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Agriculture Technician - R&D

Bowery Farming

Bowery Farming

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People & HR
Kearny, NJ, USA
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024
At Bowery, we’re making wildly delicious food more accessible to everyone. Driven by our proprietary end-to-end technology, our farms are transforming the entire fresh food supply chain to be simpler, safer, and vastly more sustainable.
We have 5 farms in operation (including state-of-the-art R&D and innovation farms) and we’re just getting started. We’re backed by tech and agriculture industry leaders with $647M in equity and debt capital, and our products are sold in over 1,400 locations.
Working at Bowery is more than just a job. It’s a chance to make a global impact with first-of-its-kind technology and ridiculously good food. We’re always looking for passionate minds to grow (and eat) with us! Ready to make a real difference? Join us. We’d love to have you here.
P.s. Check out The Roots: Bowery Farming's People Podcast for all things Bowery culture, teams, leadership, and karaoke (yes, karaoke)
About the Role:
We are seeking an Agriculture Technical Assistant who will be supporting the daily growing operations in our indoor vertical farms. You will be responsible for collecting key metrics & daily crop evaluations, as well as evaluating daily system audits to ensure optimal growing conditions. You will perform all tasks based on standard operating procedures and the continuous improvement of our standard operating procedures. You will maintain focus on the plant material and the accuracy of the data collection. To achieve this, you are comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. With the support of the growing operation team, interpret data, and deliver business results. You will operate in a multidisciplinary environment with engineers, computer scientists, agricultural scientists, and other functions, and your work will meaningfully impact the evolution of the indoor agriculture industry.

What You'll Do:

  • Supporting farm ops team regarding crop health protocols
  • Execute all crop culture SOPs and drive compliance with crop schedules in partnership with supervisors
  • Collect & assist in analyzing data in order to proactively identify crop issues
  • Consistent system inspection in the farm to make sure that the environmental conditions are optimal for production and within the target
  • Water and Nutrient Management (including collecting microbial samples, monitoring and recording water EC and pH values, mixing stock solution fertilizers).
  • Integrated pest management procedures
  • Ensure all required KPI’s are met regarding facilities goals on safety, production, quality, and costs
  • Promote the maintenance of production areas to ensure compliance with company quality, sanitation, and Food Safety standards

Who You Are:

  • You are passionate about our mission, excited to revolutionize agriculture
  • You have knowledge of farming & growing operations
  • You have the versatility to collaborate with individuals across various functions
  • You have excellent verbal, written & interpersonal skills
  • You love to learn & have a strong work ethic
  • You have strong attention to detail
  • You practice safe work habits in a food safe environment at all times
  • You are a self-starter who gets involved quickly and takes on difficult tasks with enthusiasm
  • You maintain a high productivity level by operating with a sense of urgency, efficiency, and effectiveness over an extended period of time
  • You have the ability to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds

Benefits as Good As Our Greens:

  • Starting hourly rate is $21.25/hour + annual increases
  • Free benefits from Day 1 for employees (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Heavily subsidized benefits for your family from Day 1
  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave for all new parents (full-time employees)
  • Competitive vacation and sick time off
  • 401K & company stock
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability
  • Free Mental Health Resources and Wellness Benefits, including Spring Health (personalized quality therapy and psychiatry for mental health needs), Headspace (unlimited access to guided meditation sessions, and Carrot (family forming support)
  • Uniforms and PPE provided by Bowery
  • Free leafy greens & more…
Our commitment to eliminating bias and ensuring pay equity goes beyond pay transparency. Click here (https://bit.ly/3CUwuUY) to learn more about how compensation works at Bowery, how we came up with the salary on this job posting, and what we’re doing to ensure your compensation is internally and externally equitable
The salary for this role will be $21.25 per hour. If this role is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply no matter what so we can see your profile and background. You can trust us to make a leveling assessment based on your unique skills and experience and communicate that with you.
Bowery is an equal opportunity employer - a place that celebrates unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that will enrich the workplace. We are attempting to redefine what a sustainable agricultural supply chain can look like. We cannot achieve this mission without a team that reflects the diversity of people who want fresh, locally grown food in regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, national origin, religion, family status, disability, military status, and experience. We strongly encourage people from marginalized communities to apply to join our team.

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