Iron Ox is reimagining the modern farm, utilizing robotics and AI to grow fresh, consistent, and responsibly farmed produce for everyone. Our experienced team of growers, plant scientists, engineers, and innovators are passionate about deeply understanding and developing this new wave of technology to feed an ever-growing population. 
 
Our mission at Iron Ox is dedicated to addressing some of the most significant issues in food security, now and in the future. We’re focused on sustainable, scalable food production for a changing climate and an ever-growing population.

Under the direction of the Operations team and in close collaboration with the Workplace, Engineering, and Grow team, the Facilities Technician is responsible for performing routine building maintenance tasks. Building maintenance tasks include work in the following fields: carpentry, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, etc. In addition, the Facilities Technician also performs general cleaning and other tasks as assigned. As a part of the Operations team at Iron Ox, you will lead the effort in maintaining our facilities to a high standard. This is a full-time position.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Weekly reporting through our maintenance system, Upkeep, to ensure maintenance tasks are completed in a timely manner
  • Responsible for the adherence and reporting of safety breaches
  • Manage work requests submitted for office areas, including our HQ and auxiliary facilities located in San Carlos and Santa Clara
  • Proper setup and storage of cleaning equipment
  • Replacement of HVAC equipment, lighting, plumbing system parts
  • Maintenance of carpentry items such as doors, painting, millwork, etc.
  • Ensuring equipment (utility generation, distribution, and skid built) is operating under normal system parameters.
  • Equipment assembly
  • Maintains cleanliness of interior and exterior of the facility
  • Maintenance of trash and recycle bins, including disposing of trashVacuum, sweep, pressure wash/mop interior and/or exterior concrete areas, walkways, insect exclusion area, work area, and system equipmentInspect the facility and report any damaged or broken items, landscape issues, and/or safety hazards
  • Properly operates and stores any equipment needed for tasks (foam sprayer, pressure washer, forklift, etc.)
  • Follows standard operating procedures in a safe and compliant manner

What You’ll Bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in building maintenance
  • Ability to work independently with strong time management
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Can-do, positive attitude.
  • Ability to handle heavy equipment and machinery
  • Proven ability to perform a variety of tasks under time constraints and strict deadlines
  • Demonstrated efficiency, productivity, attention to detail, accuracy, and results in orientation

Physical Demands:

  • Remaining in a seated or standing position for extended periods
  • Strong knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies
  • Wearing gloves and other required protective gear for extended periods when required
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the proper and safe use of hand/power tools used in repairs.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the proper and safe use of chemicals and sprays used in operating and maintaining greenhouse systems.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. regularly, and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to bend at the waist, crouch, stoop, squat, and kneel.
  • Fine manipulation with hands and other work done primarily with fingers.

Nice-to-Haves:

  • Interest in the farming, food, and robotics industries and love the fun of the startup environment and its culture
  • Satisfactory computer skills with experience in G Suite, Microsoft Office, and JIRA

What We Offer:

    • Iron Ox is a small startup with a big dream. You’ll be a part of a team founded on transparency, creativity, and impact on our mission to feed people
    • Competitive compensation and meaningful equity package 
    • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
    • 401K
As a condition of employment, all employees must be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19.  The Company will reasonably accommodate any applicants who require an accommodation for a disability, sincerely held religious belief, or any other basis required by applicable law, absent undue hardship, or if the individual poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
 
We are a mission-driven and well-funded startup, backed by the likes of YCombinator, Pathbreaker Ventures, R7, and Crosslink Capital. We are headquartered in San Carlos, CA with our primary production greenhouse facility located in Gilroy, CA, and Lockhart, TX.
 
Iron Ox is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
 
Please note: Iron Ox does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing vendors, including recruitment agencies and/or search firms. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Iron Ox employees, or any other company location. Any submittals without a prior signed agreement will become property of Iron Ox. 
 
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Iron Ox participates in E-Verify in the United States. Iron Ox will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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