Hippo Harvest Facilities and Automation Technician Pescadero, CA · Full time

As a Facilities and Automation Technician for Hippo Harvest your task is to keep the control and automation systems of our greenhouses up and running, and help us assemble new equipment to expand our operations.

Description

Overview

In a world increasingly impacted by climate change, pollution, and population growth, conventional production of fresh/fruiting vegetables is unsustainable. Compared to field production, greenhouse hydroponic methods use 90% less water, increase yields, reduce food waste, use fewer pesticides, eliminate fertilizer runoff, and allow crops to be grown locally. However, greenhouse producers make up only a small part of today’s market due to high capital/labor costs and operational complexity. To close this gap, Hippo Harvest uses new methods of hydroponics, robotics, and machine intelligence to re-imagine greenhouses and build the sustainable, economical, and scalable production systems of the future.


As a Facilities and Automation Technician for Hippo Harvest your task is to keep the control and automation systems of our greenhouses up and running, and help us assemble new equipment to expand our operations.


You Will

  • Manage and repair a wide range of greenhouse systems at Hippo’s facilities in Pescadero: automation lines for seeding/harvest/cleaning, fertigation systems, automated vents and coolers, grow systems, plumbing, etc.
  • Ensure high uptime of all greenhouse systems by executing comprehensive preventative monitoring and maintenance plans.
  • Assemble new equipment to help us scale the footprint of our operations.

You Have

  • A strong mechanical intuition and an ability to understand how machines work
  • 5+ years of experience maintaining and repairing equipment
  • Ability and desire to work effectively in a team, collaborate closely with engineers and operation managers, and set an example of excellence for the team.


We Offer

  • An exciting and fun work environment where your contributions will make a true difference
  • Full benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401k, company stock options


Salary

$54,000 - $73,000 per year