Pilot Plant Technician Jobs in Boston, MA at Mori

Title: Pilot Plant Technician

Company: Mori

Location: Boston, MA

We Abide By The Following Values To Make Our Mission PossibleMori is focused on innovations in the food, agriculture, and packaging industries. We leverage the unique properties of a natural protein discovered in silk that protects food, creates an edible barrier, and slows down spoilage. Our products can be integrated at any time from farm to shelf, allowing food producers, processors, and retailers to deliver more and better-quality food to consumers. Our mission statement “More Food, Less Waste” embodies our companies’ commitment to improving supply chain inefficiencies and reducing food and packaging waste.

Think big, start small

Embrace complexity

See it through

Operate with care

Keep perspective

Job DescriptionMori is seeking a motivated and hardworking Technician(s) to join our Engineering team and be a part of our groundbreaking Pilot Plant. We are looking for a candidate that will contribute meaningfully to the initial start up of our plant and become a valued member of the Mori team. This candidate will be critical to the development and implementation of our novel process at Mori’s largest scale to date. The success of the pilot plant is the success of the company, come be a part of a sustainable future!

ResponsibilitiesPerform pilot plant duties including equipment operation, maintenance, cleaning, and sanitation

Perform necessary pre-operation and end of shift activities to ensure proper equipment start-up and operation on multiple pieces of equipment

Carries out protein extraction, purification, and drying in Mori’s pilot plant following established SOPs

Contributes to conception and execution of bench scale R&D runs for new process and materials development

Perform daily quality and environmental sampling, monitoring, and testing

Performs work which is predominantly intellectual in character, and which includes work requiring the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment.

Regular communication of results, recommendations for changes, safety hazards and issues to the team

Clean and maintain a safe work environment

Maintain production paperwork, files, and databases

Follow all plant GMPs and procedures

RequirementsIdeal candidates will have the following qualifications:

Bachelor’s, or equivalent experience, showcasing lab-based coursework in chemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, bioengineering, or a similar field

Experience with basic engineering unit operations – stirred tanks, purification, filtration equipment, and drying a plus

Ability to work well independently or on a team depending on the task

Exceptional organizational, communication, and team building skills

cGMP compliant process experience in pharma or food a plus

Ability to work a rotating schedule with different shifts. Ability to occasionally work weekends for extended R&D activities

Ability to lift up to 40lbs and stand for long periods of time

Must be able to work second shift, 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight) with a 12% shift differential paid

BenefitsMori provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

Health, vision, and dental plans where Mori pays 50% of the premium

Health Savings Account (HSA) for High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)

Unlimited paid-time-off (which includes sick pay) and 11 paid company holidays

401(k) plan with company match

Commuter benefits providing employees the opportunity to use tax-free dollars on commuting costs (as specified by the benefit administrator.

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