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Test Engineering Technician



Quality Assurance
Laramie, WY, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

About Plenty

We are on a mission to grow plenty of fresh food for everyone, everywhere. We are building the world’s largest, most technologically advanced, indoor vertical farms. Using a fraction of the land and water outdoor farms need, our farms are designed to secure our food future.

Our people and teams are how we make our mission possible. We are passionate about our contributions to Plenty, the communities around us and our planet, but never take ourselves too seriously. We’re down to earth, we grow together, and we always find a way. Join us as we rewrite the rules of agriculture, and we’ll bet our berries you’ll be rewarded with innovative and collaborative teammates, a supportive environment, diverse career opportunities and meaningful work.

About the role

Plenty is looking for a Test Engineering Technician to join our Plant Science team. The Plant Science team is responsible for conducting research experiments that will help to expand our capability to grow a wide variety of crops and to transition these new crops to commercial farms. In this role, you will help operate and develop spaces and processes to reliably test new crops, farm technologies, and grow conditions never before studied in the history of agriculture. The Plant Scientists and Engineers at Plenty are revolutionizing the way humans grow food. You will be part of a fun and dynamic team that is passionate about sustainably delivering unprecedented quality, flavor, and nutrition to people worldwide.

What you'll do

  • Support commissioning test systems including large-scale grow spaces in collaboration with guidance from a Senior Test Engineering Technician, Engineer or Supervisor
  • Execute tests requested by Plant Scientists and Engineers with some guidance from Supervisor and senior team members
  • Monitor and review data from testing chambers to ensure test chambers are within specifications
  • Collaborate with the Engineering and Facilities Install teams to upgrade test systems for experiments or tests requiring special equipment or custom parts
  • Perform sensor calibration, equipment stress tests, and equipment performance validation to ensure test systems operate consistently and reliably
  • Receive alerts, troubleshoot frequent issues, and escalate as necessary
  • Take part in the on-call rotation, and respond to all calls at any time promptly, and escalate issues as necessary
  • Identify areas of improvement for research spaces and flag with Supervisor
  • Follow best safety practices practices
  • Other duties as assigned. Schedules will be reviewed periodically and are subject to change based on business needs

What you'll bring to the table

  • 1+ years of experience in a related field
  • Associates Degree in Engineering or a related field a plus
  • Experience operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting HVAC, controls, and/or fertigation equipment
  • Experience communicating across teams, and escalating urgent issues
  • Champion of safety best practices
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite and a willingness to adapt and learn new software programs required
  • Humble, teachable team-player who is enthusiastic and hard-working

Type of role



What we can offer

  • Compensation; we’ll pay you a competitive wage on a biweekly basis, give you a stake in the company via equity and contribute toward your 401K
  • Health & well-being; we’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being with comprehensive medical, dental, & vision benefits from day one, in-office gyms, and an Employee Assistance Program to help with mental health, financial & legal matters
  • Food; in-office lunches, snacks and access to our leafy greens & new produce in development -- are you up for a side gig as a taste tester?
  • Grow together; learning & development opportunities including unlimited access to our Upstart University platform, LinkedIn Learning, lunch & learns, training certifications, and more
  • Equipment; we’ll provide you with the equipment you need to be successful, including $75/month toward your phone bill and $250 every 2 years to upgrade your phone
  • Paid time off; we know you’ll do your best if you’re taking time to recharge, so we offer 2 weeks of paid time off + 6 days of paid sick leave per year in addition to the paid holidays we observe
  • Parental leave; 12 weeks off for all new parents - fully paid so you can focus your energy on your newest addition

Food & Safety Requirements

  • Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations
  • All applicants must be 18 years or older to apply