Production Assistant-Baltimore

An urban agriculture greenhouse in Sparrows Point, MD, is currently seeking passionate, driven, and hardworking individuals to fill a positions as a Full-time 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. 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.

Responsibilities:

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

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)

The ideal candidate:

  • Is reliable, highly motivated and committed to high quality performance
  • Has a passionate commitment to the company vision
  • Has an appreciation for principles of sustainable agriculture and food

Pay:  $13.20/hour

Benefits:  Benefit package included.

Schedule: Full-Time; Open availability to work various schedules including nights, holidays, and weekends.

Zip code: 21219

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