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UVC Robot Operator (New Forest, UK)

Tortuga AgTech

Tortuga AgTech

Stone Ridge, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Based in New Forest, UK

Minimum 2 Nights/Week, Hourly (6-8 hours/day), 3-month contract

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: September

Want to work in the countryside, helping to bring fresh fruit to the UK, with the world's largest fleet of agricultural robots? If you're skilled with your hands, enjoy outdoor work, and are open to flexible hours, come join our amazing team as a UVC Robot Operator!

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

If this interests you, you live in the UK, and are willing to commute to the New Forest, we want to hear from you! Become a key player in the future of farming with us!

What you’ll do

  • Monitor and operate robots during night shifts, ensuring optimal performance

  • Work a minimum of 2 nights a week, dedicating 6-8 hours per night to this crucial operation

  • Start time is dependent on sunset, so changes throughout the year. Latest start time is 20:00.

  • Perform regular maintenance checks and troubleshoot minor issues to keep robots running smoothly

  • Collaborate with team of dedicated technicians and operators, sharing insights and improvements

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

Even if you don't qualify for all of these and are still interested, please apply. We would love to hear from you!

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 starting at £15 / hour

As an hourly, seasonal employee, you'll receive:

  • Paid time off

  • Pension plan

  • £175 wellness stipend (to be used on anything that makes you happy)

  • £100 productivity stipend (to be used to set you up for success - e.g. steel-toed shoes)

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.