Site Electrical Technician - LettUs Grow

Location: Bristol, UK
Closing date: 08 Jun 2020
Posted: 2 weeks, 5 days ago


Salary: £27,500 - £33,000 dependent on experience.

LettUs Grow is a fast-paced and environmentally conscious start-up based in the heart of Bristol. We design technology for indoor farms with the mission to reduce the waste and carbon footprint of fresh produce by enabling anyone, anywhere, to grow nutritious produce near its point of consumption.

We’ve developed innovative software and hardware solutions that combine efficient aeroponic technology with data collection, automation and operational insights for the farmers and growers of the future. We are scaling quickly to meet the growing demand for this trailblazing technology. 

With a team of open, caring and ambitious peers, working in a technically-challenging and impact-driven industry, this is somewhere to really make your mark on society and help feed the next generation.

Role description:

As Site Electrical Technician at LettUs Grow, you will be a crucial member of our Farm Delivery team specifically responsible for the production, installation and maintenance of LettUs Grow vertical farming equipment.

You can expect to be delegated responsibility at an early stage and will have a real opportunity to progress as the company scales. This role is ideal for an adaptable and professional applicant with experience working in construction, as an electrician or similar and is keen to grow with an impact-led startup. 

 We look forward to welcoming you to our diverse team of horticulturists, growers, engineers, marketeers and operational experts, to design and build the next generation of indoor farming technology together. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Manufacturing and testing vertical farming equipment.

  • Installing vertical farming equipment on customer sites immediately around the UK, with long term vision to be international.

  • Liaising with third party contractors in a professional manner.

  • Implement LettUs Grow’s site policies (e.g. Health and Safety, Security, etc.) when working at customer sites.

  • Diagnosing and fixing issues on customer sites.

  • Developing a detailed understanding of electrical systems within LettUs Grow products.

  • Reviewing and giving input for production, installation, commissioning and maintenance procedures of LettUs Grow products and services.

Who are you?

  • You’re a natural problem solver. You have the ability to think logically and work methodically to diagnose and resolve issues when working with novel equipment.

  • There will be times where you have to resolve an issue on a farm outside of the usual working hours. You enjoy solving these niche problems and you’re content with having a flexible schedule. 

  • You’re a clear, fair and honest communicator capable of communicating sometimes complex engineering problems to customers and non-experts. 

  • As a Site Technician, you will be managing various subcontractors on multiple farm builds, whilst also managing customer expectations. This means that you’re organised, practical and professional. 

What you need:

  • An electronic or electrical engineering Higher National Certificate, or equivalent work experience (Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation, NVQ Level 3 Electrical Qualification).

  • Experience working on site as a field engineer, technician or in an equivalent role.  

  • A willingness to travel as part of the job.

  • A full clean UK driving licence.

Also desirable:

  • Experience with sensors. 

  • Experience working as an electrician.

  • Experience working in a workshop or manufacturing environment.

  • Experience using programmable logic controllers .

  • Knowledge of programming language, Python or C preferred.

The position is full-time, based in central Bristol and will benefit from training and external mentoring. Salary will be competitive to match experience, with the benefit of employee share options scheme. LettUs Grow Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About LettUs Grow 

Everything we do is impact-driven. We want to make a substantial positive change, not just through our products, but also in how we operate as a team. We are ambitious, responsible and caring, and bring these core-values into everything we do. This is clear in the way we approach challenges: we’re ambitious enough to run into a fair few, responsible enough to address them with innovative solutions and caring in our approach to solving them as a team, for the good of our planet and all the people that inhabit it. 

At LettUs Grow, we collaborate across teams so you’ll have the opportunity to work with our team of plant scientists and software developers or to speak at public events with our communications team.

You will be working from our open office where hot desking is encouraged, within our world-class horticultural research facility and/or in our engineering workshops and production areas. 

At LettUs Grow we offer:

  • Flexible working. Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package or you have some deep-focused work to do, we all need some time away from the office. 

  • A living wage in line with our salary framework. 

  • 25 days holiday a year (pro rata, plus UK public holidays), and we encourage you to use them all up! If you don't, you can carry some over into next year. 

  • Training and professional development: training courses, resources and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role and for your future.

  • A team of ambitious, open and impact-driven employees.

  • A newly refurbished, open-plan office environment and cutting edge research facility, complete with skill-sharing workshops and a ping-pong table.

  • The best coffee in town. We keep our team well fuelled with top notch coffee from a local supplier.

  • Bike repair station. Everything you need to keep you on the road from tools and parts to spare lights and a lock.

To apply for this job, please click here.

Want to know more about what it’s like to work at LettUs Grow? Visit our careers page to hear from some of our current staff.


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