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Process Engineering Technician

Process Engineering Technician

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

Location: Corsham Science Park 

Cellular Agriculture Ltd produces technology that aims to make cultivated meat a widely available, sustainable, ethical, affordable protein alternative. 

We are passionate about food security with an enthusiasm for next-generation solutions, innovative technologies, sustainability, and the future of food and agriculture, and are looking for like-minded people to join our growing team. 

The company integrates activities across a Research and Development Department responsible for innovating, an Engineering Department that delivers scaled iterations of bioreactors and bioprocess, and the Operations Department responsible for ensuring the company runs smoothly. These Departments work seamlessly together towards delivering technology that allows a sustainable alternative protein to diversify food stuffs for food security across the world. 

We are committed to being an inclusive workplace. We strongly believe in the benefits a diverse team brings, and having and equitable culture in which all our people can thrive, with everyone being able to influence our day-to-day working for the better and encouraging growth. 

What this role entails 

As a Process Engineering Technician, working at the interface of the Process Engineering/Materials Science disciplines, you will play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations, supporting membrane production and bioprocessing systems. Your responsibilities will include: 

• Setting up and operating day-to-day lab scale membrane production and bioprocessing systems following project managers’ instructions, and perform a range of routine and investigative analysis using various techniques independently. 

• Becoming a key member of the technical team, ‘chipping in’ where necessary across the company to accelerate the R&D and Engineering workplans. 

• Acting as the go-to expert for specific equipment, providing knowledge and support to ensure optimal functionality. 

• Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including biologists and engineers, for continuous process improvements and adaptations towards optimal membrane formulation and fabrication. 

• Working closely with a diverse team of technicians, sharing expertise and maintaining a professional, clean and safe working environment. 

Objectives 

  • Bioprocess development support by running and enhancing membrane fabrication processes

  • Equipment maintenance by troubleshooting and preforming routine maintenance on equipment to improve quality and productivity, contributing to the overall efficiency of work flows.

  • Materials Lab Management: Take responsibility for elements of specific projects and/or specific areas of general laboratory/sample administration and assigned housekeeping tasks as required

  • Technical Support: Provide technical support with a positive and enthusiastic problem-solving approach

Selection criteria  

  • Experience  

A Degree or equivalent in Chemical/Biochemical/Process/Mechanical Engineering, plus sustained experience in a process or manufacturing environment or equipment maintenance, within a multidisciplinary environment (engineering, or R&D and/or materials environment)

  • Delivering for an organisation 

Experience of responsibility for managing the day-to-day running of an entire lab and/or several items of equipment. Willingness to work in a hands-on environment, and a strong drive to learn and develop further technically. 

  • Team working 

Experience of responsibility for managing the day-to-day running of an entire lab and/or several items of equipment. Willingness to work in a hands-on environment, and a strong drive to learn and develop further technically. 

  • Expertise 

Essential: Process/manufacturing line improvement 

Preferable: Strong interest and desire to develop skills in materials R&D/production

The Benefits  

In addition to working in a world class facility based in the Bath region with a supporting and inclusive team, you will receive a highly competitive base salary, share options in a growing biotech enterprise, competitive holiday allowance and a fantastic benefits package including pension, Bupa medical cover and life assurance. You will have access to world-class training, development, and networking with organisations across cellular agriculture, and food systems. 

Closing Date: 7th April

On site interviews to be held on 16th April

When Applying: Please include a cover letter detailing your experience and why you wish to apply for this role.
Please note that this role is not sponsorable and that applicants should have the right to work in the UK

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