Company Description

At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? It turns out you can. So we did. We make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love, while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond. Position Description

The R&D Assistant will help the laboratory manager and extruder team in the R&D laboratory facility located in downtown El Segundo with a variety of tasks focusing on overall maintenance of the facility and operations. This individual must approach all tasks with a common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved oral or written instructions.

Key Responsibilities

• Performs work according to standard procedure and by building's operational schedule

• Performs routine preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment

• Performs daily scheduled setup, cleaning and maintenance of extruder

• Weighs and mixes ingredients in preparation for extrusion experiments

• Performs general cleaning and upkeep of building; including taking out garbage, washing dishes and lab glassware, organizing supply shelving

• Takes inventory of laboratory and general supplies and submits orders to laboratory manager

• Makes minor carpentry, electrical, mechanical and plumbing repairs.

• Replenishes restroom, laboratory, and general supplies

• Uses hand tools and power tools in making minor maintenance repairs and installing equipment

• Assists in shipping and receiving of supplies and materials

• Follows all applicable safety rules and procedures

Candidate Description

The R&D team is looking for an outstanding individual to join Beyond Meat at the company’s HQ in El Segundo, CA. The ideal candidate has experience working in a fast paced environment, is a creative problem solver, enjoys working as part of a team and has a positive attitude.

Qualifications & Competencies

• The skills and knowledge required would generally be obtained with previous experience in lab maintenance and cleaning work

• Very good communication and interpersonal skills

• Valid driver’s license

• Ability to handle hazardous materials in a safe manner (training provided)

• Experience using hand and electrical tools

• Physical stamina and dexterity

• Flexible in a fast paced environment

• Understand and follows written and verbal instructions

• Passionate, enthusiastic and supports company mission and values

• Time management and organizational skills

Physical Demands

• Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs

• Frequent bending and lifting

• Standing up to 90% of the time

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