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Pilot Plant Technician

| Greater Boston Area

Pilot Plant Technician

 

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/


Your role as a Pilot Plant Technician will be to operate, maintain, and continuously improve Indigo’s brand new, state of the art, solid-state fermentation pilot plant located at our main research facility in Charlestown (Boston), Massachusetts. You will work as part of a small team of technicians and scientists to conduct and summarize experimental and routine processes, and to generate and maintain expert knowledge of the operation of the equipment and `production of Indigo microbial products. The pilot plant, which will be commissioned in late 2019, will be primarily utilized for the process scale up and optimization of new microbes to enhance plant health as well as for small-scale production to support their commercial introduction.


Responsibilities:

 

Become competent in running facility equipment and operating systems


Write equipment SOPs and hazardous operations guidelines for individual unit operations


Develop and implement manufacturing batch records and preventive maintenance records for assigned processes and equipment.


Complete all training and operate independently


Competencies:

  • Excellent mechanical aptitude, familiar with plant operations
  • Ability to follow SOPs yet adapt “on the fly” when needed
  • Takes direction well, can work independently
  • Quick learner (curious, asks questions)
  • Detail oriented (pays attention to the details)
  • Effective communicator both orally and in writing
  • Safety mindset (strong safety awareness)
  • Team-player



Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience working in manufacturing or pilot plant environment preferably in a bio-based industry
  • Understanding of GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices); good understanding of sterility and sterile techniques
  • Technical writing skills (reports and data entry)
  • Basic computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Basic understanding of biology
  • Flexible schedule (can work 12 hours / weekends on occasion if needed)





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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.

Jyoti

Principal Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture

Hilary

Software Product Manager

What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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