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Junior Operations Assistant (on-site Piracicaba, Portuguese-speaker)

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Job Description

We are an impact driven, remote-first, AgTech start up headquartered in Germany and Brazil with the goal to reverse climate change and make tropical agriculture more regenerative, low-carbon and sustainable. We are working with Enhanced Rock Weathering in tropical agriculture, currently with focus on Brazil. We do that to create a liveable planet for future generations and, in specific, to regenerate soils and ecosystems, grow nutritious food, increase food security and sovereignty in the tropics. Our stakeholders and clients are from all over the world, and we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our team members (the rock-stars) work across various cultures and time zones, and we are growing…

Our Mission is to enable farmers in the tropics to replace synthetic fertilisers, pesticides and limestone with (silicate) rock powder from local mines.

Our Vision is to remove gigatons (that's billions of tons) of CO2 from the atmosphere in a permanent, scalable and safe way.

Our Mission is to enable farmers in the tropics to replace synthetic fertilisers, pesticides and limestone with (silicate) rock powder from local mines.


As operations assistant you will be cooperating closely with the science and operations teams and provide assistance in a variety of tasks. The majority of these tasks will require your presence at the ESALQ campus in Piracicaba, where the science team is undergoing experiments with a focus on rock powder application and carbon removal in agriculture. Occasionally, you will get the opportunity to accompany the operations team in visiting farms in the surrounding municipalities and assist on field based tasks.


Tasks will include assisting in the set-up, operation, maintenance and the overseeing of experiments and projects in the farm context. You will be working under the supervision of members of the science team, and you will be required to work under their supervision and guidance. Day to day tasks may include the construction of pot experiments, thorough documentation of research activities, the taking of samples as well as the maintenance of research equipment.
Como assistente de operações, você cooperará estreitamente com as equipes científicas e de operações e fornecerá assistência em várias tarefas. A maioria dessas tarefas exigirá sua presença no campus da ESALQ em Piracicaba, onde a equipe científica está realizando experimentos com foco na aplicação de pó de rocha e remoção de carbono na agricultura. Ocasionalmente, você terá a oportunidade de acompanhar a equipe de operações em visitas a fazendas nos municípios vizinhos e auxiliar em tarefas de campo.

  • A general enthusiasm for environmental activism, agriculture and soil
  • Working in a dedicated and precise way and bringing competence in completing manual tasks
  • An ability to work well in a team environment and contribute constructively
  • Execute tasks within the overall ops and science strategy in accordance with company OKRs
  • Create reports and communicate challenges and achievements to the team
  • Observant, polite and open to learn
  • Ready to face a sometimes fast changing, adaptable work environment
  • A scientific background in agronomy or comparable is a plus
  • English to communicate with our international team is a plus

  • The role is based in Piracicaba (Sao Paulo) and fluent/native Portuguese is required

  • Um entusiasmo geral pelo ativismo ambiental, agricultura e
  • Trabalhando de forma dedicada e precisa e trazendo competência na execução de tarefas manuais
  • Capacidade de trabalhar bem em um ambiente de equipe e contribuir de forma construtiva
  • Executar tarefas dentro da estratégia geral de operações e ciência de acordo com os OKRs da empresa
  • Criar relatórios e comunicar desafios e conquistas para a equipe
  • Observador, educado e aberto a aprender
  • Pronto para enfrentar um ambiente de trabalho adaptável e em rápida mudança
  • Uma formação científica em agronomia ou comparável é uma vantagem
  • Inglês para se comunicar com nossa equipe internacional é um diferencial
  • A função é baseada em Piracicaba (São Paulo) e é necessário português fluente/nativo

    At InPlanet, we have a big vision of solving climate change, and we are looking for individuals who are genuinely passionate about making a positive difference in the world of Carbon Removal Solutions. As a fast-growing startup, we are also in the process of identifying and further articulating our culture and key values on which we hold each other accountable in the company. These values are also an important part of our selection process for this role:

  • You possess a drive to get things done (the time is now!) with a hands-on, can-do attitude - #Igotthis, #yougotthis
  • You are committed to the process of constant learning, CDR is a new space! - #wearealllearning
  • You are aspired to deliver quality, evidence-driven, trusted output - #excellencebuildstrust
  • You believe in being kind and transparent at the workplace - #thereforeachother, #diversityiskey
  • You dream big and you believe in making a difference - #bigsolutionstobigchallenges
  • People-first, Performance Culture: We believe that focus on people and performance can co-exist with the right cultural vision. Our philosophy is the dynamic fusion of these two essential components. The Rocket emoji symbolizes our unrelenting drive for peak performance, excellence, and reaching new heights. The Heart emoji represents our deep commitment to our people, fostering empathy, compassion, and genuine care for every team member's well-being. Together, we're not only elevating our business but also the aspirations of those who make it all happen.
  • A Bigger Purpose: When you're part of the InPlanet Team, you're part of a great vision. It's about creating a world where every action, every project, and every campaign contributes to a greener, healthier future.
  • We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion! We are proud to have an internationally growing team and we are designing our people practices to serve psychological safety, belonging and authenticity.
  • Benchmarked, competitive daily rate.
  • Share options to make you feel like an owner, and the autonomy to make a massive impact.
  • Personal development budget
  • The opportunity to be autonomous, make a huge difference and belong to a vision.
  • Occasional off-sites in Brazil yay!

We are determined to design robust selection processes, and we believe in equitable recruitment. If you are successful at the CV + answers screening it would most likely be followed up by a short interview or phone call with our Head of People. Processes may vary by role and subject to change. We are trying our best to keep you transparently updated, however, we can only provide feedback to candidates who reach the Hiring Manager interview stage.

Being an equal opportunities employer is very important to us and we are committed to ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions which cannot be shown to be justifiable. We design our processes to be fair and equitable and we believe in continuous learning.

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