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Job Description

The Role:

The Lab Supervisor position at Meati plays a pivotal role within our state-of-the-art 100,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Thornton, Colorado, affectionately referred to as the "Mega Ranch". Our innovative process for crafting delicious and nutritious meat alternatives from mushroom root commences in the lab, where mycelium embarks on its transformative journey preceding fermentation and food processing stages. As the Lab Supervisor, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing all lab operations, ensuring adherence to quality standards, timeliness, safety protocols, and fostering a positive work environment throughout the process.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 4 direct reports managing performance, attendance and reviews
  • Train and mentor, the team to ensure consistency and quality across all shifts
  • Maintaining the SOP database
  • Managing communication between Operations, analytical, QA and R&D
  • Understanding analysis/sample flow
  • Performing lab solution ideation, tracking and follow-up, communicating and escalating as needed
  • Managing Sample flow into, and data flow out of the laboratory
  • Data management through audits and Identify trends for the plant
  • Investigate process deviations through the use of multiple CI tools
  • Lead department specific studies and Improvement projects
  • Liaising with purchasing for NetSuite upkeep and performing lot code analysis as needed.
  • Scheduling tasks within the lab
  • Ordering inventory for the entire lab Including QA and Analytical
  • Managing data and the many Excel spreadsheets/implementing alternative solutions.
  • Maintain records and schedules for recurring lab upkeep and training.
  • Lead Daily Direction Setting (DDS)/shift handover conversations
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in life science or microbiology preferred.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a microbiological or wet chemistry laboratory.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp new concepts, collaborate effectively within a team environment, and contribute positively to team dynamics.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to delivering high-quality work.
  • Ideally, a background in fungal biology, proficiency in statistical analysis, advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, and familiarity with JMP software.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Meati™ we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Compensation:

$70,000 - $92,000 including a potential annual bonus and equity. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance at no cost to the employee (for employee-only coverage)
  • 401K with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and Floating Holidays
  • Monthly reimbursements for personal health and wellness expenses
  • Mental health programs at no cost
  • Parental Leave, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability coverage, and AD&D

Equal Employment Opportunity: Eat Meati™ is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At Meati, we are committed to the highest quality and food safety standards. We expect our employees to comply with all relevant FDA requirements and external certifications (e.g. Kosher, Halal, etc.), where applicable

About Eat Meati™

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Eat Meati™ is on a mission to build Good Energy™ from the ground up. We work closely with Mother Nature to cultivate the complete protein she intended — one that’s been the root of our living world for millennia. We’re connecting and empowering eaters everywhere to evolve energetically. We believe food should be simple, clean, and of course, delicious, which is why grow and nourish our mushroom root to create nutrient-rich, whole food protein everyone can enjoy. Get to know more about Meati™ at meati.com.

Our team is passionate about making the world a better place through good health and wellness, positive climate impact, and equitable access to nutrition around the world. This passion translates into the culture of our office, making Eat Meati™ a lively, enjoyable, innovative, and inclusive place to work. This is an exciting time to be a part of the Meati™ team and the growing plant-based meat category..

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