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This job expired on August 20, 2019

Industry Trainer - Food and Beverage BioNetwork at A-B Technical CC

  • Date Posted June 21, 2019
  • Location Asheville, NC
  • Category Education / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

BioNetwork strives to provide high-quality economic and workforce development solutions that serve students, community colleges, and biotech and life science industries.

History and Services

BioNetwork was established in 2004 through funding from the Golden LEAF Foundation. We were charged with addressing the growing education and training needs of the state as it transitioned from traditional manufacturing economy to a high-tech, skill-intensive biomanufacturing economy. We received recurring funding through the NC General Assembly in fiscal year 2005-2006. 

North Carolina has experienced a 31% increase in bioscience jobs since the year 2000, which is four times the national growth rate. The state’s private sector employment grew by only 1% in the same period. The bioscience industry generates more than $73 billion in annual economic activity and provides 228,000 jobs that pay an average annual salary of $81,000 (Batelle 2014). This growth makes our mission more important now than ever before - preparing a workforce for today and for tomorrow.

We offer services in 3 major areas.

Industry Training

We deliver courses, certificates, workshops, and company-specific skill development in biomanufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food, beverage, and natural products.  Our courses can be delivered at your company's site, at one of our training facilities (Raleigh and Asheville), online, or locally at any of our 58 community colleges.

STEM Engagement

Our outreach programs include classroom visits, faculty training workshops, and career fairs that help connect bioscience industry skills with K12 and community college STEM education.

Media Development

We provide instructional design, video production, eLearning, communication, and web development services to support all 58 community colleges and to enhance BioNetwork’s industry training and engagement programs.

Job description Job Description Summary

This position will be responsible for developing and delivering training in assigned areas. This position will contribute to BioNetwork by instructing and supervising students in the areas of Food, Beverage, Dietary Supplement, Cosmetic in regulatory, safety and production related topics.

This position is part of a statewide BioNetwork program funded by the North Carolina Community College System. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College serves as the fiscal agent for this position. Daily operational and supervisory activities are conducted and managed by BioNetwork.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.


1. Delivers training both on-site at the BioNetwork Food, Beverage, & Natural Products Center at A-B Tech and off-site across North Carolina. Significant statewide out of town travel  of up to 10 days per month can expected.
2. Develops short courses and training modules in areas of expertise with an emphasis on food safety and FDA regulatory compliance processes with topics including 21 CFR, food safety hazards, HACCP, current Good Manufacturing Practices, Food Safety Modernization Act, Preventive Controls for Human Foods/Animal Foods, Food Defense, environmental monitoring, cleaning, sanitation and documentation/technical writing according to current regulatory and industry standards.
3. Monitors industry trends and benchmark practices in other states and countries.
4. Maintains currency in field of expertise, in training and instructional development, and in course delivery to ensure best practices in designing and delivering education and training.
5. Develops reports related to established metrics that assess the effectiveness of our programs and to gauge the needs of the industry sector.
6. Maintains effective positive working relationships with industry representatives, BioNetwork colleagues, community college staff and the general public.
7. Represents BioNetwork at meetings, conferences and presentations by the promotion of our resources, capabilities, and programs to internal and external customers.
8. Contributes to the College Vision, Mission, Values, and Welcoming College statement.
9. Supports workforce diversity in all its aspects.
10. Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Food, Beverage, and Natural Products.

Minimum Requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree;
2. Valid driver license;
3. Two years of full-time or equivalent experience working in FDA/USDA (or equivalent) food, beverage, or natural product production environments including formulation, fill, packaging and labeling within a relevant manufacturing environment or relevant regulatory experience;
4. Experience using computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Office and Internet resources.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree or higher in area of expertise or five years documented work experience in field;
2. Five years of full-time or equivalent experience working in a cGMP environment including experience with documentation, quality and/or regulatory experience;
3. Experience teaching in higher education;
4. Technical writing experience;
5. Industry recognized certifications:
*Preventive Controls for Human Foods
*Seafood HACCP
*BRC/SQF Auditor
*Documentation with an SQF/BRC system
6. Experience in creating and delivering training programs using adult learning principles;
7. Proficiency in a foreign language such as Spanish, an East Slavic language, and/ or American Sign Language.

Compensation this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 Application instructions
This job expired on August 20, 2019
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