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At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world.

About this job

The Manufacturing Technician I/II will be responsible for general upkeep of the technology development space and will work with the team to clean, setup, and maintain a number of pilot scale and bench scale bioreactors including several with novel designs. This position will be primarily a laboratory wet-bench environment where you will be required to stand and do manual labor for long periods of time. This person will also maintain, calibrate and provide on the floor support for several pieces of shared analytical equipment. This role will work cross functionally with the Manufacturing Operations group. To accelerate the pace of our learning, this role is expected to routinely shift time from a daytime weekday schedule in order to perform work on weekday evenings, and weekends.

Responsibilities include… 

  • Setup, clean, and maintain both suspension and adherent bioreactors including some of novel design
  • Clean and organize the technology development space
  • Maintain and calibrate shared analytical equipment.
  • Sample and operate bioreactors and input results into database
  • Maintain stocks of commonly used items in the technology development space

About you…

  • 1+ years of bioprocess operations experience, preferably in industry, but academic setting considered.
  • Excellent knowledge of basic safety, good laboratory practices and aseptic technique.
  • Must be comfortable working independently and on a team.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and evolving environment.
  • Able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to work weekends
  • Able to follow SOPs and process documents

Who you’ll work with…

  • While we expect growth in all functions in the next 1-2 years, this role will most frequently interact with our R&D and Tech Ops teams.

Key Contributions in First Year…

  • Learn to clean, setup, and maintain the novel bioreactors in the technology development space
  • Learn to sample and operate novel bioreactors during experiments
  • Develop a maintenance and calibration system for the shared analytical equipment

UPSIDE Benefits!

  • Stock options for all full-time incoming team members!
  • 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision)
  • Pet insurance for your furry family members!
  • 3 Weeks PTO Accrued Annually
  • DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs
  • Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities


UPSIDE Foods is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

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  • Company Address 804 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
  • City Berkeley
  • Location California
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