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Lewis & Clark AgriFood

Production Team Member - MIRUM

Natural Fiber Welding

Natural Fiber Welding

People & HR
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
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About NFW

NFW is a circularity platform for plastic-free performance materials. NFW follows three Ground Rules in everything we develop: start well, stay clean, end well. While nearly everything in the built world relies on some type of plastic that began as crude oil and that will become plastic pollution, we are establishing a new material reality. We believe all materials should begin and end as nutrients, ready for the next growth cycle—true circularity.

Our multi-material platform serves a wide range of industries—from fashion and footwear to automotive and upholstery. NFW technology embeds seamlessly into existing supply chains, enabling the world’s most iconic brands to design and scale products with high-performance, plastic-free materials. NFW makes global brands more sustainable, empowering them to create without plastics. Alongside the boldest brands and visionary designers, we are pioneering a naturally circular, post-oil economy.

NFW is a company of trailblazers, innovators and bold thinkers, committed to reinventing the way things are made. We never stop learning. We are fiercely curious about the world and how to improve it for everyone. We offer competitive salary, paid vacation and sick time, flexible work-life balance, great colleagues and more!

Production Team Member- MIRUM

The MIRUM Production Team Member is a key role in defining and discovering the best way to produce NFW products on both pilot scale and full-scale production cells.


  • Managing the flow of product throughout production line
  • Managing raw ingredient inventory
  • Prepare ingredients for the production process; responsible for raw ingredients used in production
  • Operate a wide variety of industry standard equipment used to create NFW products
  • Perform quality control tests and operating QC equipment throughout the production process from the weigh room to the finished product
  • Complies with all safety practices and procedures and reports all unsafe activities
  • Participates in proactive team efforts to achieve department and company goals
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience in manufacturing assembly (machine or food assembly in manufacturing)
  • Experience in a textile or rubber manufacturing industry is a plus.
  • Basic use of personal computers, Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and email skills preferred.

Competency Requirements

  • Strong attention to detail is mandatory
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to work as a team as well as independently
  • Ability to take direction
  • Ability to adapt to ongoing change

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Frequent talking, hearing and seeing
  • Frequent use of hands to grasp, handle, or feel
  • Pushing and pulling on work objects with hands.
  • Working with hot and cold surfaces
  • Safely working with job related sharp objects
  • Regular standing, walking, sitting, and reaching; must be able to stand up to 10 hours a day
  • Regular stooping, kneeling, crouching, occasional climbing, typically on a stepladder or stairs
  • Frequent lifting of up to 35 pounds; and occasional team lifting up to 75lbs
  • Basic computer skills- typing, looking at screen
  • Ability to stoop, kneel and crouch

Vision Requirements

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
  • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
  • Ability to focus (ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

Work Environment

  • Well-lighted, production setting with adequate ventilation
  • Majority of the work is performed in a shop environment with moderate noise level
  • Occasional handling of chemicals requiring personal protective equipment
  • Regular wearing of personal protective equipment on a daily basis

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Company is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive team in which members of all backgrounds can contribute and thrive. In compliance with state and federal law, the Company does not discriminate in employment or administration of its programs and policies on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, or military service. Our policy reflects and affirms the Company’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all unlawful discriminatory practices.

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