Automation Engineer

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Automation Engineer

At Infarm we grow a smart worldwide Infarm network that brings farming to the people.

The Automation Engineering team contributes to that mission by growing a worldwide network of engaged Infarmers (employees, partners, citizens, influencers) who want to enjoy the goodness of super fresh produce while growing a new food system together.

As an Automation Engineer at  Infarm you will support and optimize the development of our plant production operations. You will work closely with our R&D, Operations & Architecture teams in order to develop and document scalable production processes for infarm’s vertical urban farming network. You will document these processes to develop user manuals used by our Academy and shared over our global operations worldwide.


Design & develop efficient automated workflows for our large scale hub farming operations

Process Workflow FMEA

Design line layouts & workstations to achieve maximum space & operational efficiency

Set up ergonomic standards

Run trial procedure on equipment to validate performance and make supplier selection

Collaborate with Operations teams to ensure labour requirements for new processes hit labour cost targets in practice

Create documentation of working practices on new equipment that can be trained out globally

Collaborate and follow up on workflow training and implementation with our Academy team


Min 3+ years of experience with Bachelors/Masters degree in Manufacturing, Production, Automation Engineering or similar

Practical knowledge of optimisation projects time studies and workflow development 

Experience of the design, implementation and commissioning of automated manufacturing processes desired

Should optimally be able to present to us a successful past case study document, laying down an operation process that was optimized, challenges faced, solution adopted, and general efficiency gained.

Fluent work communication, proficiency in English is a must, German desirable. 

Google suite (sheet/slide/doc/drive)

Experience in using parametric 3D modelling software ie. SolidWorks 

To be based in London or Berlin. 

Experience in:

Food industry (Processing, preparation, packing etc)

Agricultural industry (Greenhouse)

Semi automated factory environment

What we offer

Take opportunities: Join Infarm as we expand across the globe and change the future of farming

Drive Impact: Be a true partner to the business, working closely with top-level managers

Accelerate Growth: A friendly work environment with a diverse group of motivated, talented, and visionary colleagues

Stay up-to-date: Regular global & regional All-hands meetings and Lunch & Learn sessions

Meet your colleagues: Join our employee resource groups or (virtual) company activities

Take some time off: 28 days (London) 30 days (Berlin) of annual paid time off, and an extra day off on your birthday

Be well: 24/7 professional counselling and various internal Health & Wellness initiatives (Yoga, Diet & Nutrition, and many more) 

Travel to Work: Free monthly BVG ticket and subsidized Swapfiets Bike Program (Berlin)

Enjoy your meal: Choose between subsidized meal vouchers or a free onsite lunch, and additional snacks & drinks 

Save Up: Subscribe to your corporate pension scheme and look out for corporate discounts with more than 800 brands

Passionate to eat better, Infarm was founded in Berlin in 2013 by Osnat Michaeli and the brothers Erez and Guy Galonska. With the aim to share the goodness of own-grown produce with everyone, they developed a smart modular farming system, that allows distribution of farms throughout the urban environment, growing fresh produce in any available space and fulfilling any market demand. 

Today, with cutting edge R&D, patented technologies, and a leading multi-disciplinary team, Infarm is growing a global farming network helping cities become self-sufficient in their food production while significantly improving the safety, quality, and environmental footprint of our food. 

Be part of the Infarm (r)evolution and help people to take back ownership of their food. 


Infarm is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to grow an inclusive environment, where everyone can thrive, regardless of your background and circumstances. We nurture diversity because we appreciate the uniqueness and differences between people. Each employee’s distinctive experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints helps us build a resilient environment, where we can all learn, grow, and create great things together. All applicants are given equal opportunity regardless of age, gender identity or expression, language, disability, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, belief, culture, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.

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