Packhouse Lead
Job Details
Baltimore - Baltimore, MD

THE ROLE

 

The Pack House (PH) Lead will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of the Pack House production and inventory management. The PH Lead reports directly to the Pack House Supervisor and works in collaboration with our Sales, Customer Service, Logistics, and Distribution team. This is a hands-on role requiring an individual that is a true leader, can rally a team, maintain positive morale and work environment, and ensure a smooth efficiently run operation. This is a full-time working lead role and will require an individual who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty, and work weekends.

 

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

 

  • Assist in Management of Packers- Ensure Packers are punctual and work quickly and effectively train new assistants in the proper way to do tasks, handle leaves, and proper cleaning & sanitation methods of produces

  • Ensure safe work conditions and food safety are maintained at all times.

  • Support Supervisor to ensure that GMPs are followed

  • Support Supervisor to ensure that all PH Logs are kept up to date including but not limited to QC Verification Log, Opening Log, Closing Log, Packhouse Log, temp logs, etc.

  • Constant communication with harvesters to detect any diseases or cross-contamination and communicate to Supervisor for further actions (NUOCA log in place, etc.)

  • Support in the maintenance and cleanliness of Packing House, cooler, and Harvest area including all equipment.

  • Communicate daily with Supervisor and provide feedback on employee's performance, provide ideas to improve efficiencies, and maintain pack/harvest-pace.

  • Execute the harvest order according to the Supervisors direction including Retail and Wholesale.

  • Supports packhouse leaders in proper FIFO rotation and maintains cooler cleanliness/organization and provides daily cooler inventory.

 

WHO YOU ARE

 

  • 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 full8-hourshift.

  • A willingness and desire to assist in unrelated and/or unassigned tasks to ensure the effective operation of the GH and PH.

  • Must be a problem solver and be capable of identifying areas of efficiencies.

  • Working knowledge or willingness to learn MS applications, Outlook, Word, and Excel.

 

The ideal candidate:

 

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

  • Reliable and highly motivated with a creative flair and lively personality

  • Passionate commitment to the company vision

  • Appreciation for principles of sustainable agriculture and food

 

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.

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