Careers at Acorn Industries

Are you 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 in Michigan, we’re seeking people who want a fulfilling career, a passionate mindset, a positive outlook, and a determination to deliver 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

(differentials paid for the 2nd and 3rd shifts)

Current Openings

Cleanroom Manager

Department

Production

Reports To 

Production Manager

Starting Pay

$60,000 per year

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 3-5 Years of management experience in production.
  • Knowledge of the production process.
  • Requires attention to detail.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office Proficient.
  • Recommended to have LEAN and SIX SIGMA education/training.

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    Cleanroom Quality Control Inspector

    Department

    Quality

    Reports To 

    Quality Manager

    Starting Pay

    $52,000 per year

    Major Responsibilities

    • Ensures Cleanroom B personnel have the proper training before executing any task.
    • Ensures Cleanroom B area has adequate space for the orderly placement of equipment and materials to prevent mix-ups between different components, drug product containers, closures, labeling, in-process materials, or drug products, and to prevent contamination.
    • Ensures cleanroom B process follows the proper flow of components, drug product containers, closures, labeling, in-process materials, and drug products throughout the building.
    • Ensures the receipt, identification, storage, and withholding from use of components, drug product containers, closures, and labeling, pending the appropriate sampling, testing, or examination by the quality control unit before release for manufacturing or packaging.
    • Ensures proper manufacturing and processing, Packaging and labeling operations; Quarantine storage before the release of drug products;
    • Ensures all equipment in Cleanroom B is identified and has the required Calibration dates.
    • Ensures Aseptic processing, which includes as appropriate:
      a) Floors, walls, and ceilings of smooth, hard surfaces that are easily cleanable; report any observation to the production and quality department.
      b) Temperature and humidity controls are as appropriate.
    • Review Formula Card for proper Verification of startup products vs. WO
    • Water resistivity before starting the washing procedure.
    • TOC testing of water.
    • Cleanliness Check of Perforated Stainless Steel cleaning Baskets, Cover baskets, Cover trays, and Cookie trays.
    • Clearance of Loading Area Check, Loading Table and surrounding to be Free of products and Clean.
    • Drying / Depyrogenation- Oven Cycle Temperature Ticket Check.
    • Clearance of Intimate packaging process:
      a) items vs. MO/WO (Spacer, Bag size, bracket, vials, etc..) And
      b) cleanliness check of the Parts such as Cover Baskets, Tweezers, a special tool (check instruction)
      c) Table Clean and Clear of previous WO
    • Perform inspection of any Quantity sufficient (QS) for Vials or missing items.
    • Checks Sealers Temperature setting.
    • Checks Autoclave Cleanliness and clearance.
    • Ensures the Verification of information on autoclave strips for each work order is filled in and completed.
    • Checks Autoclave sterility sticker colors.
    • Verifies Omega Meter temperature data.
    • Verifies correct labeling of the Items on the carts.
    • Performs Line clearance before double bagging.
    • Checks and verifies the actual yields and percentages of theoretical yield calculations after each appropriate phase of manufacturing, processing, packaging, or holding of the drug product.
    • Reports any deviation.
    • Reports any Non-conformances.
    • Handles the workflow of any Rework or Reprocessing work.
    • Verifies the double-bagging area and products on the line.

    Qualifications

    • Be able to comprehend Acorn’s environment of fast production and the need for Urgency in getting things done without compromising the quality of the product.
    • B.S in Physical Science.
    • Requires attention to detail.
    • Good problem-solving skills.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. consistently.
    • Ability to work standing for long periods of time.
    • Able to use office machinery (printers, scanners, etc.)
    • Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)

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    Cleanroom Technician

    Department

    Production

    Reports To 

    Cleanroom Supervisor

    Starting Pay

    $20 per hour

    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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      Cleanroom Technician Supervisor

      Department

      Production

      Reports To 

      Cleanroom Manager

      Starting Pay

      $22 per hour

      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 cleanroom 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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        Custodian

        Department

        Facilities

        Reports To 

        Facilities Manager

        Starting Pay

        $17 per hour

        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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          Equipment Technician

          Department

          Facilities

          Reports To 

          Equipment Manager

          Starting Pay

          $55,000 per year

          Major Responsibilities

          • Maintain or repairs specialized equipment or machinery located in the cleanroom.

