Working at Ecovative is Awesome!

Ecovative is a diverse group of engineers, scientists, production specialists, researchers, and innovators. Our company seeks to create new paradigms for sustainable material production in a fun and dynamic atmosphere that encourages creativity and sound environmental stewardship. We place significant value on the professional development of our employees, and encourage knowledge sharing and cross-training opportunities.

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Join the Ecovative Team

We're creating new paradigms for sustainable material production in a fun and dynamic environment that encourages excellence, creativity, collaboration, and breakthrough innovation. Whatever your role, you'll be a key part of our commitment to rid the planet of toxic, unsustainable materials. Ecovative is always interested in finding talented, truly inspired, and passionate people to join our team. - Does this sound like you?

Materials and Research Techncian

The Materials Processing and Research Technician will operate equipment to process raw materials as well as create prototypes to inform raw material selection for product development.

Responsiblities Include:

  • Operation, setup, cleanup, maintenance and troubleshooting of raw material processing equipment (large and small scale screeners, hammermills, conveyors, skid steer, box truck)
  • Prepare ingredients/materials, follow Standard Operating Procedures to create test specimens, conduct and record regular observations, and handle post processing of prototypes
  • Minimum requirements

  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year experience in a similar role in a fast-paced environment with an emphasis on quality control, safety, and orderliness
  • Understand various mechanical systems and how they impact equipment efficiency and operation (conveyors, feed systems, scales, etc.)
  • Interest in biological sciences
  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures completely and accurately
  • Experience with data collection and recording and ability to take thorough notes on observations
  • Valid driver license and ability to drive large vehicles and standard transmission
  • Able to work around large equipment safely and confidently
  • Basic computer skills able to work with spreadsheets, information databases, and email communications
  • Capable of counting and calculating inventory using simple math skills
  • Great work ethic with a good eye for detail
  • Preferred Requirements

  • 3 years experience in a similar role in a fast-paced environment with an emphasis on quality control, safety, and orderliness
  • Familiarity with farming or biomass industries
  • Passionate about a sustainable work and life environment
  • Experience in materials testing or quality control
  • Forklift certified for stand-up and sit-down machines
  • Experience with inventory tracking
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    Shipping and Receiving Lead

    The Shipping and Receiving Lead will ensure efficient flow of products and materials at Ecovative. This position will require a motivated, organized, hard working team player to perform receiving, shipping and material handling responsibilities. The position will be responsible for both the administrative responsiblities as well as the hands on work of preparing and recieving packages/freight.

    Minimum requirements

  • Minimum two (2) years experience in a shipping role
  • Willing to change/adapt to new processes, procedures, or work requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • Excellent team player as well as independently motivated to take pride in the work that needs to be done and remain focused on the task at hand
  • Able to use pallet jack
  • Able to stoop, bend, lift, twist on a regular basis; ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to move and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Experience with computer software and ability to adapt to new programs
  • Previous fork lift experience on standup and sit down trucks
  • Driver license and ability to drive standard
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience sending international shipments and preparing customs paperwork
  • Preferred Requirements

  • Prior forklift license
  • Receiving experience
  • Experience with UPS Worldship, USPS, Shopify, and Paypal software
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    Quality Test Technician

    The Test Technician will work in support of the Quality department to evaluate materials for key metrics and ensure our materials meet customer expectations. The Technician will measure parts, make observations and operate an Instron machine system to test parts for various characteristics. This role will also enhance the Quality department by exploring new testing methods and procedures.

    Minimum requirements

  • Degree in material science and/or 3+ years experience with mechanical testing; Excellent at organizing large amounts of data; Proficiency in computer operation and ability to learn new software programs; Diligent; Observant and analytical; superior attention to detail; Self motivated and independent; Great time manager and multi-tasker; Confident communicator; Reliable; Flexible.
  • Preferred Requirements

  • Experience working with Instron testing machines and software, prior experience in a quality role at a manufacturing facility
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    Production Machine Operator

    The Machine Operator is responsible for running the equipment and machines to create and finish our products. The Operator will also be responsible for collecting and recording quality data as well as performing preventative maintenance.

    Minimum requirements

  • Two years hydraulic press (or similar press) experience. Operator/Technician experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with an emphasis on quality controls, safety, and cleanliness. Ability to perform physical labor (packaging, lifting, etc.). Computer competency. Willingness to change/adapt to new processes, procedures, or work requirements. Diligent with a good eye for detail. Consistent work ethic; be proactive and take necessary initiative to get the job done. Proficient in record-keeping. Flexible hours
  • Preferred Requirements

  • Prior PLC/touch screen operation experience. Understanding of aseptic technique and basic biology. Passionate about a sustainable work and life environment. Understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts and principles. Fork lift experience. Woodworking experience. CNC experience. Proficient in MS Office
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    How to Apply

    Think you'll love this job? Are you ready to work hard for a healthier planet? Tell us more about yourself. Interested and qualified candidates should download an application and send with a resume and cover letter to jobs@ecovativedesign.com. The application can be completed and signed electronically or printed and submitted through scan or mail.

