Production Assistant - Chicago
Job Details
Entry
Chicago 1 - Chicago, IL
$14.70 Hourly
Day
General Labor
Description

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. 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

  • Packing Containers of Fresh Produce
    • Sorting and selecting high quality product to pack
    • Identifying unacceptable quality product to discard
    • Filling containers to an accurate weight using scales
    • Properly handling product and containers to maximize shelf life and appearance to the company’s visual expectations
    • Performing repetitive tasks at a consistent pace which meets productivity expectations
  • Production Support
    • Assisting Greenhouse Production operations, including transplanting seedlings, harvesting plants, and handling growing equipment
    • Handling, organizing, and loading production supplies and equipment
    • Assisting with inventory control and cold storage organization
    • Labelling, boxing, and staging product materials and supplies
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
    • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), Good Agricultural Practices (GAP’s), company food safety policies, and sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOP’s).
    • Assist with daily cleaning of production areas, equipment, and supplies
    • Assist with periodic cleaning of common areas in facility

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  • Be authorized to work in the US
  • Lift 50 pounds
  • Stand for a full 8-hour shift
  • 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
  • Must be able to work in varying temperatures that are anywhere from 55 degrees (within the Packhouse) to 90 degrees (within the Greenhouse).

 

 

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