Production Operator – Fermentation – Kingstree, SC

Job title: Production Operator – Fermentation – Kingstree, SC

Company: Royal DSM

Job description: DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

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Fermentation Operator

Location: Kingstree, SC

Bring your passion. Build the future.

We are hiring a Fermentation Operator at our Kingstree, SC Nutritional Products facility for a 12hr rotating shift.

Are you ready to work for the Global leader in providing DHA omega-3 and ARA omega-6 fatty acids using microalgal fermentation? Our team is ready to welcome you! Kingstree manufacturing is focused around large-scale fermentation, recovery and refining processes, packaging and customer supply. Our fully integrated and automated production processes provide the highest level of food/Infant grade quality products at food grade level GMP.

The Kingstree, SC manufacturing plant offers a business dedicated to producing nutrients that are critical for the overall health and well-being of humans and animals at all stages of life. Our customers rightly expect safe and high-quality products. That is why, at DSM Kingstree we ensure high quality in everything we do and have a quality culture in place based around 8 customer commitments.

The Challenge

The Fermentation Operator controls the fermentation process to produce algae-based end products. Safely perform various operational functions in assigned area of Fermentation department to support the production goals and quality standards.

You’ll be responsible to:

  • Operate process equipment and utilities to include changing process conditions, open/closure of valves, sterilization of piping/tanks, monitor process conditions and adjust as needed.
  • Determine psi readings and calculations.
  • Check and calculate material weights to ensure proper amounts.
  • Monitor and adjust tank pressures as necessary to stay within required ranges
  • Convert weight measurements between standard (lbs.) pounds and metric (kilograms) when measuring raw materials.
  • Use scale when prepping anti-foam to make sure it is the correct weight.
  • Uses pressure gauge when sterilizing filters to validate pressure levels.
  • Confirms all product ingredients are available for use in process using a checklist.
  • Uses Delta V software to check various process readings and adjust running conditions as needed.
  • Reads and follows various SOPs and Work Instruction documents.
  • Completes Lock-Out Tag Out tickets, Safe Work Permits, and other safety required documentation.
  • Writes/reads shift notes on daily tasks for the day; receives and reads emails regarding production needs or company communications.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves issues along the fermentation process. Performs basic maintenance, including cleaning tanks and maintaining clean and safe work environment.
  • Checks safety signage and bulletins for safety notices before entering other areas in the plant.
  • Learns and follows DSM Nutritional Products policies and procedures by reading material and applying it to work environment.
  • Uses radio equipment and other communication devices to communicate with co-workers and supervisor
  • Follows all safety guidelines and immediately reports any non-conformances
  • Maintains GMP work environment and performs housekeeping duties as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
  • Ensures Quality procedures, Management Directives and Quality requirements are followed. Supports and accurately maintains proper documentation of process information and records.
  • Reports any quality deviations or non-conformances that you observe.
  • Supports routine Quality talks/briefings with staff to raise Quality awareness (for those with direct reports).
  • Has the authority to intervene in the event of a quality or safety protocol concern.

Get the reward to match your passion

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improving people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.

At DSM, we Do Something Meaningful:

What we look for in you:

If you can work collaboratively with diverse functions and team members, you are welcome here. If you’re passionate about quality, compliance and getting the best out of people without hierarchy, we need you here – we want you here. Would it motivate you to be part of an organization that develops sustainable solutions that benefit human welfare? This is YOUR opportunity!

What we like to see in your experience:

  • High degree of manual dexterity and good mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Close attention to detail and ability to complete accurate documentation.
  • Employees working in a similar position of the same or higher criteria may forgo the testing requirements.
  • 2 years of production experience in a chemical manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Must have working knowledge of manufacturing SOP’s.
  • Must be able to identify when manufacturing process is not operating at an acceptable range and implement trouble shooting techniques.


  • Able to work a 12-hour rotating shift
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • WIN Testing (or equivalent Work Keys) with minimum scores below required:
  • Applied Mathematics 3
  • Locating Information 4
  • Reading for Information 4

For more information on how to complete WIN Testing, applicants can contact the Kingstree SC Works Center at (843) 354-7436; or for any location in South Carolina . The WIN test is free of charge.

How to apply and what to expect in our recruitment process

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your resume and cover letter via the career portal ( ).

Pre-employment screenings are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required.

About DSM Nutritional Products – Brighter Health. Brighter Lives.

At DSM we advocate healthy, enjoyable, and accessible food and nutrition solutions for all, produced and consumed, respecting the limits of our planet. We’re one of the world’s leading producers of essential nutrients like vitamins, carotenoids, nutraceuticals, and nutritional lipids; as well as solutions for the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.

There’s more available on the DSM Nutritional Products business here:

DSM NA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DSM is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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Location: Kingstree, SC

Job date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:40:38 GMT

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