The Industrial Engineer will be responsible to drive process improvement work at our VA and PA greenhouses by working closely with Operations team.
Lead Continuous Improvement projects or activities with plant management
Use CI, Lean tools, andanalytical skills to identify and prioritize CI projects
Map and Analyze processes to reduce waste and improve efficiencies
Data collection and analytics set upfor greenhouse operations
Prepare and Analyze historical data on yields and climate/grow factors to improve,
Actual Crop yields and quality
Ability to accurately forecast future yields
Ability to use manual and auto data collection systems as well as work with Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence applications in future for data capture and analysis
Coordinate with cross-functional project groups including operations, sales, engineering, andfinance to develop and implement process improvements
Develop and provide CI/Lean training on site
Organize project scopes, relevant data, cost estimates to assist in the preparation of capital projects
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering required
Skills in yield optimization and cost reduction, process cycle time, capability analysis, DOE etc.
Strong analytical skills to interpret data to make decisions
Above average skills in Microsoft Excel
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to travel up to 50%
Bi-Lingual Spanish and English is a plus
Northern Virginia Area – Culpepper County
Key Values & Characteristics of Candidates:
Authentically Green. Candidates must sincerely care about leading the movement to improve the environmental impact of the food supply chain. Candidates must be passionate about creating a healthier planet, environment and food supply. The background and experience of candidates should reflect a true passion for improving the way we feed Americans.
Drive to Succeed. Candidates must have hunger and ambition and must get out of bed and want to perform strongly everyday, internally motivated. Candidates must demand excellence and strive to achieve greatness. Candidates should have a high clock speed and imbue energy in those around them.
Humility & Integrity. Candidates must have personal humility and must want the organization to succeed (not focusing solely on personal success). Candidates must care about people and clients and be strong team players. Candidates must possess the highest degree of integrity and must project the proper image of BrightFarms.
Colleagues and clients should be quick to describe candidates as famous for getting things done.