Automation Engineer
Emeryville, CA

About $74,000 - $96,000 a year

Company Profile

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.

Job Summary
Mycoworks is seeking an Automation Engineer to support the Operations team in optimizing our indoor vertical farming facility and automating our production process.

Required Qualifications

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

Essential Functions

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