Contract Operations Technician
Posted on 3/31/2024
Plenty®

201-500 employees

Indoor vertical farming for sustainable, local produce
Company Overview
Plenty® is a pioneering agricultural company that leverages advanced technology and sustainable practices to produce pesticide-free, non-GMO leafy greens, reducing environmental impact by minimizing transportation emissions and water usage. The company's indoor vertical farming approach ensures year-round fresh produce, while also creating skilled jobs in communities that need better access to food and employment. Plenty's commitment to food justice, environmental sustainability, and continuous growth offers a unique, rewarding work environment for those seeking to make a positive impact on human and planetary health.
Food & Agriculture

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding

$961M

Founded

2013

Headquarters

South San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-12%

1 year growth

-8%

2 year growth

0%
Locations
Laramie, WY, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
CategoriesNew
Operations & Logistics
Production Planning & Scheduling
Quality Control & Compliance
Requirements
  • 1+ years of relevant work experience, such as food service.
  • Basic horticulture experience preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to practice safe work habits and follow lab protocols.
  • Ability to effectively take direction and implement changes quickly.
  • Ability to prioritize and operate with a sense of urgency, efficiency, and determination.
  • Ability to work in groups or alone.
  • Ability to effectively document tasks and observations accurately, experience with Google Suite preferred.
  • Ability to proactively communicate blockers and problems with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain stable and professional performance under pressure or opposition.
  • Possess an intellectual curiosity, a willingness to learn, be a team-player who is enthusiastic and hard-working.
  • Must be able to adhere to process protocols.
  • Ability to move throughout the building, with or without accommodation, to access plants in various confined spaces while wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Must be able to go up and down stairs to complete daily activities.
  • Must be able to inspect the plant(s) to detect abnormalities in physical size, shape, and color.
Responsibilities
  • Seeding, transplanting, pruning, and harvesting crops.
  • Supporting the operations of Plenty’s leafy greens and strawberry programs.
  • Performing routine end of shift daily cleaning of lab, equipment, and work areas.
  • Working with high-intensity plant production equipment.
  • Collecting, entering, organizing, and validating data related to plant health, yield, and morphology.
  • Monitoring environmental data and conducting regular systems checks.
  • Mixing or handling chemicals as needed.
  • Following established data collection and maintenance protocol for a diversity of environments and crops.
  • Preparing samples for external analysis.
  • Working dynamically across a variety of teams and cross-training to support multiple projects.
  • Participating in light troubleshooting of equipment to reduce downtime.
  • Actively seeking out ways to support the team.
  • Finishing activities to the quality standard expected and within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Other duties as assigned.