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Maintenance Automation Technician

Role: Temporary

About Plenty

Plenty is on a mission to make fresh, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables more accessible to everyone. Our cutting-edge indoor, vertical farms produce extraordinary yields using a fraction of the land and water outdoor farms need. Nutrient-rich, mouth-watering and locally grown, our crops help people, communities and our planet to be healthier and more resilient.

The people and teams who make up Plenty are at the core of how we do this. We are a collaborative and innovative bunch. We are passionate about our contributions to Plenty, the communities around us and our planet, but never take ourselves too seriously. We’re down to Earth, we grow together, and we always find a way. Most importantly, we’re here to improve the lives of plants, people and our planet

About the role

In this role, you will be a part of a dynamic team working to maintain the operation of equipment and systems throughout the facility. If you are a proactive, operationally focused individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment, you’ve found the right place!

What you'll do

  • Follow preventive maintenance procedures on all plant equipment in a timely and thorough manner

  • Maintain the operation of equipment and systems including, but not limited to: compressed air, HVAC, electrical distribution, controls, lighting, and robotics, PLCs conveyors and other automated machinery

  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment and components to identify hazards, defects and the need for adjustment or repair and to ensure compliance with codes

  • Partner with the Engineering and Safety teams in planning, ordering, installing and training for new equipment

  • Troubleshoot and perform diagnostics on damaged or malfunctioning equipment; make repairs where necessary or recommend to the Maintenance Manager to arrange for outside vendor to service equipment

  • Respond to facility emergency situations

  • Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and company directives as it relates to building operations and practice safe work habits

What you'll bring to the table

  • 3+ years of related work experience

  • Strong mechanical skills on electric motors, vacuum pumps, air compressors, HVAC, etc. with an emphasis on PLC, controls and automation experience preferred

  • Ability to accurately follow operation manuals, manufacturing and installation instructions, sketches, blueprints and diagrams

  • Shift assignment can be discussed. However, must be willing to work evening and weekend shifts on occasion or rotating basis, able to work flexible hours and be part of the on-call rotation

  • Responsible, flexible, fast learner that has the ability to be a self-starter with a willingness to take on new things while maintaining full ownership of assigned area

  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and consistently meet deadlines

  • Able to successfully keep multiple tasks running simultaneously with strong analytical skills

  • Able to provide constructive feedback and creative solutions to problems

  • On Call Coverage to support team as needed

  • Physically able to unpack, pack, lift, and transport boxed items weighing up to 50 pounds, occasionally lift and move 50+ lbs with assistance

Type of role

Contract

What we can offer

  • Compensation: we’ll pay you a competitive wage starting at $30-31.00/hr (but could be higher based on experience) on a biweekly basis
  • Health & well-being: we’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being with comprehensive medical benefits after 90 days and in-office gyms 
  • Food: in-office lunches, snacks and access to our leafy greens & new products in development -- are you up for a side gig as a taste tester?
  • Grow together: learning & development opportunities including unlimited access to our Upstart University platform, LinkedIn Learning, lunch & learns, training certifications, and more
  • Equipment: we’ll provide you with the equipment you need to be successful, including $75/month toward your phone bill 
  • Sick leave & holidays: we offer 24 hours of sick leave and double pay for any holidays worked

Food & Safety Requirements

  • Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations
  • All employees must show proof of COVID vaccination before starting work, other than in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception
  • Assist in the maintenance of Food Safety and Quality system
  • Responsible for making sure the methods and responsibility for the maintenance and repair of equipment and buildings shall be documented, planned and carried out in a manner that minimizes the risk of product, packaging or equipment contamination
  • All applicants must be 18 years or older to apply