Company Description:

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Meati Foods is on a mission to help feed everyone -- forever. We believe everyone should have the choice to eat nutritious, unprocessed protein grown from nature. That's why we harness a single, infinite ingredient called mycelium – the muscular root structure of mushrooms – to put delicious Good Energy on your plate without compromising on health for you and your family, or for the planet. Get to know Meati at www.meati.com or on Instagram.

Company Culture:

Our team is passionate about making the world a better place through good health and wellness, positive climate impact, and equitable access to nutrition around the world. This passion translates into the culture of our office, making Meati Foods a lively, enjoyable, innovative, and inclusive place to work. This is an exciting time to be a part of Meati Foods and the growing plant-based meat category.

The Role:

The Fermentation Assistant will be responsible for operating all fermentation vessels under the management of the Fermentation Supervisor. This person will support all day-to-day fermentation work including CIP, SIP, media prep, and reactor prep. Additional work could include assisting in all food processing and sanitation. Work at Meati Foods is faced paced and provides an exceptional amount of hands-on experience, responsibilities, and exposure.

Responsibilities:

  • Clean and maintain fermentation and media vessels according to standard operating procedure (SOP)
  • Possesses the basic mechanical and technical skills to accomplish the required machine operation.
  • Knowledge of production equipment, such as fermentation vessels and CIP Sanitize and Steam Sanitation (SIP) equipment.
  • Assemble and break down appropriate hoses and parts configuration depending on the process.
  • Correctly, accurately, and safely handle and measure chemicals and cleaning aids for CIP/SIPs.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly, and hygienic workspace with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards.
  • Log information immediately and accurately.
  • Maintain all quality standards and safety set for production at the Meati R&D facility.
  • Follow SOP’s to safely handle chemicals and hoses/vessels under pressure while wearing PPE
  • Complete general cleaning tasks (sweeping, scrubbing, organizing, etc.)
  • Escalate problems to coworkers and management immediately

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent related education/experience
  • Experience working as a Brewers Assistant, Cellarman, or another fermentation operator in industries such as dairy, pharmaceutical, or chemical
  • Communicate effectively and demonstrate a willingness to ask questions before proceeding with uncertainty
  • Demonstrate reliability, punctuality, and ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrate responsible and well-informed decision making

Physical & Mental Requirements:

Must have the endurance to frequently lift and move 10-50 pounds, stand, sit, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, do-a-barrel-roll, bend, talk, hear, see, and operate controls in operational and administrative situations.

Tools & Equipment Used: 

Basic tools, membrane filters, PFD panel, fermenters, pumps, steam boiler, scales

Compensation: 46K- Day Shift, 56K- Night Shift

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • AD&D, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k Contributions & Company Match

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Meati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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