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Downstream Process Engineer 6 views

San Leandro, CA

Geltor is the conscious biodesign company creating the world’s most advanced designer proteins. We start by imagining and deeply exploring nature’s tree of life and combine biology, protein optimization, and fermentation to create sustainable, high-performance consumer proteins with optimal functionality and benefits. These proteins are 100% animal- and GMO-free, globally scalable, and sustainably cultivated. Geltor’s products are the result of endless curiosity and ceaseless optimization, clinically demonstrated for high performance. 
Geltor is looking for a talented Downstream Process (DSP)Engineer to join our growing team in San Leandro, CA. The DSP Engineer I/II will provide technical oversight and operational support in Geltor’s pilot facility. This role will work closely with key stakeholders across Geltor’s organization to design, execute, and analyze downstream pilot experiments in support of process development, product prototype generation, and technology deployment preparedness. 

Responsibilities

  • Help create and foster a safety-first culture in Geltor’s pilot plant. 
  • Support downstream process development, prototype generation, and manufacturing scale-down experiments in Geltor’s downstream product recovery and purification pilot suite. 
  • Analyze and present pilot experimental data and communicate results to stakeholders.   
  • Interact across multiple functional groups, including Fermentation, Recovery, Pilot Plant, Deployment, Analytical, Quality, and Regulatory. 
  • Develop and implement new tools and capabilities in Geltor’s pilot plant to support DSP process scale-down/scale-up. 
  • Develop and implement new tools and capabilities in Geltor’s pilot plant to improve operational excellence and experimental execution. 
  • Draft and update SOPs, batch records, and production plans.  
  • Assist with equipment troubleshooting and maintenance.  
  • Requirements

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering or related field.  
  • Strong understanding of engineering fundamentals and application to bioprocesses. 
  • Some hands-on experience operating lab, pilot, or production scale product recovery unit ops.  
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and knowledge of process control hardware/software preferred. 
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to multi-task. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Must be willing and able to work well in a dynamic team environment. 
  • Strong desire to learn new skill sets. 
  • Strong analytical, data interpretation, and problem-solving capabilities to think critically about complex problems. 
  • An eagerness to do hands-on work in a pilot plant environment.  
  • Ability to travel to support technology deployment projects at partner sites (<20%). 
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to Geltor’s mission and values.  
  • As of January 2nd, 2022, Geltor will require all employees onsite or visiting sites on behalf of Geltor to be fully vaccinated against COVID19 or have a medical or religious exemption. 
  • Supporting Our Team: 
    At Geltor, we believe the most innovative progress and scientific discoveries happen when we include, celebrate, and embrace difference. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Geltor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  
    Since our employees are what matter most, we believe in taking care of them and their families. We offer a full spectrum of benefits, including: 
    Gold level health insurance coverage for you and your dependents through Blue Shield or Kaiser, with Geltor paying 80-100% of premiums for employees and dependents based on plan selection 
    Dental and Vision coverage 
    401k with match 
    LTD, AD&D, and life insurance 
    Flexible time off to refresh and recharge 
    Voluntary benefits including cancer and accident coverage 
    On campus lunches 
    Mental health care through Ginger 
    Commuter FSA 
    Dependent care FSA 
    Paid family leave 
    About Geltor 
    Geltor designs high-performance, sustainable ingredients for consumer product companies by combining computation, biology and materials science. Our first products are collagen proteins optimized for cosmetics and personal care applications and produced through a proprietary animal-free fermentation process. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
    At Geltor we believe the most innovative progress and scientific discoveries happen when we include, celebrate, and embrace difference. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Geltor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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