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Field Trials Specialist

Carbon Robotics

Carbon Robotics

Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
The Carbon Robotics LaserWeeder™ implement uses precision computer vision and sophisticated AI to kill weeds with millimeter accuracy. Laserweeding delivers consistency that puts growers back in control of their schedules amid labor shortages, chemical complexity, and rising costs. For high-density crops, laserweeding is the only automated solution. Designed in Seattle and built in Detroit, it’s the future of weed control.

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We are a no-nonsense team of passionate people with a bias for action. We know that our ability to execute on our ideas is what sets us apart. We do what we say we are going to do, externally and internally. We trust our people to act independently and make practical, real-world decisions.

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Are you ready to help us design and build our LaserWeeder that solve real problems in our food supply?

As a Field Trials Specialist at Carbon Robotics you’ll assess the performance and operational effectiveness of the LaserWeeder. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting comprehensive assessments, data analysis, and feasibility studies to evaluate the overall benefits and potential improvements of the LaserWeeder.

This role involves designing and executing field trials, collecting and interpreting data, and providing detailed reports on findings. The Field Trials Specialist will work closely with cross-functional teams, particularly the sales team, to deliver precise and actionable data that supports sales efforts in engaging with current and prospective customers.

What you’ll do:

Data Collection and Analysis:

  • Collect and compile comprehensive data on the LaserWeeder and its associated features, with a focus on its impact on agricultural practices and cost analysis.
  • Analyze data to identify trends, strengths, weaknesses, and areas of potential improvement.

Cost-Benefit Analysis:

  • Assess the economic and operational benefits, including labor savings, yield improvement, and reduced chemical usage, to determine the overall cost-effectiveness.

Report Generation:

  • Prepare clear and comprehensive reports and presentations that summarize findings, methodologies, and recommendations.
  • Communicate complex technical information in an easily understandable manner for stakeholders.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including sales, engineers, agronomists, and universities, to gather insights and data necessary for analysis.


  • Offer actionable recommendations and insights to help farmers make well-informed choices about implementing the LaserWeeder.

Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure the accuracy and reliability of data, calculations, and analysis methods.

Market Research:

  • Stay updated on industry trends, pricing, and the competitive landscape for laser weeding technology and similar farming equipment.
  • Evaluate the market demand and potential return on investment for adopting laser weeding machinery.

Financial Modeling:

  • Develop financial models to simulate various scenarios and assess the potential outcomes of adopting laser weeding technology.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Success:

  • Bachelor's degree in Plant Sciences, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business, or a related field. A master's degree is preferred.
  • Familiarity with farm machinery, agricultural technology, and precision agriculture.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and software (e.g., Excel, statistical software).
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of agricultural economics and cost-benefit analysis principles is a plus.


  • Previous experience in agricultural machinery analysis or a related field is advantageous.
  • Experience in conducting cost-effectiveness studies and financial modeling is a plus.

Working Conditions:

  • This position will involve a lot of travel to farms to conduct on-site assessments. Travel should be considered as much as 90% of the time.

Qualified applicants will receive a short survey after applying to help the team learn more about you.

Carbon Robotics follows equitable hiring practices. Flexibility in our hiring process allows hiring of talent at levels different from what are posted. The compensation range outlined is based on a target budgeted base salary. Individual base pay depends on various factors such as relevant experience and skill, Interview assessments and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements. Offers are determined using our equitable hiring practices. Carbon Robotics offers additional compensation in the form of benefits premiums, pre-IPO stock options and On Target Earning commissions for appropriate positions. Base pay ranges are reviewed each year. We are committed to the principle of pay equity – paying employees equitably for similar work.

Carbon Robotics' base salary pay range:

$88,000—$105,700 USD

Why would you join Carbon Robotics?

Passion for building teams capable of solving uniquely interesting problems. Innovation while disrupting the market is what we do. Profiled in WSJ and Forbes, Carbon Robotics is poised to become the next billion dollar company in the rapidly growing worldwide Ag-Tech industry.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits to our full time US based* employees, including:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Pre-IPO Stock Options
  • Generous Benefits:
    • Fully-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for you and all dependents
    • Life Insurance
    • Long Term Disability
    • Flexible PTO
    • 401(k) plan
    • Pet Insurance
    • Commuter Benefits
  • Work Culture: Be a part of an inclusive and tight-knit company culture that values innovation and mission-driven success.
  • Internationally based employees benefits varies

Carbon Robotics is building a culture of diversity and inclusion for all. We welcome everyone’s voice and believe in open and transparent communication. We believe the best products, services, and companies are built by strong teams that include a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, ideas, and experiences. We are committed to supporting and enabling growth and opportunity for every employee at every level. This is the foundation to which we will build a truly unique environment.

We are equally committed to equal employment opportunity, and it is foundational to how we recruit and hire our talented team. Employment is determined based upon capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge/veteran, pregnancy (including potential pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability , HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

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