Greenhouse Crop Engineer

Location: Wageningen Campus
Type: Full-Time Position
Start: Autumn 2023

Function Description

Are you passionate about advancing sustainable agriculture through innovation and cutting-edge technology? We are looking for a crop engineer for our revolutionary robotised tomato cultivation.

SAIA Agrobotics BV, is an innovative company that brings the revolution of robotics and artificial intelligence to agriculture. We are developing a revolutionary new way of growing, where plants are made mobile and visit centralized maintenance stations. This poses many interesting challenges which we are currently trying to solve.

As Greenhouse Crop Engineer, you will play a critical role in the development and implementation of our state-of-the-art greenhouse automation systems, helping to revolutionize the way crops are grown and harvested.

You will be working closely with Tristan Marçal Balk, lead of the Greenhouse Innovation Team, but also with interdisciplinary colleagues who are experts in mechanical engineering, software and Artificial Intelligence. You will be joining a close knit, young and ambitious team with high technological skills that are required to innovate towards a new horticultural future.

This is a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of a dynamic and rapidly growing industry, while contributing to the vital goal of feeding our planet in a sustainable way. If you are a highly motivated individual with a background in engineering, plant science, or related fields, and are excited about the prospect of working in a collaborative and innovative environment, we encourage you to apply today!

Responsibilities

- Being responsible for cultivating mobile high-wire crops for robots
- Managing climate and irrigation settings of greenhouse cultivation
- Managing and measuring plant growth and development
- Checking on plant health
- Carrying out tests with sensors and plant nutrients
- Being first contact for colleagues with questions about plant related logistics

Experience

- At least 3 years in the food and flower industry
- Management of a crop cultivation, preferably high-wire crops like tomato, cucumber and pepper
- Applied sciences
- Technical affinity is a plus

Our offer

We're an ambitious, diverse team that's passionate about what we do. If you're ready to jump in and make a real impact, let's talk. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as opportunities for growth and advancement within the company. If you are a highly motivated and experienced plant enthusiast, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Interested? Let us know by filling in the contact form below!