Root AI

Join the future of farming. We believe tomorrow’s farms won’t look like the endless outdoor crop rows we remember and that the security and quality of our food will no longer be limited by an increasingly unpredictable climate or access to land. Instead, hyper efficient indoor farms will grow delicious and chemical free produce. At Root, we are on a mission to create the intelligent robots that will help growers build the farms of the future.

Jul 02, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Lexington, KY
About the Role: As a Payroll Associate at AppHarvest, you will process bi-weekly payroll for the company’s corporate and greenhouse employees, verify employee data and calculations in the HRIS/Payroll software, and assist with various projects as we scale. This role will be based in Lexington, Kentucky. What You’ll Do: Process bi-weekly payroll for corporate and greenhouse employees, including review and validation of employee information and calculations of payroll, tax deductions, and other employee benefit withholdings in the HRIS/Payroll software Perform supporting processes related to non-recurring payroll and employee benefits activity, incentive compensation calculations, and stock-based compensation activity Process off-cycle payroll runs, manual checks, and other payroll and employee benefits adjustments as needed Ensure income withholding orders, wage garnishments, and levies are entered into the HRIS software timely and accurately and communicated to...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Somerset, KY
About the Role:  As the Food Safety/Quality Supervisor  will lead the site efforts to ensure compliance to company policy, food safety standards, government regulations, industry best practices and product quality standards.    What You’ll Do: Adhere to established procedures to provide a safe working environment including complying with OSHA, state/local, federal, and AppHarvest regulations and requirements. Adhere to Quality work practices, follows GMP’s, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality to management. Develop a sustainable food safety/quality culture by engaging the workforce through food safety/quality issues recognition and providing clarification on food safety/quality procedures. Provide for the introduction and daily application of the quality policy in the plant to satisfy the rules that apply with respect to HACCP and other...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Morehead, KY
About the Role:  As the Food Safety/Quality Supervisor  will lead the site efforts to ensure compliance to company policy, food safety standards, government regulations, industry best practices and product quality standards.    What You’ll Do: Adhere to established procedures to provide a safe working environment including complying with OSHA, state/local, federal, and AppHarvest regulations and requirements. Adhere to Quality work practices, follows GMP’s, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality to management. Develop a sustainable food safety/quality culture by engaging the workforce through food safety/quality issues recognition and providing clarification on food safety/quality procedures. Provide for the introduction and daily application of the quality policy in the plant to satisfy the rules that apply with respect to HACCP and other...
Jun 25, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Morehead, KY
About the Role: As an  Maintenance Technician, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture, while preforming routine preventative, planned and emergency equipment repairs and services while complying with regulatory requirements and AppHarvest company standards. What You’ll Do: Participate in all safety programs i.e., LOTO, Fall Protection, and Energized Equipment Safety. Work weekend and holidays as needed Read and comprehend technical manuals and instructions. Ensure operation of production and support equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, gearboxes, pumps, piping systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, conveyor systems, and packaging machines. Following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, engineering specifications, troubleshooting malfunctions and frequency driven PM’s using CMMS program. Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical equipment problems. Develop and...
Jun 24, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Lexington, KY
About the Role : As Director, Procurement at AppHarvest, you will develop and communicate the procurement business plan; establish, communicate, and implement long-term scalable goals for the company to promote compliance, effectiveness, and efficiency. This role will be based at our corporate office in Lexington, KY (with some travel within our farm network as necessary). What You’ll Do: Oversee the development and execution of sourcing strategies; including pricing strategies, portfolio composition, spend targets, timelines, and resource plans Build market intelligence capabilities within each Direct and Indirect supplier category to support farm growth Maintain strong working relationships with strategic suppliers to meet cost, quality, and delivery targets Conduct business review meetings with key stakeholders to assess risk, review future strategies, and identify potential margin improvement opportunities Serve as point of contact for all strategic...
Jun 24, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Morehead, KY
About The Role: As the Labor Manager, you are a key member of the leadership team.  You will be bringing stakeholders across the facility together to ensure collaboration and a shared focus around operations, production, productivity, labor scheduling and optimization of processes.  Building and maintaining open lines of communication, and connecting teams together is essential for success in this role. Collaborate with the Head Grower and Greenhouse Operations leadership team with input from PRIVA performance data in developing operational and production plans to drive and optimize crop quantity while achieving quality, speed, and cost-effective productivity. Manage labor schedule and all system-related information including time keeping and employee data within UKG and crop work progress within the Priva labor system with the ability to analyze and report on key cost and productivity data. Assist Grower, Assistant Growers and People Operations in coaching and...
Jun 24, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Somerset, KY
About The Role: As the Labor Manager, you are a key member of the leadership team.  You will be bringing stakeholders across the facility together to ensure collaboration and a shared focus around operations, production, productivity, labor scheduling and optimization of processes.  Building and maintaining open lines of communication, and connecting teams together is essential for success in this role. Collaborate with the Head Grower and Greenhouse Operations leadership team with input from PRIVA performance data in developing operational and production plans to drive and optimize crop quantity while achieving quality, speed, and cost-effective productivity. Manage labor schedule and all system-related information including time keeping and employee data within UKG and crop work progress within the Priva labor system with the ability to analyze and report on key cost and productivity data. Assist Grower, Assistant Growers and People Operations in coaching and...
