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We’re currently seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer to join our team as a Product Compliance Specialist, a customer-service oriented Indoor Farming Assistant, a Mechatronics Intern, an Assembly Technician and a passionate and professional Senior Mechanical Design Engineer .. read on for more details:


Electrical Engineer - Product Compliance Specialist

As InvertiGro begins to deliver on local and international commercial sales of our innovative indoor vertical farming solutions, we are looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer to join our team as a product compliance specialist.


The Role

Reporting into the Head of Engineering, this role will be responsible for leading the organisation on all aspects of electrical safety and EMC/EMI compliance standards and regulations for the manufacturing and selling of InvertiGro’s products and devices in Australian and international jurisdictions. Subsequently, this role is responsible for facilitating the approvals processes to gain and maintain market access.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Advise on budgets and lead times for the compliance processes.

  • Investigate and interpret Australian and international compliance standards requirements for InvertiGro products and devices.

  • Investigate and interpret international electrical safety and electromagnetic compliance Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA).

  • Create and maintain relations with compliance test laboratories.

  • Advise on recommended in-house test equipment and associated tests.

  • Perform pre-compliance tests where required.

  • Administration of compliance documentation.

  • Collaborate with InvertiGro engineering staff to ensure compliance requirements are met while maintaining product and device functional requirements.

  • Liaise with InvertiGro’s manufacturing partners to ensure compliance requirements are understood and implemented.

  • Support other departments as needed to maintain business operations.


It is essential that you

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or other relevant engineering discipline or equivalent qualifications/industry experience

  • Have at least 6 years’ industry experience

  • Have demonstrable experience with electrical safety compliance standards and schemes. AS/NZS, EESS, EN, IEC, UL, CSA etc

  • Have demonstrable experience with compliance and mitigation of unintended conducted and unintended and intended radiated electromagnetic emissions (EMC) and associated standards: IEC 61000-3, FCC, EN, etc.

  • Have demonstrable experience with compliance process and mitigation of EMI

  • Have demonstrable experience with UL compliance

  • Have the ability to read and interpret electrical schematic and system drawings

  • Can provide examples of previous mass-produced compliance and testing work

  • Have an understanding of the following with relation to safety and compliance standards

  • Wi-Fi and ethernet networking

  • High current DC power supplies (>50A)

  • High current DC power cable and terminations

  • Agricultural lighting and watering systems

  • Are a self-motivated individual that also enjoys working as part of a team

  • Have excellent verbal and written English communication skills, and strong computer/Microsoft office skills

  • Have strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving capabilities

  • Are an Australian Citizen or hold Permanent Residency status.


It would be great if you also had

  • Electrical CAD and Mechanical CAD experience


In return, InvertiGro offers

The rewarding opportunity to be a part of a highly skilled and motivated team within a business that is leading the way in Australian AgTech innovation and which offers significant opportunities for growth along with a competitive remuneration package according to relevant experience.



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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (full-time)


InvertiGro is a Sydney based AgTech innovator focused on building the next generation of indoor vertical farming systems. Our patented systems use hydroponic and aeroponic technology in a modular design that enables affordable, scalable and flexible indoor farming.


Our focus is to create a technology that is easy to adopt and use for anyone along the food and fresh produce value chain. The ultimate goal is for InvertiGro systems to enable the production of fresh, healthy produce as close to end consumers as possible, thereby reducing food miles and ensuring superior produce quality and freshness.


After a number of years of intensive product prototyping, development and testing, we are now increasing our focus on the design for at-scale manufacture and value engineering – and are looking for a full-time, experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team in Rosebery.


The Role


Combining mechanical engineering design with hands-on testing and trialing of parts prior to finalising design for manufacturing, you will also work with our customers and the InvertiGro horticulture team to incorporate their feedback into our products.


Our current products use a combination of extrusion, rotomolding, vacuum forming and injection molding as well as traditional fabrication and additive manufacturing techniques. As a technology and innovation focused company, we will continue to focus on product development across our business with a pipeline of new products simply waiting to be made into reality.


