Hardware Engineering

Staff Process Engineer

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

We are looking for a Staff Process Engineer to work on the design of the nutrient system for the farm. In this role you will be designing dosing and treatment systems that are central to the success of our crops. The nutrient system is both a core area of innovation and the critical operational system for Plenty and one of the enablers for Plenty produce to achieve global reach and an accessible price point. In this role you will be part of a passionate and dynamic team that is developing new technology from the ground up.

What You'll Do

  • Architect, design and implement nutrient systems for Plenty’s farms
  • Design water treatment and filtration systems
  • Design dosing systems and monitoring systems
  • Create specifications and work with equipment suppliers to deliver optimized, application specific equipment
  • Work with the Plenty Plant Science team to define nutrient system needs from the perspective of crop optimization for flavor and yield
  • Work with other internal equipment designers to design filtration and treatment equipment to support needs throughout the farm 
  • Work with operations team to define control strategies, process control points and alerting for the nutrient system 
  • Work with in-house mechanical designers to define nutrient system distribution
  • Work with in-house construction and deployment teams during the installation and commissioning process

What We're Looking For

  • Expertise in the design of treatment systems, filters, vessels, dosing systems and other chemical process equipment
  • Expertise in pump selection and piping design
  • Experience across a range of projects or a range of industries. Experience in a food/beverage or wastewater processing environments is a plus
  • Track record of successful system design and implementation in operational environments
  • Experience working in 3D building models. Experience with Catia is a plus
  • Experience mentoring engineers
  • Experience leading engineering projects is a plus (project engineering/project management experience)
  • Experience with Plumbing and Building Code(s) and applicable NFPA knowledge in various local and international jurisdictions
  • Exceptionally collaborative approach with strong communication skills
  • 10+ years of applicable experience
  • BS / MS in Chemical Engineering (or equivalent) 

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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