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Process Engineer

Nobell Foods
South San Francisco
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Nobell Foods is creating cheese and other dairy products from plant-derived dairy proteins for the 99% of people who are unwilling to compromise on taste and price. Nobell is made up of a team of passionate scientists, explorers, and storytellers on a mission to radically change the way we make food, so it’s better for you, the animals and the planet.  We are backed by Bill Gates’ climate fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Robert Downey Jr. If you believe in our mission and  are excited about our work, we would love to hear from you!

Expected Outcomes

  • Scale our benchtop R&D process to pilot then manufacturing scale
  • Grow the processing team by hiring and retaining top talent  
  • Work with existing partners and lock in new processing partners as needed for planned runs happening in the next 12 months


  • You’ll be the key contributor for scaling up bench scale process of novel protein ingredients,  working closely with process chemists and other R&D personnel
  • You’ll monitor the assigned trials either in-house or at vendor sites, and process data and present your results with internal stakeholders
  • You’ll apply technical and engineering principles to support the manufacturing development and execution of scalable protein extraction, purification and formulation
  • You will assess processes and run conditions to formulate and execute strategies to optimize results with a focus on scaling
  • You will work closely with our quality and regulatory teams to ensure that all pilot processing and manufacturing is in compliance with regulatory standards
  • You will build positive and meaningful relationships with vendors and 3rd party processors across the supply chain
  • You will champion our product stewardship, safety and quality efforts across all pilot work
  • You’ll be mobile especially for the first 1-2 years for pilot scale tests, vendor selection and qualifications and support other scale-up manufacturing activities, as needed

Required Skills and Expertise

  • You have Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Food Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline
  • You have minimum of 2 years hands-on experience in ingredient manufacturing industry focusing on process development and process qualifications
  • You have experience in developing Process Flow Diagrams, P&IDs, and control system
  • You are self-directed and demonstrate a high level of initiative
  • You have the ability to collect and process data, and present clear, concise data analyses to a multidisciplinary audienceYou are passionate about our mission of creating animal-free foods for the 99% of people who are unwilling to compromise on taste and price
  • You have have strong execution skills and you are focused on delivering results
  • You are an operator who can connect dots and execute complex projects in a timely matter
  • Ability to travel within the US 25-35%

Preferred Experience

  • You have 2-10 years of direct experience scaling an R&D benchtop process. Compensation will be based on experience.
  • You have experience with processing soybeans and are knowledgeable in protein separation technologies
  • You have been part of team that is responsible for bringing a new food product, ingredient or process to commercialization
  • You have excellent communication skills and can resolve technical challenges in an effective and timely matter
  • You have an advanced degree

Nobell Foods offers competitive compensation, generous healthcare, dental and vision plans, 401K and commuter benefits.

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