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Thorne Research Inc.

Thorne Research Inc.

Summerville, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

We hire people who are bright, determined, and passionate.

At Thorne we make products that matter - ones that make people's lives better. Being part of something bigger is what drives and unites us. Although Thorne employees share common company goals and values, we come from different backgrounds, endeavors, and experiences, resulting in a diversity of thought that we both celebrate and encourage.

If you are someone who embraces action, fosters positivity, goes above and beyond, values being resourceful, and loves working, then Thorne is just the place for you.

Ready to be inspired?

As a Thorne Encapsulation Operator, you will be joining a team of more than 650 passionate individuals committed to our cause of providing superior health solutions.

3rd shift (11:00pm-7:30am) Must be available to work Monday-Saturday plus overtime as required to meet production needs.

Starting at $19.00/hour+ based on experience (+$2.25 shift differential for 3rd shift).

For a video overview of the Encapsulation Operator role at Thorne, please click below:


A day in the life of a Encapsulation Operator at Thorne requires:

  • Ability to become knowledgeable of the applicable provisions of the Production Department’s Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and follows them. Employee remains knowledgeable on an ongoing and timely basis as changes in the SOPs and GMPs occur.
  • Taking a total quality approach to conduct, in operating machines, and in producing Thorne products.
  • Ability to be at work as scheduled, starts work at the beginning of a shift, is on time to meetings, completes assigned tasks in a timely manner, and works overtime as required.
  • Having sufficient knowledge of the equipment used to make adjustments, without supervision, within guidelines outlined in the applicable SOP and current ENCAP Credentialed Training program level.
  • Immediately notifying lead/supervisor of any machine problems or anomalies outside of normal operations that effect output and the well-being of the equipment or the quality of the product.
  • Obtaining pass down information to efficiently take the place of the Encapsulation Operator at shift change and continuing to operate the encapsulation or powder filling equipment while achieving consistent results and without a loss of productivity.
  • Once fully trained and certified in Encapsulation, you are capable of training operators on the equipment and tasks for the encapsulation area. As a trainer, the operator will assume the responsibility for the trainees’ performance until the trainee has been signed off to complete the tasks alone

*This is a non-exempt (hourly) position.

What You Need:

  • Experience and/or Education: High school diploma is required. Prior manufacturing experience and mechanical aptitude preferred.
  • Ability to work while using a half-mask respirator or a full-air respirator for up to four hours at a time and be able to follow Thorne Research’s Respiratory Protection Program guidelines.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.

What We Offer:

At Thorne, we offer employees the chance to work with great people on exciting projects, with opportunity for growth. We also provide a full range of benefits for you and your eligible family members, such as:

  • Competitive compensation
  • 100% company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
  • Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Company- paid life insurance
  • 401k plan with employer matching contributions up to 4%
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Monthly allowance of Thorne supplements
  • Paid time off, volunteer time off and holiday leave
  • Training, professional development, and career growth opportunities
  • A safe and clean work environment

A little bit more about us:

We are committed to providing personalized health solutions, cutting-edge home health test technology, and superior supplements. To do that, Thorne owns every step of its business, from R&D to product delivery and customer service. Currently, we are:

  • The only company with exclusive partnerships with the Mayo Clinic and U.S. Olympic teams.
  • The #1 prescribed practitioner brand to 30 to 40-year-olds.
  • The #2 most dispensed supplement brand.
  • The fastest growing supplement company with sales on Amazon; the #1 practitioner brand; with an average ranking of 4.42 of 5 stars.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of others consider becoming part of the Thorne team.

Employment is contingent on satisfactory results from a drug screening, background and reference checks, an assessment test, and a physical examination.

Must be able to safely work with ingredients and products that are derived from possibly allergenic sources including, but not limited to, nuts, soy, dairy, fish, and shellfish.


Thorne values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition (including genetic characteristics) or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to work an entire shift, when necessary, in an enclosed room.
  • Must be able to work while using a half-mask respirator or a full-air respirator for up to four hours at a time and be
    able to follow Thorne Research’s Respiratory Protection Program guidelines.
  • Must be able to work in a stationary position as well as move about unassisted.
  • Must be able to safely and carefully operate and use assigned equipment and machinery.
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as circumstances arise during the course of a shift.
  • Must be able to operate, activate, use, prepare, and clean equipment, occasionally grasping with force and using
    twisting wrist movements.
  • Must be able to hear and converse with supervisors and other employees.
  • Must be able to see and read small print.
  • Must be able to work in a moderate noise level environment.
  • Must be able to work a 12-hour or 10-hour shift and overtime as assigned.
  • Must be able to move or lift items weighing up to 50 pounds from floor to table and from table to floor, often
    repetitively, during a 12-hour or 10-hour shift.
  • Must have sufficient range of motion with arms and hands to reach overhead and to the side, often repetitively, during
    a 12-hour or 10-hour shift.
  • Must be able to ascend/descend a ladder while carrying up to 20 pounds of materials.

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