Livermore, CA

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Protein Research is a contract manufacturer of nutraceuticals, functional foods, and dietary supplement products. We exist to make functional foods and supplement products that help people live their best life. We are a family-owned business and since 1983 we have been producing the highest quality, private label products for millions of happy consumers around the world. We are committed to embracing innovation, forward thinking and have a plan to grow the company significantly in the coming years.

We are looking for a full time Pre-Weigh Associate who will (i) utilize precision measuring instruments to pre-weigh raw materials per product formulations to prepare for further processing; (ii) support activities of Pre-Weigh department; and (iii) maintain a positive work environment while assisting with safety and compliance.

Since we are a contract manufacturer, our production environment is very dynamic, production runs multiple different products with many different change overs at times. Every day is a new quest to produce the highest quality products for a broad array of customers and markets. If you are a critical thinker who loves new challenges and see them as an opportunity to personally learn, improve and grow you may be the right person to fill this important role in our company.

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Communicate with Customer Service/Product Development/Quality when changes or corrections needed to batch records.
  • Track, communicate, and motivate pre weigh department to meet and exceed production goals.
  • Analyze and interpret formulas, data, and other materials to determine specifications, inspection and measuring instruments required.
  • Read work orders/formulas and Master Manufacturing Records to determine production specifications and information.
  • Perform tests to ensure that weighing equipment is set up properly.
  • Clean, maintain, repair, and calibrate measuring instruments and test equipment such as dial indicators, fixed gauges, and height gauges.
    Pull raw materials from warehouse according to production documents (pick lists/formulas). Do not use any materials that are missing a green released sticker.
  • Check released materials and its packaging to ensure that they are in acceptable condition and submit discrepancy reports when problems are found.
  • Clean storage containers to prepare for pre-weighed material storage.
  • Weigh each raw material in accordance with formula and batch record production documents.
  • Able to work on complex formulas with complex instructions.
  • Follows all product specific instructions on the MMR.
  • Knowledge of raw material characteristics and what should be expected.
  • Record operational data on specified forms/production documents.
  • Runs premixes in small blender and sanitizes after every use. Notify QC Technician for Hygeina Swab test. Complete all cleaning logs, as necessary.
  • Clean and sanitize all equipment used at the end of each run.
  • Meet and/or exceed production goals and guidelines for the product being run.
  • Attach or mark raw material identification onto product containers.
  • Ensures pre-weighed materials in storage containers are covered at all times.
  • Returns unused raw materials to their designated space in the warehouse or tracks inventory if moved to a different location to ensure ongoing warehouse organization.
  • Conducts on-going assessment of quality control and operational procedures.
  • Transfer pre-weighed raw materials, along with production documents, to blending department for further processing.
  • Utilizes the ERP system for finding raw materials, researching discrepancies, transferring locations, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by manager.


  • High school diploma, two to three years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of production processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods preferred
  • Food/Nutraceutical experience
  • GMP, SQF experience
  • Forklift certified
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to understand any and all safety requirements and cautions
  • Ability to perform the physical labor necessary
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace
  • Bilingual skills a plus

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:

  • Walk, kneel, squat, bend, stand and climb stairs.Reach, Twist, Lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Grab, grasp and use fingers and hands to push buttons and operate machinery
  • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Calculate figures and amounts.


  • Total amount of work time is spent in a warehouse where temperatures are cool/hot and noise level can be moderate to high.
  • This position is required to wear common protective and/or safety gear, i.e. gloves, face mask, hairnet, uniform, etc.
  • This position is exposed to small particles, odors, and allergens.


  • Pay Range: $18.00 to $22.00 per hour base, depending on work experience
  • 401(k) with company match
  •  ealth Benefits: 100% coverage for employee’s medical premiums (75% for spouse and 50% for child/ren)
  • Paid time off (holidays, vacation, sick leave)

All new employees are subject to a probationary period of 90 days.

If you would like to join our team, please email your resume to the “APPLY HERE” link above.

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