Grow Tech

Job Title
Grow Tech
Job ID
27719154
Location
Byron,  GA 31008
Other Location
Description
Local Bounti is a leading controlled environment agriculture (CEA) company. Our mission is to bring our farm to your kitchen and deliver the freshest, locally-grown produce in the fewest food miles possible. 
 
Our mission is rooted in sustainability and in turn human welfare.  
 
By growing local we help eliminate food waste and provide fresh, high-quality produce. Our sustainable greenhouse technology delivers ideal growing conditions for each of our crops, resulting in 90% less water consumption and 95% less land use than conventional agriculture, no need for herbicides or pesticides, and the lowest carbon footprint in the industry.  
 
We are committed to the growth and cultivation of our employee’s well-being, so that our employees feel that they are in a career environment that enables them to thrive personally and professionally. We provide an educational and safe work environment and are dedicated to helping our employees grow within the company. We are proud to offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package to employees working over 30 hours a week. 
  • Competitive Pay 
  • Indoor Agriculture Environment 
  • A culture focused on Work/Life Balance 
  • Health, Dental, and Vision and very competitive contribution rates 
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account 
  • Generous Vacation Time and 5 Sick days each year 
  • 10 Company Paid Holidays 
  • Immediate access to participate in the 401(k) plan with up to 5% company match 
  • Basic and Voluntary Life / AD&D 
  • Voluntary Accident and Critical Illness coverage 
  • Voluntary STD/LTD 
  • Aflac 
  • Caregiver Support 
  • Training and Development 
  • Adoption Assistance Program 
  • Commuter Benefits (includes part-time and seasonal staff) 
  • MarketPlace Perks at Work 
  • Free Employee Assistance Program services that focus on health physically, emotionally, socially, and financially. 
Local Bounti employees are empowered, valued, and respected. They have a passion for their work and for Local Bounti’s success. This shared passion for achievement is the lifeblood of our company. 
 
The Grow Tech will work with the Junior growers and production teams to produce high quality plants in the most efficient way in a high-tech vertical farm and greenhouseTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The duties listed below are representative of the essential functions, qualifications, physical demands, and the work environment encountered in this position. 
 
  • Monitor environment and correct/report abnormal conditions promptly. 
  • Monitor germination. 
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of work zone.  
  • Schedule and monitor irrigation. 
  • Perform routine testing of irrigation water (EC/pH/ORP/DO/Temp) & notify supervisor of abnormalities in results.  
  • Sample collection of nutrient solution/crops for internal and/or external analysis.  
  • Data collection and recording. 
  • Routine scouting for pests and disease.  
  • Mix/load/apply chemicals and fertilizers. 
  • Ability to learn and operate greenhouse/nursery equipment, as well as basic maintenance and upkeep. 
  • Learn and work with various software systems for planning and tower/greenhouse control (Artemis, Netsuite, Ridder, GreenAuto, IGS GTMS, Fiix, etc) 
  • Monitor and maintain irrigation filters and sensors. 
  • Communicate challenges and issues to supervisor, actively work to improve processes.  
  • Ability to direct employees from other departments. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Required Skills/Abilities: 
 
  • Embrace and exhibit Local Bounti’s Core Values. 
  • Embraces and supports the safety culture at the facility. 
  • Attention to detail and routines. 
  • Basic knowledge of the English language, including being able to read, speak, and write to include understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. 
  • Ability to learn basic Spanish. 
  • Knowledge of safe equipment and machinery operations and procedures. 
  • Basic knowledge of machines and tools, including their operation, uses, and maintenance. 
  • Ability to adjust the controls of a machine or a process quickly and repeatedly to exact positions. 
  • Ability to convey information effectively to others. 
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. 
  • Analytical skills 
  • Teamwork 
  • Physical stamina and strength 
  • Work independently 
  • Ability to Multitask 
  • Practical knowledge of MS Office (Microsoft Excel and Word) 
(Physical demands are a general guide and specific positions will vary based on working conditions, locations and facility/department needs)  
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to vibration. The employee regularly works in outside weather conditions and environments both hot (90F+ for extended periods of time) and cold. 
The noise level in the work environment is occasionally moderate. 
 
  • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example: two arms, two legs or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. 
  • The ability to time movements in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object. 
  • The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objects. 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move 10 to 25 pounds and regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.