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Senior Engineer

Pivot Bio

Pivot Bio

United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2022

About Pivot Bio:

Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our products harness the power of naturally occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops and new sustainable ways for farmers to reduce the usage of fertilizers as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.

Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on Forbes or PBS News Hour.

Position: Senior/Principal Engineer

Location: Remote

We are looking for a dynamic bioprocess expert to help optimize production across a network of CMO’s and Pivot Bio’s production facilities. The person in this role will be instrumental in changing the future of agriculture. As a critical member of our Biomanufacturing team you will provide technical expertise in fermentation, sanitary design and operation, downstream processing and bioprocessing best practices. With a passion for quality, environmental health and safety (QEH&S), you will enhance a high performing team and develop best-in-class biotechnology products.


  • Technical expertise in all Biomanufacturing unit operations
  • Troubleshooting process deviations and developing improvement plans
  • Achieving improvement goals and optimizing batch yields
  • Managing capital projects
  • Training and development of manufacturing staff
  • Developing process documentation such as SOPs, work instructions and training records
  • Identifying improvement opportunities and contributing to OpEX and CapEx projects
  • Developing a collaborating and trusting culture across CMO and own production sites
  • Embodying a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence

Qualifications and Experience:

  • MS (Engineering, Sciences, or mathematics preferred) or other degree with relevant technical
  • 10+ yrs of experience in a biotechnology production environment with a proven track record of
  • Experience managing and executing plant level capital projects
  • Experience working with microbial whole cell products strongly preferred
  • Experience working with freeze dried or powder products preferred
  • Must be willing to work night shifts and on weekends as needed
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and ability to perform extensive work on a computer
  • Extensive travel to equipment providers and other Pivot sites (up to 75%)

What we offer:

  • Competitive package in a disruptive startup
  • Stock options
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance with employer-paid premiums
  • Life, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability policies
  • Employee Assistance Program with free referrals and discounts
  • 401(k) plan, 3% Match
  • Commuter benefits
  • Annual Training & Development support
  • Flexible vacation policy with a generous holiday schedule
  • Exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fun team

All remote positions and those not located in our Berkeley, Hayward or Boston locations are paid based on National Benchmark data. Following employment, growth beyond the hiring range is possible based on performance.
Hiring Compensation Range
$146,423$183,029 USD