Operations Associate

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 operations of a fast-paced, innovative startup. The ideal operations assistant is a motivated, organized individual with a passion for agricultural and/or robotics. As Operations Assistant at Iron Ox, you will assist with daily farm operations, facilities tasks and management and be a key member of the Iron Ox team. This is a full-time position.


    • 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.

Example tasks

    • Staging, maintenance and cleaning of hydroponic growing systems and equipment.
    • Data collection, record keeping, and safety tasks.
    • Manage incoming UPS, USPS and FedEx shipments.
    • Maintain facilities appearance and ensure areas are clean and tidy.

Nice to haves

    • Experience with indoor farming, hydroponics, food safety a plus.
    • Knowledge of 3D printing, Python, Robotics / ROS are a plus.
    • Interest in the farming, food and robotics industries and love the fun of the startup environment and its culture.


    • 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.