Packhouse Production Assistant
Job Details
Chicago 2 - Chicago, IL

The Role

Gotham Greens is seeking passionate, driven and hardworking individuals to fill positions as Production Assistants. Production Assistant positions are hands-on and require individuals who enjoy rolling up their sleeves and are accustomed to manual labor-intensive jobs. Prior experience in the natural and organic food industry a plus but not required. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and organized individual to assume a position at a rapidly growing, innovative, disruptive company in the 21st century food system.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Assisting in the harvesting and packing of leafy vegetables and herbs
  • Inspecting produce, arranging leaves, and preparing produce, for boxing, and proper cleaning & sanitation methods
  • Cleaning and Sanitation of Packhouse, Greenhouse, and Channel Washing
  • Assisting in loading products onto U-boats/pallets and loading them onto our trucks
  • Assisting in in the loading and unloading of Greenhouse and Packhouse supplies and materials
  • Handle leaves , look for bugs, and proper cleaning & sanitation methods
  • Ensure proper hand washing and use of gloves, aprons, and hair nets.
  • Ensure PH Packers maintain clean clothes, personal hygiene and good health (e.g. no coughing, etc.)
  • Packers adherence to the Packhouse dress code and packing regulations, (e.g. no earphones, no hoods, footwear specifications, no food, drinks, etc.)
  • Ensure clean work areas, bins, trays, scales, tables. No mobile phones or food on packing tables.
  • Ensure that soiled or dropped leaves are not packed
  • Ensure coolers are clean and temperatures are stable
  • Inspect and weigh produce; discard leaves as necessary; ensure no bugs, damaged leaves, tip burned leaves or leaved dropped on floor enter package

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand for a full 8 hour shift
  • Must be comfortable working in summer heat conditions and air-conditioned rooms
  • Must be able to work at a steady pace and must be detailed oriented
  • Must have a reliable form of transportation, train, bus, car, Etc.
  • Open availability to work various work schedules including weekends if needed
  • Must be authorized to work in the US

The ideal candidate:

  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • Passionate commitment to the company vision
  • Appreciation for sustainable agriculture and food
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