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Benson Hill

Benson Hill

St. Louis, MO, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

About Benson Hill
Benson Hill empowers innovators to develop more healthy, tasty and sustainable food by unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants. Benson Hill’s CropOS™ platform combines machine learning and big data with breeding techniques and plant biology to drastically accelerate and simplify the product development process. This platform allows for cost-effective and more efficient ways for companies to analyze and make improvements in plant genetics. Benson Hill brings a unique and holistic approach to our product and platform development, as we span a broader workflow involving trait and seed development, genome editing, and breeding all the way to creating better ingredients and varieties that tap a strong consumer demand for more flavorful and nutritious fruits and vegetables. More information can be found online at www.bensonhill.com. Follow us on Twitter at @BensonHillInc.

Our Purpose and Core Values

Our Core Values are a set of common principles we share that are fundamental to our company’s identity.

  • Be Bold! We redefine boundaries by providing new solutions to difficult problems. Together we are driven to transform the future and will not allow the fear of failure to prevent us from innovating. We voice our opinions, embrace change, and challenge each other to think creatively.
  • Be Inspired! We redefine boundaries by providing new solutions to difficult problems. Together we are driven to transform the future and will not allow the fear of failure to prevent us from innovating. We voice our opinions, embrace change, and challenge each other to think creatively.
  • Be Real! We understand who we are, what we want to achieve, and what it takes to get there. We hold each other accountable through timely, candid, and well-intentioned feedback. Together we engage in honest communication and healthy debate that leads to success through true alignment.

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a Facilities Maintenance contractor to join a high-performing team supporting a state-of-the-art, controlled environment research facility. We are looking for a passionate and proven Facilities and Maintenance Support Technician to be part of our Product & Platform Acceleration team supporting the Crop Accelerator facility ensuring our highly automated chambers and the facility systems are consistently operating at peak performance. The successful candidate will work across a diverse set of teams within our Technology organization and be exposed to a variety of novel applications for automation.

You will be responsible for:

(Essential Duties and Responsibilities)

  • Execution of the preventative maintenance program for the Crop Accelerator, ensuring facility readiness for new automation; utilities, space allocation, delivery planning
  • Primarily responsible for maintaining and repairing production equipment
  • Perform general building maintenance when required
  • Successful equipment startup; installation and system validation
  • Analyze problems and identify corrective measures
  • Performs equipment operations, preventive, and corrective maintenance procedures, daily checks, and inspections
  • Document work in accordance with the CMMS
  • Defining and documenting safety best practices for support and troubleshooting activities
  • Defining, procuring, and managing critical spares inventories
  • Asset tracking and lifecycle management
  • Managing and initiating 3rd party vendor relationships
  • Relevant training and system updates

You Have:

(Competencies and Qualifications)

Education

  • Minimum of an associate degree in engineering technology or equivalent automation support training.

Experience

  • 1+ years of relevant Facilities and Maintenance support experience.

Skillset/qualifications

  • Familiar with the Microsoft office suite to prepare reports, format spread sheets and communicates by email
  • Be highly focused on customer and tenant satisfaction expectations
  • Good documentation and record keeping
  • Understanding of and strict adherence to daily Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
  • Experience in automation support, test engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience tracking and reporting issues using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
  • Experience with agricultural processing equipment, barcode labeling, conveyor systems, environmental control systems, lighting systems and associated software.
  • Experience troubleshooting equipment problems and identifying and delivering solutions with 3rd parties to minimize system downtime.
  • Strong relevant computer hardware and software skills.

Other

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong customer focus
  • Collaborative
  • Climb and work off ladders and aerial lifts safely
  • Ability to focus and work independently with little direction