    Questions?

    (518) 273-3753
    jobs@ecovativedesign.com

    Ecovative takes affirmative actions as an equal opportunity employer to attract, promote, and retain the most fully qualified candidates without regard to race, creed, religion, color, citizenship status, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information, marital status, status as a domestic violence victim, arrest record, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, other protected veteran or other characteristic as protected by law.
    Equal Opportunity Employer, race, sex, veteran or disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation

    Production Operator

    Production Operators at Ecovative are responsible for many aspects of our Production process including equipment operation, inventory tracking and quality control. Candidates must have an eye for detail and be independently motivated to work quickly and efficiently. Successful employees at Ecovative consistently work toward process optimization, have an appetite for learning, and are open-minded.

    Minimum Requirements

    Experience in a production role with an emphasis on quality controls, safety, and cleanliness; sense of urgency; ability to make quick decisions; willingness to change/adapt to new processes, procedures, or work requirements; ability to perform physical labor (packaging, lifting, etc.); awareness of product flow. HS Diploma. Excellent team player as well as independently motivated to take pride in the work that needs to be done and remain focused on the task at hand.

    Preferred Requirements

    Experience in a quickly evolving and changing manufacturing environment or production line; Associates degree in biology or other related field; mechanical aptitude; forklift driver certification; an interest in sustainability; strong in numbers and calculations; aseptic experience; lean manufacturing experience. Database, reporting, and inventory tracking experience.

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    Research and Development Engineer

    Ecovative is looking for an Engineer with a background in process controls. Working closely with the Engineering team and R&D scientists, this engineer will develop, maintain, troubleshoot, and modify equipment that is utilized by our lab staff to produce Mushroom Materials.

    Minimum requirements

  • Very comfortable working with electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Very comfortable programming and tuning PID controllers
  • Experience making durable electrical connections and cabling
  • Experience with PID controlled systems
  • Experience specifying and installing industrial sensors and controllers
  • Experience working in a machine shop including fabricating brackets, mounts and other simple parts
  • Experience troubleshooting machines
  • PLC and HMI programming experience
  • Able to read, understand, and create electrical diagrams
  • Able to frequently perform work where they will be standing, bending, crouching, kneeling, crawling, reaching, working in tight or awkward locations
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Creative problem solver
  • Strong documentation and organization skills
  • Strong communications skills / teamwork skills
  • Very self-directed (you will have to work autonomously to identify and solve problems to keep things running smoothly without much direction)
  • Preferred Requirements

  • 3 plus years experience troubleshooting and working with industrial electronics and controls
  • Experience with Green houses or other growth chambers. Particularly those with automatic control systems
  • Experience making electrical connections in wet/corrosive, harsh environments
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    Production Operator

    Production Operators at Ecovative are responsible for many aspects of our Production process including equipment operation, inventory tracking and quality control. Candidates must have an eye for detail and be independently motivated to work quickly and efficiently. Successful employees at Ecovative consistently work toward process optimization, have an appetite for learning, and are open-minded.

    Minimum Requirements

    Experience in a production role with an emphasis on quality controls, safety, and cleanliness; sense of urgency; ability to make quick decisions; willingness to change/adapt to new processes, procedures, or work requirements; ability to perform physical labor (packaging, lifting, etc.); awareness of product flow. HS Diploma. Excellent team player as well as independently motivated to take pride in the work that needs to be done and remain focused on the task at hand.

    Preferred Requirements

    Experience in a quickly evolving and changing manufacturing environment or production line; Associates degree in biology or other related field; mechanical aptitude; forklift driver certification; an interest in sustainability; strong in numbers and calculations; aseptic experience; lean manufacturing experience. Database, reporting, and inventory tracking experience.

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    Accounts Payable Clerk

    Part time position (15 hours per week)

    Gain great experience working in a finance and accounting setting while helping our team ensure complete financial records. The Accounts Payable Clerk will perform administrative functions including mailing, filing, copying, scanning as well as maintain spreadsheets and binders and will contact vendors when necessary.

    Minimum Requirements

    HS Diploma, 6 months clerical experience in an accounting setting, familiarity with Microsoft Office programs, general computer experience, and excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

    Preferred Requirements

    1 year clerical experience in an accounting setting with a focus on purchasing and accounts payable.

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