New York, NY
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:
Bowery Farming is seeking an experienced Industrial Engineer to join our Farm Design’s Industrial Engineering team to design and implement operational/manufacturing best practices in Bowery’s modern farms. You will establish operational standards, perform analysis and create process designs to continuously improve Bowery’s efficient systems and work on topics spanning facility and workflow layouts, labor optimization (including ergonomics and economy of motion), new farm capacity modeling, throughput analysis, line balancing, scenario analysis, and production systems integration. Your work would put you in daily interaction with Bowery’s Engineering team, BoweryOS software team, and Farm and Business operations teams to drive innovation and best practices for our current farms as well as our roadmap of farms in development. This opportunity is based in the NYC area with an estimated travel of 50% to Bowery farms.
What You’ll Do
Apply industrial engineering, manufacturing, and operations thinking to Bowery’s production system (from “seed to store”) and play a core role developing the human and materials flows in our existing and future farms with a focus on end-to-end efficiency
Develop farm-level simulations, prototypes, and metrics to inform system and workflow design changes, and educate the broader company around these tools and their value
Work with Bowery’s farm operations and engineering teams to optimize how each process is performed ergonomically, how process flows balance, how techniques evolve, and where and when additional automation is implemented
Evaluate existing processes for inefficiencies to identify areas of opportunity and propose scalable, robust solutions with ROI justification
Partner with the Software Engineering, Data, and Finance teams to collaborate as it relates to defining labor standardization, optimization, and manufacturing best practices
Create and maintain SOPs and assist with training trainers and the Operations team
Ensure that our farms and work processes adhere to stringent worker and food safety regulations and Bowery’s high standard of quality
Develop relationships with vendors, partners, and advisors who can supply additional expertise, technologies, and practices
Partner with AgSci, AgOps, Tech, and Operations teams to develop control strategies that ensure Bowery customers are provided a consistent, high-quality product
Who You Are
Job-related experience in process/industrial engineering roles
Proven track record in work identifying opportunities for improvements, process design, productivity, and efficiency improvement
Safety is your overriding priority and you think safety first in every situation
A team player who works well with others in the face of challenges and who shares a common mission
You possess strong interpersonal skills – seen as a natural team leader
Lean, Six-Sigma, or other process improvement certifications preferred
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!
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.