Part-time Maintenance Specialist

Infarm

Victoria, CA
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Function: Technical/Customer Support
  • Post Date: 02/20/2021
  • Website: infarm.com
  • Company Address: Colditzstraße 30, Berlin, Berlin 12099, DE

About Infarm

Founded in 2013 by Osnat Michaeli and the brothers Erez and Guy Galonska, Infarm combines highly efficient vertical farms with IoT technologies and Machine Learning, to offer an alternative food system that is resilient, transparent, and affordable.

The company distributes its smart modular farms throughout the urban environment to grow fresh produce for the city’s inhabitants.

Job Description

Passionate to eat better, Infarm was founded in Berlin in 2013 by Osnat Michaeli and the brothers Erez and Guy Galonska. With the aim to share the goodness of own-grown produce with everyone, they developed a smart modular farming system using IoT technology that allows distribution of farms throughout the urban environment, growing fresh produce in any available space and fulfilling any market demand.

Today, with cutting edge R&D, patented technologies, and a leading multi-disciplinary team, Infarm is growing a global farming network helping cities become self-sufficient in their food production while significantly improving the safety, quality, and environmental footprint of our food. In Berlin, we have already built the biggest urban farming network in the world, which produces an equivalent of food grown on 350.000 sqm. farmland, with 95% less water, 99% space, and 90% fewer transportation requirements.  

Be part of the Infarm (r)evolution and help people to take back ownership of their food.

Who you are

At Infarm we grow a smart worldwide Infarm network that brings farming to the people. As the  Part Time Maintenance/Installation Specialist, you will be responsible for the installation, maintenance and care of our hydroponic farms both at our plant productionhub and our customer retail locations across Victoria.

You’ll follow clearly defined processes of PPM (planned preventative maintenance) and corrective maintenance of hardware components to ensure the health of our standalone software based hydroponic farms.  

You will also work as part of the Installation team responsible for managing the successful installation and testing of Infarm’s unique farm systems at our clients’ locations, from local venues to large scale international roll-outs. The Installation team travels extensively to keep up with Infarm’s ambitious expansion plans in Canada and the US.

Practical maintenance experience is required as you’ll be solving a variety of technical problems related to different farm components mainly electric, hydroponic PVCs/ pumps and software integration.  You’ll also need to combine this, with great communication skills and the basic skills to maintain the smooth running of our software, ‘the brains’ of our urban farms. Previous software/coding skills are not required as training will be provided.

You appreciate diversity. You love to be challenged. You are passionate.

Responsibilities

    Service our hydroponic farms at our customer locations and in our plant production hub on bi-weekly basis
    Solve any technical problems that may arise related to pipes, pumps, valves, LED lamps and fans
    Work with chemical based fertilizer and pH regulating solutions as needed
    Help identify, report on and solve basic software issues (training will be provided and more complex software support will be given)
    Conduct and successfully complete hydroponic farm installations on client’s site according to defined procedures and quality standards
    Complete installation reports and document issues through a number of online tools
    As part of our Infarm team, you will work closely with our Infarm urban farmers and our customers to support the health of our farms
    Follow a defined workflow and schedule
    Use our online reporting system to log your work and any issues with the farms to our head office
    Ensure the safety of yourself and others by following Health and Safety legislation and guidelines

Requirements

    Previous maintenance experience along with exposure to working with electrical components
    Valid driver’s license in good standing as you’ll be driving to visit our local farms
    Curiosity and eagerness to learn in an ever changing environment with a can-do approach to problem solving
    Flexible with a proactive attitude and hands-on approach
    Effective verbal and written communication skills to report issues and record your work
    Strong attention to detail along with a good eye caring for cleanliness around our farms
    Both confident and comfortable working independently as well as part of a team

Special Things We Would Like to See

    Interest in hydroponics systems and software

Part Time Hours

    15-20 hours per week between Tuesday and Friday

What we offer

    The opportunity to join Infarm as we expand across the globe and help change the future of farming
    A friendly work environment with a diverse group of motivated, talented, and visionary colleagues
    Comprehensive healthcare benefits fully paid medical, dental and vision for eligible employees
    19 days of accrued paid time off annually plus an extra day off on your birthday plus holidays for eligible employees
    Retirement savings plan with company matching contributions for eligible employees
    Fresh herbs to take home

Infarm is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to grow an inclusive environment, where everyone can thrive, regardless of your background and circumstances. We nurture diversity because we appreciate the uniqueness and differences between people. Each employee’s distinctive experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints helps us build a resilient environment, where we can all learn, grow, and create great things together. All applicants are given equal opportunity regardless of age, gender identity or expression, language, disability, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, belief, culture, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.

To all recruitment agencies: Infarm does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Infarm employees. Infarm is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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