          • Records and reports damaged, worn, or broken parts.

          • Repairs broken machines quickly and efficiently.

          • Prepares reports documenting work performed.

          • Perform annual qualification and calibration of cleanroom equipment.

          • Coordinates with managers to schedule regular maintenance on machines.

          • Maintain supplies and inventory of parts for equipment.

          • Other duties as assigned by the Facilities Manager.

          Qualifications

          • Basic knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.

          • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and drawings.

          • Able to bend, stretch, push, pull, and move as needed to reach, clean, and service
            equipment.

          • Be able to stand for long periods of time.

          • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

          • Must be able to visually inspect the equipment.

          • Must have good hearing for operating tools or safely performing physical work.

          • Communicate clearly and effectively with workers and other professionals.

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            Facilities Maintenance Technician

            Department

            Facilities

            Reports To 

            Facilities Manager

            Starting Pay

            $20 per hour

            Major Responsibilities

            Construction & Maintenance

            • Paint or repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, drywall, or other parts of building structures.
            • Repair machines, equipment, or structures, using tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, wrenches, or equipment such as precision measuring instruments or electrical or electronic testing devices.
            • Maintain or repair specialized equipment or machinery located in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, or factories.
            • Records and reports damaged, worn, or broken parts.
            • Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment.
            • Installation of appliances and other various types of equipment.
            • Repairs broken machines quickly and efficiently.
            • Prepares reports documenting work performed.
            • Cleans, organizes, inventories, stocks, and otherwise maintains shop areas, parts, tools, and supplies.
            • Coordinates with managers to schedule regular maintenance on machines.
            • Set up and operate machine tools to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs, fixtures, or tools.
            • Provide grounds keeping services, such as landscaping and snow removal.
            • Fabricate or repair counters, benches, partitions, or other wooden structures, such as sheds or outbuildings.
            • Ability to cut, grind and weld metals.
            • Ability to be on call as needed for facility maintenance and emergency repairs.

            Other

            • Perform cleaning services activities such as dusting, mopping, and sweeping when needed.
            • Basic computer knowledge in MS word and excel programs.
            • Other duties as assigned, by various departments.

            Qualifications

            • High school Diploma or equivalent.
            • Basic knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.
            • Basic knowledge of wood and steel framing practices.
            • Ability to read technical manuals and drawings.
            • Able to bend, stretch, push, pull, and move as needed to reach, clean, and service machinery.
            • Be able to stand for long periods of time.
            • Be able to work from elevated areas such as ladders, manlifts and mezzanines.
            • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
            • Must be able to visually inspect machinery and facility.
            • Must have good hearing for operating tools or safely performing physical work.
            • Communicate clearly and effectively with workers and other professionals within the organization.

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            GMP Quality Administrator

            Department

            Quality

            Reports To 

            Quality Manager

            Starting Pay

            $20 per hour

            Major Responsibilities

            • Assisting with developing company policies, processes, procedures, and presentations.
            • Routes forms for approvals.
            • Maintains good Documentation practices.
            • Safe care of document filing and organizing.
            • Assists with Filing and scanning of documentation and records.
            • Receive and screen correspondence and/or visitors to the site; organize and maintain the Core Leadership Team’s calendars, Core Leadership Team MS Teams site/document repositories, correspondence, and records, following up on pending matters with limited direction/supervision.
            • Develop, design, maintain and update site reports, meeting agendas, project proposals and other routine and non-routine correspondence in a way, that is clear, timely, and, when necessary, confidentially.
            • Communicate and/or coordinate activities between multiple managers and departments.
            • Organize site management meetings and team events, including attendance, room set up and catering needs. Schedule, plan, and coordinate site appointments, meetings, conferences, and travel and expense reporting.
            • Acts as backup to Administrative Assistant.
            • Excellent communication and organization skills. Experienced setting priorities, composing correspondence, collecting data, and preparing reports.
            • Proven ability to handle confidential matters/data with a high level of integrity and confidentiality. Must be a committed team player prepared to work in and embrace the team-based culture.
            • The ability to communicate and negotiate with a positive and flexible approach to teamwork and the ability to interact well with all levels of the organization.
            • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality.
            • Other duties as assigned.

