Sustainable Farming Lead Aquaculture 

We are an algae farm dedicated to creating innovative food products that support vibrant and vital living. We are looking for an individual to enter our start-up at the ground-level and grow with our company. A passion for hands-on work and creative problem solving are essential as our farming methods involve new techniques and technology. Come grow with us!

This position will be responsible for the day-to-day health, cultivation and harvest of our spirulina and will work directly with the CTO. While spirulina will always require routine care and maintenance, we are in the process of developing systems that will make the maintenance of our product less intensive. However, until these systems are fully operationalized, this position may at times require urgent, time-sensitive action.

While a background in Biology, Chemistry or agriculture related field is highly preferred this position does not require a technical degree. However, you must demonstrate a strong technical aptitude and a desire to learn and grow, including:

  • Following detailed procedures and timelines for monitoring nutrient levels and water chemistry

  • Following detailed procedures and timelines for harvesting

  • Electronic data collection, analysis, and management

  • Working with the CTO to create, establish and document new methods and procedures

  • Operation, inspection, maintenance and troubleshooting of all growing and harvest systems, including:

  • Pumps

  • Ventilation fans

This is a critical and valued role in our organization. As such, it is important to us that we find the right person who can, ideally, work in collaboration with our CTO to create and implement systems and procedures.

Requirements:

  • BA or equivalent work experience 

  • Minimum strong high school-level understanding of basic chemistry

  • Experience with basic scientific practices of experimentation and data collection

  • Ability and desire to do assigned tasks and procedures correctly and on time. Every time.

  • Ability and desire to work outside and in greenhouses

  • Ability to see problems before they happen and share your findings and ideas about optimization with our team

  • Proactive, nurturing and responsible: must care deeply for the health and wellbeing of growing systems and understand the importance of being the primary caretaker for a fast-changing living system

Highly Desirable:

  • Degree or college coursework in Biology, Chemistry or Agriculture

  • Experience with aquaculture and aquaculture systems

  • Experience with large growing systems (e.g., farming, large-scale gardens)

  • Experience with detailed testing or other scientific procedures

  • Understanding of plant nutrients

  • Experience with plumbing and water systems

  • Project planning/project management

Compensation will be based on experience with adjustments for performance as our company expands. Vacation time will be included in the compensation. Salary range 58-70k salaried and possible additional bonuses.

An on-site interview will be required. Please be able to interview in Brentwood, Ca 944513. We are not able to provide relocation.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Paid time off

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