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Hardware Engineering

Process Engineer, Fluid System Design

South San Francisco, CA

2019_06_09_PLENTY_TIGRIS_GROW_ROOM_1262_FNL

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 Process Engineer to work on the design of various water management processes in the farm. In this role you will be designing continuous processing systems that are central to the success of our crops. This includes the nutrient management system, 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.

Type of Role

Full-Time

What You'll Do

  • Architect, design and implement liquid transfer & treatment systems for Plenty’s farms

  • Propose and develop novel process designs with minimal design specification

  • Create specifications and work with suppliers to deliver optimized equipment solutions

  • Work with the Plenty Plant Science team to define key quality metrics and specifications from the perspective of crop optimization for flavor and yield

  • Work with internal mechanical design engineers to design custom solutions for our growing spaces

  • Work with control engineers to define process instrumentation, process control strategy and alerting for the nutrient system

  • Work with in-house construction and deployment teams and oversee the installation and commissioning process

What We're Looking For

  • 2+ years of applicable experience

  • BS / MS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering 

  • Expertise in design and ownership of continuous fluid handling processes in a production environment

  • Experience with Process Flow Diagrams (PFD), Mass and Energy Balances, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID), equipment data sheets and specifications, design basis documentation

  • Experience in design of piping systems, pumps, heat exchangers, filters, separators, tanks, vessels, chemical dosing systems, etc.

  • Experience across a range of industries, experience in food/beverage industry, greenhouse/hydroponics, wastewater treatment or chemical plants

  • Track record of successful design delivery and implementation in a live production setting

  • Exceptionally collaborative approach with strong communication skills

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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