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Manufacturing Technician - Food

Vow

Vow

Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

About us:

Vow is a food company - a very different one. We’re creating real meat products from animal cells instead of the animal itself. We’re bringing together cutting-edge innovations in science, engineering, culinary and design to make sustainable food that’s both irresistible and available to billions of people worldwide.

The role:

Vow is looking for a passionate Technician to join our Manufacturing team, responsible for food production. You are diligent in getting it done and thrive amongst the details as you work to produce high quality products. The nature of the work necessitates patient, careful and considered attention towards sensitive processing systems and strict quality control.

Making sustainable, abundant and irresistible food requires the brain power of a diverse group of people. In this role you will have the opportunity to work alongside incredible scientists, engineers, operators, and designers who are relentlessly passionate about food and creating a better future for our planet.

There has never been a better opportunity to join Vow and help shape the future of what process development and manufacturing mean for our future food systems.

The experience/skills you will bring:

  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to following standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively with supervisors and colleagues.
  • Basic understanding of safety protocols and a commitment to maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic and fast-paced production environment.
  • Previous experience as a production operator in a food manufacturing environment and familiarity with operating and maintaining food production equipment would be ideal.
  • Experience with or Knowledge of HACCP plans, Quality Management Systems (ISO9001, ISO13485 or similar) or GMP standards, ideal but not a must

You will:

As a Manufacturing Technician at Vow, you will play a vital role in the day-to-day operations of our manufacturing facility. Your responsibilities will include:

  1. Machine Operation: Operate production machinery and equipment according to standard operating procedures to meet production targets.
  2. Cleaning and Maintenance: Perform regular cleaning, sanitation, and maintenance tasks to ensure the efficiency and hygiene of production equipment.
  3. Quality Assurance: Monitor product quality during production, conduct inspections, and report any deviations from quality standards to the Production Supervisor.
  4. Safety Compliance: Adhere to safety protocols, use personal protective equipment, and report any safety concerns promptly.
  5. Process Documentation: Maintain accurate records of production activities, including machine settings, production output, and any deviations from standard procedures.
  6. Collaboration: Work closely with the Production Supervisor and other team members to achieve daily production goals and address any operational issues.
  7. Training and Development: Participate in training programs to enhance skills and stay updated on new production processes and technologies.

What success looks like in this role:

  • In your first month you will have successfully integrated yourself into Vow’s Manufacturing Team, you will have learnt all technical skills to run all routine manufacturing processes autonomously.
  • After 3 months you will have the entire manufacturing process running continuously and smoothly. You will be able to suggest and implement changes to the process as required to improve quality and efficiency.
  • By the end of your first year at Vow you will have played a key role in transforming our plant into a well oiled machine capable of manufacturing multiple product lines at huge scale creating sustainable food that’s both irresistible and available to millions of people worldwide.

Who we are and why join:

  • We are building a diverse, mission-led dream team of “Vowzers.” Our mission is to make food products for everyone. To do that well we need a workforce that’s representative of the people we serve. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view - so we’re building a culture to match. Be yourself and come as you are.
  • Work on cutting-edge technology. We’re bringing together cutting-edge innovations in science, engineering, and food, to recreate the world’s most tantalising and unique culinary experiences. All without compromising on ethics or our planet along the way. Since our inception in 2019, we have held the title of being the first startup to cultivate meat from the cells of an undomesticated animal, and have served up our exotic meats ranging from kangaroo dumplings to alpaca sliders in tastings with world-renowned chefs.
  • Work with and learn from the best. Our team includes some of the world’s top scientists, innovators, operators, and creatives with decades of industry experience. Despite our experiences though, we all strive to build, break, learn, and repeat. We see the impossible as temporary and strive to learn and support our company and fellow Vowzers' growth as much as possible.
  • We’re fully funded and ready to go. We are a growing Aussie biotech start-up backed by Blackbird Ventures, Square Peg Capital, Grok Ventures, Tenacious Ventures, P7 Ventures, Toyota Ventures, and PeakBridge VC.

Vow perks and benefits:

  • Everyone is an owner. In addition to competitive base salaries, each and every ‘Vowzer’ owns equity in the company so we can all benefit from our hard work and future success.
  • Generous paid parental leave. We offer 8 weeks of paid caregiver leave and an additional 8 weeks paid leave for the birth giver.
  • Generous relocation budget & support. Support for interstate or overseas team members and their families (including pets!)
  • Flexible working hours and location. We value work-life balance. While we’re mostly back in the office, you’re free to choose the best way for you to work.
  • Unlimited personal leave. At Vow we recognise that sometimes you need time off to recuperate, look after your mental health, or simply deal with an emergency. We put unlimited personal leave in place to empower you to truly bring your best self to work every single day and you are always paid for days taken off as personal leave.
  • Heaps of tasty samples from our culinary centre. Our fantastic "food inventors" on the Vow team are always cooking up new product prototypes, and all Vowzers are given the opportunity to taste, give feedback, and learn from their culinary prowess.
  • An awesome converted warehouse “campus” in Alexandria. Complete with a glass-walled lab, manufacturing line, free snacks, a culinary centre, and professional-grade coffee machine in our cafe, as well as a DIY workshop for all hands-on projects.
  • Human and dog friendly office! An inclusive community and culture, in a welcoming office, complete with friendly “Vowzer” dogs!
  • A variety of social clubs. We encourage all our Vowzers to build the culture with us and share what you love by creating social clubs across the business. From book clubs to hiking groups, we’re always looking for ways to learn and engage with our team.