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Junior Urban Farm Installation Technician

Square Mile Farms
Paddington Central W26PY

Posted: 19 Jan 2023

Deadline: 3 Feb 2023

Compensation: £11.95 per hour

Paid Traineeship Full-time Part-time Permanent

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Job description

Company Intro Square Mile Farms is on a mission to reconnect people with food. We put vertical, hydroponic growing systems in to urban areas, such as corporate offices, co working spaces and apartment buildings, so people can grow and consume their own zero miles, ultra fresh produce where they live and work, while enjoying plants on display.

The Role

We are looking to hire an Urban Farm Installation Technician. We are growing quickly and need help rolling out our range of products to our ever increasing customer base in London. This is an exciting opportunity to join an environmentally conscious start up, with an innovative product with big scope to learn and grow with the business.

Within the Product & Technical team:

  • Work closely with our Product & Technical Lead to prepare, install and QA our farm systems
  • Working from our office as well as client sites (example clients: Vodafone, Mindful Chef, Savills)
  • Assembling the systems at SMF office/workshop ensuring they are set up and ready to be delivered and installed
  • Installing the systems into client sites (offices, corporate buildings, co working spaces, apartment buildings, restaurants etc) as per specification
  • Be proactive, continuously looking for ways to improve the products and our processes
  • Ensure high standards of product and service delivery
  • Help recording and maintaining stock levels and maintaining a clean workspace
  • Coordinate with the rest of SMF team to understand client design specifications & plan installs

Requirements:

  • Experience or education in a trade (construction, electrician, plumbing, carpentry) would be ideal but not necessarily essential. Being 'handy' would suffice as we can teach the rest.
  • Have an interest in plants, vertical farming, nature or similar
  • Good attitude is essential, as is being a positive team player
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow instruction and process
  • A proactive approach to problem solving and product enhancement
  • Strong communication skills, both to work the SMF team as well as to represent the business when on a client site
  • Fit, healthy and able to carry heavy items on occasion
  • Full UK driver's licence
  • Fluency in English

Rewards:

  • Competitive, secure salary with opportunity to increase in the future
  • Contribution to lunch/travel per month
  • Wellbeing budget per month
  • Open to part time or full time for right candidate
  • Working for a purpose driven start up with a great culture
  • Chance to take home fresh veg and herbs
  • Frequent team events
  • Pension
  • Cycle to work scheme

Application information

Please contact SMF COO - Ben Dean - with you CV and a brief cover letter to ben@squaremilefarms.com

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About Square Mile Farms

Square Mile Farms is on a mission to reconnect people with food. We are a fast growing start up, centred around sustainability, health and wellbeing. We install and manage vertical farming systems in urban areas, such as corporate offices, co working spaces and apartment buildings, so people can grow and consume their own zero miles, ultra fresh salad greens and herbs where they live and work.