Careers at Acorn Industries

Looking for an exciting and rewarding career path with room for advancement?

Acorn Industries is a leading containers and closures cleaning/sterilization service provider for some of the most well-known and respected names in the medical and pharmaceutical industry that are helping to save lives.

At our state-of-the-art facility located in Michigan, we’re seeking people who want to have a fulfilling career; who have a passionate mindset, a positive outlook, and a determination towards delivering flawless products to our customers.

Our careers offer a wide variety of benefits such as:

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Competitive Wages

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Up to 90% Employer-Paid Health, Dental & Vision Coverage

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401k Savings Opportunites

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Paid Leave & Time Off

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Paid Holidays

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3 Shifts Available

CURRENT OPENINGS

Facilities Manager
Department

Facility

Reports To 

Vice President

Major Responsibilities

  • Manages maintenance of all Acorn facilities to ensure that all areas are clean, safe, and operational.
  • Manages janitorial staff to ensure that all Acorn facilities are properly cleaned.
  • Ensures that all utilities (water, gas, electric, phone, internet) are functioning properly.
  • Manages building and grounds maintenance, including landscaping and snow removal.
  • Manages internal and external building appearance to project a positive image for employees and visitors.
  • Manages installation, repair, inspection, and servicing of HVAC systems.
  • Manages installation, repair, inspection, and servicing of plumbing systems (water and natural gas).
  • Manages installation, repair, inspection, and servicing of electrical systems.
  • Manages installation, repair, inspection, and servicing of communication systems (phone, internet, copy machines, computer systems).
  • Manages inspection, repair, and maintenance of internal and external building structures (roofs, windows, doors, floors, walls, etc.).
  • Manages inspection, repair, and maintenance of internal and external building storage systems (shelving, pallet racks, storage containers, truck trailers).
  • Manages parking areas to ensure adequate access to parking for employees and visitors, and truck access for shipping/receiving of materials.
  • Manages waste disposal systems and contracts.
  • Manages pest control systems and contracts.
  • Coordinates and supervises external contracts for any facility construction, installation, maintenance, inspection, or repair activities.
  • Ensures compliance with building lease requirements for facility maintenance.
  • Coordinates with landlords to manage repairs or maintenance activities that are the responsibility of the landlord (roof leaks, façade damage, external HVAC components, etc.).
  • Ensures prompt response to facility emergencies (power loss, flooding, building structure damage, etc.) at all times.
  • Writes procedures and instructions for the maintenance of Acorn facilities.
  • Personally, performs janitorial, maintenance, and repair tasks as needed to support facility production and operational requirements.
  • Manages maintenance of all Acorn machinery and equipment to ensure that all machinery and equipment is clean, safe, and operational.
  • Manages machinery and equipment repair staff to ensure that all Acorn equipment is maintained in a clean, safe, and operational state.
  • Ensures that equipment and repair staff have proper training to perform machinery and equipment repair tasks.
  • Maintains a plan and schedule for routine maintenance of all Acorn machinery and equipment.
  • Coordinates with Quality, Production, and Operations management regarding equipment and machinery installation, maintenance, and repair activities.
  • Supervises maintenance and repair activities for all equipment and machinery.
  • Coordinates and supervises external contracts for any equipment and machinery installation, maintenance, inspection, or repair activities.
  • Maintains records of equipment and machinery installation, maintenance, inspection, or repair activities.
  • Prepares reports for machinery installation, maintenance, inspection, or repair activities.
  • Maintains inventory of repair and replacement parts for critical equipment and machinery.
  • Ensures prompt response to critical machinery and equipment emergencies (water system failure, HEPA filter wall failure, etc.) during all Acorn production times.
  • Writes procedures and instructions for the installation, repair, maintenance, and inspection of Acorn equipment and machinery.
  • Personally performs machinery and equipment maintenance and repair tasks as needed to support production and operational requirements.
  • Manages maintenance of all Acorn transportation and material handling equipment (trucks, forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.) to ensure that all transportation and material handling equipment is clean, safe, and operational.
  • Ensures that warehouse staff is properly trained and licensed (if required) to use all transportation and material handling equipment.
  • Ensures that transportation and material handling equipment is properly maintained and in an operational state.
  • Ensures that transportation and material handling equipment is properly licensed and in compliance with city, county, state, and federal requirements.
  • Manages facility security systems to ensure the safety of Acorn employees.
  • Works with Human Resources and Operations to manage personnel and visitor access to facility.
  • Manages installation, repair, inspection, and servicing of security systems, such as locks and surveillance systems.
