Equipment Operator

Salinas, California /
Field Operations /
Full-time
At FarmWise, we harness the power of AI to find solutions to combat food production challenges, and help growers thrive in this new farming era. We work hand in hand with growers to understand their constraints, address their priorities, and build products that are changing their lives for good. Join us!

ABOUT THE ROLE 

You will be operating our machines on the field on a daily basis. Your role is to ensure all operations go well with the machine on the field and to communicate with the farm operations manager as well as with the FarmWise team (based in San Francisco) to solve any unexpected issue. 

We are looking for a detailed-oriented person with experience working with agricultural machines. You must be mechanically inclined and either experienced or willing to learn the operation of heavy equipment. 

ABOUT THE WORK

    • Drive a commercial weight and length truck and trailer,  maintain a valid driver's license and earn good CDL driver's rating
    • Be responsible for operating and maintaining equipment
    • Review fieldwork with the operations manager
    • Start and set up a modern machine through a digital interface (a tablet app)
    • Report issues and help improve processes

    • * This job requires working outside for 8 hours or more, dealing with unexpected situations and issues and being thoughtful and detailed oriented.

ABOUT YOU

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent required with experience or vocational/technical certification
    • 1-3 years of mechanical/technical engineering experience
    • Able to apply written instructions to machine set-up and maintenance
    • Proficient English speaker. Be able to communicate with fellow employees effectively
    • Reliable attendance, punctuality, and attention to work
    • Persist at difficult tasks despite unexpected obstacles
    • Required: Valid Class A commercial license