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Packhouse Production Assistant

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Chicago 1 - Chicago, IL
$16.00 Hourly



Gotham Greens is seeking passionate, driven and hardworking individuals to work in our Packhouse. Packhouse Production Assistants 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 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.



  • Packing containers of fresh leafy greens and herbs

  • Identifying unacceptable quality product to discard

  • Sorting and selecting high quality product to pack

  • Filling containers to an accurate weight using scales

  • Properly handling product and containers to maximize shelf life and appearance to the company’s expectations

  • Performing repetitive tasks at a consistent pace which meets productivity expectations

  • Labelling, boxing, and staging product materials and supplies

  • Handling, organizing, and loading production supplies and equipment

  • Assisting 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).



  • Authorized to work in the US

  • Able to lift 50 pounds

  • Able to 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 55 degree temperatures



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 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.