  • Coordinates and supervises external contracts for any security system installation, maintenance, inspection, or repair activities.
  • Manages refurbishment, renovation, and construction projects within all Acorn facilities to ensure that all projects are performed to meet design requirements.
  • Manages Facility staff to ensure that all Acorn refurbishment, renovation, and construction projects are performed safely and efficiently to meet Engineering design requirements.
  • Works with Engineering and Quality to coordinate and plan any proposed refurbishment, renovation, and construction projects.
  • Works with Engineering and Quality to assess facility impact and prepare change control plans for any proposed refurbishment, renovation, and construction projects.
  • Works with Engineering to prepare lists of required materials and contract services for any proposed refurbishment, renovation, and construction projects.
  • Works with Engineering and Accounting to prepare a budget or cost estimate for any proposed refurbishment, renovation, and construction projects.
  • Coordinates and supervises external contracts for any refurbishment, renovation, and construction project activities.
  • Coordinates with utility companies to manage utility repair, upgrade, or refurbishment projects.
  • Ensures that any proposed refurbishment, renovation, and construction projects comply with city, county, state, and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures that any proposed refurbishment, renovation, and construction projects comply with building lease requirements.
  • Coordinates with landlords, as needed, to facilitate approval of refurbishment, renovation, and construction projects.
  • Supervises compliance with facility related regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with city, county, state, and federal employee health and safety requirements and regulations.
  • Ensures compliance with city, county, state, and federal building safety requirements and regulations.
  • Ensures compliance with city, county, state, and federal fire safety requirements and regulations.
  • Ensures compliance with city, county, state, and federal chemical storage requirements and regulations.
  • Schedules required facility inspections with city, county, state, and federal inspection agencies.
  • Ensures that the facility operates in an “audit ready” condition for customer and regulatory audits.
  • Ensures access to proper safety equipment for all Acorn employees.
  • Reports and documents safety concerns and incidents within the Acorn facility.
  • Performs general managerial responsibilities associated with the Facilities Manager position.
  • Manages employee time cards for Acorn employees under direct supervision of the Facilities Manager.
  • Manages vacation and time-off requests for Acorn employees under direct supervision of the Facilities Manager.
  • Prepares performance review reports and participates in performance review meetings for Acorn employees under direct supervision of the Facilities Manager.
  • Ensures compliance with Human Resources requirements and guidelines for Acorn employees under direct supervision of the Facilities Manager.
  • Reports and documents non-compliance with Human Resources requirements and guidelines for Acorn employees under direct supervision of the Facilities Manager.
  • Implements disciplinary actions for Acorn employees under direct supervision of the Facilities Manager.
  • Ensures Acorn employees under direct supervision of the Facilities Manager are properly trained.
  • Ensures access to procedures, instructions, manuals, forms, and other documents required for Acorn employees under direct supervision of the Facilities Manager.
  • Participates as an active member of the Acorn Senior Leadership Team.
  • Communicates and coordinates with other Acorn department managers, supervisors, directors, and executives.
  • Serves as an example of effective leadership, work ethic, and positive attitude to all Acorn employees.
  • Works as a team member to accomplish the goals of Acorn as set forth by the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Performs other assigned duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.
  • Ability to read technical manuals, schematics, and drawings.
  • Ability to perform basic facility maintenance and repair activities (painting, drywall repair, plumbing repair, non-live electrical repair, landscaping, etc.).
  • Ability to perform basic machinery and equipment maintenance and repair activities.
  • Ability to perform basic construction activities (interior framing, woodworking, laminating, metal working, fastening, drop ceiling installation, basic plumbing installation, simple electrical installation, duct installation, etc.).
  • Ability to use basic hand tools (hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.) and power tools (drills, saws, sanders, etc.) for facility maintenance, equipment repair, and construction activities.
  • Ability to us mechanical and electrical measuring devices (calipers, multimeters, etc.) to diagnose and inspect machinery, equipment, and utilities.
  • Ability to design and fabricate custom fixtures, jigs, and tools to repair or build equipment and construct facilities.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, push, pull, and move as needed to install, inspect, repair, and maintain equipment and facilities.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to visually inspect machinery, equipment, and facilities.
  • Ability to hear for safely operating tools and performing maintenance, repair, and construction activities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing, with Acorn employees, outside contractors, vendors, and customers.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Basic proficiency with computers and software for writing e-mails, preparing reports, managing data in spreadsheets, and preparing presentations.

