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Jobs - Design Engineer

About Ovipost

Ovipost designs automated, scalable insect farming systems. We are a team of farmers, engineers, biologists, and creative problem-solvers with a passion for insects and the environment. 

Our mission is to reduce carbon emissions and protect critical ecosystems while enhancing food security. Our insects consume agricultural byproducts and generate highly nutritious protein that can be used in a variety of food and feed applications. Ovipost’s current facilities in Florida and Mississippi grow crickets and superworms for use in pet food.

Ovipost is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Summary

Ovipost seeks a Design Engineer to turn proof-of-concept processes and prototypes into operational automation equipment. You will need to think through how equipment will perform in challenging environments over time, and how systems will scale into new facilities. We are a small team embarking on an ambitious project, so a sense of adventure, flexibility, and the ability to troubleshoot in unconventional circumstances are desirable traits.

Requirements

  • We generally require a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field, however we are open to self-taught individuals with an exceptional knack for engineering.
  • 3D modeling/CAD experience
  • Familiarity with modern machining techniques
  • Fast-paced - you move fast and make things happen
  • Open to travel. Spending significant time on-site at each facility is critical for successful design and implementation of engineering projects.
  • Willingness to touch insects, handle dust and dirt, and become deeply familiar with insects and the farming process. To design good farm automation, you must know how to farm.
  • A can-do attitude with a strong sense of ownership and responsibility; consistently looks ahead and anticipates needs before they arise
  • A team player who excels in working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Bonus points for experience in agriculture
  • Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply

Location and Salary

  • Ovipost runs farms in Labelle, Florida and Canton, Mississippi. You must live near one of our facilities or be willing to relocate.
  • Salary and/or stock options will be commensurate with experience.
  • We offer flexible working hours, paid vacation, and the opportunity for growth.

How To Apply

To apply, email hr@ovipost.com with a short description of your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position. Please attach your CV/resume or provide a link to your LinkedIn profile.