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Production Assistant

Job Category:  Operations and Production
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Peoria, IL, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1902

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.





The Production Assistant position is based at the Peoria, IL plant and reports directly to the Operations Manager. Corbion develops sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations. This position provides assistance in the daily operations, logistics, and housekeeping of the facility.




Follow all GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices), FSMA, Safety, and Environmental regulations as well as company policies.

  • Maintain work area to company housekeeping and organization standard.
  • Monitors, fills, and seals various products into bulk containers and keeps production records of these containers.
  • Assists in the monitoring of process equipment during operations, such as, but not limited to:
    • Monitoring system equipment tank and hopper levels.
    • Monitoring conveying systems for abnormal noise and product flow.
  • Assists in daily Operations Department duties other than equipment monitoring, such as: 
    • Set-ups, tear-downs and system cleanouts
    • Cleaning and painting equipment.
    • Sweeping, mopping and cleaning.
    • Handling, sorting and storing materials and supplies using forklifts and transport vehicles within the facility and between the on-site and off-site warehouse.
    • Operation of a power washer.
    • Hookup, teardown, and cleanout of hoses for use in transport and/or disposal of facility products and byproducts.
  • Properly uses hand tools to remove nuts and bolts from equipment during cleanout operations.
  • Performs all required system preoperational inspections under the direction of the Supervisor or Process Technician.
  • Records all required data on inspection and equipment condition sheets under the direction of the Supervisor.
  • Keeps equipment and working area clean and orderly, including painting of assigned equipment.
  • Uses safe working practices and reports hazardous conditions at all times.
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.




  • High School Diploma or its equivalent.
  • Basic math and ability to read in order to follow formulas and SOPs.
  • Experienced in performing electronic transactions due to physical movements of ingredients across the production facility.
  • Able to drive a forklift, sit down and stand-up preferred.
  • Able to physically re-stack pallets with ingredients up to 55 pounds each.
  • Work accurately and methodically.
  • Good communication skills, including over two-way radio.
  • Willingness to work night shift with weekend shifts, and overtime hours as needed.




Over the last 12 months, Peoria manufacturing site has grown by 20% in staff and will continue to grow to align with Corbion’s growth strategy.


About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2020, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 986.5 million and has a workforce of over 2250 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

Nearest Major Market: Peoria

Job Segment: Industrial, Housekeeping, Medical, Warehouse, Nutrition, Manufacturing, Healthcare

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