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Field Service Technician

Location :: Oxnard, CA and Santa Maria, CA

We build robots for the next frontier of farming.

We are a venture-backed startup based in Davis, CA, and we build robots to address some of farming’s toughest tasks. Our strawberry harvesters are deployed on farms in Oxnard and Santa Maria, California and we need technicians to perform repairs and preventative maintenance to keep our fleet running smoothly.

At Advanced Farm our values guide our work:

  • Honesty– In life and work foster trust through openness.
  • Humility- We aim to under-promise and over deliver, learning and adapting as we go. Most importantly, we do a lot of listening along the way.
  • Hard Work- We spend time in the field to build technology that works in the field. 
  • Humanity- Everyone is a stakeholder in improving the working conditions of farmworkers everywhere. We aim to automate the toughest tasks and provide career advancement through technology.

We are looking for employees who embody our values and have passion for what they do. If this is you, read on.

Here’s what you can expect to do:

  • Travel between farms with a company vehicle to inspect our robotic strawberry harvesters.
  • Perform inspections and preventative maintenance on the harvesters based on a prescribed schedule. Document your findings into our tracking system.
  • Perform repairs and part swaps using hand tools and power tools. Utilize your knowledge of mechanical systems, engines and electrical systems.
  • Transport harvesters pre-season, mid-season, and end of season between Davis, CA; Oxnard, CA; and Santa Maria, CA.
  • This position is seasonal from September-May. Top performers in the role will be offered summer work (June-August) on our production team in Davis, CA with a housing stipend.

Here’s what we’ll look for when we select someone to join the team:

  • High school diploma required, Career Technical Education (CTE) such as A.A/A.S in Agricultural Technology, Automotive Technology, Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Mechatronics desired.
  • 1-3 years of professional relevant work experience. Experience in agriculture a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean record. Experience and comfort with towing wide-load trailers.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • Microsoft Office suite or equivalent, comfortable with using computers.
  • We are hiring for two positions. One is based in Oxnard, California the other in Santa Maria, CA. This will be primarily a late morning to afternoon shift. The position is outdoors in the field.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs, and perform all physical duties related to the position including bending, crouching, climbing ladders, standing for long periods of time, walking on uneven surfaces and navigating farm field conditions.

Legal work status in the US- please do not apply if you need visa sponsorship now or in the future.

What you can expect from us:

  • Pay range for this position is $ 24 to $26  per hour, non-exempt (eligible for overtime).
  • Medical: 75% premiums covered for you and your dependents.
  • Dental & Vision: 100% premiums covered for you and your dependents. 
  • 401K: Company contribution match up to 4%. 
  • Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long Term Disability: 100% premiums covered for you. 
  • Paid parental, bereavement and sick leave.
  • Paid vacation time- 2 weeks of company wide vacation + 2 weeks of discretionary vacation time + all federal holidays.

Please send your resume to [email protected] with “Field Service Technician” in the subject line.

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