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Local Bounti Electrical Engineer in Hamilton, Montana

Electrical Engineer

at Local Bounti Corporation

Reports to: VP of Engineering

Location: Remote (with extensive time on-site for a preliminary duration)

Job Overview:

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for developing, maintaining and implementing the engineering standards for the eletrical systems in Local Bounti’s innovative hybrid controlled environment agriculture (CEA) facilities. These facilities include innovated vertical farming technology, greenhouses, hydroponic systems, and produce harvesting and packaging facilities., These standards are based on the user requirements from Local Bounti’s experienced growing and operations team. These requirements set the optimal growing environment including lighting, fertigation, humidity, CO2 and other key criteria in the Local Bounti’s staged growing environment. The CEA environment can be a large user of electrical energy, so properly evaluation, design and selection of electrical components is critical. Also the support of vendor evaluation for lighting, motors and controls is critical.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and select electrical systems and products

  • Develop electrical standards for the CEA environment for lighting, motors, panels and other key electrical systems and components.

  • Evaluate energy efficiency improvements and coordinate with operations to design, select and implement these efficienty

  • Define customer needs and requirements

  • Ensure that installations and applications are in line with customer needs and safety standards

  • Collaborate with engineers and technicians to design and apply new system processes

  • Perform quality and performance analysis on new and legacy IT systems

  • Summarize data and report on test results

  • Examine needs on new equipment, calculate costs and help prepare budgets

  • Monitor maintenance and inspection plans

  • Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering

  • 3-5 years of experience with systems and component design, evaluation and/or implementation

  • Hands-on experience using design and calculation software

  • Understanding of electrical engineering codes and safety standards

  • Problem-solving abilities

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

About Local Bounti:

Local Bounti is a leading controlled environment agriculture (CEA) company. Our mission is to bring our farm to your kitchen and deliver the freshest, locally grown produce in the fewest food miles possible.

By growing local and minimizing the distance between farm and plate, Local Bounti helps eliminate food waste and provides fresh, high-quality produce to areas of the country over 1,000 miles from their current source. Our sustainable greenhouse technology delivers ideal growing conditions for each of our diverse selection of crops, resulting in 90% less water consumption and 95% less land use than conventional agriculture, no need for herbicides or pesticides, and the lowest carbon footprint in the industry. We provide an interactive, educational, and safe work environment and are dedicated to helping our employees grow within the company. Local Bounti is committed to fully integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives in all our business activities.

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