Packhouse Lead

Queens, New York
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The Role
 

The Packhouse (PH) Lead will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of the Packhouse production and inventory management. The PH Lead reports directly to the Packhouse 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 a 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 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.

 

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 25 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)

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • Passionate commitment to the company vision
  • Appreciation for 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 dips all year round to retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers. Founded in 2009, the company opened its first greenhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., shortly thereafter. Today, Gotham Greens operates 500,000 square feet of high-tech greenhouses across five U.S. states.

 

Our team of 350+ full time team members are hardworking, supportive, and passionate about sustainable urban agriculture. We work to create an environment that is caring, fun and collaborative. Gotham Greens offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

 

We are proud to be an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

 

To apply, email jobs@gothamgreens.com.