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Food Processing Engineer, Sr. 134 views

San Francisco, CA

About Us
Mission Barns is where some of the world’s smartest, most passionate people are pioneering the future of food. We are scaling up and optimizing our process to provide sustainable, safe, and humane meat products to the world. 
We are a venture-backed startup with decades of experience in cell biology, tissue engineering, media development, food science, bioreactor design, and more. We’re united by our collective drive to solve difficult problems, ask tough questions, and apply cutting-edge science and engineering. At Mission Barns, you’ll have the freedom to dream big and do the best work of your life.
Mission Barns is making meat that’s better for you and the world.  We are developing state-of-the-art technologies in cultivated meat and Food Science area and developing succulent, tender, and delicious meat alternative products.  We are expanding our team of professionals. The Sr. Food Process Engineer will conduct research and develops new innovative processes. 


  • Works with professionals to design equipment, develop process flow diagrams and equipment layouts for new and existing food products. 
  • Ensures that designs and layouts conform to specifications, code requirements, and food safety requirements.
  • Communicates with equipment vendors and co-packers to obtain all necessary designs, drawings, and utility information.
  • Coordinates with outside engineering and architectural resources on all aspects of design; communicates with permitting and regulatory agencies as necessary.
  • Provides on-site project support to assist in accurate process equipment installation with contractors using the project installation drawings.
  • Develop experiment designs, collects and records data.
  • Provide technical support to the Food Science, Culinary team, Science team and Marketing team members.
  • Prepare oral and written reports for all activities and present findings.
  • Develop and modify SOP’s for new and existing products.
  • Maintain neat and clean work area and ensure functionality of all equipment.
  • Provide technical support to review patents and other intellectual properties.
  • Author patents on development activities.
  • Applies tools, data, expertise and drive out a solution and make a decision.
  • Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to meet these requirements with or without accommodations:
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time are common.
  • Ability to move up to 50 lbs may occasionally be required. 
  • Good manual dexterity for the use of pilot plant, laboratory and common office equipment. 
  • Walking up and down stairs.
  • Working Environment

  • The job is performed indoors in laboratory, traditional office, and factory settings.  Activities include:
  • Extensive bench work and periodically sitting at a computer monitor and/or telephone.
  • Minor traveling including at production sites is required. 
  • PPE is required in certain areas of the facility. 
  • About You

  • BS degree, preferably in Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, or a related field. 
  • 4+ years previous experience of process engineering preferably in food, plant-based food, cultured food area is desirable. 
  • A basic knowledge of fats and oil chemistry, as well as ingredients functionality is desirable. 
  • A collaborative approach and strong critical thinking capabilities. 
  • Experience with working and developing new innovative food processes. 
  • Familiarity with FSMA (Food Safety and Modernization Act) is desirable. 
  • Demonstrated experience in scaling bench-scale processes.
  • Full Time Exempt employees enjoy 99% coverage for medical, dental and vision benefits, commuter benefits, a 401K, flexible holiday and vacation time, stock options, a dog and pig friendly office, a brand new state of the art office close to 101, I-80, walking distance to public transit (BART, MUNI, SamTrans), an unlimited supply of snacks, flavored waters, coffee, tea and ample career advancement as the company grows.
    Mission Barns is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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    • Company Address 2618 8th St Berkeley, CA 94710
    • City Berkeley
    • Location California
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