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.  

Core Functions And Responsibilities

Separations, Purification and Drying Process Development and Optimization

  • Process Development & Optimization of pilot to large scale milling, separation and purification equipment/systems
  • Unit operations include mixing, depth and TFF filtration, milling, centrifugation, freezing and drying.
  • Ability to independently design, execute and analyze experimental plans. Draw conclusions and make technical recommendations to the entire organization.
  • Must demonstrate excellent record keeping, data management and accountability
  • Take leadership in creation and optimization of new equipment and process SOPs/ batch documentation, establish procedures and train colleagues on them.
  • Design and oversee cleaning efficacy studies (Clean-in- place and clean-out- of-place) and implement effective and traceable cleaning protocols/documentation.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, organized and safe workplace.
  • Protein System Design and Implementation
  • Lead projects in design, procurement, and implementation of medium and large-scale protein purification systems and processes while working closely with scientists, operators and external engineers & equipment vendors.
  • Ensure that all systems and operations meet and maintain appropriate safety and food quality standards.
  • Challenge industry standards and tailor solutions to what is needed in the short term and long term to advance our mission

Long Term Manufacturing Strategy

  • Take the initiative to develop long term manufacturing strategy and cost projections at a range of production scales.
  • Analyze tradeoffs between retrofitting existing systems and building new facilities

Other Functions

  • Participate and contribute in process/product cost modeling
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Mentorship and possible supervisory responsibilities of junior engineers and interns

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