Jun 24, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Morehead, KY
About the Role: As a Packhouse Manager at AppHarvest, you will join a team at the forefront of redefining sustainable agriculture by ensuring all Packhouse Team Members have the necessary tools to succeed, and lead the management of the packing operations in our state-of-the-art packing facility at Morehead, KY.   What You’ll Do: Ensure that Team Members have the necessary tools for their success Oversee all aspects of the packing operations process. including but not limited to team members safety, productivity, training, labor scheduling, product food safety, yield, and quality. Oversee actions to ensure Team Members Safety, including but not limited to Safety tailgate meetings, workplace Safety Hazard evaluations. Oversee Team Members productivity through monitoring of our KPI’s during the work shift, providing meaningful feedback to Supervisors and Leads to improve the overall results. Oversee training program implementation, supporting Supervisors and...
Jun 23, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Lexington, KY
About the Role: As a Buyer at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture. You will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to support the procurement of goods and services for operations. You will be securing the best procurement solution for quality, price, and delivery for purchase orders and help establish best practices for purchasing.    What You’ll Do:   Analyze and implement innovative supply opportunities that deliver the best competitive advantage for cost and quality working both independently    Drive contract terms that support strategy implementation     Maintain departmental reports for management review (i.e. open orders, vendor on-time delivery)   Work effectively in cross-functional environment between greenhouse operations, technology, finance, etc.   Ensure accuracy and proper approval for all placed PO’s   Develop, evaluate, and maintain...
Jun 22, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Berea, KY
About the Role: As an Inventory Coordinator at AppHarvest, you will be responsible for ensuring inventory is properly accounted for throughout one of our state-of-the-art greenhouses and/or distribution center.  What You’ll Do:   Access and improve flow of materials to ensure accurate inventory Maintain high standards and help promote a culture of strong attention to detail Maintain inventory records both systematically and paper forms in accordance with standards Troubleshoot complex inventory issues and projects Identify, analyze, and address any gaps or process improvement in inventory processes Perform daily, monthly, and yearly inventory counts in accordance with defined practices Relentless pursuit of a best-in-class warehouse and logistics environment Use forklift and related equipment as necessary What We’re Looking For: 3+ years of experience in a logistics, supply chain, and/or related role    Supply chain and/or related...
Jun 22, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Somerset, KY
About the Role: As an Inventory Coordinator at AppHarvest, you will be responsible for ensuring inventory is properly accounted for throughout one of our state-of-the-art greenhouses and/or distribution center.  What You’ll Do:   Access and improve flow of materials to ensure accurate inventory Maintain high standards and help promote a culture of strong attention to detail Maintain inventory records both systematically and paper forms in accordance with standards Troubleshoot complex inventory issues and projects Identify, analyze, and address any gaps or process improvement in inventory processes Perform daily, monthly, and yearly inventory counts in accordance with defined practices Relentless pursuit of a best-in-class warehouse and logistics environment Use forklift and related equipment as necessary What We’re Looking For: 3+ years of experience in a logistics, supply chain, and/or related role    Supply chain and/or related...
Jun 22, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Morehead, KY
About the Role: As an Inventory Coordinator at AppHarvest, you will be responsible for ensuring inventory is properly accounted for throughout one of our state-of-the-art greenhouses and/or distribution center.  What You’ll Do:   Access and improve flow of materials to ensure accurate inventory Maintain high standards and help promote a culture of strong attention to detail Maintain inventory records both systematically and paper forms in accordance with standards Troubleshoot complex inventory issues and projects Identify, analyze, and address any gaps or process improvement in inventory processes Perform daily, monthly, and yearly inventory counts in accordance with defined practices Relentless pursuit of a best-in-class warehouse and logistics environment Use forklift and related equipment as necessary What We’re Looking For: 3+ years of experience in a logistics, supply chain, and/or related role    Supply chain and/or related...
Jun 22, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Mt. Sterling, KY
About the Role: As an Inventory Coordinator at AppHarvest, you will be responsible for ensuring inventory is properly accounted for throughout one of our state-of-the-art greenhouses and/or distribution center.  What You’ll Do:   Access and improve flow of materials to ensure accurate inventory Maintain high standards and help promote a culture of strong attention to detail Maintain inventory records both systematically and paper forms in accordance with standards Troubleshoot complex inventory issues and projects Identify, analyze, and address any gaps or process improvement in inventory processes Perform daily, monthly, and yearly inventory counts in accordance with defined practices Relentless pursuit of a best-in-class warehouse and logistics environment Use forklift and related equipment as necessary What We’re Looking For: 3+ years of experience in a logistics, supply chain, and/or related role    Supply chain and/or related...
