilities
  • Scientific laboratory procedures, measurements and techniques as used in a chemistry laboratory
  • Health and safety practices and precautions applicable to a chemistry laboratory
  • Proper and safe handling and disposal of harmful chemicals, substances, and hazardous wastes
  • Capabilities with computer systems, software, and hardware common to laboratories
    record keeping procedures

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform repetitive techniques accurately and consistently
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, along with frequent bending
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with fingers
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and push up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • Valid KY state driver’s license

Apply directly:

Director of Operations, Learn Sativa University

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