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Facilities Installation Technician

Role: Full-time

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

Plenty is looking for a Facilities Installation Technician to join our Plant Science team. In this role, you will serve as critical support for installation and daily maintenance needs. This includes upgrading and constructing completely new grow environments as well as maintaining them to make sure they function properly. 

What You'll Do

  • Support the Facilities Installation team in fulfilling both hands on work and organization surrounding trial events
  • Use critical thinking to manufacture and install prototype designs in a timely and thorough manner
  • Gauge rough to fine versioning across tasks from soldering to mechanical/digital calibration
  • Quality control hands on manufacturing, assembly, and install tasks
  • Follow preventive maintenance procedures on all plant equipment in a timely and thorough manner under the supervision of the Supervisor, Install
  • 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, installing and training for new equipment
  • Troubleshoot and perform diagnostics on damaged or malfunctioning equipment; make repairs where necessary or recommend to the Supervisor, Install to arrange for outside vendor to service equipment                                                                        
  • Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and company directives as relates to building operations and practice safe work habits

What you'll bring to the table

  • 1+ years related work experience (construction, plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, etc)
  • Mechanical skills on electric motors, vacuum pumps, air compressors, HVAC, electronic controls
  • Reliable personal transportation and an excellent attendance record
  • Computer literacy skills to manage work order flows in computerized maintenance management systems (UpKeep)
  • Ability to accurately follow operation manuals, manufacturing and installation instructions, sketches, blueprints and diagrams
  • Responsible, flexible, fast learner that has the ability to be a self-starter with a willingness to take on new things
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and consistently meet deadlines
  • Successfully keep multiple tasks running simultaneously with strong analytical skills
  • Constructive feedback and creative solutions to problems
  • Physically able to unpack, pack, lift, and transport boxed items weighing up to 50 pounds, lift and move 50+ lbs with assistance. Installations and system maintenance/modification can require the above physical ability combined with steady hand-eye coordination. Occasional heavy equipment work

Type of Role

Full-Time 

What we can offer

  • Compensation: we’ll pay you a competitive wage, give you a stake in the company via equity and contribute toward your 401K 
  • Health & well-being: we’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being with comprehensive medical, dental, & vision benefits from day one, in-office gyms, and an Employee Assistance Program to help with mental health, financial & legal matters 
  • Food: in-office lunches, snacks and access to our leafy greens & new produce 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 and $250 every 2 years to upgrade your phone
  • Paid time off: we know you’ll do your best if you’re taking time to recharge, so we offer 2 weeks of paid time off + 6 days of paid sick leave per year in addition to the paid holidays we observe
  • Parental leave: 12 weeks off for all new parents - fully paid so you can focus your energy on your newest addition

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