Special Projects Intern
PlantTape is an automated transplanting system aimed to reduce cost and labor for vegetable growers. As one of the most progressive and innovative automated transplanters on the market, PlantTape has over 100 machines operating globally. The entire PlantTape process is built around our namesake innovation: a biodegradable tape that holds seeds and seedlings. The tape facilitates ease of sowing, efficient nursery operations and automated transplanting. We are looking for employees that fit into the PlantTape culture and want to have an impact on our growth and success.
Location: Salinas, California
In this role, work with various new and ongoing projects to help develop and improve PlantTape’s processes and products. This will require you to work closely with the Special Projects Coordinator to carry out tasks and assignments.
Areas of Responsibility:
- Execute trials in the sowing line, greenhouse and field
- Perform stand, uniformity, usable plant counts and other key metrics for selected plantings and projects
- Assist with water and fertilizer applications in the PlantTape R&D greenhouse
- Data collection, data input and database maintenance
- Create trial reports
- Continually work to improve processes and workflow
- Report weekly on progress
- Practice good organizational skills and time management
- Capacity to work in a fast paced environment
- Assist Sales, Operations and Equipment departments as needed, this will include working on PlantTape machinery
- Complete parts deliveries to customers in the Salinas area
- Receive parts into the system and organize them in inventory
- Assist Equipment Manager and Supervisor with module refurbishment and assembly
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- High School diploma or equivalent is required
- Some travel and afterhours work required.
- Ability to prioritize while handling multiple tasks
- This employee may be occasionally required to lift or move up to 50 lbs.
- This employee works in indoor as well as outdoor environments subject to moving mechanical parts