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Production Associate Smallhold

  • Date Posted January 20, 2022
  • Location Los Angeles, CA
  • Category Agriculture / Production
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

At Smallhold, we’re building the resilient farming infrastructure of the future. From advanced distribution and farming hubs to modular, high-output technology-enabled Minifarms, we’re bringing the farm to the people, supplying the freshest organic produce to entire cities on a block-by-block basis. 

Since 2017, Smallhold has established itself as the leader in US specialty mushroom production with our products found in top retailers like Whole Foods and Central Market and some of the nation’s most exciting restaurant kitchens, such as Maison Yaki, the Standard Hotels, and Bunker Vietnamese. 

Our mushrooms, farms, and team (including an amazing cohort of farmers and our backers at high profile VC investors like AlleyCorp, Almanac and Exor) have been featured in publications like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart -- to name a few. 

What’s next for Smallhold? Our network is growing and with it we’re rapidly expanding our infrastructure, building farms in new markets and bringing specialty mushrooms to more people than ever before. We have big plans for this year and need people like you to help us spread our roots across the country!

Job description The Position

As a Production Associate, you’ll be a member of the team that grows and prepares our standard-setting mushrooms for the shelf. Responsibilities include receiving and preparing materials, maintaining cleanliness, harvesting, assembling packaging, packing mushrooms and ensuring that every finished product meets our quality standards. Working as a Production Associate at Smallhold will expose you to the fundamentals of production, cultivation, food safety, quality assurance, warehouse management and more.

The Challenge

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Receive and unload material shipments
  • Prepare agricultural materials for grow rooms
  • Harvest, prepare and process mushrooms prior to packing
  • Pack mushrooms in retail and bulk packaging to exact weight requirements
  • Assist in set up, tear down and clean up of work stations
  • Assemble and break down cardboard boxes
  • Assure quality and presentation of packaged mushrooms
  • Assist with data tracking and logging as needed
  • Clean and sanitize facilities and equipment
  • Adhere to proper practices for food safety
  • Comfort with hands-on, physical work
  • Comfort with standing for long periods of time
  • A get-it-done, do-what-it-takes attitude
  • Excellent and consistent attention to detail
  • Comfort with the erratic schedule of farming (this is not your typical 9-5)
  • Ability to work in a variety of temperature controlled environments between 35-75°F
  • Physical requirements: must be able to lift 30 pounds
  • Interest in mushroom cultivation
  • Experience with food safety is a plus
  • Full-time and part-time opportunities available
  • Early morning and late night shifts required at times
  • Pay: $19.50/hour
  • Location: Vernon, CA
  • 401(k) plan
  • Mushroom always!
Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
This job expired on March 21, 2022
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