Operator I

  • Impossible Foods
  • Oakland, CA
  • Jul 29, 2020

Job Description

Impossible Foods is addressing the most catastrophic threats facing humanity: climate change and biodiversity collapse. A global transition to a plant-based food system will turn back the clock on atmospheric C02 levels, restore natural ecosystems and reverse meltdown in wildlife biomass.
The easiest -- if not only -- way to make our civilization sustainable is to eliminate livestock, the most dangerous technology on Earth. But humans won’t give up meat. So we need to make meat better -- more delicious and more nutritious, without animals as the underlying production technology. That means that making meat sustainably is the most important and urgent problem for the global scientific community.
Impossible Foods' mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food-production technology by offering consumers everything they currently value about animal products -- and making products that are vastly superior to their animal analogues.
To do this, we are taking a revolutionary scientific and market-based approach. We are inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental or public health impact.
Our world-class R&D team has been building the know-how and technology platform to produce meat, fish and dairy foods from plants. Impossible Foods is experiencing rapid growth and is resolutely committed to leading all aspects of the plant-based food revolution—from discovery to commercial production. The only thing that will separate Impossible Foods from success and failure is our ability to recruit more world-class experts.
Want to join? Check out the job openings and requirements below:
As an Operator I you will contribute to the mission of IF by producing our product at our manufacturing plant.  Due to the time-sensitive nature of manufacturing, there may be overtime requirements based on business needs.  We also abide by OSHA and local environmental agency regulations, mandatory safety training, protective equipment, and chemical handling procedures are required.

You Will

  • Adhere to all health and safety regulations (i.e. proper PPE usage and safe operating practices)
  • Adhere to all GMPs (good manufacturing practices) and internal quality standards
  • Perform safety checks on all equipment to insure safe operating conditions, escalate any deviations as necessary
  • Perform quality checks on all equipment to guarantee product meets specification, escalate any deviations as necessary
  • Perform machine setups (assembly, calibration, etc.)Control and adjust the functions and settings of machines
  • Troubleshoot minor machine stoppages
  • Load materials
  • Palletize finished goods
  • Ensure that regular and preventative maintenance procedures are completed in full
  • Perform minor sanitation operations
  • Document and/or record relevant production information to include:Intermediate or final products using an MRP system Create and maintain activity logs
  • Attach identification labels to finished items and count them to ensure that they conform to initial order
  • Communicate status of process area/equipment to include:Relevant information with regards to equipment stoppages/issues
  • Update and write standard operating and standard sanitation operating procedures
  • Coordinates with the other operators the material and people during her/his shift to maximize up-timeLeads team meeting when supervisor is not available
  • Ensures all KPI and production reports are filled out OTIF (on time in full) for assigned area

You Have

  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  •  Two years of experience working in a production environment. 
  • Working knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and measurement tools 
  • Packaging goods manufacturing required Food manufacturing background preferred
  • Work-center coordination preferred
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds 
Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to  race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Organization type



51-200 employees  


Food & Agriculture

Climate Solutions

Plant-rich Diet

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