R&D Grower

CubicFarm Produce (Canada) Corp. Edmonton, AB Commensurate w/ experience
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OVERVIEW

If you are an experienced R&D Grower looking to join a dynamic and innovative company on the leading edge of the ag-tech revolution, we invite you to apply here!

 

ABOUT CUBICFARMS

We believe in technology to feed a changing world. CubicFarms (TSXV: CUB) is an ag-tech company providing automated growing systems for fresh produce and nutritious livestock feed. CubicFarms offers turnkey, commercial scale, hydroponic, automated controlled-environment growing systems that can grow predictably and sustainably for 12 months of the year virtually anywhere on earth. The company has sold and installed systems in Canada and internationally, and continues to grow a global pipeline of prospective customers. Visit us at www.cubicfarms.com

 

THE ROLE: R&D Grower

The R&D Grower will be working alongside the Plant Research & Development team to monitor and maintain crop health of various types, R&D crops and aid in plant trials. They will be responsible for tracking crop metrics, performance and optimal harvest timing via experimental design, visual evaluation, and data analysis. The grower will further innovation through aid in design and execution on agricultural research and development efforts. This role has endless room for growth for candidates who are able to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing, revolutionized industry.

 

ABOUT YOU

  • You’re the type of person who can’t walk out the door with anything left undone. You like all of the boxes ticked off and make schedules and lists when no one cares but you. It’s in your DNA.
  • You are a self-motivated, passionate, experienced individual who is looking for an opportunity to work with an emerging organization with a great deal of room for advancement.
  • You are an entrepreneurial minded, hands on person who leads by example and thrives on solving challenging problems.
  • You have a green thumb and a jack of all trades. You are just as comfortable using a spreadsheet as you are using a wrench.
  • You are motivated by thought of working in the new and upcoming Ag-Tech industry.
  • You are reliable, proactive, and willing to take the lead on tasks that need to be accomplished.
  • You have the ability to structure yourself in an unstructured environment and are motivated to learn new skills.
  • You are willing to work during various hours throughout the day and lend a hand where required to get the job done.
  • Above all you like to have fun while doing all of the above.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use CubicFarm technology to grow amazing crops and cultivate product from seed to store shelf.
  • Monitor, operate, and report on farming operations.
  • Assist with propagation, seeding, plant movement, spacing, and irrigation of plants under controlled climate.
  • Complete daily key operational checklists, including nutrition and fertilizer checks.
  • Collect data to create standard growing formulas for CubicFarm Systems Corp.
  • Evaluate new potential processes/products to increase revenue or save operating costs.
  • Confidently operate CubicFarm Machinery
  • Follow and adhere to all given instructions including work procedures, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Respect very tight development periods to reach substantial results in a limited timeframe, due to the start-up nature of the company.
  • Work with the engineering team regarding machine R&D and maintenance, observation and controls.
  • Participate in cultivar research and new crop development.
  • Participate in growing activities throughout lifecycle
  • Participate in project teams to produce deliverables according to specification.
  • Responsible for conducting pre-operational checks on equipment.
  • Monitor the machine operation and perform in-process check, making adjustments as necessary.
  • Research of tools and inputs that can bring value to farmers at reasonable costs and identification of suppliers.
  • Conduct experimental projects in crop development and introduction of new practices
  • Ensure all safety policies and strict crop hygiene practices are followed.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Horticulture/Agriculture/Botany/Agronomy, or other relevant field required.
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience working in a similar role required.
  • Experience working in either the agriculture, indoor vertical farming, or high-technology industry is preferred.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Capable of physical tasks for crop related trials and production
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift approximately 25 lbs. of weight
  • Capable of troubleshooting basic farm equipment and resolving minor issues.
  • Must be able to work well with others in a team environment
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and ensure all tasks are completed correctly
  • Experience working in indoor agriculture is an asset
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills, and organizational ability required
  • Must be able to work-independently and be a self-starter
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle, and be willing to travel periodically to complete tasks
  • Data, computer, and technical writing skills required
  • Ability to deal with moderate levels of stress is required
  • Experience working with supplementary lighting, plant nutrition and climate control systems is an asset
  • Results-oriented individual with the ability to interpret and effectively manage multiple and competing priorities and timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise necessary cost control measures.
  • Knowledge of GMP an asset

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants may apply to the position by submitting their applications on our Careers page. Applicants must apply before the application deadline; however, the position may remain open until the it is filled.  

CubicFarms is an equal opportunity employer is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We encourage applications from all qualified and enthusiastic candidates. CubicFarms is a growing organization in an emerging industry that will provide the right candidate with significant potential for advancement in the Ag-Tech space.

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