Grower


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Job Description: 

Iron Ox is building robotic greenhouses to bring fresh and affordable produce to everyone. We're a team from Willow Garage, Google[x], and Savioke that are passionate about deeply understanding and developing the new wave of technology to feed people. Iron Ox is a well-funded startup backed by Y Combinator and located in the SF Bay Area.
 
 We are looking for a high quality, ambitious candidate to assist with growing operations of a fast-paced, innovative startup. The ideal grower is a motivated, organized individual with a passion for agriculture. As a grower at Iron Ox, you will assist with daily farm operations and be a key member of the Iron Ox team. This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Management of Seeding, Transplanting, and Harvesting.
  • Tasks such as testing pH, EC and monitoring temperature in the growing environment.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) including to development of IPM plan and managing the ecosystem.
  • Data collection and analysis, record keeping, and safety tasks.
  • Inventory control for growing supplies.
  • Staging, maintenance and cleaning of hydroponic growing systems and equipment.
  • Maintain facilities appearance and ensure areas are clean and tidy.
  • Troubleshoot all of the above items and perform independent judgements.
  • Must be capable of acting as interim Grower when required.
Requirements: 
  • Minimum of an Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent, in agriculture, horticulture or plant science or two years of related experience and/or training.
  • Basic computer skills, experience with G Suite / Microsoft Office.
  • Great time management, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic hand tool experience.
  • Self starters who have a great attention to detail and a willingness to learn new subjects.
  • Proactive, goal oriented individuals who take pride in their accomplishments.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds regularly, and up to 50 lbs occasionally.
  • Ability to bend at the waist, crouch, stoop, squat, and kneel.
  • Fine manipulation with hands, pinching and other work done primarily with fingers.
  • Ability to work in greenhouse conditions, wide range of temperatures, humidity, and sunlight.
  • Stand for extended periods of time.
Skills: 
  • Experience with indoor farming, hydroponics, food safety a plus.
  • PCA license or other applicator certifications.
  • Interest in the farming, food and robotics industries and love the fun of the startup environment and its culture.


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