Head of Engineering & Design

Ark Biotech is powering the most important infrastructure buildout of this generation to transform how people consume protein. Ark is a B2B company engineering and designing next-generation production systems for the cultivated meat industry. We are a venture-backed startup driven by a desire to create a better food system for the planet and its inhabitants. At Ark, you will have the opportunity to solve difficult problems that matter and apply cutting-edge engineering and science in an environment that rewards creativity and visionary approaches. 

About the role

Ark is seeking a Head of Engineering and Design with experience in equipment design, equipment production and facility buildout in a biotech, pharma, fermentation, or food context. This leader will play a critical role in establishing Ark as the cutting-edge manufacturer of industrial bioreactors. 

You will bring engineering and operations leadership and know-how to Ark’s multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists, helping us to establish a robust production and quality process. The Head of Engineering and Design will be a focused, adaptable, creative problem-solver, responsible for executing the planning and processes necessary to support our pilot- and industrial-scale launches (i.e., development, fabrication, deployment). 

The role of the Head of Engineering and Design is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial, self-motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, where innovation is expected and rewarded.

Position

- Full-time, exempt
- Greater Boston area
- Occasional travel to vendor / client locations 
- Benefits include health, dental, and vision coverage, flexible holiday and vacation time, 401k matching, stock options, and opportunity for career advancement as the company grows

Key responsibilities

- Work closely with OEMs, integrators, fabricators, and other key stakeholders 
- Oversee supply chain, fabrication, and delivery of Ark's bioreactor products and facilities
- Build, scale, and lead a Engineering and Design team, capable of overseeing mechanics, instrumentation, automation, and integration
- Adhere to the safety and quality standards through product life cycles

About you

- 10+ years of facilities, engineering, and operations experience in a biotech, pharma, fermentation, or food context
- 3+ years of experience in biotech / pharma contexts preferred, and 3+ years of experience managing production processes and teams
- Experience managing engineering projects and teams either on the supply / OEM side or on the client side 
- Experience working with OEMs and fabricators
- Ability to originate, build, scale, and lead a biotech facilities organization
- Willingness and excitement to help Ark scale from test / pilot production to a commercial-grade facility, with the ability to build out the necessary infrastructure along the way
- Knowledge of equipment qualification processes, and various regulations / guidelines and compliance protocols
- Strong business acumen and executive-level planning skills
- Adaptability and comfort with ambiguity

Ark Biotech is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

Description

Ark Biotech is powering the most important infrastructure buildout of this generation to transform how people consume protein. Ark is a B2B company engineering and designing next-generation production systems for the cultivated meat industry. We are a venture-backed startup driven by a desire to create a better food system for the planet and its inhabitants. At Ark, you will have the opportunity to solve difficult problems that matter and apply cutting-edge engineering and science in an environment that rewards creativity and visionary approaches. 

About the role

Ark is seeking a Head of Engineering and Design with experience in equipment design, equipment production and facility buildout in a biotech, pharma, fermentation, or food context. This leader will play a critical role in establishing Ark as the cutting-edge manufacturer of industrial bioreactors. 

You will bring engineering and operations leadership and know-how to Ark’s multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists, helping us to establish a robust production and quality process. The Head of Engineering and Design will be a focused, adaptable, creative problem-solver, responsible for executing the planning and processes necessary to support our pilot- and industrial-scale launches (i.e., development, fabrication, deployment). 

The role of the Head of Engineering and Design is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial, self-motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, where innovation is expected and rewarded.

Position

- Full-time, exempt
- Greater Boston area
- Occasional travel to vendor / client locations 
- Benefits include health, dental, and vision coverage, flexible holiday and vacation time, 401k matching, stock options, and opportunity for career advancement as the company grows

Key responsibilities

- Work closely with OEMs, integrators, fabricators, and other key stakeholders 
- Oversee supply chain, fabrication, and delivery of Ark's bioreactor products and facilities
- Build, scale, and lead a Engineering and Design team, capable of overseeing mechanics, instrumentation, automation, and integration
- Adhere to the safety and quality standards through product life cycles

About you

- 10+ years of facilities, engineering, and operations experience in a biotech, pharma, fermentation, or food context
- 3+ years of experience in biotech / pharma contexts preferred, and 3+ years of experience managing production processes and teams
- Experience managing engineering projects and teams either on the supply / OEM side or on the client side 
- Experience working with OEMs and fabricators
- Ability to originate, build, scale, and lead a biotech facilities organization
- Willingness and excitement to help Ark scale from test / pilot production to a commercial-grade facility, with the ability to build out the necessary infrastructure along the way
- Knowledge of equipment qualification processes, and various regulations / guidelines and compliance protocols
- Strong business acumen and executive-level planning skills
- Adaptability and comfort with ambiguity

Ark Biotech is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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