Charlie's Produce

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Farm Operations Assistant

Farm Operations Assistant

Job ID 
2018-1345
Job Locations 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
7/30/2018
Category 
Operations

More information about this job

Overview

40 Year Logo

 

 

Charlie’s Produce - Who We Are

 

Charlie's Produce is a privately owned wholesale produce company. We are the largest privately owned produce wholesaler on the West Coast, with distribution centers in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Anchorage, Boise, and Los Angeles. The secret to our 40 years of success in this industry is PEOPLE! We strive to hire the best and we reward them with a working environment that fosters loyalty, stability, innovation, and growth.

 

Charlie's provides a healthy employee stock ownership program, competitive Medical/Dental/Vision and Life Insurance plans. And our newest benefit offers Pre-Paid Fully Funded College Tuition to our employees and the dependent children of our employees after 1 year! 

 

The Farm Operations Assistant position is with Farmbox Greens the indoor agriculture division of Charlie’s produce.

 

At Farmbox we are dedicated to changing where and how great produce is grown. Since planting our first seeds 2011, our team has created a sustainable urban farm where the harvest cycle is days, not months. Our hydroponic, vertical farm uses 90 percent less water than traditional agriculture, is pesticide and herbicide free, and we harvest tender microgreens daily, regardless of season. We grow in square feet, not acres. We use energy efficient LED lights and in our fully climate controlled facility to consistently produce the freshest greens that can be to a customers plate within hours of harvest. From our Seattle farm located in the SODO neighborhood we supply microgreens to local marketplaces and hundreds loyal restaurants all over the Pacific Northwest. At Farmbox Greens we work hard because we believe that food should be grown responsibly, locally, and taste delicious.

 

When applying please submit your resume AND a short cover letter so that we can get a better idea of why you want to work at Farmbox. Cover letters should be sent with your resume through the online portal or sent directly to careers@farmboxgreens.com

Responsibilities

Schedule M – F 7a – 330p

 

The Role

 

We are seeking a hardworking, detail oriented, self-starter to add to our team to help with day to day production and farm operations. This is an entry-level position which entails all aspects of indoor farming including planting, harvesting, packaging, cleaning, and food safety. Our facility is highly regulated by our food safety measures which require our employees to have attention to detail with all aspects of their work.

 

Essential Responsibilities Include, but Are Not Limited To:

  • Assisting in the growth and packing of microgreens.
  • Harvesting, packing, labeling, and boxing produce
  • Cleaning and sanitizing growing area.
  • Measuring and preparing seed for planting.
  • Recording and documenting food safety procedures.

Charlie’s Produce Total Compensation Package includes:

  • Starting hourly wage between $15.45/hr - $17/hr DOE
  • 90 day performance-based raise
  • Yearly review with possibility of increase based on performance and tenure
  • Supplemental retirement plan through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Robust employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Vacation pay, paid holidays, pre-tax commuter benefits, and free street parking
  • Employer-covered College Program
  • Coverage under State Sick Leave
  • 401(k) available
  • Health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, and vision

Qualifications

Required Experience:

  • Prior greenhouse/agriculture production experience
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs seed bags
  • Ability to lift up to 30lbs frequently for moving crops, seed, and packaging
  • Ability to work in refrigerated environment at 36-40 degrees
  • Ability to maintain a safe working environment by following all safety practices and food safety procedures
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to take and pass pre-employment drug test

Supplemental Information

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and if necessary the Department of Homeland Security with the information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Charlie's Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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