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Pilot Plant Technician

Boston, MA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Mori is focused on innovations in the food, agriculture, and packaging industries. We leverage the unique properties of a natural protein discovered in silk that protects food, creates an edible barrier, and slows down spoilage. Our products can be integrated at any time from farm to shelf, allowing food producers, processors, and retailers to deliver more and better-quality food to consumers. Our mission statement “More Food, Less Waste” embodies our companies’ commitment to improving supply chain inefficiencies and reducing food and packaging waste. We abide by the following values to make our mission possible:

  • Think big, start small
  • Embrace complexity
  • See it through
  • Operate with care
  • Keep perspective

Job Description

Mori is seeking a motivated and hardworking Technician(s) to join our Engineering team and be a part of our groundbreaking Pilot Plant. We are looking for a candidate that will contribute meaningfully to the initial start up of our plant and become a valued member of the Mori team. This candidate will be critical to the development and implementation of our novel process at Mori’s largest scale to date. The success of the pilot plant is the success of the company, come be a part of a sustainable future!


  • Perform pilot plant duties including equipment operation, maintenance, cleaning, and sanitation
  • Perform necessary pre-operation and end of shift activities to ensure proper equipment start-up and operation on multiple pieces of equipment
  • Carries out protein extraction, purification, and drying in Mori’s pilot plant following established SOPs
  • Contributes to conception and execution of bench scale R&D runs for new process and materials development
  • Perform daily quality and environmental sampling, monitoring, and testing
  • Performs work which is predominantly intellectual in character, and which includes work requiring the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment.
  • Regular communication of results, recommendations for changes, safety hazards and issues to the team
  • Clean and maintain a safe work environment
  • Maintain production paperwork, files, and databases
  • Follow all plant GMPs and procedures


  • Base salary of $50,443.00 plus equity (an additional 12% shift differential is available for those committed to the 2nd shift)


Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's, or equivalent experience, showcasing lab-based coursework in chemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, bioengineering, or a similar field
  • Experience with basic engineering unit operations – stirred tanks, purification, filtration equipment, and drying a plus
  • Ability to work well independently or on a team depending on the task
  • Exceptional organizational, communication, and team building skills
  • cGMP compliant process experience in pharma or food a plus
  • Ability to work a rotating schedule with different shifts. Ability to occasionally work weekends for extended R&D activities
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs and stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work second shift, 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight) with a 12% shift differential paid


Mori provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Equity
  • Health, vision, and dental plans where Mori pays 50% of the premium
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) for High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)
  • Unlimited paid-time-off (which includes sick pay) and 11 paid company holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Commuter benefits providing employees the opportunity to use tax-free dollars on commuting costs (as specified by the benefit administrator.
  • Free, access to confidential mental health counsellors through a program called Health Advocate. Health Advocate also helps with other things (securing childcare, finding lawyers for wills, etc.), and you have access to the full array of Health Advocate options
    • Health Advocate also offers advice on which health insurance option to choose based on your personal circumstances (HIPAA compliant, everything is done between you and them and never comes to a Mori employee). This type of program is often referred to as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Free OneMedical on-demand primary care (24/7 access to physicians, online booking system, membership fee is covered), insurance required for certain services
    • Free TelaDoc through Aetna available to employees with an active Mori health plan
    • One year of TalkSpace (fully online mental health therapists) Access based on enrollment in an active Mori provided Health Benefit plan. Monthly limitations apply
  • Optional Life and supplemental life insurance through MetLife

Additional location specific benefits include:

  • 24/7 access to Hood Park fitness center (Boston benefit)
  • Covered and indoor bike parking (Boston benefit)
  • Hood Park programming and events (Boston benefit)

Mori is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and all applicable state and local fair employment practices laws. Employment opportunities at Mori are based upon one's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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