Production Associate

Full time @Better Origin in Food and Agriculture , in Operations
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  • Post Date : January 20, 2023
  • Apply Before : February 19, 2023
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  • Job ID 40556
  • Company Description  For supermarkets, food producers, and farmers, we offer modular insect farms that convert food waste into animal feed. Our technology helps reduce emissions, mitigate food waste, and replace deforestation-linked soy.

Job Description

Why join us?

We’re backed by world-class investors at Balderton Capital, Fly Ventures, and Metavallon VC. We’re working with supermarkets and food producers to roll out our technology in the UK and the EU. In 2021, we signed a contract with Morrisons to convert their fruit and veg waste and create a carbon neutral egg line.

Following our $16m Series A round raised to support technology and team scaleup, we are looking to hire the best people that make Better Origin a great place to work.

We are very proud of our values and want to attract those who feel motivated by them as much as we are. Some of our key values include:

  1. Don’t dream about a better future – build it.
  2. Leave no room for waste.
  3. Dare to explore.
  4. Work for the team, not just yourself.
  5. We do things our own way.

Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds and different places around the world. We’re growing fast, planning to scale from 35 to 70 people by the end of 2022 – now is the best time to join!

Job Role

We are looking for hard-working, passionate individuals who love to drive change, want to have a positive impact, and thrive in a start-up environment to help run Better Origin’s insect production operation.

We are offering the right candidate a starter role, focused predominantly on the operations and performance of our central insect farm. The role will involve supporting the operation of our central insect farming facility just outside Cambridge, as well as some opportunity to travel to our other Micro-Farm sites with more experienced technicians supporting the Quality Control, Biological Science, and production technicians in their roles.

You would be a part of a small but highly passionate and enthusiastic team of Insect Farming technicians and assistants working both as an independent assistant carrying out duties at our home base, as well as part of the farm team participating in complex trials and projects at our base and remotely in the field.

Role Specifics

  • Being hands on in the operation of a busy production site.
  • Counting, sorting and packing larvae for distribution.
  • Being hands-on within our exciting Insect Farm. Managing and maintaining our insect colonies.
  • Preparation and Feeding of both Fly and Larvae colonies.
  • Working alongside the Biology and Operations team to ensure the site runs properly with high performance and good levels of hygiene.
  • Be involved in an exciting sustainability business looking to help solve climate change and eliminate food waste!


  • Prior experience working in Farming / Production / Manufacturing environment would be beneficial.
  • Be of sound physical health and capable of lifting 20kg trays/buckets.
  • A good team player, but also able to work independently.
  • Not afraid to get hands dirty or of bad smells.

You can find more information about us at

Better Origin embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


  • 25 days holiday + birthday + bank holidays
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Learning and Development budget
  • Flexible working

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