Impossible Foods is leading the way to a sustainable global food system. We are developing transformative new technologies to produce great plant-based foods that outperform existing meat and dairy products in taste and nutrition, at a lower cost and with a much lower impact on the global environment. Impossible Foods was conceived and founded by a prominent Stanford professor and is backed by top-tier VCs and visionaries with track records of creating new global industries.

We are seeking a Food Process Development Engineer to further develop and scale-up our processes.

• Define process requirements and identify new equipment for various food processing steps
• Conduct experimentation at pilot plant scale and at vendor trials
• Work with project engineers to review equipment installation
• Work with project engineers to develop functional process descriptions, P&IDs, layouts, HAZOP analysis, and
Pre-Startup Safety Inspections
• Develop and refine standard operating and sanitation procedures for equipment and processes
• Provide technical leadership and operational oversight for food processing operations
• Ensure processes are conducted within established textural, sensory, and microbiological standards
• Work closely with the Product Development and Manufacturing groups to develop batch objectives and batch documentation
• Develop and execute plans to optimize unit operations for quality and yield improvements
• Lead data analysis and reporting for processing operations by summarizing key performance indicators, analyzing trends, and determining improvement opportunities
• Troubleshoot and provide repair recommendations for food processing unit operations
• Train manufacturing operations, process development, and scientific staff on new equipment and process

Education/Skills:

• BS/MS/PhD or equivalent in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Food Engineering or related fields with 3-5+ years of industrial experience
• Knowledge of food processing equipment and scale-up
• Cost modeling and process system modeling expertise
• Demonstrated expertise with food processing plant design
• Good understanding of HACCP and food GMPs
• Self-motivated individual with strong oral and written communication skills and good organization skills
• Ability to continuously challenge assumptions and strive for excellence
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse, dynamic team

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