Machine Operator
Job Details
Davis - Davis, CA



Gotham Greens is seeking a passionate, driven and hardworking individual to work as our Machine Operator in our Packhouse. Machine Operators are hands-on and require individuals who enjoy rolling up their sleeves.


Prior experience in the natural and organic food industry is a plus, but is 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.




  • Start up and shut-down of Denester, Scales, Tray Sealer, Metal Detector, Check Weigher, and Labeler.

  • Basic troubleshooting of all unit ops incorporated in the packaging line

  • Complete all Operator GFSI task and documentation.

  • Give direction to PA’s working on the Multivac line.

  • Minimize downtime during breakdowns and changeovers.

  • Track line KPI’s (Startup time, Ramp up time, Quality Rejects, etc.)

  • Change film, labels, and ribbons.

  • Stock Raw Materials after shut down and as needed.

  • Basic sanitation tasks, as needed, to keep equipment clean and operational.

  • Basic troubleshooting of equipment.

  • Communicate clearly and operate the line with a sense of urgency.

In addition to the above, perform the following Packhouse Production Assistant duties, as needed::

  • Pack containers of fresh leafy greens and herbs.

  • Identify unacceptable quality product to discard.

  • Sort and select high quality product to pack.

  • Fill containers to an accurate weight using scales.

  • Proper handling of product and containers to maximize shelf life and adherence to the Company’s expectations.

  • Perform repetitive tasks at a consistent pace which meets productivity expectations.

  • Label, box, and stage product materials and supplies.

  • Handle, organize, and load production supplies and equipment.

  • Assist with inventory control and cold storage organization.

  • Assist with daily cleaning of production areas, equipment, and supplies.

  • Assist with periodic cleaning of common areas in facility.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Company food safety policies, Company employee safety policies, and sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs).

  • Other duties as may be assigned.




  • Authorized to work in the US

  • Able to lift 50 pounds

  • Maintain a steady pace with attention to detail

  • Must have a reliable form of transportation

  • Open availability to work various work schedules, including holidays and weekends




Gotham Greens is on a mission to transform how and where fresh produce is grown. We are a pioneer in urban indoor agriculture and a leading fresh produce and food company. Through our national network of local high-tech farms, Gotham Greens delivers fresh, long-lasting, and delicious leafy greens, herbs, salad dressings, and pesto dips all year round to retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers. 


Today, Gotham Greens has 9 locations with 600,000+ sq. ft. of hydroponic greenhouses across six U.S. states and over 400 team members. Since its launch in 2011, Gotham Greens has grown from a single urban rooftop greenhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., to a multi-state greenhouse operator and one of the largest hydroponic leafy green producers in North America.


Gotham Greens recently raised $87 million in new equity and debt capital, bringing our total financing to $130 million and fueling our Company’s next phase of growth.