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Engineering - Jr. Biological Systems Engineer

 

 

 

AeroFarms (www.aerofarms.com), the commercial leader in urban agriculture and indoor vertical farming, is seeking an accomplished scientist to lead Research & Development of what will be the world’s largest indoor vertical farming and packaging operation.   

The Company

AeroFarms is transforming agriculture and redefining the industry’s supply chain.  The company’s state-of-the-art technology uses aeroponics and LEDs to deliver a totally protected growing environment, that is close to the end user thereby minimizing harmful transportation miles. The company grows hundreds of varieties of baby leafy greens, herbs, and micro greens that are harvested at their peak for the best flavor and nutritional value.  Fully traceable from farm to fork, the leafy greens are grown from non-GMO seeds.  

 

AeroFarms is building a brand new state-of-the-art facility in Newark, NJ to serve the NY Metro area. The facility will be the world’s largest indoor vertical farm for leafy greens and herbs.  To support substantial interest from national retailers, AeroFarms also plans a significant scaling of the business, including facilities in other cities and countries in the near future.  The company is dedicated to enabling local production at a commercial scale in markets throughout the world.

 

Job Description

We're looking for a talented Engineer to work our Research & Development Department in our new state-of-the-art facility in Newark, NJ to serve the NY Metro Area. You should be a motivated and passionate technically minded individual with sound engineering philosophies and desire to make change in the field of agriculture. This position will be responsible for aspects of research and development surrounding the integration of systems to improve plant growth and sustainability. You will report to an experienced Biological Engineer and help with the development of exciting projects integrating state-of-the-art technology with a focus on the biological processes that makes plants grow.

 

In this role, you will help provide support and for a talented team of scientists and engineers and work cross-functionally to ensure success of long-range goals and strategies. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate expertise in applied science and leadership in data analysis and integration efforts.  He/she will be an energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high standards and good judgment. In addition, our organization values individuals who can lead by example and keep focus in a team-centered environment.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Provide support to Engineering and Research & Development projects centered around water use efficiency, plant growth improvements and data collection capability expansions
  • Participates in project scoping activities with engineering and R&D teams.
  • Documents research and prototype testing providing data driven recommendations for implementation of Most Effective Solutions
  • Aides in development of programming solutions to data collection challenges
  • Detail oriented specification and design of mechanical systems

 

Requirements

 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering with demonstrated interest in biophysical processes.
  • Experience working in rapid prototyping equipment/tools preferred (CAD/3D Printing/Molding)
  • Experience in programming preferred (C++/Python/Javascript)

 

Education

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Biological Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with demonstrated Interest in Biological Systems

 

 

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