Sanitation Operator

  • 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 Wil

  • Clean packaging machinery parts
  • Clean and sanitize all surfaces and equipment in the food production areas
  • Dry and Wet clean of Food contact surfaces, equipment, and building structure
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations (e.g. constant use of protective gear)
  • Provide relevant information regarding progress to supervisors
  • Perform machine setups (assembly, calibration, etc.) to start a production cycle
  • Control and adjust the functions and settings of machines (e.g. flows)
  • Stack packaged items in storage areas or on delivery pallets using jack pallets or forklifts
  • Can train OJT fellow associatePerform Sanitation operations both automated or manual

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
  •  Able to stand during duration of shift
  • Able to use tools to perform repetitive actions during duration of shift
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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