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  • Lab Assistant

    Right now we have an abundance of material to create PHA and we need your help to increase the volume for our extraction process and overall efficiency in our lab! We are looking to hire multiple full time contractors for the next 2 or 3 months that want to get some hands-on experience in environmental science and lab work.

    As a Lab Assistant, you would be responsible for maintaining the laboratory and operating our extraction machinery, highly crucial work in our mission of ridding the world of oil based plastics.

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  • Director, Product Development

    We are looking for a Director of Product Development to build and lead the Product Development Unit of our Technology Group. You will identify and execute on development opportunities and acquire assets or resources for the unit. This person will be the primary point of contact, both internally and externally, for all projects relating to material science and PHA applications. Additionally, you will be responsible for making sure any projects relating to product development are executed in a timely and high quality manner. You will have to work across all Full Cycle teams as well as external collaborators to move projects forward.

    We highly value experience in the following areas: polymer science or engineering, specifically with plastics or biopolymers, packaging engineering, and formulation

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  • Manager, IT

    As the IT Manager, you will be our first dedicated Information Technology team member at Full Cycle. You will lead the effort to provide easy-to-use, secure, scalable, and reliable technology solutions to support hyper growth. We need someone who will maintain existing systems, implement new solutions, manage projects, and coordinate with external IT partners. Being a startup, we need someone who is not afraid to tackle whatever issues arise – from troubleshooting day-to-day employee issues to developing strategies and policies to ensure security and performance.

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  • Enterprise Partnership Manager

    Reporting to the VP of Sales, the Enterprise Partnership Manager – PHA will drive Full Cycle’s recurring revenue strategy through pre-productions bookings for commercial BOOT facilities.  This role will partner with R&D, Tech, Engineering, Scale up, and Marketing teams in developing customer and product application strategy to ensure growth targets are met/exceeded.

    You’ll work closely with the VP Sales in managing all phases of the deal cycle, including opportunity development and assessment, due diligence, proposal development, contract negotiations, and finalized purchase orders. You’ll also represent Full Cycle at trade shows, conferences, and panels to drive thought leadership and build partnership pipelines.

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  • Production Technician

    We are seeking someone to join our team as a Production Technician, based onsite at our production facility. If you are someone who shares our values of teamwork, clear communication, urgency without frenzy, and personal accountability, this role could be great for you.

    In this position you will work onsite with a team at the intersection of traditional waste management practices and emerging technology intended to confront the environmental impact of plastics and greenhouse gases.  Your primary responsibilities will be facilitating the food waste / compost process and helping to maintain site upkeep.

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  • Manager, R & D (Chemistry & Analytics)

    Extraction is the key to our company succeeding and we’re looking for a Manager of R&D (Chemistry and Analytics) to manage the logistical, training and research developments for our ever evolving PHA.

    Reporting to the Director, R&D, you’ll be an integral part of evolving our extraction process as we progress into full production sized facilities. You’ll manage and develop the department’s resources with the goal of meeting or exceeding all deadlines and expectations, accurately maintain R&D project records, proactively providing status reports, and collaborate with Operations to achieve project objectives.

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  • VP, Technology

    Partnering daily with the CTO, you will lead the strategy and operations for the department which focuses on scaling our science from pilot through commercial scale. In this role, you will weave together the strategies for multiple projects, aligning them toward the core technology business goals.  Additionally, you will partner with department heads of other business units to ensure that the technical aspects of large-scale commercial development projects are delivered on time and to budget.

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  • Senior Polymer Chemist

    We are seeking candidates for the critical role of Polymer Scientist to support our rapid growth. Our team comes first, so we’re looking for candidates who share our values of teamwork, humility and empathy, clear communication, respect, urgency without frenzy, and personal accountability.

    As the Polymer Scientist you will be responsible for formulation, compounding and characterization of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) for Full Cycle.  Collaborating with the R&D team and Business Development teams, you will conduct research and development of PHA products for our customers. You will work closely with external collaborators to develop PHA products. Serving as a subject matter expert, you will also have the opportunity to help train staff on polymer processing equipment.

