Prime Roots is seeking a Food Process Engineer to become an integral part of our team! At Prime Roots, we envision a delicious protein-rich future that is sustainable for environmental and human health. You will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of sustainable and delicious food innovation and be amongst a team of hardworking do-ers. You will be helping to lead our design and scaleup of our process and be an integral part on getting us to market and beyond!
- Plan out scaleup plan for food manufacturing and processing equipment.
- Develop financial models to understand the unit economics of process.
- Interact with suppliers and manufacturers to design and make cost-effective scaling decisions.
- Design and manage projects from ideation to implementation with little supervision.
- Source and manage relationships with co-developers, co-packers, and more parties.
- Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders to complete projects in a timely matter.
- Troubleshoot and ideate around equipment, facilities, and process needs in a novel process.
- Be a strong individual contributor as well as collaborative team player.
- Navigate through regulatory requirements and ensure safety and efficiency of facilities.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in Process Engineering, Food Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or similar
- 3+ years of experience in working on process development and scaling at a food company
- Experience and knowledgeable about scaleup and setting up a process line
- Deep understanding of food processing machinery and sourcing and dealing with vendors
- Passionate about creating great-tasting products and a passion for food in general
- Knowledge and experience in rapid prototyping equipment and requisite software and hardware knowledge
- Be able to work with limited budgets and with limited resources to achieve impactful results
- Position requires the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods and lift up to 50 lbs
- Must be authorized to work in the United States now and in the future without sponsorship
- Opportunity to work in a fast-growing startup with innovative team.
- Excellent growth and advancement opportunities.
- Collaborative working environment.
- Great benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k).
- Food, of course!
About Prime Roots
About Prime Roots
Prime Roots (formerly Terramino Foods) is a venture backed San Francisco Bay Area based food company that is mission and community driven. Prime Roots grows and uses a fungi superprotein to make delicious and ultra-sustainable food products. The work of the Prime Roots team has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, Food and Wine, and more.