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Manufacturing Technician (On-Site)

Omeat

Omeat

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

About Us

Who doesn’t love meat? Summer BBQs and friends around the campfire enjoying a succulent, delicious burger, packed with protein. Yep, meat rocks. The only problem is meat comes with baggage—greenhouse gasses, environmental degradation, nutritional concerns, and the welfare of animals. But what if the meat we love could be a force for good, helping to reverse these challenges?

Omeat's mission is to pioneer game-changing solutions to the health, environmental, and animal-welfare challenges posed by animal agriculture. We’re developing a scalable approach to producing cultured meat – meat grown from cells, outside the animal – that's every bit as delicious and nourishing as conventional meat.

We’re looking for team members who want to change history. Fellow visionaries ready to sink their teeth into one of the greatest challenges humanity faces, creating a new future – a future full of hope with clear-running streams, teeming oceans, thriving wildlife, and healthy communities. Are you in?

The Role

The Manufacturing Technician will be responsible for maintaining and operating bioreactors, room sanitization, preparing components, operating autoclaves, performing CIP/SIP of tanks, small parts washing, and visual inspection. The ideal candidate will have experience with bioreactor operation, a strong understanding of cell culture techniques, excellent attention to detail and time management skills, and a passion for contributing to the development of sustainable and ethical food production methods.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate, thorough reporting through cloud-based software tool(s).
  • Executes batch production with the assistance of senior team members
  • Assists with troubleshooting and repairing equipment in the facility
  • Complying with all internal safety policies and industry regulations
  • Routinely work with large scale manufacturing equipment using CIP and SIP operations
  • To ensure success as a manufacturing technician, you should possess some basic understanding of manufacturing practices in GMP pharma or food industry facilities.
  • Knowledge of animal cell culture and bacterial culture and biological assays is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate technical information explicitly.

Requirements

  • GED, Associates, or Bachelor’s Degree and applicable food or beverage large vat fermentation manufacturing experience
  • Must be proactive and have a strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic and the ability exercise good judgement
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English
  • Literacy in MS Office (Word, PPT, Excel) and Google Workspace (Drive, Docs, Slides)
  • Must maintain a safety-first attitude and work in all required PPE
  • Preparation of cell-culture media
  • Cell culture material cleaning, sterilization, and organization
  • Ensure the site is clean, organized, and follow good operating practices (waste handling, correct potential safety issues, etc.)

Additional Details

  • Typical work week: Onsite, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
  • Work environment (office, laboratory)
  • Ability to routinely lift 50 pounds or less independently
  • Perform physical labor for extended periods of time (standing, walking, etc.) and in a cool, sterile environment and work with machines that fluctuate in temperatures
  • Knowledge of bacterial culture, is a plus
  • Knowledge of bioreactors is a plus
  • Ability to communicate technical information explicitly
  • Reports to Manufacturing Lead
  • Based in Thousand Oaks, CA

Benefits

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, and vision coverage)
  • Flexible vacation time
  • 401(k) matching
  • 16 weeks of 100% Paid Parental Leave

Omeat is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.