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:

Meati Foods is a fast-growing food company with fermentation and food manufacturing at the core of our business. We are hiring food process engineers to support our growth in food manufacturing with equipment engineering, process optimization, capital project support, and project management. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be the technical lead and subject matter expert for capacity expansion and other cross-functional projects requiring creative solutions to support the rapid growth of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Food Process Engineering
    • Apply engineering principles to food manufacturing processes and equipment selection
    • Specify and design food production equipment, instrumentation & controls and provides training to operators on new and existing processes and equipment.
  • Develop cost justifications, scope, schedule, and budget estimates for new process systems and process upgrades.
    • Lead food manufacturing startup and commissioning activities, including onsite field engineering at new production facilities, new system validation and checkout, and the development of standard operating procedures.

  • Project Support:
  • Prepare Best Value Option Analysis (BVOA) to compare solutions and cost for best value and provide recommendations to project teams.
  • Interface with Project Managers and/or contractors, vendors, and maintenance to ensure installation and completion of capital projects.
  • Review, mark up, and approve drawings and other technical documentation for process systems.
  • Develop Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) planning and executes successful FAT.
  • Provide field installation supervision, leads commissioning, and field troubleshooting during startup phase.
  • Identify and resolve technical problems.
  • Communicate project status throughout the organization.
  • Develop and execute IQ, OQ, PQ with project team during installation, commissioning, qualification, and verification project phases.
  • Add value by influencing through innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Identify, develop, and implement process improvement projects to increase productivity, reliability, sustainability, and cost reduction.
  • Support a High-Performance Organization (HPO) environment by utilizing a total team approach to process improvements.

Requirements

  • BS in mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering.
  • 7-9 years’ experience in food manufacturing industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of food process and packaging systems, sanitary equipment, and facility design for food manufacturing.
  • Construction oversight and commissioning experience.
  • Must be open to 20% - 25% travel.

Nice-to-Have (but not required)

  • Understanding of PLC programming and process control fundamentals.
  • Experience with AutoCAD or Visio
  • Lean Six Sigma Certified (Green Belt)
  • Statistical Process Control

 

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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