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Packhouse Operator

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Chicago 1 - Chicago, IL


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 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.


  • Start up and shutdown of Denester, Scales, Tray Sealer, Metal Detector, Check Weigher, and Labeler.
  • Basic troubleshooting of all unit ops incorporated in the packaging line
  • Completing all Operator GFSI task and documentation.
  • Giving direction to PAs working on the Multivac line.
  • Minimize downtime during breakdowns, and changeovers.
  • Track line KPIs (Startup time, Ramp up time, Quality Rejects, etc.
  • Change film, labels, and ribbons.
  • Perform standard Packhouse Production Assistant duties as needed (see below)
  • Stock Raw Materials after shut down and as needed.
  • Basic sanitation task 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 specific Machine Operator duties, the individual may also have PH PA duties which will include:

  • 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 companys 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).
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 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 an indoor farming company and a fresh food brand on a mission to transform the way we approach our food system, putting people and the planet at the forefront. Gotham Greens produces and delivers long-lasting and delicious leafy greens, herbs, salad dressings, dips, and cooking sauces all year round to retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers.


A Certified B Corporation™, Gotham Greens sustainably grows high-quality produce using up to 90% less water and 97% less land than conventional farming through its national network of climate-controlled, high-tech greenhouses across America, including locations in New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, and California.


Since its launch in 2011, Gotham Greens has grown from a single urban rooftop greenhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., to one of the largest hydroponic leafy green producers in North America. For more information, visit