Packhouse Operator

Gotham Greens

Gotham Greens

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Job Details

Queens - Hollis, NY
Full Time

THE ROLE

Gotham Greens is seeking a passionate, driven and hardworking individual to work as our Packhouse Operator in our Packhouse. Packhouse Operators are hands-on and require individuals who enjoy rolling up their sleeves.

Prior experience in the natural and organic food industry is a plus, but is 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

  • Start up and shut-down of Denester, Scales, Tray Sealer, Metal Detector, Check Weigher, and Labeler.
  • Basic troubleshooting of all unit ops incorporated in the packaging line
  • Complete all Operator GFSI task and documentation.
  • Give direction to PA’s working on the Multivac line.
  • Minimize downtime during breakdowns and changeovers.
  • Track line KPI’s (Startup time, Ramp up time, Quality Rejects, etc.)
  • Change film, labels, and ribbons.
  • Stock Raw Materials after shut down and as needed.
  • Basic sanitation tasks, as needed, to keep equipment clean and operational.
  • Basic troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Communicate clearly and operate the line with a sense of urgency.

In addition to the above, perform the following Packhouse Production Assistant duties, as needed::

  • Pack containers of fresh leafy greens and herbs.
  • Identify unacceptable quality product to discard.
  • Sort and select high quality product to pack.
  • Fill containers to an accurate weight using scales.
  • Proper handling of product and containers to maximize shelf life and adherence to the Company’s expectations.
  • Perform repetitive tasks at a consistent pace which meets productivity expectations.
  • Label, box, and stage product materials and supplies.
  • Handle, organize, and load production supplies and equipment.
  • Assist with inventory control and cold storage organization.
  • Assist with daily cleaning of production areas, equipment, and supplies.
  • Assist with periodic cleaning of common areas in facility.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Company food safety policies, Company employee safety policies, and sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs).
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Authorized to work in the US
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • 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

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 95% 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, N.Y., to one of the largest hydroponic leafy green producers in North America. For more information, visit gothamgreens.com.