Jun 22, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Berea, KY
About the Role : As an Industrial Hygiene Specialist at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by cleaning equipment, tools, and infrastructure in a thorough and efficient manner, with an emphasis on strictly adhering to AppHarvest safety rules and procedures.  Dismantling, dry cleaning, wet cleaning, inspecting, and reassembling machines and equipment as directed.  Protecting equipment during cleaning and safety handles all chemicals in the process. Hours:  Second Shift  Updated resume with documented work history REQUIRED! What You'll Do : Adheres to established procedures to provide a safe working environment including complying with OSHA, state/local, federal, and AppHarvest regulations Adheres to Quality work practices, follows GMP’s, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality to...
Jun 22, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Richmond, KY
About the Role: As the Systems Coordinator, your primary responsibilities will include working with the facility’s leadership team to ensure labor is recorded accurately and in a timely manner into the PRIVA FS Performance System. You will also work to accurately develop reporting documentation from our PRIVA system for advanced analysis and continuous improvement.   What You’ll Do: Assist with the management of daily operational activities in PRIVA. Educate and direct employees on the use of all control points and PRIVA equipment. Prepare and maintain PRIVA system tools for new employees. Ensure employee compliance with safety protocols, training, etc.   Prepare, maintain, and submit departmental reporting, operational documents, and reports. Use various software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. Be proactive in analyzing data. Suggest new ways we can leverage it, proactively highlighting performance issues,...
Jun 22, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Somerset, KY
About the Role: As the Systems Coordinator, your primary responsibilities will include working with the facility’s leadership team to ensure labor is recorded accurately and in a timely manner into the PRIVA FS Performance System. You will also work to accurately develop reporting documentation from our PRIVA system for advanced analysis and continuous improvement.   What You’ll Do: Assist with the management of daily operational activities in PRIVA. Educate and direct employees on the use of all control points and PRIVA equipment. Prepare and maintain PRIVA system tools for new employees. Ensure employee compliance with safety protocols, training, etc.   Prepare, maintain, and submit departmental reporting, operational documents, and reports. Use various software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. Be proactive in analyzing data. Suggest new ways we can leverage it, proactively highlighting performance issues,...
Jun 22, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Morehead, KY
About the Role: As the Systems Coordinator, your primary responsibilities will include working with the facility’s leadership team to ensure labor is recorded accurately and in a timely manner into the PRIVA FS Performance System. You will also work to accurately develop reporting documentation from our PRIVA system for advanced analysis and continuous improvement.   What You’ll Do: Assist with the management of daily operational activities in PRIVA. Educate and direct employees on the use of all control points and PRIVA equipment. Prepare and maintain PRIVA system tools for new employees. Ensure employee compliance with safety protocols, training, etc.   Prepare, maintain, and submit departmental reporting, operational documents, and reports. Use various software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. Be proactive in analyzing data. Suggest new ways we can leverage it, proactively highlighting performance issues,...
Jun 17, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Richmond, KY
About The Role: As the Supervisor, Assistant Grower, you are a key, frontline leader, responsible for managing a group of individuals and ensuring successful growth of our crop.  Supervise daily activities for a team of Group Leads and Crop Care Specialists to ensure greenhouse productivity, quality and food and health safety standards are met and exceeded while promoting a positive work atmosphere and building team spirit. Mentor and monitor Group Leads, providing direct coaching and training as needed while delegating workflow and daily activities. Maintain a frequent and open dialogue with the Head Grower, Labor Manager, and HR regarding coaching, disciplining and corrective action plans. Assist the Head Grower in executing the crop management plan including but not limited to ensuring daily completion of Pre-Op and Post-Op activities, maintaining up-to-date records and reports; interpreting measured data from crop and climate registrations; performing water and...
Jun 17, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Lexington, KY
About the Role: AppHarvest is currently seeking a Contract Recruiting Assistant for a temporary position to assist in screening, scheduling, and hiring of candidates for our farms in central and eastern Kentucky. This position is based at our corporate headquarters in downtown Lexington and the duration of the contract is expected to last approximately 90 days and may vary based upon business needs. Hourly Rate:   $15 - $20 per hour based on experience What You’ll Do: Review resumes and schedule candidate interviews Screen candidates to determine qualifications and cultural fit Provide timely feedback to candidates Ensure an excellent candidate experience throughout the recruitment process Extend verbal offers, create, and send offers letters Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right...
Jun 17, 2022
Full time role
Root AI Morehead, KY
About the Role: As an Assistant Packhouse Manager you will ensure that all Team Members have the necessary tools to succeed, you will also assist with the management and training of pack house operations in our state-of-the-art packing facility at Morehead, KY.   What You’ll Do: Ensure that Team Members have the necessary tools for their success Oversee all aspects of the packing operations process. including but not limited to team members safety, productivity, training, labor scheduling, product food safety, yield, and quality. Oversee actions to ensure Team Members Safety, including but not limited to Safety tailgate meetings, workplace Safety Hazard evaluations. Oversee Team Members productivity through monitoring of our KPI’s during the work shift, providing meaningful feedback to Supervisors and Leads to improve the overall results. Oversee training program implementation, supporting Supervisors and leads with the execution of the program sharing best...