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Quality Technician

Company: Impossible Foods
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 12, 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:

You Will

  • Obtain/receive food product samples from the pilot production and manufacturing facility
  • Physical property testing of food products and ingredients including moisture, viscosity, texture, pH, color, and functional behavior
  • Prepare samples for sensory panels, collect data, and enter results into tracking sheet
  • Measure microbiological levels of bacteria, yeasts, and molds using manual and automated methods
  • Handle sample shipment to external labs
  • Promptly organize and report results
  • Assist with Quality Assurance program (audits, record review, documentation)
  • Support other analytical needs as necessary

You Have

  • Education and/or Experience BS in Food Science, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related fields
  • 0 -2 years of industrial or academic laboratory experience
  • Experience should include sample testing as described above including microbiological good aseptic technique
  • Skilled with Microsoft Excel; writing formulas, graphing data
  • Experience with QA/QC or food manufacturing processing is a plus
  • Demonstrated organizational and record keeping ability
  • Attention to detail, fast learner, and ability to work well with different people
  • Hard working self-motivated individual
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Willingness to perform routine testing

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.

Depending on your location, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may regulate the way we manage the data of job applicants. Our full notice outlining how data will be processed as part of the application procedure for applicable locations is available here: https://impossiblefoods.com/careers/notice. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.

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

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