This is your opportunity to help shape a greener future:

  • Drafting and Design of product components and whole assemblies in Solidworks (or similar) of new and existing InvertiGro product offerings.

  • Hands-on prototyping, assembly and testing of components and systems.

  • Trouble-shooting of failure modes and working to improve component and product performance through design improvements.

  • Liaising with manufacturing partners to incorporate best practices for various manufacturing techniques and verify products meet the expected quality and performance standards.

  • Developing concept sketches and technical product layouts.

  • Developing production bill of materials and cost estimates.

  • Collaboratively working to improve total BOM cost, including individual parts, sub-assemblies and final assembly.

  • Whilst also improving functional performance, reliability, assembly time and accuracy.

It is essential that you have:

  • Minimum 5 years relevant professional industry experience

  • Good working knowledge of Solidworks and Solidworks PDM

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving capabilities

  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

It would be great if you also had:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, such as in Industrial Design and/or mechanical engineering.

  • A portfolio of product design work using various prototyping techniques, including 3d printing.

  • Practical mechanical engineering and hands-on experience with both modern manufacturing and traditional workshop tools and techniques.

  • Previous mechanical design consultancy experience will be highly regarded.

  • Demonstrated comfort working with customers and incorporating feedback into products.

  • Experience with plastic injection moulding, rotomolding, vacuum forming and extrusion techniques.

  • A self-starting and self-motivated with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude

  • An aptitude for coaching and mentoring junior team members.

In return:

You will be rewarded with an opportunity to progress your career within a fast-moving and fun-loving organisation that is committed to engineering excellence in product solution design. A competitive remuneration package will be offered according to relevant experience.


To apply:

Contact [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, qualifications and why you believe you would be a great fit to join one of Australia’s most exciting AgTech innovators.


 


Indoor Farming Assistant (casual position)


The InvertiGro horticultural team are constantly growing, testing and researching to develop best in-class sustainability practices and optimized grow recipes for a wide range of crop varieties and applications.


With the company’s pilot farm now operational in Rosebery, and customer-deployments rolling out locally, nationally and internationally over the coming months, the horticultural team is growing and we are currently seeking a passionate and motivated Indoor Farming Assistant to join our crew.


The Role

The Indoor Farming Assistant will be responsible for supporting horticultural production operations at the InvertiGro pilot-scale indoor vertical farm in Rosebery, Sydney, as well as servicing off-site customer installations of InvertiGro systems within Australia.


The successful candidate for this position will be an effective communicator, enjoy practical hands-on work and be able to undertake manual and heavy labour; they should be comfortable with a varied work schedule and early morning starts, be well organised and able to juggle multiple priorities concurrently whilst working with the broader InvertiGro team, its suppliers, partners and customers.


As the role requires delivery of produce to customer site(s), the successful candidate must hold a full NSW (or equivalent) C-class driver’s license.


This casual position will require early morning shifts and regular weekend hours. Given the rapidly changing nature of the InvertiGro business, and the nature of this role, duties and work schedule may need to vary to meet the priorities of the business. These will be agreed in advance with the line manager and senior management as required.


We are looking for a highly motivated and reliable team-member with a can-do attitude to take on the following tasks:


Duties include:

  • Preparing growing substrates, sowing crops, accurately monitoring and recording plant growth and plant health through the full production cycle, from germination to harvest

  • Harvesting, packaging and preparing harvested produce or other products (seeds, nutrients, growing substrates) for delivery to customers in line with agreed specifications

  • Routinely cleaning all hydroponic growing systems and internal components

  • Monitoring and maintaining irrigation water for InvertiGro systems within specifications as directed by the Lead Horticultural Technician

  • Routinely collecting and recording data on plant growth and resource usage at InvertiGro facility

  • Transporting harvested produce and materials between InvertiGro facility and off-site customer installations

  • Restocking, cleaning and maintaining off-site customer installations of InvertiGro systems

  • In addition to other horticultural projects and operational tasks from time-to-time as directed by management


It is essential that you have:

  • TAFE qualification, bachelor degree or relevant industry experience in horticulture, agriculture or related field

  • Forklift license (or willingness to undertake forklift certification course on the job)

  • Valid C-class drivers license

  • Strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving capabilities, suited to working both independently and as part of a team

  • Physical capacity for a hands-on role including standing and lifting.