            Qualifications

            • Requires attention to detail.
            • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
            • Strong organizational skills.
            • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
            • Able to use office machinery (printers, scanners, etc.).
            • Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access).
            • High School diploma or GED.
            • 3+ years of experience providing administrative support.
            • Demonstrable experience in providing secretarial support to senior leadership (Quality Director, and their Admins via e-mail, phone, and face to face).

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            GMP Quality Specialist

            Department

            Quality

            Reports To 

            Quality Manager

            Starting Pay

            $25 per hour

            Major Responsibilities

            • Assisting with developing company policies, processes, procedures, and Presentations.

            • Conducting or assisting with regulatory and quality training sessions.

            • Conducting or assisting in internal Audits and supporting external Audits.

            • Manages day-to-day Preventive Maintenance, Calibration, and Cleanroom Cleaning schedules.

            • Ensures all required procedures are available for all the production equipment, laboratory instruments, and utilities (e.g., water system).

            • Notifies the appropriate departments regarding the dates for services.

            • Contacts the appropriate service vendor for any required service.

            • Provides facilities with the Preventive Maintenance Forms.

            • Reviews and manage quality documentation, including records, and reports the forms to ensure completeness and accuracy.

            • Ensures there is a written SOP for every process and generates SOP when required.

            • Creates work orders.

            • Creates certifications for completed jobs.

            • Assists in investigations.

            • Routes forms for approvals.

            • Reviews environmental factors that generally include temperature, relative humidity, air velocity, unidirectional airflow, HEPA filtration, and pressure differentials between rooms of different classifications.

            • Evaluates utility services that could affect microbiological safety or product quality and environmental Monitoring.

            • Assists with receiving inspection and finishing good inspection and release.

            • Communicates effectively with the quality Inspectors and the maintenance technician regarding tag-out equipment.

            • Performs out-of-calibration investigation and document on the (out-of-Calibration) OOC Report.

            • Evaluates the impact of the OOC result on the final product and communicate the information directly to the quality assurance and quality manager.

            • Maintains good Documentation practices.

            • Safe care of document filing and organizing.

            • Supports validation in developing user requirements specifications, other IQOQ, and Process Validation documentation, and Process Validation.

            • Coordinates with the suppliers of equipment for ordering, conducting factory acceptance tests (FAT) where necessary, and receiving equipment. Monitoring and reporting on all activities, processes, and procedures.

            • Performing regular inspections and reviews to ensure employees adhere to quality and safety
              policies.

            • Assists with Filing and scanning of documentation and records.

            Qualifications

            • Be able to comprehend Acorn’s environment of fast production and the need for Urgency in getting things done without compromising the quality of the product.
            • BS in Physical Science or equivalent
            • 2 + years of experience working with quality systems.
            • Requires attention to detail.
            • Good problem-solving skills.
            • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
            • Strong organizational skills.
            • Ability to work seated for long periods of time.
            • Able to use office machinery (printers, scanners, etc.).
            • Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access).

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            Production Assistant

            Department

            Production

            Reports To 

            Operations Manager

            Starting Pay

            $55,000 per year

            Major Responsibilities

            • Provides a variety of customer support services through email, telephone, and direct personal contact.
            • Answers inbound customer service calls and emails efficiently and professionally.
            • Identifies customer needs and promotes products and solutions.
            • Provides information about products and services.
            • Provide updates and reports to customers or other departments when requested.
            • Assists with the placement of orders.
            • Enters new orders in a system and helps maintain the status of existing orders.
            • Opens and maintains customer accounts by recording and updating account information in the system.
            • Obtains the details of customer complaints and follows up on resolution.
            • Keeps record of customer interactions, transactions, comments and complaints.
            • Forwards customer inquiries to appropriate departments when necessary.
            • Recognizes, documents, and alerts team leader/manager of trends in customer orders.
            • Provides order summary to customers when requested.
            • Communicates and coordinates with colleagues in various departments to convey customer needs/ requirements.
            • Creates and maintains related departmental records and files.
            • Operates office equipment, which may include a personal computer, calculators, copier, fax machines, etc.
            • Provides feedback on the efficiency of the customer service process.
            • Provide feedback on and participate in continuous improvement projects regarding the customer service process.
            • Perform all supporting clerical duties necessary to the customer service process.
            • Other duties as assigned.

