Posted on 
Jun 22

Fermentation Development Engineer

Company Description:

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Meati Foods is on a mission to help feed everyone -- forever. We believe everyone should have the choice to eat nutritious, unprocessed protein grown from nature. That's why we harness a single, infinite ingredient called mycelium – the muscular root structure of mushrooms – to put delicious Good Energy on your plate without compromising on health for you and your family, or for the planet. Get to know Meati at www.meati.com or on Instagram.

Company Culture:

Our team is passionate about making the world a better place through good health and wellness, positive climate impact, and equitable access to nutrition around the world. This passion translates into the culture of our office, making Meati Foods a lively, enjoyable, innovative, and inclusive place to work. This is an exciting time to be a part of Meati Foods and the growing plant-based meat category.

Responsibilities:
- Lead or participate in addressing critical issues in fermentation. Help set and execute the strategic and tactical direction in upstream process development and related technologies
- Assist operations staff with engineering tasks including maintaining, integrating, and troubleshooting fermentation equipment
- Identify, develop and implement novel upstream technologies required to meet project objectives with respect to productivity, titer, yield and purity, and to deliver material for testing, customer samples and commercial production
- Participate in a project team responsible for executing successful technology transfer and scale-up of fermentation and recovery processes to pilot and production plants

Qualifications:
- MS or PhD in Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering or related discipline
- 3+ years’ experience in aerobic fermentation technology and process development
- Deep technical acumen and expertise in development, implementation and optimization of fermentation processes that reproduce bench scale results at the pilot plant and manufacturing scales
- Experience maintaining, operating, and troubleshooting fermentation equipment
- Expert level in microbial physiology and cultivation
- Experienced in off-gas analysis and strong understanding of the physiological state of organisms
- Highly proficient in developing technology transfer packages
- Hands on mechanical and electrical experience
- Self-starter with strong organizational, analysis, process design, training and general communication skills
- Ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, climb, kneel, bend, and at times lift objects as heavy as 50 lbs

Nice-to-have (But not required):
- Experience working with filamentous fungi
- Experience with operating chemostats
- Experience working in a production plant environment
- Experience working with commercial scale processes
- Experience with multivariate data analysis
- Experience working with JMP software

Compensation: $90K-$120K

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Meati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Description

Company Description:

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Meati Foods is on a mission to help feed everyone -- forever. We believe everyone should have the choice to eat nutritious, unprocessed protein grown from nature. That's why we harness a single, infinite ingredient called mycelium – the muscular root structure of mushrooms – to put delicious Good Energy on your plate without compromising on health for you and your family, or for the planet. Get to know Meati at www.meati.com or on Instagram.

Company Culture:

Our team is passionate about making the world a better place through good health and wellness, positive climate impact, and equitable access to nutrition around the world. This passion translates into the culture of our office, making Meati Foods a lively, enjoyable, innovative, and inclusive place to work. This is an exciting time to be a part of Meati Foods and the growing plant-based meat category.

Responsibilities:
- Lead or participate in addressing critical issues in fermentation. Help set and execute the strategic and tactical direction in upstream process development and related technologies
- Assist operations staff with engineering tasks including maintaining, integrating, and troubleshooting fermentation equipment
- Identify, develop and implement novel upstream technologies required to meet project objectives with respect to productivity, titer, yield and purity, and to deliver material for testing, customer samples and commercial production
- Participate in a project team responsible for executing successful technology transfer and scale-up of fermentation and recovery processes to pilot and production plants

Qualifications:
- MS or PhD in Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering or related discipline
- 3+ years’ experience in aerobic fermentation technology and process development
- Deep technical acumen and expertise in development, implementation and optimization of fermentation processes that reproduce bench scale results at the pilot plant and manufacturing scales
- Experience maintaining, operating, and troubleshooting fermentation equipment
- Expert level in microbial physiology and cultivation
- Experienced in off-gas analysis and strong understanding of the physiological state of organisms
- Highly proficient in developing technology transfer packages
- Hands on mechanical and electrical experience
- Self-starter with strong organizational, analysis, process design, training and general communication skills
- Ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, climb, kneel, bend, and at times lift objects as heavy as 50 lbs

Nice-to-have (But not required):
- Experience working with filamentous fungi
- Experience with operating chemostats
- Experience working in a production plant environment
- Experience working with commercial scale processes
- Experience with multivariate data analysis
- Experience working with JMP software

Compensation: $90K-$120K

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Meati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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