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Senior Process Development Engineer 55 views

Berkeley, CA

It’s a Perfect Day to change the world! At Perfect Day, we’re doing just that.
Perfect Day was founded in 2014 to create delicious, nutritious dairy products that everyone can love. We’re using fermentation (not animals) to make dairy proteins that are the foundation for foods like ice cream, cheese and yogurt – all with the distinctive taste and textures that consumers demand, but without lactose or environmental downsides. Through partnerships with respected brands, we’re working to launch a whole range of dairy products that will help shape a humane, sustainable food system for future generations. 
Perfect Day is working to commercializing animal-free dairy protein products. We are seeking a skilled and experienced Sr. Process Development Engineer to join our process development team, owning research and development activities to successfully develop, optimize and scale the production process from the laboratory through pilot plant into commercial facilities. The ideal candidate will have strong technical and interpersonal skills and will be driven to do what it takes to contribute to a small team in a fast paced, collaborative start-up environment.  

Essential functions

  • Be a strong technical contributor for development and optimization of downstream recovery and purification processes, with prior experience in multiple relevant unit operations and separations technologies.  
  • Design, review, execute, and analyze process development experiments ranging from bench through pilot scale, leading to process transfer to commercial scale 
  • Independently design and execute experiments and contribute meaningfully to projects in collaboration with other downstream processing (DSP) and cross-functional team members.  
  • Collaborate with DSP team members to maximize their contribution and meet team and company objectives.  
  • This position will also contribute to the development of novel technologies and approaches to meet future Perfect Day products  
  • Provide mentorship to other junior process development engineers. 
  • Other functions

  • Significant technical expertise in development, implementation and optimization of recovery, purification, and spray drying processes at lab scale and pilot scale.  
  • Experience addressing issues with downstream processing at commercial scale is an advantage.  
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to work effectively in cross-functional teams.  
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage a challenging workload.  
  • Prior experience with protein purification and/or food processing is an advantage.  
  • Competencies

  • Strong technical and interpersonal skills
  • Driven to do what it takes to contribute to a small team in a fast paced, collaborative start-up environment
  • Maintain sage practices and work environment
  • Required education and experience

  • BS, MS or PhD in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering or related discipline with minimum of 3 to 7+ years of direct experience in downstream separations and purification technology, process development and scale-up.  
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 50%, including international travel, while observing COVID restrictions
  • Familiarity with JMP a plus
  • It’s a Perfect Day to change the world. The day when delicious dairy goodness is something everyone can love. The day we say goodbye to the downsides of factory farming. The day we throw a big party with luscious, animal-free milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, all made with Perfect Day! We hope you join us! 

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    • Company Address 1485 Park Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
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