Senior Engineer - Process Engineering

Impossible Foods
Redwood City, California, US
Jul 27, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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:

The incumbent will champion continuous-improvement projects across all scales, lead process and quality analyses, and consult on capital projects which improve and optimize bio-manufacturing operations. The focus of this role will be on developing processes which conform to quality standards.

This job is a senior position in the Process Engineering group based in Redwood City, CA. This group's mission is to transform bio-manufacturing solutions into production successes.
You Will:
  • Critically analyze plant data, generating testable hypotheses to increase product yield, production rate, robustness, quality and profitability
  • Defining and defending the Scope of Work and User Requirements for continuous improvement projects at manufacturing, pilot, and lab scales
  • Promptly organize, analyze and report experimental/trial results to project teams
  • Participate in design, procurement, and implementation of engineering improvements and the industrial and pilot scales
  • Select Equipment,
  • Write functional specifications
  • Perform FAT and SAT
  • Ensure that all systems and operations meet and maintain appropriate safety and food quality standards
  • Take the initiative to develop long term manufacturing strategies and cost projections
  • Critically analyze the balance between retrofitting existing systems and building new facilities
  • Challenge industry standards and tailor solutions to advance the mission of Impossible Foods through achievement of both short and long-term goals
You Have:
  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Fermentation Science or related field
  • 7+ years of engineering experience in manufacturing pharmaceuticals, biochemicals, food and/or similar experience
  • ยท>2 year of experience in Quality Engineering role in manufacturing environment
  • Expertise in monitoring and improving CIP operations across many unit-ops, and in QBD manufacturing approaches
  • Detailed understanding of biotech and/or food fermentation processes, systems and controls, production-scale fermentation equipment, and downstream process scale-up
  • Experience with OSI-Pi is a strong +
  • Self-motivated individual with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally on complex, technical projects
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time to support project construction & start-up activities.
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.