Indoor Farmer

Upward Farms Brooklyn , NY 11222

Posted 7 days ago

Upward Farms grows leafy greens and fish with the highest ecological and quality standards so that everyone can nourish their body, family, and the planet. With 95% of leafy greens grown on the West Coast and 90% of seafood imported, our mission is to heal the broken food system and reconnect eaters with flavorful and nutritious local food.

We design and operate complete ecosystems of plants and fish in vertical farms, supplying these organic and local products to grocers.

Our new Headquarters Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn is focused on growing organic microgreen packaged salads and sustainably-raised striped bass for NYC-area grocery stores. With high-tech indoor vertical farming, we grow the freshest, nutrient-packed local food anywhere in the world (even Brooklyn).

In this role, you will work on a team of Indoor Farmers and report to our Farm Operations leaders at our Headquarters Farm in Greenpoint. The Farm Operations team runs all growing and processing activities for our packaged salads, utilizes and maintains best-in-class automation systems and equipment, and supports aquaculture (fish farming) operations as needed. The day-to-day will be focused on seeding, maintaining plant health and environmental conditions, harvesting, washing, packaging, and shipping / receiving.

The ideal candidate is passionate about plants, animals, and good food. Success in this job demands attention to detail, efficiency, and a hunger to learn. Upward Farms will provide specialized on-the-job training to build skills for advancement within our company and for the rapidly growing food processing and agriculture technology industries.

Responsibilities

  • Be a key player in farm operations including seeding, harvesting, washing / drying, packaging, and shipping / receiving.
  • Clean and maintain facilities and equipment for safe and smooth operations.
  • Maintain the highest levels of food safety, animal welfare, adhering to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure a healthy environment for our plants, fish, and people by helping to collect and track a variety of metrics, responding to any conditions outside of acceptable ranges.
  • Monitor the farm for disease and pests utilizing Integrated Pest Management practices.
  • Support R&D projects through growing trials and other experiments.
  • Be a key user for our Software and Engineering teams, providing feedback and insights for the development of better tools to run our farms.
  • Work with the Aquaculture Manager to assist in caring for fish from early life to harvest, track their growth, and monitor changing environmental conditions.
  • Work with the Technicians to troubleshoot issues with machinery, equipment, and systems.

Requirements

  • Arrive on time and stay on track for precisely scheduled farming shifts.
  • Comfortable with handling fish, agricultural materials, and getting dirty.
  • Able to take direction and ownership of delegated tasks.
  • Be able to lift, carry, push, and pull weights up to 50 pounds.
  • Wear a facemask (minimum requirements set by company) while on-site.
  • Physically fit, reliable, detail-oriented, organized, hard-working, self-motivated.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, can work effectively as part of a team, enjoy giving and receiving feedback.
  • Stand for 8 hour shifts and engage in repetitive activities such as bending and squatting.
  • Ability to work in a cold climate-controlled environment (40-45F) for extended periods of time.
  • Maintain high standards of hygiene to promote food safety and quality assurance.
  • Demonstrate safe work practices at all times.
  • Maintain a reliable form of transportation to and from our Greenpoint farm.
  • Expected 40 hour work week. Weekend availability required, with weekend shifts rotating.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
  • Either of the following: (a) 2 years work experience in farming, food production/service, warehousing, or manufacturing; or (b) relevant vocational training, a college degree, or other higher education.
  • Authorized to work in the USA.

Preferred Skills + Experience

  • Previous work in agriculture/horticulture, food production/service, manufacturing, or other related fields.
  • Previous use of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), OSHA, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) protocols.

Benefits

This position starts at $17-$20/hr depending on experience, with the potential for paid overtime. We offer our team members a dynamic work environment with benefits including medical, dental, vision, FSA/HSA, as well as additional perks like lots of fresh, free salad.

Working Here

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applicants with a widely diverse and non-traditional background to apply. Our needs are unique and varied so we value colleagues with diverse backgrounds. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and/or protected veteran status.

COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Quality Assurance

The health and safety of our colleagues and customers is our top priority. Our workplace safety and quality assurance policies are informed by guidance from the CDC, other government agencies, and internal working groups led by the most impacted and vulnerable team members (Farm Operations, Quality Assurance, etc.). Accordingly, applicants should be prepared to adhere to policies requiring the use of PPE (including face masks), regular screenings related to COVID-19, and other preventative measures.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Home Services Retail Specialist (PartTime) Cropsey

Home Depot

Posted 1 week ago

VIEW JOBS 10/15/2020 12:00:00 AM 2021-01-13T00:00 Position Purpose The Home Services Retail Specialist is responsible for setting in-home customer consultation appointments by generating quality leads for the Home Services Install programs. The Home Services Retail Specialist is assigned to a Home Depot store, attends store events, home shows, and other community lead events. This position requires a driven, self-motivated and outgoing professional to meet the needs of THD customers. The Home Services Retail Specialist helps our customers understand the services Home Services organization provides and create the ultimate in-store experience. Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities 75% - Meets or exceeds established productivity goals by generating quality appointments for the Home Services install program. Engages customers within the store, provides an excellent customer experience, creates awareness of the Home Services Install Programs, qualifies the customer to the appropriate program and schedules a free in-home consultation. 15% - Works with Home Depot store associates and management to maintain a strong store connectivity. Sets and breaks down store displays in locations that allow it and help maintain the appointment center with brochures and materials. Ensure the program displays are clean and literature is available for customers. 10% - Attends store events, home shows, and other lead events to promote Home Services business to attendees. Nature and Scope This position reports to Manager, Lead Generation. This position has no Direct Reports. This role's work schedule could require working evenings, weekends, and holidays. Environmental Job Requirements Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectable. Travel: Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time Standard Minimum Qualifications: Must be eighteen years of age or older. Must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Education Required: The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED. Work Experience Required: 1 year Minimum Physical Requirements: Must continuously stand or walk or regularly requires lifting/handling/carrying material or equipment of moderate weight (8-20 pounds). Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge or experience in a sales environment, retail or telemarketing field. Ability to travel to various locations based upon business needs is preferred but not required. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: * Ability to influence * Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills * Thrive in a fast-paced team environment * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Self-motivated and responsible Home Depot Brooklyn NY

Indoor Farmer

Upward Farms