Farm Operations

Process Engineering Technician

South San Francisco, CA

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.

About Role

Plenty is seeking a self-motivated, results-oriented individual to assume responsibilities as a Process Engineering Technician. This position is responsible for performing various tasks within the Farm Operations Department and assists the Sustaining Process Engineer with Lean implementation, training, data collection, and recordkeeping. 

What You'll Do

  • Support operations, troubleshoot, resolve production and quality issues, and implement process improvements.
  • Create and revise standard work instructions in specified format, working to continuously improve the standard work instruction process
  • Conduct & analyze time studies
  • Analyze, recommend, and implement layout and process flow improvements using Lean Manufacturing methodologies.
  • Attend and support Kaizen events
  • Assist with workstation and line layouts, balancing of work content, determination of labor requirements, material handling and storage solutions, process documentation, and operator training as needed.
  • Work with Engineering to define work methods and work sequences in the development of new products and processes and participate in design reviews and the implementation of engineering changes.
  • Assist in the development of training matrices/guidelines and implementation of the hands-on training process
  • Utilize knowledge of Lean methodology to train and develop other team members on the basic principles
  • Complete miscellaneous tasks and data collection as required to support the continuous improvement of all functional groups

What We're Looking For

  • Must be mechanically inclined and have strong computer experience utilizing Microsoft programs and applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) with capability of learning new systems and methods
  • Good communication, problem solving, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles including value stream mapping and kaizen is preferred.
  • Must be creative, self-motivated, self-driven, fast learner, positive attitude and able to motivate others
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining close communication and collaborative work relationships with all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and anticipate changing project needs
  • Must be a self-starter, goal-oriented, focused, and flexible

About Plenty

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.

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