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Process Engineering Manager



United States
Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2023

We’re on a journey to Grow the Future of Materials. How? By unlocking the unique properties of mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. Our patented technology, Fine Mycelium™, unleashes a new class of materials crafted from nature, engineered for performance, and built for a resilient future.We’re seeking passionate learners to join us in pioneering a materials revolution and creating an epic place to work. MycoWorks offers competitive equity and benefits programs to support the health, well-being, and financial empowerment of all our employees.We root our relationships with our partners and one another in our core values: Be Mycelial, Cultivate Quality, and Grow the Future, and we're committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, gender-expansive individuals, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Summary
MycoWorks is seeking a person to fill the role of Process Engineering Manager. This person and their team will be responsible for leading the company’s process engineering programs and building operational excellence within MycoWorks’ new Reishi™production facility.

Critical focus areas for the Process Engineering Manager will be: supporting existing and assisting in the development of all critical standards tied to optimally running the production facility; model rigorous standards execution, coach and develop process engineers, support capability building for all plant technicians.; provide high quality data, direction and leadership to drive focused loss elimination efforts (technical and work process); support the development, maintenance, and training of critical Daily Management Systems; contribute to the development and execution of MycoWay (MycoWorks’ novel manufacturing work system).

This role interacts heavily with multiple organizations including Production, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, and Technology Development. The role reports to the VP of Manufacturing.


  • Manage a group of Process Engineers responsible for all aspects of process improvement throughout the facility: technical training, increasing throughput, decreasing downtime/stops, improving work process inefficiencies, managing and improving Data Management Systems, eliminating other wastes, etc.

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Process Engineering team, including hiring, training, and performance management

  • Build a team of “process experts” capable of providing technical and process input for future scale-up projects

  • Demonstrate flawless execution in managing process improvement initiatives and deliverables, including product quality and schedule integrity

  • Mentor process engineers on formal problem solving methodologies consistent with the Focused Improvement (FI) Pillar including, but not limited to: problem statement generation, fishbone analysis, cause and effect testing, 5-why analysis, etc.

  • Monitor and analyze process and product performance metrics and use data to drive decision-making and process improvements

  • Responsible for knowing all technical losses in the facility, provide framework and coach team on escalation protocol - spend a significant amount of time on the production floor with process engineers to coach

  • Coordinate process engineering support, provide mentorship through the execution of all VAT/FAT, CQV, and related upstream project work processes to ensure on-time delivery and vertical startup

  • Serve as a member of the Plant Leadership Team

  • Support MycoWay implementation by leveraging servant leadership principles

  • Promote a “Zero Defect” culture within the facility

  • Model and drive the company vision and values


  • BS in Engineering or Business is preferred

  • Five plus years of experience working in a manufacturing facility with two plus years managing others (degreed and non-degreed individuals)

  • Knowledge of root cause analysis tools and ability to coach others in the organization on their proper execution

  • Experience working in cross functional teams

  • Understanding of TPM / Lean methodologies - Black Belt Six Sigma Certification or similar certification preferred

  • Ability to execute gap analyses and create focused action plans

  • Understanding of autonomous systems, specifically: Defect Handling; Centerline, Inspect, and Lubrication

  • Knowledge of statistical process control

  • Knowledge and experience working in a cleanroom environment a plus

  • Experience with starting up new equipment and/or production lines a plus

Physical Demand


Stand or Sit (stationary position)

Frequently to Constantly

Walk (move/traverse)

Occasionally to Frequently

Dexterity (use hands/fingers to handle/feel)

Frequently to Constantly

Climb (stairs/ladders) or Balance

Seldom to Occasionally

Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, Crawl

Seldom to Occasionally

Talk/Hear (communicate/convey/discern)

Frequently to Constantly

See (observe/identify/inspect/perceive/assess)

Frequently to Constantly

Lift, Carry, Push, Pull (move/transport/install/remove)

Up to 25 lbs, Occasionally to Frequently / Up to 50 lbs, Seldom to Occasionally

Exposure to Work Environments

Working near loud machinery, Occasionally to Frequently

We are a 24/7 manufacturing operation. This role may require overtime and the ability to work varied shifts in order to meet the needs of the business.


MycoWorks offers world class benefits and compensation programs to support the health, well-being and financial empowerment of our employees. Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental plans at no cost to employees
  • Equity
  • Optional insurance coverage for partners and dependents
  • FSA Accounts
  • Free Personal Health Advocate
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid holidays beyond the traditional
  • 401(k) program

MycoWorks may contact you via text message regarding your application for this or similar opportunities. You can always text STOP to opt out.