Sunstrand is on track to become the leading supplier of biomaterials for the technical non-wovens industry, with goals aimed towards creating a more sustainable composites industry. We are proud to be the only operational industrial bast fiber processor in the United States and are excited to expand our portfolio of products and services to provide for this very young industry.
Sunstrand is an Equal Opportunity Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Sunstrand is currently seeking a multifaceted engineer to plan and maintain projects and see that deliverables are fulfilled when required. We are looking for a candidate who has shown ability to:
Sunstrand is currently seeking a full-time Lab Technician to implement our daily Quality Control and Quality Analysis programs for our raw materials. This position will work with the production manager and engineering to produce quantitative reporting for production tracking and quality assurance. The daily duties will include, but not limited to: manual and automated material characterization, data collection, inventory management, and documentation/ reporting. The position will report to the engineering.
We are looking for a candidate who has shown ability to:
This is a line operator position for first or second shift depending on the company needs. This position will operate various plant equipment to produce finished products. Training will be provided, but any production experience will be an asset. The operator will start-up, monitor, and shut down the line operation. There is bulk and small bag packaging as well as palletizing. There is also product sampling for quality.
Mechanical aptitude will be a benefit in understanding, running, and adjusting the equipment. The ability to keep a neat, clean, and safe work environment is important.
The operator position is a key part of our company success. This position interacts with company operators, managers, and engineers in a very positive and engaging atmosphere.
Sunstrand is a sustainable materials business here in Louisville (Irish Hill area). We specialize in natural materials for use in commercial, industrial, and technical applications. Said simply, we source rapidly renewable crops (bamboo, hemp, flax, kenaf), process them into customer specifications, and leverage these materials for use in plastics, animal bedding, textiles, and more. Advantages of our materials include sustainability/green messaging, light-weighting, reduced density, reduced cost, and improved overall strength.
Our team is actively seeking an intern(s) for our engineering/product development team. The intern will report directly to the projects lead. Oversight and general direction may be given by other upper-level entities, i.e. the CEO, engineering leads. It is expected that the Intern will work independently and in teams with general and specific direction.
Work packages will have scheduling and deliverable targets defined by the project lead. The intern will be responsible for meeting these targets to the best of their ability.
We are looking for a candidate who has shown an ability to:
Pay is $12/hour.
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The plant manager must have previous management experience in an industrial setting. Eligible candidates need previous experience in managing plant maintenance, line operators, quality assurance, safety, and various plant training programs. The plant manager will have good people skills to optimize efforts and lead the employees to support the plant initiatives. The person should have some experience in handling personnel needs around performance evaluations, salaries, attendance, discipline, employee motivation, interpersonal problem solving, interviewing for job positions, hiring, etc. Also, some mechanical aptitude will help in understanding and improving the line operation.
A philosophy of continuous improvement is critical for this position. This plant manager will inspire and motivate the plant employees to strive for excellence and develop a world-class operation. The plant manager will also work with outside entities such as customer audits, operating permits, utilities, contractors, government agencies, and others. Skills in understanding plant cost accounting, budgeting, expense reports, production reports, etc.; is important for this position.
Skills and Experience
The plant manager will report directly to the Suntrand CEO. All plant operation functions will report to the plant manager.
The assistant plant manager is focused on production, employee safety, job training, some operational planning, implementing of GMP’s, ordering some supplies, and coordinating between various departments to maintain high-efficiency production. This person works to support the plant initiatives whether it be production, trials, maintenance, employee training, project work, etc.
The assistant plant manager is one of the most versatile employees able to fill-in as needed for the plant manager or for key positions around the plant. This person is a good verbal and written communicator, and has the ability to flex and work with all employees to optimize their performance. This is a very positive person who represents Sunstrand by bringing out the very best in his team. Excellent organizational skills are paramount to this position because of the many varying details that need to be addressed on a daily basis.
Skills and Experience
This position will report directly to the plant manager. The position will plan work for and supervise Sunstrand operators. This is a key role within the organization for both growth and development.
The Maintenance Manager has a good overall mechanical aptitude. The person is a working manager with physical skills in equipment repairs; and knowledge of piping, electric, welding, and various fabrication work is a plus. Knowledge of preventative maintenance is an important skill set for this position.
This person will also have good planning and organizational skills. Some computer skills are an asset. These skills are critical in setting repair schedules, prioritizing work, and communicating key information. The maintenance manager will be able to define various projects and work with contractors to complete these. This person will also be able to troubleshoot equipment problems and communicate with the right resources to solve the problems. This position will also order, track, and maintain a sufficient parts inventory. The ultimate goal is to keep the plant equipment running in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
Skills and Experience
This position will report directly to the plant manager. The position will also supervise and set work for the maintenance staff.
The team leader position plays a key role at each plant. This person leads the shift operation efforts to produce high-quality products according to a daily production schedule. The team leader manages the equipment operation and controls the operator crewing to optimize the production. The training of employees is critical to this position. Ultimately, Sunstrand wants each operator to be multi-functional in not only operating the line but also in making the best possible operational decisions.
The team leader is responsible for the plant operators, the equipment operations, safety, product quality, line efficiency, daily production reports, coordinating work with maintenance, and a host of other items involved in the daily operations of the plant. The team leader operates the plant, setting the best possible example for the other employees. This person should be a good communicator and a positive can-do attitude. Good time management and organizational skills are critical to the success of this position. The team leader represents Sunstrand and in many ways is seen as Sunstrand by the operators.
Skills and Experience
This position will report to the plant manager. This is a key position within Sunstrand. The team leads on 2nd and 3rd shift, are the acting leaders for all plant operations during these shifts. They will also have a contact list for specific questions or issues as they arise.