EH&S Manager


At Air Protein, we’re passionate about creating a new food system–one that pushes the boundaries of what anyone thought was possible and builds a healthy relationship between our food and our planet. This is a new era of sustainable production; we can use less and make more. We can feed the growing global population without destroying rainforests or warming the planet. Join our diverse team of passionate scientists, engineers, and business leaders working to create the future of food—meat made from elements of the air.

As an innovative food company, we are crafting the world’s first air-based meats to eliminate compromise between nutrition, taste and climate impact.  Using novel technology inspired by NASA, we convert elements found in the air into protein. Air Protein’s process is carbon-negative by design, using less land and water, and is powered by renewable energy. It’s where cutting-edge science meets bold ambition to reinvent the way we eat.

Benefits & Perks:

In addition to the chance to work with a world-class team and cutting-edge technology to help combat climate change and address the impending food crisis, Air Protein employees also enjoy competitive benefits. We offer unlimited PTO, parental leave, 401K match, and compensation plans that include employee equity. Air Protein invests in employee development and the company culture is shaped by shared values:

Protect people & the planet

Play as a team and have a growth mindset

Do what you say you will do

Be the change you seek

Create a culture of belonging

We’re currently seeking an EH & S (Environment, Health, and Safety) Manager to join our extraordinary team.

Are you passionate about establishing a facility food safety plan?

Have you implemented best practices across the operations for food safety, personnel safety, and protection of plant assets, systems and equipment.?

Are you a domain expert of USDA cGMP practices?

Do you love creating a culture of safety on your teams?

Have you worked with hydrogen and/or have robust knowledge of PSM?

If you answered yes to these questions, then WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

The Role:

The EHS Manager is responsible for the safe maintenance and operation of all plant processes for people and equipment. This role will establish, design and implement best practices across the operations for food safety, personnel safety, and protection of plant assets, systems and equipment..  This position will be located in the SF/Bay Area and requires candidates to live in commutable distance to our facilities. Relocation Considered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Personnel Safety Plan:  Establish a facility safety plan that includes PPE requirements, LOTO, Confined Space Entry, PSM, and related safety procedures
  • Management of Change:  Establish MOC and eMOC system
  • Fire/Incident Plan:  Establish procedures for fire/incident alarming, facility evacuation, fire response, and fire prevention
  • Training:  Establish safety training plans for plant personnel.  Incorporate safety training into the hiring intake process.  Establish a contractor safety training program
  • Reporting:  Establish incident reporting system.  Provide regular reporting of incident metrics to Air Protein management
  • Permitting: Establish all facility operating permit requirements and maintain all permits by filing appropriate applications and seeking timely approvals from regulatory bodies.
  • Extensive knowledge of hazardous materials, gasses, liquids, etc., their properties and reactions


  • 5-10 years of relevant experience with specific experience with establishing safety systems and practices for food or pharmaceutical plants
  • Understands the bioprocessing/fermentation industries.
  • Extensive knowledge of Cal/OSHA regulations and their applications
  • Extensive knowledge of USDA cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Processes) practices, hazard identification, gap analysis, and sanitary processes
  • Extensive knowledge of hazardous materials, gasses, liquids, etc., their properties and reactions

Skills & Qualities:

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to act proactively to create exceptional experiences for internal and external audiences. Possess a customer first mentality with all stakeholders
  • Superlative communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate with tangible and lasting shaping of core values and standards
  • Professional experience in roles requiring both independent creativity and collaboration with multiple stakeholders
  • Understands the company’s objectives and takes appropriate measures to gain consensus and correct unsatisfactory performance and results
  • Demonstrate strong business and financial acumen with an understanding of the implications of new technology development processes
  • Understand the use of technology as a competitive differentiator

Salary Range: $123,250 - $166,750 USD Annual

Air Protein is an equal opportunity employer.

At Air Protein, we are committed to providing equal opportunities. Because we want the absolute best people, we enthusiastically invite people of every race, color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability – or any other status protected by law – to apply to join our team.

Research has shown that women and people from marginalized groups may not apply for a role if they aren't a 100% match.  Please don't hold back.  If you think you will excel in this role, but perhaps you don’t tick every box, we'd appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

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Air Protein

Turning elements in the air into sustainable protein.

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