Thorne Research - Maintenance Supervisor

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Recruitment #92-94-02






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Trident Technical College


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Thorne is a personalized health solutions company dedicated to improving individual outcomes through science and technology. For over 30 years, Thorne has led the nutritional supplement industry in providing researched-based, high-quality natural products, including foundational vitamins and minerals, therapeutic-focused nutritional supplements, and NSF Certified for Sport products. By leveraging cutting-edge research and personalized data through affiliate WellnessFX, Thorne offers customized preventive health solutions for practitioners, their patients, and athletes. 


Thorne is building a new manufacturing facility in Summerville, SC

Potential employment opportunities exist for: 




Maintenance Supervisor


Job Description: 

Responsible for planning, prioritizing, and participating in the installation, setup, maintenance and repair of all production equipment and utilities 


  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and participate in the work of staff responsible for the installation, setup, repair and maintenance of Thorne manufacturing equipment and utilities.  
  • Establish schedules, methods, and inspections to ensure all equipment is maintained to maximize production availability, remains in as-designed and/or validated states at all times, and operates in a constant state of inspection readiness in compliance with cGMP requirements. 
  • Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance mechanic/technician and machinist duties. 
  • Work with Production, Engineering, and Quality on new system installations or modifications 
  • Coordinate and oversee work performed by outside contractors and vendors 
  • Participate in the defining and development of standards, policies and procedures, as well as staffing and capital needs.  
  • Provide after-hours and weekend support for Thorne production and maintenance activities as required 
  • Promote continuous improvement of workplace safety, environmental practices, area processes, and waste reduction opportunities 
  • Know and follow the Maintenance Department policies and procedures and Thorne Research policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook. 
  • Build and lead a highly performing team, secure the best talent, develop and strengthen staff and future leaders, and provide ongoing coaching and feedback. 
  • Conduct formal and informal performance assessments of staff, including performance versus expectations and goals, behaviors and leadership potential, and seek the same for self. 
  • Actively participate in required training and development programs and electives as suit one’s needs, and support colleagues, trainers, and management as appropriate with these efforts. 
  • Promote the Company’s Mission and Values, including an accountable, innovative, and results-oriented culture that promotes customer service, openness, teamwork, mutual trust, and respect.

Qualifications, Experience and/or Education:

  • By training, education and/or experience, employee must be able to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.
  • 6 years of hands-on production equipment maintenance experience as a mechanic/technician is required.
  • 2 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing facility is required. 
  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in a relevant area is preferred.
  • Previous experience in cGMP Nutraceutical, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, or Food manufacturing preferred.
  • Previous experience using a CMMS to manage work is preferred.


Language Ability:

  • Employee is able to read and understand written directions in English, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), and the Thorne Research Employee Handbook.
  • The employee follows instructions, both verbal and written, and communicates effectively with supervisors and fellow employees.


Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. 

Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver upon business objectives within stated timeframes.  
  • Ability to build, develop, motivate and engage high-performance teams and work cross-functionally. 
  • Good interpersonal skills. Ability to engage others in a positive manner. 
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Strong verbal and communication skills. Ability to document and present work in a clear and concise manner. 
  • Ability to supervise and manage others, to appropriately delegate and follow-up on work assignments. Willingness to raise issues and concerns promptly. 
  • Ability to formally assess talent, hire new staff, conduct formal and informal performance assessments, and address non-performing staff. 
  • Ability to work independently with little direction in a fast paced environment. 
  • Strong knowledge of computers and software required to accomplish the responsibilities of the position.