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Lab Technician

Company: Impossible Foods
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Impossible Foods is addressing the most catastrophic threats facing humanity: climate change and biodiversity collapse. A global transition to a plant-based food system will turn back the clock on atmospheric CO2 levels, restore natural ecosystems and reverse meltdown in wildlife biomass.

The easiest -- if not only -- way to make our civilization sustainable is to eliminate livestock, the most dangerous technology on Earth. But humans won't give up meat. So we need to make meat better -- more delicious and more nutritious, without animals as the underlying production technology. That means that making meat sustainably is the most important and urgent problem for the global scientific community.

Impossible Foods' mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food-production technology by offering consumers everything they currently value about animal products -- and making products that are vastly superior to their animal analogues.

To do this, we are taking a revolutionary scientific and market-based approach. We are inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental or public health impact.

Our world-class R&D team has been building the know-how and technology platform to produce meat, fish and dairy foods from plants. Impossible Foods is experiencing rapid growth and is resolutely committed to leading all aspects of the plant-based food revolution-from discovery to commercial production. The only thing that will separate Impossible Foods from success and failure is our ability to recruit more world-class experts.

Want to join? Check out the job opening and requirements below:

The Lab Technician for Lab Equipment Maintenance will work within the lab management team to support R&D operations by ensuring all lab equipment is well maintained, and that the facility space and utilities are adequate for incoming equipment.

The primary responsibilities of the role will be to perform and schedule maintenance of equipment, prepare site-preparation check lists for incoming equipment, document service reports, develop maintenance SOP's and PM schedules, and occasionally assist the Lab Manager and Lab Operations Supervisor in developing equipment matrices for construction/expansion projects. Essentially, the Lab Technician will be involved with the entire life cycle of equipment, from procurement to disposal. The Lab Technician can lead junior staff in maintenance activities, and is considered the subject matter expert within the lab management team for equipment related inquiries.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform and schedule maintenance of basic lab equipment (centrifuges, balances, pH meters, lyophilizer, freezers, etc)
  • Develop SOP's for equipment operation and maintenance. Implement schedules for routine maintenance on a CMMS system, and ensure schedules are followed.
  • Document maintenance records of equipment
  • Prepare Site Preparation check lists for new equipment
  • Maintain an accurate equipment list and updating assets where applicable.
  • Help R&D with equipment installations by assembling air/water/specialty gas fittings. Adding seismic bracing, etc.
  • Ensure strict adherence to all relevant federal and local guidelines for safety and productivity including, OSHA, ADA and other required regulations.

Position Requirements:

  • Highschool diploma/GED
  • At least 4 years in equipment management/maintenance role, preferably in a lab setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, maintain, and perform minor repairs on basic lab equipment.
  • Experience using Excel/Microsoft word.
  • Experience working in or with the skilled trades (HVAC/Carpentry/Plumbing/Electrical)
  • Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 40lbsMust be able to kneel, stoop, reach, climb, etcMust be able to stand on their feet for the majority of the day.

Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Keywords: Impossible Foods, Redwood City , Lab Technician, Other , Redwood City, California

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