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Who We Are

Ecovative is a diverse group of engineers, scientists, production specialists, and innovators. Our team works hard to create sustainable materials for a brighter future in a fun and dynamic environment. We place significant value on the professional development of our employees and offer a competitive benefits package. Our people are collaborative, creative, and truly passionate.

What Makes Us Ecovative

Join the Team

Are you hardworking, motivated, passionate about the environment and fungi? We're looking for people like you to fill the following positions:

Materials Testing Technician (Part time)

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Ecovative Design is seeking to hire a Materials Testing Technician to perform a variety of
mechanical, biological, and quality testing procedures to evaluate materials for key metrics
and ensure our materials meet customer expectations. The Technician will measure parts,
make observations and operate an Instron machine system to test parts for various
characteristics. This role will also explore new testing methods and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies
Pursuing or obtained a degree in mechanical engineering or material science and/or 3+
years experience with mechanical testing; Excellent at organizing large amounts of data;
Proficiency in computer operation and ability to learn new software programs; Diligent;
Observant and analytical; superior attention to detail; Self motivated and independent; Great
time manager and multi-tasker; Confident communicator; Reliable; Flexible.

Preferred Qualifications and Competencies
Experience working with Instron testing machines and software, prior experience in a quality
role at a manufacturing facility.

EEO / AA Employer

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ecovativedesign.com.

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Production Operator

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Join our Production team responsible for performing the day-to- day operations in Ecovative’s production facility. Production operators operate, set-up, clean and trouble shoot equipment, move materials and equipment to work locations and sets up work site, provides verification and records information and ensures that all required procedures are followed. This role will work as a team member and teach others and learn from others on the various tasks of Ecovative’s production lines. The role will also perform inspections and tests of material at various stages on the process to ensure quality and prevent contamination. In addition, Production Operators maintain tools and equipment, and performs various clean-up and housekeeping activities. Successful applicants will have knowledge of safety rules and procedures and be able to quickly observe and adapts to Ecovative’s requirements, including wearing required personal safety equipment. As with all other positions at Ecovative, this role will assist with team building and process development and advise management of flow and planning opportunities.

If interested and qualified, there is an opportunity to work 50% time on the Production team and 50% as a Materials Testing Technician on our Core Research Team. The Materials Testing Technician will perform a variety of mechanical, biological, and quality testing procedures to evaluate materials for key metrics and ensure our materials meet customer expectations. The Technician will measure parts, make observations and operate an Instron machine system to test parts for various characteristics. This role will also explore new testing methods and procedures.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

Experience in a quickly evolving and changing environment with an emphasis on quality controls, safety, and cleanliness; sense of urgency; willingness to change/adapt to new processes, procedures, or work requirements; ability to perform physical labor (packaging, lifting, etc.); awareness of product flow. HS Diploma. Excellent team player as well as independently motivated to take pride in the work that needs to be done and remain focused on the task at hand. Able to use pallet jack and ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

To be eligible for the 50% role of Materials Testing Technician, an applicant should be pursuing or have obtained a degree in mechanical engineering or material science and/or 3+ years’ experience with mechanical testing; excellent at organizing large amounts of data; Proficiency in computer operation and ability to learn new software programs; Diligent; Observant and analytical; superior attention to detail; Self-motivated and independent; Great time manager and multi-tasker; Confident communicator; Reliable; Flexible.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Competencies

Experience in food service, kitchen, greenhouse, manufacturing environment, or production line; Associates degree in life sciences or other related field; mechanical aptitude; forklift driver certification; a background in biology / environmental / sustainability; strong in numbers and calculations; lean manufacturing experience. Database, reporting, and inventory tracking experience. Prior experience in clean room operations.

 

EEO/AA

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Product Engineer

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Ecovative Design is seeking to hire a Structural Panel Product Engineer to design, prototype, and fabricate killer products for potential customers and business partners using bulk panel materials. This role requires fabrication of sample panels from experimental and production bulk bricks and maintenance of inventory to satisfy diverse external sample requests. Successful candidates will conceptualize and design implementations of panels into a variety of potential products and be an in-house expert in techniques for use of these panels across many industries.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or materials science. Experience will be considered in lieu of education. Must possess construction, woodworking, or fabrication experience and have passion for hands-on work, including the use of hand tools. Knowledge of general building methods and materials and/or furniture component manufacturing. Candidate must demonstrate ability to adapt quickly and learn new job functions, be able to effectively prioritize and work on many projects at once, and have excellent organizational skills. Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to manage input from a variety of stakeholders.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Competencies

Experience working with CAD software(SolidWorks, Rhino, Pro/E, or similar), CNC machining, CAM software, and/or structural building materials and/or furniture component manufacturing is a plus. Additional experience including maintenance of functional wood or related shop, demonstrated collaboration, and knowledge of industry trends is preferred.

 

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ecovativedesign.com.

 

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Business Developer / Market Researcher

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Ecovative Design is in search of an experienced Business Developer who through collaboration with our CEO and Program Leads will research, analyze, and capitalize on market opportunities for our structural composites in the interiors and building materials categories. This role will be responsible for finding, qualifying, and activating and supporting partners that would benefit from implementing Ecovative’s material solutions.

Our Business Development position will involve travel to visit prospects and customers, as well as exhibiting at trade events or other viable business opportunity events. Our materials are constantly advancing, and our R&D team is developing new materials with unique characteristics. You will also be responsible with selling prospects on development projects which push the boundaries of what is possible to manufacture today.

Our ideal candidate has these characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a business development role; A minimum of five (5) years’ in lieu of education
  • Experience with market research and identifying market fit and viable customers and partnerships
  • Creative, and able to translate prospects needs and wants into Ecovative concepts using current manufacturing methods or using processes still under development
  • Fundamental understanding of structural materials
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel
  • Outgoing personality with strong ability to engage in meaningful one-on-one and group discussions
  • Superior organization and follow up skills
  • Experience using social media as a sales tool
  • A passion for sustainability
  • Established professional network preferred
  • Background in structural materials, building materials, or construction preferred
  • Joint development or negotiating B2B contracts preferred

EEO / AA Employer

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@ecovativedesign.com.

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How to Apply

Think that you’ll love Ecovative? Are you ready to work for a healthier planet? Tell us more about yourself!

Interested and qualified candidates should download an employment application here. You can either print it and mail it to Ecovative Human Resources with a resume and cover letter, or send everything electronically to Human Resources at jobs@ecovativedesign.com. We will review your qualifications and contact you if you are a potential match for the position.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Ecovative Design actively seeks candidates who are female, minority, disabled and/or veterans and will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, relationship or association with a member of a protected category covered by the New York Human Rights Law, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.