Sanitation Technician
Job Details
Chicago 2 - Chicago, IL

THE ROLE

 

Gotham Greens is seeking a passionate, driven, and hardworking individual to fill a position as a Cleaning/Sanitation Technician. The Technician is responsible for day-to-day tasks as directed by the Assistant Plant Manager. This is a hands-on role requiring an individual is a team player, one who is willing to roll up their sleeves and isn't afraid to get dirty.

 

Prior experience in the natural and organic food industry is 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.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

 

  • Perform cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and work areas (including bathrooms, break rooms, hallways, stairwells, packhouse, nursery, and under growing lines) in the entire greenhouse on second shift. 1pm - 9pm. Subject to change as needed.
  • Clean quickly and effectively as directed using materials and tools provided by Gotham Greens.
  • Must be able to work in tight quarters and hard-to-reach areas, such as under growing lines, etc.
  • Must learn and follow procedures in the proper way to clean & sanitize.
  • Responsible for working in a safe manner, and following safe work practices at all times.
  • Must wear proper PPE (personal protective equipment) at all times.
  • Provide ideas to improve efficiencies and cleanliness.

 

WHO YOU ARE

 

Requirements:

  • Leads by example with a can-do attitude
  • Laser-focused attention to detail
  • Great multitasking abilities
  • Desire to grow and learn food safety rules and regulations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for a full 8-hour shift.
  • A willingness and desire to assist in unrelated and/or unassigned tasks to ensure the effective operation of the greenhouse and packhouse.
  • Must be a problem solver and be capable of identifying areas of efficiency

 

Who We Are

 

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 dip all year round to retail, restaurant, and food service 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.

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