Production Worker / Junior Maintenance Specialist

Halifax | Production / Operations

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Production Worker / Junior Maintenance Specialist

Production Worker / Junior Maintenance Specialist

Halifax | Production / Operations

Production Worker / Junior Maintenance Specialist, Halifax

As Production Worker / Junior Maintenance Specialist you will join either as a Nursery/Production  Worker and a Maintenance Specialis. A Nursery Worker will be responsible for the plants from the seeding, propagation to seedling stage in our hydroponic nursery farms. A Production Worker will work to monitor plant health in our production farms from seedling to harvest, along with packaging/preparation for the end consumer.

As a Junior Maintenance Specialist you will perform some practical maintenance, as you’ll be solving a variety of technical problems related to pipes, pumps, valves, radiators, irrigation systems, LED lamp units and fans. You’ll also need to combine this, with great communication skills and the basic skills to maintain the smooth running of our software, ‘the brains’ of our urban farms. Previous software/coding skills are not required, as training will be provided. Moreover, having high attention to detail and being well organized are among your strongest skills. 

Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Perform efficient and precise seeding according to individual plant requirements
  • Follow the germination process and detect deficiencies in the seedlings’ health
  • Select, label, and prepare seedling kits for planting into our farms
  • Harvest, plant, and package infarm plants while ensuring the delivery of high standard produce to our clients with minimal food waste
  • Protect the health of our plants by applying basic plant protection measures and keeping the farms squeaky-clean
  • Report on harvest records and plant issues using our internal infarm app
  • Ensure the safety of yourself and others by following Health and Safety legislation and guidelines
  • Solve any technical problems that may arise related to pipes, pumps, valves, LED lamps and fans
  • Help identify, report on and solve basic software issues (training will be provided and more complex software support will be given) 
  • Service the farms at our customer locations and in our plant hub on bi-weekly basis
  • Work with chemicals to mix fertilizer and pH regulating solutions as needed
  • You will work closely with our production team and our customers to support the health of our farms
  • Perform planned preventive maintenance, on all production operations systems and subsystems including cleaning of all equipment on a regular basis

Requirements

  • Experience working in a production environment, ideally in the food production or related industry 
  • Strong attention to detail and cleanliness to meet food safety standards
  • Comfortable working in a repetitive in nature environment following SOPs (standard operating procedures)
  • Practical maintenance skills, including with both electrical and plumbing components 
  • Read and understand mechanical/electrical blueprints, schematic drawings and service manuals
  • Able to identify and troubleshoot technical issues in a clear and concise manner
  • Valid driver’s license as you’ll be driving to visit our local farms in a company vehicle
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to report issues and record your work
  • Strong attention to detail along with a good eye caring for cleanliness around our farms
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in Canada

What we offer 

  • The opportunity to join Infarm as we expand across the globe and help change the future of farming
  • The ability to drive impact and be a true partner to the business, working closely with top-level managers
  • A friendly work environment with a diverse group of motivated, talented, and visionary
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits fully paid medical, dental and vision for eligible employees
  • 20 days of accrued paid time off annually
  • Retirement savings plan with company matching contributions
  • Fresh herbs to take home

How to apply

  • Please be sure to carefully review the above job description first and also check out our website and media in order to get an introductory overview of Infarm
  • Submit your CV/resume and any additional documents in English
  • Please note that we only accept applications coming through our platform. No applications will be accepted by email or LinkedIn direct messaging

Passionate to eat better, Infarm was founded in Berlin in 2013 by Osnat Michaeli and the brothers Erez and Guy Galonska. With the aim to share the goodness of own-grown produce with everyone, they developed a smart modular farming system using IoT technology that allows distribution of farms throughout the urban environment, growing fresh produce in any available space and fulfilling any market demand. 

Today, with cutting edge R&D, patented technologies, and a leading multi-disciplinary team, Infarm is growing a global farming network helping cities become self-sufficient in their food production while significantly improving the safety, quality, and environmental footprint of our food. In Berlin, we have already built the biggest urban farming network in the world, which produces an equivalent of food grown on 350.000 sqm. farmland, with 95% less water, 99% space, and 90% fewer transportation requirements.  

Be part of the Infarm (r)evolution and help people to take back ownership of their food. 

We strive to grow an inclusive environment, where everyone can thrive, regardless of your background and circumstances. We nurture diversity because we appreciate the uniqueness and differences between people. Each employee’s distinctive experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints helps us build a resilient environment, where we can all learn, grow, and create great things together.  

Infarm is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Infarm does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, provincial or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Infarm also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

Your health and ours are very important to us! In times of COVID-19, we have fully adapted and digitized our application process so we can continue to be there for our applicants. Stay healthy! 

To all recruitment agencies: Infarm does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Infarm employees. Infarm is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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