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Pilot Operator

Hello and pleasure to meet you!
We are Cultivated, and we are looking for a great new team member to join us on our amazing journey to improve the food system with creamy, dairy-free, indulgence!


Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland


Permanent Hybrid

Cultivated Biosciences, yeast cream, texture, alternative dairy, dairy-free, creamy, biomass fermentation, ingredient, foodtech, innovation

About Cultivated Biosciences

We're building a world in which animal-free dairy is the better choice for everyone.

​Our mission is to empower plant-based dairy to give it the creaminess and mouthfeel consumers strive for. To do this we are developing creamy functional ingredients from non-GMO yeast to be sold as B2B ingredients. We have a fantastic team, investors and advisors by our side, such as Arturo Elizondo and Lukas Böni, and are now eager to make better ingredients than any factory farm could together with you! 
Recently, Paul from TechCrunch also wrote about what we’re doing at Cultivated, you can find more here

Your mission

As Pilot Operator you will set up, operate and monitor our pilot production, with a focus on downstream processes. You will be in charge of the pilot and be involved in the development and implementation of innovations. You will work alongside our team, as well as many different stakeholders. You will be a key person who makes sure our pilot runs smoothly and contribute to our mission of making dairy-free indulgence a reality for consumers worldwide.

What you need to succeed

  • Have a completed education in the technical field (or food industry), for example

    • Mechanic / Technologist / Food Technologist with a Swiss Federal Certificate of Competence (EFZ) or as a Plant Operator with a Swiss Federal Certificate of Competence (EFZ) or equivalent.

    • Bsc. or Msc. in Food Technologie or Processing or similar

  • 3+ yrs. of experience in maintenance, cleaning, and servicing of the pilot and lab equipment

  • Have an affinity for food and technology

  • Possess very good English language skills. Knowledge of German, French and Italian is an advantage.

  • A proactive, entrepreneurial attitude

  • Willingness to learn new things quickly 


Feel free to apply if you don't check all of our criteria, we are eager to learn about you.

Why join?

We are a young and dynamic startup based in Zurich, creating a revolutionizing ingredient for plant-based dairy. We function with a flat hierarchy. The teams’ success will be the company’s success. 

We will offer the following:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Regular team events (including retreats in the Swiss alps!)

  • 25 days of vacation

  • A competitive salary package including stock options

  • An inclusive and diverse team, that also enjoys spending time together

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply.

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