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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:
Bowery Farming is seeking an R&D Farm Team Lead to join the R&D Operations team. This role will be the daily link between Farm Operations and Ag Scientists for Bowery Farming’s R&D facilities. Working closely with the R&D Team Leads, this individual will interpret experimental requests into actionable workflows and look for opportunities to improve the day-to-day operation through process improvement and compliance workflows. This individual will interact cross-functionally across multiple teams including Agricultural Sciences, R&D Operations, Facilities Maintenance, Supply Chain, and Human Resources.

What You’ll Do:

  • Be the primary point of contact for the daily execution of farm operation tasks, being accountable for the daily output of the farm
  • Support and guide a team of farmers to ensure that farm tasks are executed on schedule, plan and allocate resources appropriately
  • Partner with Experiment Coordinator and Farm Operations Lead on implementation and execution of scientific experiments
  • Maintain overall responsibility for the performance of the shift, including safety, quality, productivity, and delivery
  • Ensure employees have the right tools, knowledge, and equipment required to do their jobs effectively and safely
  • First-line system troubleshooting including mechanical, electrical, and software systems before escalating to an appropriate team; Facilities, OS, Hardware.
  • Partner with scientists for any experiment escalations
  • Work with  Experiment Coordinator to train R&D Farmers on core processes to improve the working skill base of the R&D function
  • Other related tasks as assigned by the Farm Operations Lead
  • Make sure farm compliance is checked twice per day (mornings and afternoon) and report back to the Farm Operations Lead and Maintenance Coordinator when there is a deviation on the system operation
  • Who You Are:

  • Preferred experience in greenhouse/farm or in an agricultural discipline such as, Horticultural Science, Plant Science, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Environmental Science, Ecology, etc., with a demonstrated ability to lead a team
  • Detail oriented individual with strong organizational skills
  • IT literate with a good working knowledge of basic office software systems (Microsoft Office, Google Drive Suite, etc.)
  • Works well with a team through clear and effective communication
  • Effective time management and strong problem-solving skills
  • Focused on safety as a priority
  • 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.

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