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Kearny, NJ

Founded in 2015, Bowery Farming is on a mission to democratize access to high-quality, local, safe and sustainable produce. We build smart indoor farms near cities, growing fresher, pesticide-free Protected Produce with bold flavor in precisely controlled environments, 365 days a year. At the heart of each farm is the proprietary BoweryOS, which integrates software, hardware, sensors, AI, computer vision systems, machine learning models, and robotics to orchestrate and automate the entirety of its operations. As a result, each farm creates far less waste and uses a fraction of the water and land compared to traditional agriculture. For more insight on our culture, our teams, and all the things that make us so unique, check out The Roots: Bowery Farming’s People Podcast.
About The Role:
Different from traditional farming, our farms depend on automation technologies as an integrated component of delivering each day’s harvest. We’re looking for technicians that have experience configuring, monitoring, and running production on complex systems. Examples may include ASRS, conveyance, 3D printing, high volume assembly, food processing, robotic processing, or custom automation. If you consider yourself a savvy technologist who’s not intimidated by either new software or gears and motors – come join us!
Shift Schedule: Sunday – Wednesday, 6:30am – 5:30pm

What You’ll Do:

  • Get the automation system ready for production and monitor its performance during the production day. You’ll be engaged in an evolving set of tools that you’ll be responsible for using and providing feedback on
  • Align with the production team on creating the natural interactions between farm operators and automation
  • Team with the mechanics and engineers to identify opportunities and test their mechanical and software-based solutions
  • Who You Are:

  • You’ve worked with automation systems and are comfortable with concepts surrounding both the software and the mechanical components. (You don’t need to be a software engineer or a mechanic!)
  • You’re somewhat of a power user of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office products
  • You’ve had experience with User Interfaces that connect to industrial equipment
  • You’re a team player and work well with others in the face of challenges and a common mission 
  • Safety is your overriding priority and you think safety first in every situation
  • You’re looking to build a future with a company that is a leader in the Ag-Tech space
  • Who We Are:

  • Bowery is a place where everyone is welcome, included and empowered to reach their full potential 
  • We live our shared values every day in both big and small ways: opt-in, think wildly different, break barriers together & be kind to the core 
  • We are a mission-driven team of unconventional thinkers, problem-solvers, optimists and activators 
  • We share a passion for giving back more to the planet than we take, growing deliciously abundant food without abundant harm
  • We are excited to hear from you!
  • Benefits and Perks:

  • Free benefits from Day 1 for employee (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 options
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability 
  • Free Mental Health Resources and Wellness Benefits including Ginger (24/7 chat based therapy), Aaptiv (virtual fitness classes), Carrot (family forming support)
  • Uniforms and PPE provided by Bowery
  • Free leafy greens & more…
  • Based in New York City, Bowery is the largest vertical farming company in the United States, serving major e-commerce platforms and more than 850 grocery stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, including Albertsons Companies (Safeway and Acme), Amazon Fresh, Giant Food, Walmart, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and specialty grocers, with produce that’s harvested year-round at peak freshness, delivered within days of harvest. To date, we have raised $472 million from leading investors, including Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Temasek, GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, and individuals including Henry Kravis, Jeff Wilke, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including Tom Colicchio, José Andrés and David Barber of Blue Hill.
    We celebrate unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that enrich the workplace. Join us in creating an inclusive work environment that is free of bias and discrimination, where everyone can be their authentic self.  We strongly encourage people from all walks of life and underrepresented backgrounds to apply and join the Bowery Farming team. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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