Irrigation and Fertigation Engineer (m/f/d)

  • Infarm
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Jul 31, 2020

Job Description

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, 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. 

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

Who You Are:

  • You're excited about our vision to reshape the food industry.
  • You believe diversity, collaboration and teamwork are key drivers for success.
  • You thrive in an environment where you can take ownership and solve hard problems.
  • You love a challenge and want to do well while doing good.
  • You want to expand your horizons and grow with us as we grow.

Your Role:

You will join the Indoor Farming Equipment Engineering team in the R&D Department in developing cutting edge Vertical Farming technologies - specifically around Fertigation and Irrigation of our crops. You will be working alongside Mechanical Engineers, Industrial Designers, Crop Scientists, Climate Engineers, Software developers, Project Managers and many others to bring amazing innovation to the company. Part of your role includes communicating with external partners and suppliers and developing the best solutions to meet our needs.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement irrigation / fertigation engineering solutions to achieve highly integrated and functional Indoor Farming systems;
  • Cooperate with internal teams and external vendors to generate high quality, cost effective technical solutions;
  • Take ownership over the water related projects to meet the company goals;
  • Use multi-variable optimization techniques to consider operational cost and capital  investment;
  • Support manufacturing department during the design, validation and launch of the project;
  • Initiate source analysis of test failures, field failures, or production issues, and anticipate with renewal solutions;
  • Own full product cycle, from initial concept through to successful product launch;

Our Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience in Horticulture /  Greenhouse technology / Civil engineering/Agriculture or closely related fields;
  • Analytical and creative problem solving mindset, with strong drive to harmonize various systems into indoor irrigation solutions;.
  • Experience with automated material handling equipment and systems including robotics.
  • Demonstrated experience in engineering design projects, including management of resources and time constraints;
  • General construction experience, including familiarity with water, electric and HVAC systems;
  • Ability to use business/technical software such as Microsoft Office;
  • Experience in functional design with a focus on assembly, maintenance and end user interaction.
  • Fluent in English and with effective communication skills; German is a pré.

Additional preferences: 

  • Experience with software including Solidworks Enterprise PDM, Confluence/Jira
  • Experience in Hydraulics/Fertigation/Greenhouse Irrigation/Agriculture/Civil Engineering/Plumbing/Fluid Dynamics/Fluid Mechanics ect.
  • Additional European Major language
  • Experience with automated material handling equipment and systems including robotics.
  • Experience with process design
  • Experience with CFD simulations
  • Experience with Food manufacturing and handling industry
  • Facility design and development
  • Capital project management skills
  • Design-in-Safety experience

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 team members
  • A friendly work environment with a diverse group of motivated, talented, and visionary colleagues
  • 30 days of vacation plus an extra day off on your birthday 
  • Monthly BVG (public transportation) ticket 
  • Fresh herbs to take home
  • Lunch provided 5 days a week in the Berlin R&D facility 
  • Coffee, tea, fresh and healthy snacks and Friday drinks!

 

Infarm is an equal opportunity employer. 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. All applicants are given equal opportunity regardless of age, gender identity or expression, language, disability, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, belief, culture, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.

 

Headcount

51-200 employees  

Categories

Food & Agriculture, Buildings & Cities

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