Ovipost

Automated insect farming

Farm Operations Manager at Ovipost

Location
Canton, Mississippi (near Jackson) or Labelle, Florida (near Fort Myers)
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Trina Chiasson
Trina Chiasson
CEO

About the role

Job Summary

Ovipost seeks a Farm Operations Manager who will analyze and improve farm ops. You will write, maintain, and update Standard Operating Procedures, and ensure that standard processes are followed across our facilities. Key areas will include insect farming, shipping and fulfillment, inventory management, and facility operations.

Requirements

  • Ability to analyze systems, design improvements, and test changes in complex environments
  • Familiarity with version control systems and ability to release operational changes in a coordinated, documented, traceable manner
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • 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.
  • Must have at least two years of operations experience in food, agriculture, manufacturing, or another field involving human labor and physical processes.
  • Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply

Location and Salary

  • Ovipost operates facilities in Canton, Mississippi (near Jackson) and Labelle, Florida (near Fort Myers). You must live near one of these 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

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.

Why you should join 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.