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Lead Agriculture Technician

Bowery Farming

Bowery Farming

People & HR
nottingham, md, usa
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 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:
Bowery Farming is seeking a Lead Agriculture Technical Assistant who will be supporting the daily growing operations in our indoor vertical farms. You will be responsible for managing the daily operations of AgTechs along with independently executing small projects from ideation to completion with minimum support. You will be responsible for effective daily system audits, and maintaining grow room compliance. 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:

  • Escalate observations and concerns with plant health, environment conditions, and agricultural system functionality
  • Work closely with the Grower and Systems Manager to develop tactical actions related to crop trials, root cause analysis, and support with the coordination of AgTech and material resources
  • Perform all roles and responsibilities of AgTech independently, consistently, and reliably
  • Support training of AgTechs for safety, operations, auditing, data collection, and procedures
  • Organize and prepare data sets, perform basic analyses and prepare material and slides to support reporting
  • Collaborate with other departments in planning routine data collection and experiments
  • Prepare weekly reports on crop health and systems status, farm log maintenance, and perform key note taker responsibilities at all relevant meetings
  • Lead reporting of water quality metrics and provide recommendations to Ag Systems Manager
  • Maintain Farm Logs including all events impacting Y&Q
  • Provide constructive additions to project proposals and plans
  • Provide day to day direction to Ag Techs regarding flow of work
  • Take on independent projects from a grower - data collection & analysis
  • Connect closely with farm ops to address any information gap

Who You Are:

  • You are a passionate self-starter, always looking for new opportunities to optimize our operations
  • You’re resourceful - capable of identifying an issue and putting the puzzle pieces together to develop novel solutions
  • You are calm and collected under pressure
  • You take direction well and adapt quickly in dynamic environments
  • You have excellent verbal, written & interpersonal skills
  • You maintain a high level of productivity, are adept at managing multiple workstreams, and know when to escalate for support
  • You enjoy working with passionate team members and are effective at training and leading others
  • Creating and maintaining a safe working environment is critical to you
  • You get itchy when the details don’t match up & keep a sharp eye out for trends
  • Farming & growing operations experience, or previous role in HVAC, equipment installation/maintenance, or lab work preferred

Benefits As Good As Our Greens:

  • Starting hourly rate is $23.50/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 $23.50/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.