Extrusion Technician

  • Beyond Meat
  • El Segundo, CA
  • May 12, 2021

Job Description

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.
OVERVIEW
This is a full-time position, reporting to the Manager of Extrusion located at our corporate facility in El Segundo, CA. The Technician has the primary role to ensure the testing and development in the Innovation Pilot Lab is successful. This person will ensure preparation and correct set-up or materials and equipment for all the repetitions/variables for testing, whether at Beyond Meat’s pilot plant or factory, at equipment manufacturers’ facilities, or at a co-manufacturer facility. The Process Technician will become the expert in the R&D team in machine operation and main maintenance requirements. This role, along with the R&D team member will also interface with operations staff at Beyond Meat or co-manufacturing production facilities. Supervisory Duties (if applicable)●       None QUALIFICATIONS Education, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience: ·        High School and certification training in welding, electrical, electronics, HVAC, mechanical or other technical fields-- OSHA compliant safety training a plus·        2-7 years experience as a process technician at product development lab, pilot plant, or commercial capacity plant in a food and/or beverage manufacturing environment·        Preferred 2-years extruder operation, experimentation, mounting, dismounting and sanitation experience·        Experience operating mixing equipment for liquids, powders, and thick paste-like materials·        Experience batching complex formulations·        Hands on mechanical and equipment operation experience·        Strong mathematical skills with excellent problem solving and equipment troubleshooting skills·        Ability to multi-task with strong attention to detail

TASKS, DUTIES, & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  •     Prepare raw materials for process testing
  • Assemble, run, disassemble and sanitize most equipment used in testing of Beyond Meat products
  • Assist with shipping and receiving of incoming raw materials and outgoing finished products
  • Assist with Process Engineers testing which may include operating equipment, taking data, pre-weighing, batching, etc.
  • Assist process engineers with communication and guidance of installation contractors in the installation of new/rented Beyond Meat equipment
  • Calibrate equipment and meters
  •   Serve as backup to production floor if necessary
  • Work with Process Engineering team on proactively improving Process Improvement program
  •   Write-up standard operating procedures (SOPs), safety SOPs and Preventive Maintenance SOPs for new machinery acquired by Beyond Meat

Supervisory Duties (if applicable)
  •    None

QUALIFICATIONS

  •   High School and certification training in welding, electrical, electronics, HVAC, mechanical or other technical fields-- OSHA compliant safety training a plus
  • 2-7 years experience as a process technician at product development lab, pilot plant, or commercial capacity plant in a food and/or beverage manufacturing environment
  •   Preferred 2-years extruder operation, experimentation, mounting, dismounting and sanitation experience
  • Experience operating mixing equipment for liquids, powders, and thick paste-like materials
  •  Experience batching complex formulations
  • Hands on mechanical and equipment operation experience
  • Strong mathematical skills with excellent problem solving and equipment troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to multi-task with strong attention to detail

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work setting involves warehouse and production areas
Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

51-100

Sectors

Food & Agriculture

Drawdown solutions

Plant-Rich Diets

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