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 C02 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 openings and requirements below:
The Plant Process Engineer role is to support the improvement of existing processes, design, install, configure and maintain manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve equipment reliability, and develop best practices within the production process. The main focus of the process engineer’s work is on maintaining reliable and safe manufacturing systems, while improving quality, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers. The process engineer is a part of the plant staff driven to identify, develop and deliver innovative solutions that improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving safety and quality standards.
Support operations by leading and directing technical activities necessary to solve problems encountered from receiving through shipping
Ensure the team takes the necessary steps through effective communication and proper documentation to avoid similar problems in the future
Develop & maintain process guidelines (SOP/SOC) and training programs for the integration of new products and systems
Continually strive to reduce process variation (improve process capability) to ensure consistent product quality and adherence to manufacturing standards
Lead cost reduction initiatives through materials, product, and process improvements; assist the project teams to hold brainstorming sessions and develop action plans for activities to reduce utilities consumption, cycle times, scrap, downtime, material usage variance, and direct labor
Act as a technical resource in Continuous Improvement Tools to plant and PIP project leaders: Lean Manufacturing/Toyota Production Systems, Six-Sigma, 5S/6S, Kaizen Events, Value Stream Maps, DOEs, etc., and assist in their implementation in an efficient manner for individual projects
Drive the updating of manufacturing standards as a result of performance improvements
Develop work cell layouts in an effort to optimize material flow and support 5S and visual management initiatives
Initiate new equipment and technologies to maintain the company’s competitive advantage; including detailed scope definitions with the plant (capabilities, throughput, and equipment controls including function block diagrams, process parameters, and data acquisition requirements), RFQ documents, and execution timeline plans (including facility preparation, installation, H&S, training, production ramp-up, etc.)
Utilize continuous improvement tools and lean tools to achieve KPI targets. Other targets as assigned
B.S. degree (or equivalent) in Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering
5-8 years of experience of manufacturing work experience
Strong preference for increasing experience: High volume, continuous manufacturing environment; Process Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering / CI skills and expertise
An analytical approach and are a results oriented problem solver
Excellent verbal & written communication
Good people skills and are a hands-on individual
Six sigma green/black belt and knowledge of DOE preferred
Knowledge of HACCP & FSMA requirementsKnowledge of mistake-proofing and PLC programming is desirable
Ability to manage multiple priorities or projects simultaneously and keep them progressing to completion
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