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?

Open Positions
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 The application can be completed and signed electronically or printed and submitted through scan or mail.


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Laboratory Technician

The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for material preparation, observations, data collection, equipment operation and various other support needs of grant and private development teams relating to Compressed Products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation of materials including substrate sterilization, mixing, and inoculation
  • Experiment observation and data collection
  • Use various lab and prototype equipment to assist with carrying out experiments

    Candidate Requirements

      Associates degree and/or equivalent experience in science or engineering; exceptional organization skills; enjoy learning new skills; conscientious in the work place; attention to detail; dexterity and precision while working with hands; independently driven; follows instructions; motivated and willing to do repetitive work when necessary; able to lift 20-30 pounds.

    Preferred Requirements

      Previous experience in a laboratory technician role; knowledge of aseptic technique and working with MSDS; basic biological understanding of fungi; knowledge and understanding of cell culture


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.


    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.