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Industrial Engineer Technician

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Job Description: 
Deadline to Apply: All applications will be considered as received and the position will be filled once the hiring Manager determines that a candidate meets the qualifications for this positon.
 
Originally developed in Spain, PlantTape was acquired by Tanimura & Antle in 2014 for technical development and commercialization in the United States. The PlantTape automated transplanting system is ideal for agricultural producers aiming for increased efficiency and productivity in their operations. The system is more efficient than the conventional transplanting methods using plugs and soil blocks. PlantTape offers a fully integrated system from sowing the tape, to germination and nursery care, to transplanting in the field. PlantTape is commercially used to plant lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, onions, tomatoes, cabbage and other crops are currently on trial.

Position Summary:

Support all aspects of PlantTape's global business with engineering problem analysis and problem solving.
The role involves support of agricultural equipment used in the field, as well as factory-based production equipment. The position is based in Hollister, CA, but PlantTape equipment is located in several locations across North America, Europe and the UK. Primarily, the role involves identifying problems in existing equipment, and working to solutions to improve performance, quality or adaptability. In many cases, formal R&D projects will ensue and the successful candidate is expected to also manage those projects to completion, working with resources both in the US and Spain. "Emergency" support will occasionally be required for failed equipment, needed to be back on line in minimal time.

Qualifications:

  • Must have an associated engineering degree, or higher.
  • Minimum of two years of engineering experience.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Solidworks.
  • Spoken Spanish is a benefit.
  • Self-driven, with a demonstrated drive and ability to handle engineering problems, and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated initiative, as required to solve a wide range of problems.
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplined teams, prioritize and manage projects.
  • Must be willing to travel, and work in outside environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain good project records, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and report project statuses and summaries to projects teams and senior management.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Promotes a positive Company image, and supports the PlantTape efforts.
  • Must be able to maintain and abide by confidentiality.
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Must be a team player with a can-do attitude and be goal driven.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment, have excellent communication and organizational skills and great attention to detail.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

This position involves substantial office/computer work, but also includes significant time on the factory floor, and some time in field locations, requiring the ability to work in non-ideal environments.

 



Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.




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