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Fermentation Supervisor at Meati Foods in Thornton, CO

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  • Fermentation Supervisor at Meati Foods in Thornton, CO

    Based in Boulder, Colorado, Meati Foods is on a mission to help feed everyone -- forever. We believe everyone should have the choice to eat nutritious, unprocessed protein grown from nature. That's why we harness a single, infinite ingredient called mycelium – the muscular root structure of mushrooms – to put delicious Good Energy on your plate without compromising on health for you and your family, or for the planet. Get to know Meati more and apply at

    The Role:

    The Fermentation Supervisor will be responsible for leading/supervising the operation of fermentation activities for their specific shift under the management of the Fermentation Manager. The Fermentation supervisor will supervise and lead day-to-day fermentation activity including monitoring of all fermentation processes, cleaning activities (clean-in-place, steam-in-place), media prep, reactor preparation and maximizing productivity. This person will be responsible for education and training of the fermentation associates for all fermentation tasks and certifications required. The individual will be leading a fermentation team, promoting a safe workplace, driving employee satisfaction and morale and driving a culture of teamwork. Additional responsibility includes data collection and processing troubleshooting. Work at Meati Foods is faced paced and provides an exceptional amount of hands-on experience, responsibilities, and exposure.

    • Effective communication and implementation of process changes, safety standards, and “state of the art” hygiene and sanitation practices.
    • Supervision of the fermentation process & team to meet daily/weekly/annual production goals, output and objectives meeting pre-defined quality criteria, people safety and regulatory compliance requirements
    • Provide individual and team training, leadership coaching, motivation of fermentation associates
    • Key Point of contact and resource for fermentation shift information/documentation, people safety, production updates, production strategy, updating/optimizing SOPs, and implementing best practices
    • Knowledge of production equipment such as fermentation vessels and CIP Sanitation and Steam Sanitation (SIP) equipment.
    • Possess the mechanical and technical skills to accomplish the required machine operation, as well as able to troubleshoot when necessary.
    • Assemble and break down appropriate hoses and parts configuration depending on the process.
    • Correctly, accurately, and safely handle and measure chemicals and cleaning aids for CIP/SIPs.
    • Clean and maintain fermentation and media vessels according to standard operating procedure (SOP)
    • Maintain a clean, orderly, and hygienic workspace with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards.
    • Accurate documentation of process information/parameters
    • Maintain all quality standards and safety procedures.
    • Follow SOP’s to safely handle chemicals and hoses/vessels under pressure while wearing PPE
    • Motivate, train and teach associates regarding equipment operations, process controls, specifications, documentation etc.
    • Strong champion and advocate of people safety, training and quality parameters
    • Develop a culture of associate satisfaction and retention
    • Participates in hiring, staff training and development and the supervision of the production staff
    • Reviews and analyzes production work processes and implements corrective action for operational improvements
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or four years or more experience in a related education/experience
    • Experience working as a Brewers Assistant, Cellarman, or fermentation operator in industries such as dairy, pharmaceutical, or chemical
    • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
    • Strong technical understanding of fermentation
    • Strong teamwork, coaching and leadership skills
    • Demonstrated ability and experience leading a fermentation production team
    • Strong computer skills
    • Demonstrate reliability, punctuality, and ability to multi-task
    • Demonstrate responsible and well-informed decision making
    • 3 -5 years industrial fermentation supervisory experience
    • Demonstrate responsible and well-informed decision making
    • Entrepreneurial spirt and drive needed to work effectively at a high growth company
    • Ability to multi-task with a keen attention to details
    Physical & Mental Requirements:

    Must have the endurance to frequently lift and move 10-50 pounds, stand, sit, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, do-a-barrel-roll, bend, talk, hear, see, and operate controls in operational and administrative situations.