Associate Scientist, Specification Development

Impossible Foods
Redwood City, California, US
Jun 06, 2021
Jun 13, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Associate Scientist, Specification Development

Impossible Foods is addressing the most catastrophic threats facing humanity: climate change and biodiversity collapse. A global transition to a plant-based food system will turn back the clock on atmospheric CO2 levels, restore natural ecosystems and reverse meltdown in wildlife biomass.

The easiest -- if not only -- way to make our civilization sustainable is to eliminate livestock, the most dangerous technology on Earth. But humans won't give up meat. So we need to make meat better -- more delicious and more nutritious, without animals as the underlying production technology. That means that making meat sustainably is the most important and urgent problem for the global scientific community.

Impossible Foods' mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food-production technology by offering consumers everything they currently value about animal products -- and making products that are vastly superior to their animal analogues.

To do this, we are taking a revolutionary scientific and market-based approach. We are inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental or public health impact.

Our world-class R&D team has been building the know-how and technology platform to produce meat, fish and dairy foods from plants. Impossible Foods is experiencing rapid growth and is resolutely committed to leading all aspects of the plant-based food revolution-from discovery to commercial production. The only thing that will separate Impossible Foods from success and failure is our ability to recruit more world-class experts.

Want to join? Check out the job opening and requirements below:

You will play a critical role in Product Development by leading specification development activities. You will collaborate very closely with teams of product developers who are scaling up new products and optimizing our manufacturing processes to support development of process and product specification and use of PLM software.
You Will
  • Advise product developers on development of specifications for manufacturing processes and final product quality
  • Develop and train others on our Management of Change processes for product revisions
  • Be a super user of our Product Lifecycle Management software
  • help technical teams get maximum benefit from this tool
  • Input data and ensure accuracy of content in our PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software
  • Project manage specification development projects and PLM software upgrades
  • Collaborate with a wide number of people in cross-functional teams to ensure accurate and timely changes to all product related documentation
  • Write SOPs and train coworkers on the proper use of our documentation systems
  • Other duties as assigned
You Have
  • BS / MS degree in Food Science or a related field
  • 5 - 7 years experience using PLM software in a food product development setting
  • Experience developing, writing, and managing specifications for a food manufacturer
  • Self-motivated individual with strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks concurrently and show flexibility with last-minute changes.
  • Ability to work independently and troubleshoot issues when applicable.
Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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