Senior Application Engineer
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 an experienced design engineer who is excited about revolutionizing the world's food systems. Is this you? Then you’ve come to the right place.
At Plenty, we are building out a team of engineers to tackle problems that reimagine the way humanity grows food. In this role, you will be on the ground, in the farm, making sure that lighting, sensing and control hardware is installed and running perfectly.
Type of Role
What You'll Do
Become an expert in our lighting, vision and sensing systems
Install new equipment for the first time and bring lessons learned back to design engineers
Debug electrical and mechanical farm systems
Develop hardware operation training and manuals for farm staff
Travel to farm sites for hands-on work
Design one-off mechanical mounting and fixturing schemes for devices where necessary
Document your work so that it can be replicated
Some physical requirements exist. You’ll be using lifts or ladders and common hand tools.
You’ll also be wearing PPE and clean room attire when in the farm.
What We're Looking For
Experience reading mechanical assembly drawings, part drawings, schematics and program code
Experience with CAD and creating basic engineering drawings
Experience installing and programming electrical-mechanical equipment such as sensors, controllers and appliances
Experience with installation qualification practices and procedures
Experience working in document-controlled and SOP-driven manufacturing environments
Knowledge of safe use of basic hand and machine tools and basic electronic measurement equipment like oscilloscopes and multimeters
4+ years of experience
BS in Mechanical or Electromechanical Engineering or equivalent
Someone willing to travel up to 50% of their time
Experience implementing industrial or commercial vision systems
Food Safety Requirements
Make sure equipment is designed and installed in a way that is suitable for food safety and easily cleanable.
Plenty is a new kind of farm for a new kind of world. We’re on a mission to bring fresh, local produce to communities everywhere in a way that’s better for the environment by using 1% of the water, 1% of the land, and none of the synthetic pesticides or fertilizers of conventional agriculture. Our local field-scale indoor farms are creating a healthier, more delicious and sustainable future.