Packhouse Lead

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Packhouse Lead

**Job Details**

**Description** Gotham Greens is seeking a passionate, driven, and hardworking individual to fill a position as a Packhouse Lead at our Queens Greenhouse. The Pack House (PH) Lead is responsible for day-to-day tasks directed by their immediate supervisor. This is a hands-on role requiring an individual who is a team player, willing to roll up their sleeves, and isn't afraid to get dirty. 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.

**What You'll Do**

  • Assist in Management of Packers
  • Ensure Packers are punctual and work quickly and effectively, train new assistants in the proper way to do tasks, handle leaves, and proper cleaning sanitation methods of produces
  • Ensure safe work conditions and food safety are maintained at all times
  • Support Supervisor to ensure that GMPs are followed
  • Support Supervisor to ensure that all PH Logs are kept up to date including but not limited to QC Verification Log, Opening Log, Closing Log, Packhouse Log, temp logs, etc.
  • Constant communication with harvesters to detect any diseases or cross-contamination and communicate to Supervisor for further actions (NUOCA log in place, etc.)
  • Support in the maintenance and cleanliness of Packing House cooler and Harvest area, including all equipment
  • Communicate daily with Supervisor and provide feedback on employees' performance, provide ideas to improve efficiencies, and maintain pack harvest pace
  • Execute the harvest order according to the Supervisor's direction, including Retail and Wholesale
  • Support pack house leaders in proper FIFO rotation and maintain cooler cleanliness, organization, and provide daily cooler inventory

**Who You Are**

**Requirements**

  • Leads by example with a can-do attitude
  • Laser-focused attention to detail
  • Great multitasking abilities
  • Desire to grow and learn food safety rules and regulations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand for a full 8-hour shift
  • A willingness and desire to assist in unrelated and/or unassigned tasks to ensure the effective operation of the GH and PH
  • Must be a problem solver and be capable of identifying areas of efficiencies
  • Working knowledge or willingness to learn of MS applications Outlook, Word, and Excel

**The ideal candidate**

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and highly motivated with a creative flair and lively personality
  • Passionate commitment to the company vision
  • Appreciation for principles of sustainable agriculture and food

**Who We Are** 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, NY, to one of the largest hydroponic leafy green producers in North America. For more information, visit gothamgreens.com.

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Gotham Greens

Gotham Greens

New York, United States

201 - 500

Sector: Food and agriculture

About this company

Founders:Eric Haley, Viraj Puri

Founded date:2009

Revenue:US$ 100 - 500 million

Investors:Ares Management, BMO Capital Markets, Creadev, Kimco Realty, NYSERDA

Stage:Series C Plus

Website:gothamgreens.com

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Gotham Greens designs, builds and operates commercial scale greenhouse facilities in urban areas for fresh vegetable production. Since commencing production in early 2011, Gotham Greens has quickly become a worldwide...read more

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