At Plenty, we’re on a mission to give people in local communities everywhere access to the freshest, most amazing tasting produce possible. And to do so in a way that’s better for the planet.
The people and teams who make up Plenty are at the core of how we do that. We are an ag-tech company looking for a Systems Technician who is excited to enhance data collection processes and analysis of experiments with crops in a variety of hydroponic growing environments. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced energetic environment, you've found the right place!
Plenty is seeking a Systems Technician who will participate in systems maintenance and data collection activities in a modern, advanced-technology hydroponic farm. The individual will be involved in configuring and maintaining instrumentation within state-of-the-art agricultural research environments and ensuring accuracy within the collected data.
Type of Role
What You'll Do
This is a technical hands-on role where you will routinely apply troubleshooting skills to install, calibrate, and maintain automated instrumentation (e.g., environmental controller/sensor units, temperature probes, pH probes, Raspberry Pi SBCs, etc.).
This position is responsible for performing daily, routine quality assurance checks (i.e., confirm daily that sensors are calibrated and accurately recording data).
This position will also collect some manual response data (e.g., plant growth parameters, labelled images, photosynthetic fluxes, etc.) metrics from biological specimens/systems.
With the strict guidance of a Data Scientist and a Systems Supervisor, the Technician will work closely with the Plant Science team to fulfill established research goals on time and to specification.
- The Systems Technician is expected to take part in the On-Call Rotation, ensuring data integrity, environment setpoints and nutrient setpoints are maintained during standard non-work hours.
The Systems Technician will play an integral role in maintaining our high standards of quality research. As a front-line member of our growing team, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the utmost adherence to Plenty’s established protocols throughout the entire production and research stream.
What We're Looking For
Motivated, tech-savvy individuals with analytical, problem solving, electrical, and/or do-it-yourself skills to assist in installation and maintenance of instrumentation.
Experience with Microsoft Office or Google Suite required and a willingness to adapt and learn new software programs required.
Ability to work outside normal business hours (i.e., outside Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm)
Ability to quickly adapt to changing situations and effectively take direction
- Humble, teachable team-player who is enthusiastic and hard-working
Experience in both manual and automated data collection preferred
Food Safety Requirements
- Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations.
Plenty is here to change the way people eat, making extraordinary flavor and nutrition more available in a way that's better for people and the planet. We build farms that can put craveable flavor first while delivering exceptional yields. And our produce is always pesticide-free and grown using less than 1% of the land and 5% of the water of outdoor farming.