Research and Development Operator

 Join our Pilot Plant team and be a part of the testing and operation of ground breaking processes for bio-fabricated materials.  We are seeking a Research and Development Operator to help the team run experimental equipment and early stage processes in collaboration with our Research and Development team.

The Research and Development Operator will set-up, operate, document process and results, clean and troubleshoot pilot equipment with a focus on process and product quality as well as scalability.   The role produces experimental material for testing and evaluation by Ecovative researchers and our commercial partners.  Other responsibilities includes, assist with formulation of Standard Operating Procedures and best practices, collect and present data to help to optimize the production process under development, maintain tools and equipment, as well as 5S and daily improvement activities.  The R&D Operator observes and follows all safety rules and procedures, including wearing required PPE, attends and contributes to team meetings and huddles, performs inspections and tests of material at various stages on the process to ensure quality and prevent contamination, and performs various clean-up and housekeeping activities.   The role also assists with team building and process development and advises management of flow and planning opportunities.

Our ideal candidate has these characteristics:

  • Experience in a quickly evolving and changing environment with an emphasis on quality controls, safety and cleanliness.

  • sense of urgency.

  • willingness to change and adapt to new processes, procedures or work requirements.

  • ability to perform physical labor.

  • awareness of product flow.

  • Able to use pallet jack and other warehouse tools.

  • 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.

  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs.

  • Proven data collection and documentation skills.

  • experience with computers and software, including but not limited to MS Excel.

  • operation of experimental and early stage production equipment.

  • knowledge of aseptic technique.

  • demonstrated ability to solve basic math problems.

  • exceptional organizationAL skills.

  • strong attention to detail.

  • ability to communicate effectively.

  • comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • knowledge and interest in science.

  • Training or education in science or technology.

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in science or technology.

  • Demonstrated experience leading small groups.

  • lean concepts experience.

  • forklift certification.

  • database reporting and inventory tracking.

  • clean room experience.

Please submit a cover letter along and a resumé, or request an application to Human Resources at
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!