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Production Manager (Insect Farming)
We are a Canberra based biotech startup looking for an experienced full-time Production Manager to lead our commercial insect farming operations and production. Our company designs and builds modular robotic infrastructure that uses insects to manage food waste. With support from great investors like Grok, Giant Leap and Rampersand, we are building a profitable global business at the leading edge of the circular economy.
On offer is an exciting opportunity for an experienced insect-industry and agricultural professional to play a pivotal role in the development of a small but fast growing company at the vanguard of innovation and sustainability for insect farming. The Production Manager will be a senior member of a multidisciplinary team that draws expertise from software, hardware and biology to build robotic and biotech waste management solutions. Key responsibilities Providing oversight, analysis and direction of production functions for commercial farming of Black Soldier Fly and mealworms; Executing biological research and innovation in insect production to meet commercial objectives; Management and oversight of processes and systems for the processing of food waste using insects and the generation of commodity products (frass and insect protein) including quality assurance; Driving improvements in processes and procedures to increase efficiency and productivity of waste processing and commercial insect farming Leading and managing Goterra’s production team to improve production outcomes Developing systems to forecast, plan, manage and analyse data for insect breeding including designing production metrics and targets.
Planning and managing insect production activities to meet targets and customer commitments with regard to output, quality, cost, time and staffing; and Managing the development of the company’s insect production capability to meet strategic growth objectives Qualifications and skills Relevant bachelor degree in Biology, Agriculture or similar field At least 2 years’ previous management experience in commercial insect production.