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Lewis & Clark AgriFood
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Robot Operator (New Forest, UK)

Tortuga AgTech

Tortuga AgTech

Stone Ridge, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Full-time, Hourly; based in New Forest, UK

Start Date: Late March / Early April

If you can use an XBox controller, you can operate one of our robots! Come join our amazing team as a Robot Operator. Work outside with your hands, in beautiful and interesting farm locations with the biggest fleet of agricultural robots in the world.

We pay above-market rates in a thriving team environment, and we work directly to help feed the country!

If this interests you, if you live in the UK, and are willing to commute or relocate to New Forest, we want to hear from you!

What you’ll do

  • Spend your day in the field, looking after robots, and making sure they pick great strawberries

  • Work up to 5 days a week (with occasional weekend work), for 8-10 hours per day, with early starts (and, if you are willing, potential evening or night shifts)

  • Contribute your ideas and fixes to improve daily operations and productivity in the field

What we’re looking for

  • Required: Excitement and willingness to learn how to operate robots with high attention to detail

  • Required: Desire to work in an outdoor environment, working with your hands and using your head

  • Required: Ability to communicate in English (both written and verbal)

  • Nice to have: Farm experience or experience in the military, manufacturing, or operations/logistics

Please note you must be authorised to work in the United Kingdom for this position; we are unable to hire candidates needing sponsorship at this time.

The hourly rate pay range below represents the low and high end of our range for this position. Actual pay may vary and may be above or below the range, based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, and responsibilities.

New Forest, UK area pay range: £11 - £15 / hour

All full-time, hourly employees receive:

  • Company equity

  • Paid time off

  • Pension plan

  • £700 annual wellness stipend

  • Annual professional development stipend

About Tortuga

Tortuga AgTech’s mission is to build a healthier society, and a thriving ecosystem, through smarter farming. We’re pursuing our mission by building robotic harvesting and precision analytics systems for the world’s leading fresh produce growers (delicious things like strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and herbs). We’re building not just because it’s fun, but because we believe thoughtful, well-built advanced technology can help farmers grow healthier, fresher, more environmentally sustainable produce for everyone. We’re backed by some of the most respected early-stage investors in Silicon Valley, as well as ag industry veterans.

Tortuga means “turtle” in Spanish. Around the world, turtles are symbols of wisdom, patience, and connectedness to the Earth. We’re proud to be based in Denver, CO - a growing and leading robotics hub in North America, and a great place to live!

Tortuga is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.