March 21, 2023

Join us as an Agri-Sustainability Operator

We're hiring Agri-Sustainability Operators to help scale production at our facility to full capacity.

At Bardee, our ambition is to reshape the global food system. To do this, we breed billions of insects 🐛 to transform food waste 🥗  into insect protein for animal feed 🐶  and fertiliser 🌲  in our world-leading vertical farming system ~ learn more about what we do here.

In 2022, we aim to divert 20,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill, and scale our production volumes of insect protein and fertiliser going into sustainable animal feed and fertiliser products by x10.

The Role

The Agri-Sustainability role is suitable for anyone that is physically able, eager to contribute to this mission, and could come from a range of backgrounds. From uni graduates to someone with extensive experience in manufacturing to someone that is super excited by what we are working on. If you believe you can do or learn to do the following, we encourage you to apply:

  • Operate electric vehicles, food waste processing lines, and insect feeding robotic machinery.
  • Operate product manufacturing lines to produce insect protein for animal feed and fertiliser.
  • Test and implement new initiatives to gain manufacturing line and operational efficiencies.
  • Work collaboratively with the production and insect breeding teams to ensure a seamless production system.
  • Maintain a high standard of hygiene in all areas of the facility to support our quality standards and certifications.

Why Bardee?

We’re doing something truly special at Bardee. You’ll be joining a formidable team of insect-obsessed, solutions-focused, big picture thinkers who thrive on constantly innovating.

In two years we’ve evolved from breeding flies in a stinky bucket, with popsicle sticks in the backyard – yes, this happened 😂, to pitching tents on a university campus, to commissioning our 2,500 sqm automated facility. Now we’re preparing to open new and even larger facilities across Australia.

Without giving too much away, our science team achieves world-first results and has smashed our moonshot goals for 2021… by September 🤯

You’ll be doing work that matters to you, Bardee and the world.

Everyone at Bardee owns a slice of the company, and your vesting schedule and share options are always accessible and transparent.

About you

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • You’re obsessed with creating the sustainable circular economy the world needs.
  • You’re a hard worker, and not afraid to get your hands dirty. Being on your feet all day, doing physical tasks doesn’t phase you.
  • You may not have proven work experience in this sector, but you are hungry to actively be a part of the change and go above and beyond the norm to make this change happen.
  • You take direction well, are always looking to improve and actively seek feedback to level-up your skills.
  • You are able to test ideas, eliminate bad ideas quickly and rethink beliefs, to make way for surprising new systems.
  • You are comfortable with high-stakes work.

What you’ll work on with the Production team

Outcome 1: Sufficient food waste processed & products produced to meet weekly targets to scale the Moonbase (facility 1) to full capacity.

Our production schedule varies weekly as we scale the system to full capacity. We strive to create the highest amount of value from the system, and following the continually iterating schedule allows the production team to know exactly what needs to be done and when.

Outcome 2: The production workflow is efficient, effective, and codified in our Standard Operating Procedures’ (SOPs)

Constant improvement to production workflows are essential to refine and introduce automation to how we process food waste and produce our products at Bardee. This involves identifying and troubleshooting bottlenecks, hypothesising and testing solutions, and the seamless transition of team insights into our SOPs. These are revised regularly to ensure the whole team is working in precise and solidified methods.

Ready to hit the ground running?

Ultimately this role will be shaped around the right candidate. If the mission inspires you and you believe you are the right person for the job, we want to speak with you.

Applications will close as soon as we find the right person, and we’ll be evaluating applications as they come in.

We believe that building a diverse and inclusive team is critical to Bardee’s success. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. Come as you are.

Good luck!


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