Process Engineer
Impossible Foods
 Redwood City, CA
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you.

Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad.

You will:

  • Responsible for developing and improving downstream process for Impossible Foods’ heme protein. 
  • Design, develop, and implement separation processes with efficient process flow, low process or product variability, and high process capability. 
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend new process technologies.
  • Transfer technology/process to manufacturing facilities including process qualification and validation for successful commercialization.  Produce or review PFDs to facilitate technology transfer program. 
  • Develop and maintain process optimization and validation programs. 
  • Participate in process improvement projects to improve product quality, decrease cost, and improve product performance. 
  • Evaluate current processes and provide recommendations for improvement. 
  • Develop process improvements for higher efficiency and cost effectiveness including evaluating new technologies. 
  • Provide training and guidance to pilot plant process development associates and pilot plant technicians as needed.
  • Foster a collaborative and organizational learning environment for pilot plant.
  • Communicate business and technical needs, status, results and observations to operating, technical, and business personnel. 
  • Ensure that process techniques are in alignment with the corporate goals and quality policy. 
  • Determine process capability for all developed processes.

You have:

  • Four-year degree in Chemical Engineering or Biological Engineering.  Project management training experiences a plus.
  • 2+ years of process development and engineering experience in pilot plant or manufacturing operations (pharmaceutical, biochemical and/or food industry)
  • Familiarity or understanding of cGMP’s and cGDP’s from prior experiences in pilot plant, clinical, or commercial operations a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of biotech and/or food processes, systems, large scale manufacturing equipment, and downstream process scale-up and troubleshooting. operating protein processing technologies and equipment such as centrifugation, cell disruption/milling, tangential flow filtration, normal flow filtration, and liquid chromatography.
  • Familiarity or understanding of Clean-in-Place (CIP). Clean-out-of-Place (COP), Sanitation for microbial reduction.
  • Self-motivated individual with strong oral and written communication skills with good organization skills.
  • Ability to continuously establish and maintain excellent record keeping, inventory, and accountability.
  • Clearly communicates to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to communicate using telephone and e-mail is required.
  • Ability to work with diverse, dynamic team effectively.
  • Efficient multitasker.
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