Off-Shift Stationary Engineer

Chicago, IL
Technology & Operations /
Full-time /
Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park. Our novel fermentation technology produces a sustainable source of complete protein using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. As the challenge to feed the world’s expanding population grows, our mission is to create amazing foods and materials that provide sustainable choices and nurture the planet.

We’re looking for passionate, driven, and ambitious people to join our fast-growing team.

As the Stationary Engineer for Nature’s Fynd, you will be a key member of the Maintenance Team, responsible for keeping our assets in good condition in order to allow us to meet our customer needs.  The maintenance team will be working closely with operations and quality to ensure we work safely and making good quality product on time for our customers.  This person will report directly to the Maintenance Manager, with a dotted line to the Operations Manager/Supervisors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Performing maintenance/repairs on equipment (especially utility and production equipment)
    • Documenting work completed and parts that are used in our CMMS
    • Making sure to work safely and helping to develop/execute proper safety protocols (LOTO, Confined Space Entry, etc)
    • Working closely with contractors and vendors when repairing/maintaining equipment, including reaching out for support if needed
    • Responding and supporting operations calls to troubleshoot equipment issues
    • Working with the Maintenance Manager to update PMs to better maintain our assets
    • Assisting in root cause analysis activities to identify ways to prevent re-occurrences
    • Any other work related items as assigned


    • Must have a City of Chicago Stationary Engineering License
    • Will have a flexible work week, based on operational needs
    • Will be working on weekends and holidays (as needed)
    • Be willing to work OT as needed to support operations
    • Strong mechanical acumen to do tasks such as rebuilding/replacing pumps and valves, changing belts and bearings, etc.
    • Basic electrical skill set (such as able to use a meter and change a low voltage motor)
    • Be able to lift 50 pounds
    • Be able to climb up and down ladders
    • Be able to work at heights


    • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
    • Emphasis on personal transparency and accountability
    • Comfortable working in a start-up environment
    • Sound judgement when faced with uncertainty and ambiguity
    • Self-motivated by problem-solving and inherent curiosity to understand how things work

Personal Qualifications:

    • Comfortable working in a startup environment, embrace entrepreneurship and have enthusiasm for innovation
    • Shows a sense of urgency when responding to operational issues
    • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently & with a team
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, across organizational functions
    • Exhibit strong sense of professional and personal integrity
    • Inherent curiosity and creativity in solving problems to understand how things work
    • Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information
    • Versatility, flexibility and willingness to work enthusiastically within changing priorities