Compton, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-16

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Manufacturing Engineer, PBA

About the company:

Plenty is a new kind of farm for a new kind of world. We’re on a mission to bring healthy food to the world while protecting the environment. Our pesticide-free, non-GMO leafy greens taste fresh-picked from the garden because they were. We grow and deliver locally, cutting transportation miles and reducing emissions. Plenty’s indoor farms mean fresh produce is always in season.

We are a team of growers, plant scientists, engineers, artists, foodies and plant romantics working to improve the lives of plants, people, and the planet. We currently operate in South San Francisco, CA, and Laramie, WY. Our new Compton, CA site set to open in 2021 will be the world’s first, high-capacity indoor vertical farm.

Plenty believes food justice is social justice. Equal access to healthy, nutritious food is fundamental to a quality life. We build farms in communities that need better access to food and jobs. Plenty provides living-wage, year-round jobs along with flavorful, nutrient-rich food to the communities we serve. We use automation and robotics so machines do the backbreaking labor while people perform new kinds of skilled agricultural, science and high-tech jobs.

Now is the time to help Plenty achieve its mission to feed the world healthy food in a sustainable way. We are a start-up with expanding career growth opportunities.

We are actively seeking those who embody our core values: find a way, down to earth, & grow together. These values guide how we work together as teammates, approach innovation and engage with customers. Does this sound like you? Join the mission as we improve human and planetary health by increasing access to craveable fruits and vegetables.

About Plenty

Plenty is on a mission to make fresh, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables more accessible to everyone.  Our cutting-edge indoor, vertical farms produce extraordinary yields using a fraction of the land and water outdoor farms need.  Nutrient-rich, mouth-watering and locally grown, our crops help people, communities and our planet to be healthier and more resilient.

The people and teams who make up Plenty are at the core of how we do this.  We are a collaborative and innovative bunch.  We are passionate about our contributions to Plenty, the communities around us and our planet, but never take ourselves too seriously.  We’re down to Earth, we grow together, and we always find a way.  Most importantly, we’re here to improve the lives of plants, people and our planet.  


About the role

In this role, you will work closely with Engineering, Supply Chain, and PLM teams to ensure our parts are well documented. You will work with teams responsible for various areas of the farm to understand pre-existing documentation and drive part documentation to completeness and ensure parts can be procured by Supply Chain. You will also collaborate with the cross functional engineering team to become familiar with our grow room systems and assist in commissioning activities and documentation.


What you'll do

  • Ensure design documentation is complete by pulling information from various sources (3DX, Catia, Excel, google drive, Arena)
  • Transfer 3D part information across PLM systems (3DX, Arena)
  • Communicate  with Engineering team to ensure all information is complete and can be purchased
  • Communicate with our PLM team to ensure all information is accurate and follows Plenty standards
  • Assist in commissioning activities for grow spaces including sprint planning, activity prioritization, and issue tracking
  • Perform systemic troubleshooting (Root Cause Analysis, 5 whys)  to solve problems that are found during site commissioning
  • Assist in authoring operations handover documentation 
  • Contribute to future farm grow space design based on experience on current farm commissioning 
  • Work day-shift from Monday - Friday around 7:00am - 3:00pm


What you'll bring to the table

  • Experience with PLM processes and documentation
  • Experience working with engineering and supply chain teams
  • Understanding of documentation completeness (user manuals, cut sheets, 2D drawings) and purchasing processes
  • Familiarity with 3D part files and drawings, including but not limited to: .stp, .prt, .dwg, .pdf
  • Experience working in manufacturing environments
  • Good organizational skills and ability to communicate with cross functional teams


Type of role



What we can offer 

  • Compensation: we’ll pay you a competitive wage on a biweekly basis
  • Health & well-being: we’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being with comprehensive medical benefits after 90 days and in-office gyms 
  • Food: in-office lunches, snacks and access to our leafy greens & new products in development -- are you up for a side gig as a taste tester?
  • Grow together: learning & development opportunities including unlimited access to our Upstart University platform, LinkedIn Learning, lunch & learns, training certifications, and more
  • Equipment: we’ll provide you with the equipment you need to be successful, including $75/month toward your phone bill 
  • Sick leave & holidays: we offer 24 hours of sick leave and double pay for any holidays worked


Food safety requirements

  • Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations
  • All employees must show proof of COVID vaccination before starting work, other than in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception
  • Comply with GMP/GAPS in the Facility