Associate: Product Development (Pilot Plant)
Redwood City, CA, United States
Research Associate (Product Development - Pilot Plant)
Land under extreme pressure, water polluted and scarce, greenhouse gas
emissions dangerously destabilizing climate, and the challenge of providing
a healthy, nutritious diet to a global population that will grow to 9
billion people by 2050. We have the simple solution for all of these
problems. At Impossible Food, we have developed and we are commercializing
a technology platform to address each problem head on through the creation
of new delicious, sustainable plant based foods.
Core Functions And
This person is a key contributor to our pilot plant scale and bench scale
food product development program. Key objectives are to inform design
towards a robust and cost feasible product through characterization of the
interactions between processing parameters, ingredients, and packaging.
This position reports to head of product development.
- Prepare test batches of foods
at pilot scale and bench top scale
- Evaluate test batches for
processing parameters, sensory properties, microbiological criteria,
consumer preparation criteria and other quality parameters
- Evaluate new processing
- Conduct shelf life studies
and packaging evaluations
- Support production of
consumer test batches
- Assist with final product
process specification development
- Maintain a clean, sanitary,
organized and safe workplace
- Participate in internal
- Other duties as assigned
No immediate supervisory responsibilities.
Education And/Or Experience
- B.S. degree in Food
Engineering, Food Science, Biochemical Engineering, or a related field
- 1 - 3 years
work experience ideally in a food pilot plant environment
Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrated data collection
and experiment reporting skills
- Comfortable with experimental
design, data interpretation, and presentation
- Ability to speak effectively
before groups of people.
- Adaptable and comfortable
working across projects and teams.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with
hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to
walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee
must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. There are
typically between 10-20 employees in the lab at any given time. Proper PPE
is provided for employees entering the lab or pilot plant. Time will be
split between pilot plant process floor, laboratory and desk work.