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  • Process Engineer

    As a Process Engineer, you will support the development and delivery of Full Cycle’s commercial license packages to construct our commercial facilities. Core responsibilities will include project management over the engineering and design of the facility in close coordination with Full Cycle’s technology experts, as well as commissioning the new facility.   You will be a key contributor with technology validation and deriving functional specifications for equipment, processes and automation. Your efforts will contribute to a clear and concise technology license package that will be used for current and future commercial facilities.

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  • VP, Research & Development

    Partnering daily with the CTO, you will lead the strategy and operations for the Research & Development department, which focuses on further innovating and perfecting our science. In this role, you will weave together the strategies for multiple research projects and keep all the teams within the R&D department aligned. Additionally, you will partner with heads of other business units to ensure that the prioritization and resources of the R&D group are aligned to deliver on the commercial goals of the enterprise.

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  • Production Technician

    We are seeking someone to join our team as a Production Technician, based at our production facility. If you are someone who shares our values of teamwork, clear communication, respect for the individual, urgency without frenzy, and personal accountability, this role could be amazing for you.

    In this position you will work onsite with a team at the intersection of traditional waste management practices and emerging technology intended to confront the environmental impact of plastics and greenhouse gases. We harness the power of nature and use naturally occurring bacteria to make a sustainable alternative to petroleum based plastic from food waste. Your primary responsibilities will be facilitating the food waste / compost process and helping to maintain site up-keep.

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  • Training and Certification Associate

    We’re looking for a Training and Certification Associate to partner with our Training and Certification Manager to help translate our processes into easily digestible classes, learning modules, and training materials so we can level up our new staff quickly. If you have a passion for translating highly scientific information into clean, concise technical documents and bespoke learning experiences we’d love to talk to you.

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  • Plant Manager

    The Pilot Plant Manager will be responsible for developing and leading a manufacturing team to meet the goals of Full Cycle’s PHA demonstration facility in Mountain View. You will implement best operational practices, ensure personnel safety, and troubleshoot onsite issues while encouraging a collaborative, learning environment. You will be responsible for meeting PHA production goals and ensuring that it meets proper specifications. This role will lead collaborative efforts with the team to implement process and site improvements. You have experience in manufacturing operations in a fermentation facility, and know how to build a goal-oriented team with a learning mindset. You know how to meet production goals while keeping safety a number one priority.

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  • Sales Development Representatives

    Reporting to the VP Sales, Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) are responsible for identifying and creating new qualified sales opportunities in Target Accounts for Strategic Alliance and Partnership Managers. The SDR will become a trusted resource and develop relationships with prospects, acting as the initial point of contact. This role will be primarily focused on identifying and qualifying targeted accounts and performing outreach through emails, calls, and social media.

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  • Sr. Maintenance Mechanic

    We are looking to add an experienced mechanic who will oversee and implement our preventative maintenance program for our lab and production equipment for our two main locations in San Jose and Mountain View, ensuring they are operating at their finest. You would focus on preventative measures for all the equipment as well as perform hands on repairs and upgrades.

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  • Production Associate

    We are seeking someone to join our team as a Production Associate, based onsite at our production facility.

    In this position you will work onsite with a team at the intersection of traditional waste management practices and emerging technology intended to confront the environmental impact of plastics and greenhouse gases. We harness the power of nature and use naturally occurring bacteria to make a sustainable alternative to petroleum based plastic from food waste. Included responsibilities are similar to those found in a lab environment as well as a manufacturing floor. Knowledge in the areas of environmental systems, waste management, wastewater treatment, fermentation, composting, and lab research will support you well in this position. We highly value experience in standard laboratory operations and safety practices.

  • General Application

    Love our mission and want to be apart of our story, but don’t see a role that fits you? We’re always looking for passionate, smart, and friendly people and we might just have a spot for your skillset.

    Feel free to send us your resume, a brief introduction of you, and if there appears to be a fit, we’ll reach out.

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