Impossible Foods

Remote, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-10

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Process Engineer III

About the company:

Hi. We're Impossible Foods, and we make meat, dairy and fish from plants. Our mission is to make the global food system truly sustainable by eliminating the need to make food from animals. Why? Animal agriculture uses a tremendous amount of the world's natural resources. In 2016, we launched our first product, the Impossible™ Burger. It's delicious, nutritious, and made using but a small fraction of the land, water and energy required to make meat from a cow.

Impossible Foods was founded to transform the global food system and reduce the impact of climate change by making the world’s most delicious, nutritious, and sustainable meat, fish, and dairy — from plants.

Through the revolutionary work of our world-class R&D team, we’re inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish, and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the negative environmental or public health impact.

Our flagship product, Impossible™ Burger, uses 96% less land, 87% less water and generates 89% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional beef from cows. And the burger is just the beginning. We’re working on recreating every animal product, from chicken to fish, with plant-based ingredients that are vastly better for people and the planet. 

Impossible Foods has experienced spectacular growth over the last few years, and we continue to lead all aspects of the plant-based revolution – from discovery and innovation to commercial production and consumer education. We’re building an amazing team of brilliant, collaborative, mission-driven individuals who take pride in using their diverse skills to contribute to a better world. Our core values include leading with heart, thinking like scientists, and doing the right thing, and our employees embody these attributes in their work every day. 

Want to join the movement? You can help us solve the most urgent, important challenge facing the world today (and have fun doing it). Check out our job opening below:

You will help evaluate, design, and implement innovative processes. You will orchestrate capital projects for new and existing manufacturing sites. The successful candidate will work multi-functionally with R&D, PDC, Engineering, and Operations to ensure new process technologies are adequately trialed during bench, pilot, and manufacturing testing. This position will be responsible for the research and recommendation of appropriate manufacturing scale equipment. You will collaborate with Manufacturing teams to develop and improve processes at all levels of the organization.

At Impossible Foods, safety is our priority. Our obligation to our employees (and their families and communities) includes providing a fully vaccinated workplace. It is widely recognized that vaccination is by far the safest and most effective tool for protecting ourselves and our community against the spread of Covid-19. For the sake of our employees, their families, and communities, Impossible Foods will require vaccination by February 1, 2022 for all US-based employees who are on-site at one of IF’s facilities or co-manufacturing facilities; are in a position that requires them to be in person with co-workers, customers, clients, or contractors; or are traveling on behalf of the Company, including attending any in-person Company-sponsored event.

Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Depending on your location, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may regulate the way we manage the data of job applicants. Our full notice outlining how data will be processed as part of the application procedure for applicable locations is available here: By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.

If the ability to work remotely is indicated, this role can be performed from any US state except for Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Wisconsin.

This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

You Will

  • Validate equipment recommendations and processes for representative and scale trials
  • Develop User Requirement Specifications for equipment based upon the product requirements learned from bench, pilot, and plant trials
  • Develop BFDs, PIDs, and perform Mass Balance studies
  • Collaborate with Product Innovation and Operations to scale and optimize processes to produce high quality, safe products
  • Develop functional specifications and manufacturing instructions for new processes
  • Be responsible for commissioning and qualification activities on new and optimized system installations
  • Foster a collaborative learning environment and mentor junior engineers
  • Travel up to 25% (1 week out of the month) for FATs and plant trials
  • You Have

  • BS in an Engineering field
  • 3+ years of experience in a food and/or beverage process manufacturing environment
  • Experience in process engineering and design, including the development of BFDs, PIDs, and Mass Balance sheets
  • Experience in scaling processes between bench, pilot, and manufacturing magnitude
  • Experience with various commercial food processing equipment
  • Experience in sanitary design, Sanitary 3-A, USDA, and FDA food processing as well as HACCP, OSHA, and other food production standards
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving through a data based approach