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Principal Mechanical Engineer - Process Equipment

$155k – $190k estimated
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About us

At the forefront of farming and food, Memphis Meats is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. Memphis Meats is a mission-driven company focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world.

About this Job

This person will be responsible for design and fabrication of novel bioprocess equipment to be used in large scale manufacturing of cell-based meat.  You will build upon existing prototypes to further scale those designs and implement best practices for robust manufacturing process equipment.  This person will also lead design and overall construction projects for build out of pilot and larger scale manufacturing facilities suitable for food manufacturing that leverages bioprocess technologies.  The role will require skills that span detailed equipment design, overall facility design, and highly effective external partner collaboration and management.  This role requires a pioneering spirit and drive to translate your extensive experience with design of novel equipment into an emerging field with transformative potential.


Duties include
* Build upon the existing meat cultivator prototypes to further scale those designs and implement best practices for robust manufacturing process equipment
* Lead fabrication of scaled process equipment with reputable skilled external parties
* Lead design and overall construction projects for build out of pilot and larger scale manufacturing facilities suitable for food manufacturing that leverages bioprocess technologies

About you
* Mechanical (or related) Engineer with 10+ years of experience in detailed design, fabrication oversight, installation and testing of process manufacturing equipment and facilities.   
* Background in bioprocess fundamentals and working knowledge of ASME BPE design standards is an advantage.
* Should be independently capable with software for 3D mechanical design such as Solidworks and detailed component drawings for fabrication, fluid dynamics modeling, selection of materials of construction, knowledgeable regarding common fabrication techniques.
* Experienced with new equipment acceptance inspections, commissioning and qualification for use.
* Must be experienced with engineering project execution and project management.

Memphis Meats is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.