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Bioreactor Flex Operator

Position Title: Bioreactor Flex Operator

Department: Operations

Reports to: Operations Supervisor

Location: Soperton, GA

FLSA exemption status: Non-exempt

About LanzaTech:

LanzaTech‘s award winning technology is revolutionizing the way the world thinks about waste carbon by treating it as an opportunity instead of a liability. LanzaTech‘s unique process provides a sustainable pathway to produce platform chemicals that serve as building blocks to products that have become indispensable in our lives such as rubber, plastics, synthetic fibers and fuels.

Job Description:
We are seeking a Bioreactor Flex Operator to perform fermentation at a variety of scales. The successful candidate will have experience with fermentation process equipment, be familiar with conducting routine sample analysis and comfortable in a fast paced, multitasking environment.

This position will also require a high level of schedule flexibility.  The candidate chosen will be expected to cover a significant portion of the vacation time for the operations group; therefore, this individual might end up working days, nights and/or weekends as needed.  This coverage will be for both operations positions:   Bioreactor Technician and

Bioreactor Process Operator.  When not covering vacation this person will be utilized to lead small projects and to assist in day to day fermentation needs.


  • Setup and operate bioreactors at various scales (lab and pilot scale): prepare tubing assemblies, feed bottles, CIP, and SIP Bioreactors
  • Carry out microbial fermentation and analysis
  • Sample bioreactors and prepare samples for further analysis
  • Complete check sheets and enter fermentation data into databases
  • Coordinate fermentation runs and sample analysis among different projects
  • Troubleshoot process equipment
  • Prepare media and other solutions
  • Clean and autoclave process equipment and other instruments
  • Perform other laboratory housekeeping tasks as assigned
  • Perform chemical and consumables inventory
  • Support operations and operations manager when not covering vacation in areas such as harvesting and freeze drying
  • Special Projects as needed

Skills and requirements:

  • HS Diploma or GED
  • 0-3+ years of lab experience preferred
  • Ability to follow SOPs and BRs
  • Ability to multitask and collaborate across departments
  • Attention to detail and careful record keeping skills
  • Able to work independently and flexibly as some weekend work is required
  • Strong computer skills


This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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