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Engineer – Pilot Facility 33 views

Pearl River, NY

At C16 Biosciences, we believe that palm oil doesn’t have to be a problem. Our team is building a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to “conflict palm oil,” which relies on tropical rainforest deforestation and emits over 1 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. C16 Bio’s technology platform harnesses naturally-occurring biological processes, improved by the latest innovations in strain engineering, fermentation, and low-cost lipid extraction to produce a better kind of palm oil.
As an Engineer you will help with all activities relating to the operation, maintenance, and  continuous improvement of our pilot facility being built. You may also help with scale up  activities and production at our future contract manufacturing sites. You will drive the  transfer of novel processes developed in the laboratory, scale them to our pilot plant, and  interface with the commercial and quality teams. You will be a critical member of a tight knit R&D team focused on developing a sustainable path for palm oil replacement.  

What you’ll do:

  • Plan and execute process scale up and sample production runs, including hands-on equipment operation 
  • Monitor critical process parameters and troubleshoot equipment during processing
  • Help manage the day-to-day activities and inventory of the facility
  • Analyze process samples using internal analytical methods
  • Maintain accurate and detailed batch records and data
  • Run pilot size equipment and maintain the equipment in good working order
  • Review data and analytics to make continuous process improvement at scale
  • Comply with safety policies, quality policies and procedures, standard operating  procedures, and process transfer documentation 
  • Minimum education and experience:

  • B.S in chemical engineering or related field with 8 or more years experience
  • M.S. in chemical engineering or related field with 5 or more years of experience
  • Experience in process development / engineering or production  involving fermentation or purification processing
  • Fermentation pilot plant experience, with hands-on experience in operating 50L+  bioreactors strongly preferred
  • We’re also looking for:

  • Hands-on experience with downstream equipment operation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of laboratory chemical and aseptic techniques preferred
  • Experience with plant start-up/commissioning a plus
  • Ability to be flexible and work with changing priorities and tight timelines
  • Organized, self-starter, able to work independently
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed due certain operations extending beyond the typical 8-hour workday, or possible weekend work as necessary
  • May require occasional visits to company headquarters in NYC, and to external  manufacturing sites 
  • C16 offers:

  • Competitive salary within the industry
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k matching
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance coverage
  • Access to well-being tools and development opportunities (e.g. mental health, CitiBike memberships, and more)
  • 401(k) retirement plan options
  • Diversity at C16 Bio:

  • We celebrate diversity in all its forms. We are committed to EEO regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, and more.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. 
    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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    • Company Address 444 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA, USA
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