  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.


It would be great if you also had:

  • Previous working experience in an agriculture/horticulture operations role

  • Previous working experience in a customer service role


In return:

You will be rewarded with an opportunity to progress your career within a fast-moving and fun-loving organisation that is committed to innovation and sustainability. A competitive remuneration package will be offered according to relevant experience and qualifications.


To apply:

Contact [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, qualifications and why you believe you would be a great fit to join one of Australia’s most exciting AgTech innovators.


 

Assembly Technician (full-time, initial 3 month contract with the potential for follow-on employment)


The InvertiGro horticultural team are constantly growing, testing and researching to develop best in-class sustainability practices and optimized grow recipes for a wide


InvertiGro is a Sydney based AgTech innovator focused on building the next generation of indoor vertical farming systems. Our patented systems use hydroponic and aeroponic technology in a modular design that enables affordable, scalable and flexible indoor farming.


Our focus is to create a technology that is easy to adopt and use for anyone along the food and fresh produce value chain. The ultimate goal is for InvertiGro systems to enable the production of fresh, healthy produce as close to end consumers as possible, thereby reducing food miles and ensuring superior produce quality and freshness.


After a number of years of intensive product prototyping, development and testing, we are now increasing our focus on the design for at-scale manufacture and value engineering – and are looking for a full-time Assembly Technician to join our team in Rosebery for an initial three-month contract period, with potential for follow-on employment.


The Role

The Assembly Technician should be extremely comfortable with using tools for mechanical assembly, as well as electrical soldering and following wiring and assembly documentation. The candidate will work also with our customers and engineering team to bring their feedback into our products.


You will be assisting to shape the future of food through:

  • The use of power tools and hand tools to assemble our engineered products in our facility for testing

  • Your willingness to travel to customer installations to preform preventive, planned or emergency maintenance.

  • Your assistance with drafting and following assembly documentation.

  • The installation and wiring of electrical components (DC voltage), and your ability to test and diagnosis any issues.

  • Trouble-shooting of failure modes and working to improve component and product performance through design improvements.

  • Liaison with manufacturing partners to incorporate best practices for various manufacturing techniques and verification that products meet the expected quality and performance standards.

  • Your work with Engineering team to provide feedback on products and suggested modifications

It is essential that you have most of the following:

  • Practical mechanical skills and hands-on experience with both modern manufacturing and traditional workshop tools and techniques.

  • Practical electrical skills including following electrical diagrams.

  • Basic plumbing and assembly ability for plastic irrigation piping and pumps.

  • Demonstrated comfort working with customers and incorporating feedback into products.

  • Self-starting and self-motivated with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving capabilities

  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

It would be great if you also had:

  • Forklift license

  • Manual driver’s license

  • Aptitude for coaching and mentoring junior team members.

In return:

You will be offered a competitive remuneration package according to relevant experience.

To apply:

Contact [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, qualifications and why you believe you would be a great fit to join one of Australia’s most exciting AgTech innovators.



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InvertiGro is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive, respectful and rewarding working environment. Candidates will be selected on the basis of a combination of the best skills, experience and cultural fit with our organisation’s values.


Our culture is aligned around individuals, teams and business partners who consistently and unequivocally:​


Do the Right Thing for Customers, Investors, InvertiGro, the community, the planet, our colleagues and ourselves​

Strive For Excellence in everything they do​

As individuals, collectively and naturally we are:​

Innovative and constantly challenging ourselves​

Empowering for our clients, communities and colleagues, and​

Collaborative in our approach to colleagues, customers and communities