San Carlos, CA
About Iron Ox

Iron Ox is building robotic greenhouses to bring fresh and affordable produce to everyone. We're a team from Willow Garage, Google[x], and Savioke that are passionate about deeply understanding and developing the new wave of technology to feed people. Iron Ox is a well-funded startup backed by Y Combinator and located in the SF Bay Area.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for a high quality, ambitious candidate to assist with growing operations of a fast-paced, innovative startup. The ideal grower is a motivated, organized individual with a passion for agriculture. As a grower at Iron Ox, you will assist with daily farm operations and be a key member of the Iron Ox team. This is a full-time position.


    • Minimum of an Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent, in agriculture, horticulture or plant science or two years of related experience and/or training.
    • Basic computer skills, experience with G Suite / Microsoft Office.
    • Great time management, organization, and interpersonal skills.
    • Basic hand tool experience.
    • Self starters who have a great attention to detail and a willingness to learn new subjects.
    • Proactive, goal oriented individuals who take pride in their accomplishments.

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Management of Seeding, Transplanting, and Harvesting.
    • Tasks such as testing pH, EC and monitoring temperature in the growing environment.
    • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) including to development of IPM plan and managing the ecosystem.
    • Data collection and analysis, record keeping, and safety tasks.
    • Inventory control for growing supplies.
    • Staging, maintenance and cleaning of hydroponic growing systems and equipment.
    • Maintain facilities appearance and ensure areas are clean and tidy.
    • Troubleshoot all of the above items and perform independent judgements.
    • Must be capable of acting as interim Grower when required.

Nice to haves

    • Experience with indoor farming, hydroponics, food safety a plus.
    • PCA license or other applicator certifications.
    • Interest in the farming, food and robotics industries and love the fun of the startup environment and its culture.

Physical Requirements

    • Ability to lift 25 pounds regularly, and up to 50 lbs occasionally.
    • Ability to bend at the waist, crouch, stoop, squat, and kneel.
    • Fine manipulation with hands, pinching and other work done primarily with fingers.
    • Ability to work in greenhouse conditions, wide range of temperatures, humidity, and sunlight.
    • Stand for extended periods of time.


    • Build technology that feeds people.
    • Medical, dental and vision
    • Fresh salad bar for employees.
    • As an early employee, you’ll have key impact on the company.