About us:

The world needs smart food solutions that are friendly to the palate and the planet, but right now, plant-based and alternative protein products just don’t stack up to the real thing.

And that’s where Nourish comes in.

Our animal-free fats and oils make alternative proteins taste delicious. With our science, we can tailor flavour profiles that precisely reproduce the taste and mouthfeel of beef, chicken, fish, milk, cheese and beyond. Products made with our fats are more than an alternative, they’re a straight up improvement. Backed by Horizons Ventures and Main Sequence Ventures, Nourish Ingredients are a key player in the future of a smarter, more sustainable, and more diverse food system. 

Our team is rapidly growing and we’re on the hunt for a brand-new Food Process Engineer to join our team and help our company to achieve our big, audacious goals to transform the plant-based and alternative protein sector.

Our Food Process Engineer will:

  • Design equipment for scale up processes and liaise with equipment supplier/fabrication workshop for equipment building up and procurement.
  • Perform equipment commission, installation, operation and maintenance.
  • Establish equipment standard operating procedure and provide training to other lab members.
  • Develop and optimise scale up processes at lab and pilot scale.
  • Lead, design and perform research for product optimisation and innovation.
  • Perform process optimisation to cut down cost and improve product quality.
  • Coordinate with Team lead for defining and planning team development strategies.
  • Collaborate with Lab custodian to manage lab resources.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food/ chemical / biochemical/process engineering or related areas, with at least 5 years of experience in food processing industry.
  • Sound understanding and experience in thermal processing and other common processes in meat and/or dairy production.
  • Expertise in modelling and process scale up from laboratory to pilot plant and commercial-scale manufacturing.
  • Experience in designing, commissioning, installing, and operating new equipment.
  • Experience in optimising food processes and product development.

It would be great, but not essential, if you also had:

  • Experience in meat and dairy flavour.
  • Experience in food packaging.

If you do a good job:

The world is your plant-based oyster! This is a pivotal role that will provide you with an opportunity to gain experience within the alternative food ingredient industry in a start-up environment. We want everyone at Nourish to have equal access to success and joy, and this role will be integral in driving both of these things to the team!

We offer:

  • Opportunity to be part of something big as we set out to change the way the planet looks at sustainable, plant-based alternatives
  • A supportive and collaborative environment
  • Hybrid work environment
  • The potential to participate in the Nourish Employee Share Option Plan
  • Generous Relocation budget for interstate or overseas individuals

**Maybe this role is not for you if:

Prefer to have a role with specific focus. As a start-up employee, you will need to wear many hats and get your hands dirty with tasks and projects outside of the traditional scope of this role.

Here’s how to apply:

Send us your CV now along with a brief cover letter telling us about yourself and why you would be a great fit for this role!

Need more convincing?

This is a unique opportunity to be part of solving real world problems and help spur the next era of alternative protein food production. Find out more about Nourish Ingredients here:



This is a unique opportunity to be part of solving real world problems and help spur the next era of alternative protein food production. Find out more about Nourish Ingredients here:


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