This private ag company is privately owned, has had over 90 years of profitability and has never had a layoff! When you join this company you will have a long tenure here. Responsibilities:
Develop, create and field test custom machine harvesting prototypes
Oversee design agreements with specialized ag machine builders
Find, and manage suppliers offering partial or full solutions involving tech forward principles (i.e vision systems and robotics)
Schedule and oversee work of the group facing multiple demands/scarce resources.
Choose options, access appropriate cost benefit analysis and propose solutions to curtail equipment costs and service contracts.
Manage and recruit technicians/ engineering staff
Adjust schedules and assign duties to maintain enough personnel taking into account changing workloads
Consult ordinate with top level management on various issues
Someone with some knowledge/experience in robotics and or control.
Past background as a lead creator/designer of complete mechanized systems
Prior Experience in Agriculture AND/OR 5 -10 or more years experience in a related field
BS in Engineering in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Agricultural, Biological Systems
Proficient technical writing as well as documenting skills
Direct experience with ag harvesting equipment knowledge in to design for rugged outdoor conditions as the harvest is year long
A character to adapt well with a conundrum of persons including field harvesting personnel
Software product knowledge i.e. including: Microsoft desktop softwares, CAD modeling (i.e. Solid Works), Motion/ automation control software, Linux, Python.
You will spend time in a vegetable field containing uneven surfaces, will ascend up and down loud harvesting equipment, and use both hands to perform various jobs. Also be exposed to do so in rough weather conditions
Must be ready and able to gather apparatus data in field condittions
You will spend some periods of up to three weeks in Southern California or Arizona.
Ability to analyze data skills and ability to absorb new technology
Robust mechanical design abilities
Work schedule will include occasional long hours including weekends and some holidays
About The Volare Group
The Volare Group matches candidates in high technology roles with positions in the following high technology areas: .Ag Technology/Data Storage Infrastructure/Virtualization/HPC/Server/Networking/The Cloud//Enterprise Software