Search

We're Hiring!

We’re currently seeking a motivated and customer-service oriented Indoor Farming Assistant as well as a passionate and professional, experienced Product Development Engineer



Indoor Farming Assistant (part-time)

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 and be an experienced manual vehicle driver.


This part-time role (approximately 20-28/hrs per week) will require early morning shifts and regular weekend hours. Given the rapidly changing nature of the InvertiGro business, and the part-time 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.


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 or bachelor degree in horticulture, agriculture or related field

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

  • Manual C-class drivers license

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

  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.


It would also 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.



WE'RE ALSO SEEKING A ..



Product Development Engineer

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 Product Development 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 also 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.



***


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