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Jobs - Repair & Maintenance Specialist

Insect Farm is Hiring Senior Repair & Maintenance Specialist  (Labelle)

Compensation: $18-25 per hour depending on experience

Regular raises for good performance


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 a 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.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Safely and efficiently work with a variety of power tools to complete a multitude of tasks
  • Regularly cleaning and maintaining equipment such as air conditioning units and other farm equipment
  • This job focuses heavily on home repair as well as farm construction including tasks such as: hanging doors, installing trim, replacing window and wall panels, etc.
  • Servicing of electrical units, plumbing equipment, and woodworking structures
  • Transporting items around the farm using a forklift or trailer
  • Design and implement a repair/maintenance schedule for our tools, equipment, and buildings
  • Identify and fix small issues before they become big issues (e.g. find and correct user errors that increase wear and tear and/or endanger the user)
  • Communicating with team members to solve problems and maintain updates on project status and completion
  • Develop rules, guidelines, and processes that help the facility run smoothly
  • Ability to work on both farm and residential projects

BENEFITS

  • $18-25 per hour depending on experience
  • Paid Time Off for Vacation and Sick Days

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate heavy machinery
  • High level understanding of construction and maintenance responsibilities
  • Reliable experience in electrical, plumbing, and wood construction
  • Must be able to run a shovel
  • Superior knowledge of painting and finishing work
  • Must have excellent work ethic and take constructive criticism well
  • Excellent communication skills. Daily communication with the team using email, Slack, and in-person communication is a must. Some team members work best with clipboards and whiteboard lists whereas others are remote. You must be fluent in both digital and analog communication channels.
  • Basic knowledge of spreadsheets and Google office software
  • Ability to learn new software
  • Comfort performing Google searches when questions arise
  • Sharp attention to detail
  • Highly organized
  • Team-oriented attitude
  • Highly reliable
  • Not afraid to ask questions
  • Bonus points for knowing how to run a Kubota tractor and forklift 

This is a full-time position in Labelle, Florida that starts at 9 am on Monday - Friday. To apply, please email us with your CV/resume, reference list, and a short description of why you’d like to work with us.

You must submit a list of professional references to be considered for this position. 


Working schedule is 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday, however, hours can be flexible with adequate notice.


We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Type: Full-time

Hourly: $18-25 /hour depending on experience

Benefits:

  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Labelle, Florida (33935): Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location