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Factory Technician

Full time, Lysekil Sweden

About the role

Volta Greentech is looking for a factory technician to join our team. We currently have the world’s largest land-based Asparagopsis-growing facility. Within the next 5-years we aim to increase production by over 10 times. We need technical experience to make this happen. If you have electrical, building or plumbing experience (or similar), then we are interested to hear from you.

Background

There are 1.5 billion cows on the planet that together burp out 5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. That’s 2x more emissions than the world’s fleet of airplanes. Volta Greentech is on a mission to work with the beef and dairy industry to reduce emissions to mitigate global warming. By providing farmers with the means to drastically reduce the methane emissions produced by dairy cows and beef cattle, the agriculture sector can take a massive leap in becoming sustainable.

At Volta Greentech, we believe that with the right team, we can change the future. For success, it is crucial to recruit world-class experts and highly driven individuals who want to join our mission.

We are focused on the cultivation of macroalgae (seaweed) at our pilot factory in Lysekil. The red macroalgae Asparagopsis sp. has been proven to reduce methane emissions when fed to ruminant animals thus helping in the fight against global warming.

As we refine our culturing model, the algae will be used to supplement cattle feed to reduce the methane emissions associated with beef and dairy products, essentially creating a new supplement. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience within the start-up environment of a company positioned in an emerging field within aquaculture and working in a commercial pilot plant.

Job description

This job is hands-on. You will be part of the team operating the production facility and assist in the construction and maintenance of new systems. Tasks may include:

  • Extending and adapting the pipe network
  • Installing new equipment
  • Building a new outdoor cultivation tanks
  • Maintenance of factory equipment
  • Problem solving and repairs
  • Harvesting and processing seaweed
  • Data logging

You will have a mix of independent and team work. Volta Greentech is a small team, working closely together. This job will involve especially close interaction with our engineering and operational teams.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong technical background and hands-on approach/experience
  • English speaking and writing ability
  • Disciplined. Motivated. A problem solver

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE COULD ALSO HAVE:

  • Plumbing, building or electrical experience
  • Background working in production facilities

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • An opportunity to work in an innovative, potentially world-changing, start-up
  • Fun, practical projects to work on daily
  • High levels of responsibility and decision-making
  • A close-knit, motivated team

About the role

  • Start date: ASAP (exact date flexible)
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Work type: Full-time (Part-time also possible)
  • Location: Lysekil, Sweden

Want more information? Contact cora@voltagreentech.comWant to apply? Send a motivation letter and CV to careers@voltagreentech.com. We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis and filling the position as soon as we find a suitable candidate.