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    Lab Manager

    Department

    Production

    Reports To 

    Production Manager

    Major Responsibilities

    • Assign production for the cleanroom.
    • Perform disciplinary action and documentation per Acorn policies.
    • Organize production priorities.
    • Communicate and document any needs or issues inside and outside of the cleanroom.
    • Work with Quality Team to address any deviations or incidents.
    • Work with various departments, ensuring efficient product flow.
    • Verify incoming material and components into cleanroom, ensuring traceability.
    • Manage supervisors on respective shift.
    • Track and communicate equipment issues.
    • Enforce basic health and safety rules inside the cleanroom.
    • Initiate deviations as needed.
    • Develop procedures, and work instructions; implement standards and policies.
    • Manage staff relations including performance management, staff satisfaction and conflict management with all direct downline.
    • Identify inefficiencies in processes, workflow, and throughput; work with departments to initiate and implement change control.
    • Identify training deficiencies for cleanroom technicians.
    • Develop personnel growth opportunities.
    • Manage time cards and employee PTO.
    • Accomplish department objectives; plan and evaluate cleanroom activities.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Requires attention to detail.
    • Good problem solving skills.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Microsoft Office Proficient
    • Knowledge of the production process

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      Lab Technician Supervisor

      Department

      Production

      Reports To 

      Lab Manager

      Major Responsibilities

      • Leads and coordinates technicians on shift to ensure adherence to the production schedule.

      • Ensures adequate cleanroom supplies and stock cleanroom with supplies as needed.

      • Ensures equipment in the cleanroom is in good, working condition and is used properly.

      • Ensures personnel working in the cleanroom are properly garmented and activities are done in a safe manner.

      • Ensures quality procedure compliance of all staff in the cleanroom.

      • Makes recommendations to management for improvements.

      • Stays informed on proper garmenting and processing procedures for every product and customer.

      • Documents production amounts and operational process notes for various machines.

      • Inspects product for defects and note defective product while processing.

      • Partners with Quality team to resolve customer complaints and improve process.

      • Resolve questions regarding process and procedure or escalate as necessary.

      • On a daily basis, summarizes the status of completed work and to be completed.

      • Observes and corrects work habits of technicians as needed.

      • Train on all job stations and lab processes.

      • Manage good documentation practices for all documentation.

      • Schedule tasks for staff outside of regular production.

      • Other duties as assigned.

      Qualifications

      • High School Diploma.

      • Requires attention to detail.

      • Good problem-solving skills.

      • Good oral and written communication skills.

      • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

      • Ability to stand on feet for extended periods of time.

      • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite Programs.

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        Lab Technician

        Department

        Production

        Reports To 

        Lab Supervisor

        Major Responsibilities

        • Handling and processing of product in the cleanroom.

        • Follow written instructions and procedures to process product.

        • Sanitize cleanroom equipment.

        • Follow proper garmenting procedures.

        • Follow proper documentation.

        • Maintain the cleanliness of immediate work areas.

        • Inspect product for defects and document irregularities.

        • Effectively communicate with management.

        • Adhere to cleanroom policies and standards.

        • Follow health and safety guidelines.

        • Other duties as assigned.

        Qualifications

        • High School Diploma.

        • Requires attention to detail.

        • Good problem-solving skills.

        • Good oral and written communication skills.

        • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. consistently.

        • May require mandatory overtime as necessary.

        • Ability to stand on feet for extended periods of time.

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          Custodian

          Department

          Facility

          Reports To 

          Facility Manager

          Major Responsibilities

          • Service, clean, and supply restrooms.

          • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming.

          • Gather and empty trash.

          • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage.

          • Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.

          • Clean windows, glass partitions, or mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, or squeegees.

          • Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems.

          • Dust furniture, walls, machines, or equipment.

          • Strip, seal, finish, and polish floors.

          • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.

          • Groundskeeping work as needed.

          • Remove snow from sidewalks, driveways, or parking areas, using snowplows, snow blowers, or snow shovels, or spread snow-melting chemicals.

          • Set up, arrange, or remove decorations, tables, chairs, ladders, or scaffolding to prepare facilities for events, such as banquets or meetings.

          • Follow Cleaning Facility Checklist.

          • Fills out janitorial checklists at the end of every shift.

          • Follows safety rules and precautions.

          • Adheres to company policies and procedures.

          • Other duties as assigned

          Qualifications

          • High School Diploma.

          • Requires attention to detail.

          • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

          • Ability to use hand tools such as hand carts, etc.

          • Ability to read and understand instructions.

          • May require mandatory overtime as necessary.

          • Ability to stand on feet for an extended period of time.

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