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Production Manager, Pilot Plants

Company: Full Cycle Bioplastics
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

**Production Manager, Pilot Plants** at Full Cycle Mountain View, California, United States Full Cycle Bioplastics is on a mission to create a cleaner, more sustainable future. At the moment, we are small but mighty. Our tech helps solve the plastic pollution crisis by transforming waste into compostable materials. Were scaling our solution to significantly decrease plastic waste and greenhouse gas emissions. We've experienced massive growth over the last year, tripling in size, with more on the way! The Production Manager will be responsible for developing and leading a manufacturing team to meet the goals of Full Cycles PHA demonstration facility in Mountain View. The Production Manager will implement best operational practices, ensure personnel safety, and troubleshoot onsite issues while encouraging a collaborative, learning environment. The Production Manager will be responsible for meeting PHA production goals and ensuring that it meets proper specifications. This person will lead collaborative efforts with their team to implement process and site improvements. They will collaborate closely with the Site and Safety Manager at the facility to ensure contract obligations are met and the site is maintained. A proven leader of hard working, technical minds with experience in manufacturing operations in a fermentation facility. Someone who understands the urgency of a changing climate and plastic pollution and wants to do something about it. You know how to build a goal-oriented team with a learning mindset. You know how to meet production goals while keeping safety a number one priority. You can adapt to a fast-paced environment and pivot goals quickly. You know how to interface with Full Cycles R&D, engineering, growth teams as well as our colocated partners operations and leadership teams. The Production Manager will have the following responsibilities: * Adhere to all facility safety procedures and policies * Lead basic operations and maintenance of fermentation and separations equipment * Meet Full Cycles production goals and ensure that the product is within specifications * Develop production schedules and contingency plans to deliver production goals * Ensure raw materials and consumables are well stocked coordinate supply orders as needed * Monitor operational metrics to track the sites performance * Monitor processes and identify deviations and/or opportunities for improvement * Troubleshoot processes and provide technical feedback as needed * Ensure site is routinely maintained for visits * Ensure all equipment are properly maintained for operations * Lead team meetings and huddles * Provide technical support for technology transfer from the lab to the pilot plant and possibly manufacturing * Provide leadership for pilot plant operations for one or more projects * Sample processes and prepare them for routine analysis * Enter data into various web applications and databases for analysis * Communicate well within a team framework, effectively prioritize work, and work efficiently Requirements: * 3+ years of work experience in a scientific, preferably fermentation-based, industry * 2+ years of experience managing direct reports and third party service vendors * 1+ year in working in fermentation-based manufacturing or pilot plant operations * BA/BS in scientific or engineering discipline * Demonstrated ability to write, revise and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for routine work and receive instructions new processes * Team player with strong problem solving and communication skills * Ability to relate with people at all levels within an organization * Ability to stand up to 6 hours per day while monitoring operations and performing tasks * Knowledge of OSHA guidelines and other federal, state and local regulations We offer our employees a range of benefits including participation in our stock option program, volunteer time off, unlimited PTO, commuter benefits and 100% cost coverage for an employees medical, dental, and vision insurance. We are also committed to finding a supporting the best candidates out there and can offer to pursue sponsorship for someone who would require it. Full Cycle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender i dentity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. **Voluntary Self-Identification** For government reporting purposes, we ask candidates to respond to the below self-identification survey. Completion of the form is entirely **voluntary**. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. As set forth in Full Cycles Equal Employment Opportunity policy, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected group status under any applicable law. Gender Gender Gender Please identify your race Please identify your race Please identify your race If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Veteran Status Veteran Status Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 **Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability** We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employm

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