MycoWorks is a biotechnology company that makes fine leathers from mycelium (mushroom) for applications in luxury fashion, footwear, and beyond. We are currently shipping product, and we are backed by some of the leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Our mission is to impact the world with new materials that have superior performance to animal leathers and plastic. Our products currently match or exceed animal leathers in their performance, so we are embarking on an aggressive scale-up plan to meet extraordinary customer demand while also continuously innovating to create new materials and methods of manufacturing.
We are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our team. You must be excited by delivering amazing product to customers, a fast-paced and ever-evolving work environment, advanced manufacturing, and revolutionizing the fashion, apparel, and luxury industries through environmentally sustainable processes and products.
MycoWorks is committed to building a diverse team and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, formerly incarcerated, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Mycoworks is seeking an Automation Engineer to support the Operations team in optimizing our indoor vertical farming facility and automating our production process.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering from a top university (4-year program); masters degree in engineering is a plus
At least 5 years of Production Engineering experience
Experience with, and deep passion for, production efficiency, safe, efficient, and cost effective process improvement; food processing experience is a major plus
Intermediate software programming and advanced Microsoft Excel skills; PLC software creation and operation experience is a major plus
Extraordinary communication skills
Must be able to follow cleanroom and safety practices
Capacity to work in close quarters on a diverse team in San Francisco and the East Bay
Knowledge of Spanish language is a plus
The functions and duties described below may not be the only requirements of the position. It will be necessary to follow other instructions and perform other duties as required by MycoWorks team members.
Work closely with COO, Director of Automation/Plant Development, and Director of Manufacturing to scope, specify, and assist with the build/installation/production of our indoor agricultural facility
Identify outside vendors and prepare RFQ’s for submission
Analyze inbound RFQ’s and prepare presentations to management
Interface with R&D to address quality issues
Interface with Director of Production to reduce labor hours and improve throughput
Follow all safety policies and procedures
Wear appropriate safety equipment as required by departmental regulations
Maintain workplace professionalism
Perform other duties as necessary
This position reports to the Director of Automation/Plant Development
Compensation and Benefits
Competitive salary and equity packages
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
401(K) retirement plan
Flexible and generous vacation policy