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Tower CIP Tech (10AM-10PM)



Danville, VA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Tower CIP Tech

AeroFarms, the commercial leader in Vertical Farming is building the largest indoor vertical farm in the world in Danville Virginia! (We already have the Guinness world record for this in 2022 – this new farm is 4 times the output of that farm!) This flagship greenfield facility will service our growing customer base in the Mid-Atlantic Region once operational in 2022. This is an opportunity to help with the scaling of one of the most exciting AgTech Companies in the world (We won #1 spot in the Global Food Tech 500 list – 3 years in a row!)

At AeroFarms we are Non-GMO and use zero herbicides, fungicides, pesticides of any kind, along with using 95% less water compared to conventional agriculture and can grow the best leafy greens 365/24/7 without worrying about seasons!

The world needs our help. By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come. In 2004, AeroFarms began transforming agriculture with humans and our planet at the forefront.

In 2022 AeroFarms is embarking on rapid growth in North America, with 20+ current patents, 60+ pending patents, and 200+ invention disclosures, AeroFarms agriculture technology continues to grow unprecedented sustainable products, delivering elevated flavor, taste, experience, quality, access, and unmatched nutrition to you.

Job Description:

The Tower CIP Tech will be passionate about horticulture science and plants and will share our values around all teams conducting high quality. He/she will be an energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high standards and good judgment. Also, our organization values individuals who can lead by example and keep focus in a team-centered environment.

The Tower CIP Tech will set up and monitor the tower sanitation process within the grow room.

The Tower CIP Tech will make sure he/she will always contribute to comply with safety and quality rules on the Company, to finish tasks promptly, to be always on top of communicated priorities, to collaborate to create and keep a positive work environment, and that he/she is effectively scouting, reporting and fixing things on the towers. The Tower CIP Tech should be able to operate with minimal supervision and always ask questions, tell the truth, and express feelings

You Will:

  • Comply with Safety rules. Safety is everyone's responsibility.
  • Comply with Quality rules.
  • Collaborate and help to create and keep a positive work environment.
  • Maintain horticulture equipment.
  • Measure out chemical sanitizers for tower cleaning
  • Monitor inventory of sanitizing chemicals
  • Set up towers and equipment for tower sanitation
  • Read and use grow room software as needed to operate tower CIP functionality
  • Operate Forklifts and Scissor Lifts as needed

You Have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience with food safety and HACCP protocols desired.
  • Positive, respectful attitude.
  • Basic computer proficiency preferred
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized.
  • Reliable attendance.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Able to operate and calibrate scales, calipers, EC/pH meter, HMI, and tablet (training provided).
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods.
  • Able to lift/carry items up to 55 pounds.
  • Able to drive scissor lift and access plants 35 feet in the air after training.

Internal candidates seeking a promotion must have completed a minimum of six months in their current role, have less than 4 attendance points, and have no corrective actions on file before becoming eligible for consideration.

*Please note that AeroFarms does not work with any external staffing/recruitment vendors. Any unsolicited resumes shared with the AeroFarms team will be considered property of AeroFarms and no recruitment fees of any kind will be paid or owed unless an existing recruitment agreement exists alongside with specific engagement for the role in question.

In accordance with organizational protocol, employees will at times be required to fill absences in the operation process that are equal to or lower than their positional hierarchy. Additionally, if an employee is absent, the role of the absent employee is to be completed by their immediate superior.