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This job expired on December 09, 2022

Production Lead Nuthatch Local

  • Date Posted November 15, 2022
  • Location Long Island City, NY
  • Category Culinary / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Nuthatch Local is a fresh plant-based milk, yogurt, and cheese company based in NYC. We are a female founded business and have been in business for over 5 years. Our mission is to make fresh plant based milks, yogurts, and cheeses with no additives or preservatives for folks in NYC while offering job training and employment to people with little to no work experience through our Fresh Start program. We are a zero food waste business. Job description Nuthatch is a plant-based food production company. We make and deliver fresh plant-based milks, nut butters, nut flours, and snack bites for local delivery. We also sell at Farmers Markets on the weekends. 

We are growing rapidly. We currently operate in LIC and are moving to a brand new production space in Hunts Point in the Bronx next year where we will launch our cheeses and yogurts in additional to milks, nut butters, nut flours, and snack bites.

We are looking for a passionate food maker with an interest in leading a team in our kitchen to help us grow and scale our business. 

Role Objectives: 

  • Lead the production team according to health and safety codes and Nuthatch’s company rules
  • Produce our weekly orders
  • Manage the kitchen and production of Nuthatch products 
  • Work with and train new kitchen team members

Schedule/Hours Per Week: 35-40 hours (Full-Time)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday




  • Train kitchen staff in all aspects of production, help them grow their skills
  • Ensure efficient production - this includes altering the flow of the kitchen and tweaking production
  • Weekly Production Metrics + Daily Bottle Returns tracking in the kitchen
  • Monthly review of production metrics with manager

Inventory Management

  • Track inventory weekly in our google sheet
  • Restock inventory
  • Notify in slack when we are low in inventory

Kitchen Repairs + Cleaning/Organization

  • Ensure proper procedures are in place for pest management. Be present to let Pest Management in once a month to spray (2nd Wed of every month)
  • Clean fridges, floor, and machinery weekly
  • Wash returned bottles and add count to tracker
  • Ensure kitchen is neat and orderly - things are put away, expired products thrown away (notify in slack for write offs)
  • Maintain machinery in the kitchen or alert owner if service is needed

Production Prep

  • Make tags prior to production
  • Review tracker and delivery sheet 


  • Lead team in producing the orders for that day
  • Ensure delivery sheet is correct and printed 
  • Ensure customer flyers and love notes are included where appropriate
  • Process almond meal into flour and butter
  • Fill almond flour and almond butter jars


  • Fulfill orders to go out for delivery

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Minimum 2 years experience working in commercial kitchens
  • Experience leading a team in the kitchen
  • Food Handler's License

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • 2 weeks (50 hours) of paid time off, accruing at 0.038 hrs per hour worked
  • Fresh plant based milk of your choice every week
Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on December 09, 2022
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