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 Senior Technician who is excited to enhance production and experiment 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!
This Senior Technician will be engaged with the company’s efforts to enhance the production and research of crops in various hydroponic growing environments. The person will assist with plant handling, harvesting, seeding, monitoring, as well as collection of environmental and production data.
Type of Role
What You'll Do
Plant, harvest, and transplant crops and ensuring overall plant health
Assist the Research Scientist with controlling and optimizing the production environment to maximize product quality & yield
Work with high-intensity plant production equipment
Pest and nutrient management
Collect plant and environmental data with sophisticated measuring equipment
Experimental set-up and execution
Chemical mixing and calculating chemical ratios for plant nutrient solutions
Sanitizing lab/plant materials and equipment
Assist in a broad range of scientific activities including but not limited to applied literature review, preparing plant tissue samples, and practicing safe chemical material handling
What We're Looking For
BS in Botany, Agronomy, Horticulture or agriculture-related field or 2 years of related work experience
Experience with plant research in a nursery production or lab setting
Understanding of plant science, horticulture and plant materials, propagation, pest management, crop production
Technical problem solving and prioritization skills
Experience with common data collection, analysis and documentation tools
Humble, teachable team-player who is enthusiastic and hard-working
Ability to take direction and implement changes quickly
Flexibility to work weekends as scheduled
Interest in hydroponic fruit and vegetable production
Ability to lift 30 pounds, climb ladders, and work in confined spaces in varied conditions around bees
Ability to assist in a wide array of activities in operating a large-scale hydroponic research farm
Bonus points: Basic comprehension of hydroponic systems & plumbing
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.