            Qualifications

            • High School Diploma.
            • Previous experience in customer service roles; sales experience preferred.
            • Requires attention to detail.
            • Good active listening and problem-solving skills.
            • Strong oral and written communication skills.
            • Microsoft Office Suite application experience required.
            • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple work activities.
            • Consistently displays a positive attitude and professionalism in dealings with customers and other employees.
            • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. consistently.
            • May require mandatory overtime as necessary.

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            Quality Assurance Specialist

            Department

            Quality

            Reports To 

            Quality Manager

            Starting Pay

            $55,000 per year

            Major Responsibilities

            • Issues Specification controls, Deviation Reports, NCR Reports, OOS Reports, or CAPAS as needed.
            • Handles quality systems, including Batch logbooks, non-conformances, CAPAs, Deviations, OOSs, training, Skill matrix, and other quality system programs.
            • Review SOPs and Quality Manual as needed.
            • Approves or rejects all components, drug product containers, closures, in-process materials, packaging material, labeling, and drug products.
            • Review production records to ensure that no errors have occurred or, if errors have occurred, that they have been thoroughly investigated.
            • Approves or rejects all procedures or specifications impacting the drug product’s identity, strength, quality, and purity.
            • Supports Document Control.
            • Supports change control and customer complaints.
            • Leads the facility in adopting GMP and disciplined use of a defined, well-documented, and systematic process for implementing change into plant processes for new product launches and product process redesigns.
            • Supports External Audits.
            • Supports defining processes, tool identifications and selections, and training of quality Standards and processes.
            • Inspect the finished product for accurate description, lot number, expiry date, etc.
            • Reviews Control Documents.
            • Review training records and investigating records.
            • Be proactive and Staff Function and help prevent defects.
            • Follows validation master plan for the entire system as prepared.
            • Provide quality KPIs for the management meetings.
            • Prepares Annual Product Review.

            Qualifications

            • BS degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology, or any related field.
            • Must have GMP education, training, and/or experience.
            • Be able to comprehend Acorn’s environment of fast production and the need for Urgency in getting things done without compromising the quality of the product.
            • Detail-oriented, FDA regulations knowledge.
            • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel programs.

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            Shop Technician

            Department

            Facilities

            Reports To 

            Facilities Manager

            Starting Pay

            $20 per hour

            Major Responsibilities

            • Performs a variety of cleaning procedures using technical procedures.
            • Operate, observe, and maintain general cleaning equipment such as ultrasonic, sealers, and ovens.
            • Disassembles, cleans, and reassembles machinery.
            • Load machines with objects to be processed and unload them after cleaning, placing them on racks.
            • Observes good documentation and laboratory practices; completes work order documents as needed; thoroughly document batch data sheets.
            • Uses and maintains the required protective apparel, such as head, face, hand, and arm covering to use to avoid contamination of precision cleaning product.
            • Observes proper sanitation practices and health habits.
            • Prepares and labels items as required by the technical procedure.
            • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
            • Measures, weighs, or mixes cleaning solutions.
            • Collects samples for laboratory testing for conformance to specifications.
            • Adheres to proper garmenting techniques in the performance of wearing and maintaining assigned garments in proper working order.
            • Performs activities in a safe manner, follows Acorn’s safety procedures, and reports unsafe conditions to the supervisor.
            • Follows Acorn policies and quality standards.
            • All other assigned activities under the direction of a Shop supervisor.

            Minor Responsibilities

            • Assist in maintaining inventory of supplies or notifies Acorn supervision or Lead Technician of status of supply inventory.

            Qualifications

            • High School Diploma, GED, or work in a related field.
            • Relevant experience preferred but not required.
            • Basic understanding of hand and power tools.
            • Basic machine operation and maintenance skills preferred.
            • Must be comfortable working in shop setting (loud noises, chemical smells, etc.).
            • Able to stand for long periods of time.

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            Contact

            11844 Brookfield Street
            Livonia, MI 48150-1701

            800-831-5351

            Business Hours:
            Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm EST

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