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This job expired on November 10, 2023

Produce and Wash Pack Manager Amber Waves

  • Date Posted September 11, 2023
  • Location Amagansett, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Amber Waves is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to provide rich educational opportunities in agriculture for eaters of all ages. The work we do is driven by our core values of stewardship, sustainability, community, and exploration.

We pride ourselves in creating a fun, fast-paced work environment where we champion good ideas, hard work, common sense and cooperation. The nature of the work is both challenging and rewarding, as is the considerable time we spend interacting with the public both on and off the farm. Our dynamic team consists not only of farmers but also educators, cooks, public hosts, customer service associates, and many young people working their very first jobs. Perks of working at Amber Waves that every employee enjoys include: a complimentary Amber Waves membership, 25% staff discount the retail market, access to classes/events, among many others! As we hire and recruit staff, we look forward to providing opportunities for and developing employees who will grow with us into the future. We look forward to reading your application.

Job description

The Produce & Wash Pack Manager is a dynamic and fast-paced position at the heart of the farm. Playing an essential role in the post-harvest process, the Produce & Wash Pack Manager links the farm and harvest with our onsite retail market, kitchen, 250+ family CSA, and wholesale accounts. The Produce & Wash Pack Manager will report to both the Market Managers. This position will supervise the Wash station and Market Associates assigned to their station.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating the sorting, washing, bunching, bagging, packing, labeling, and distribution of freshly harvested produce in the wash station each day

  • Oversee retail floor management by assisting in creating and maintaining displays, including updating signage and pricing. Ensure displays are abundant, attractive, and reflect seasonality according to merchandising standards.

  • Receive, inspect, and check in delivered product to ensure quality and freshness according to our standards.

  • Manage inventory through daily communication with farm(s) regarding order status, changing availability, and pricing

  • Maintain sanitation standards of processing and storage areas to ensure cleanliness and good organization (coolers, wash station, packing line, dry storage)

  • Maintaining food safety standards in accordance with FSMA and company practices

  • Overseeing up to five wash station crew members and a farm apprentice daily

  • Provide friendly and approachable customer service to those with questions regarding produce. Support the retail team by occasionally checking out customers in a courteous and efficient manner on an as needed basis.

  • Coach, train, and motivate market associates to perform produce department functions to Amber Waves standards and work towards common objectives; serve as a role model to others instilling a positive attitude in team members.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Previous farming, retail produce or wash/pack experience is preferred but not required.

  • Have knowledge of or interest in produce, cooking, food systems and/or local agriculture

  • Experience in a management role is preferred

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Must have strong communication skills and the ability to delegate tasks to supporting staff.

  • Able to multitask in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent time management and strong sense of pace and urgency associated with task completion

  • This position requires communication in English, both verbally and written. Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • This is a physically demanding position which requires: standing/walking for long periods of time over uneven surfaces; exposure to heat, cold, or wet environments, working in and outdoors with exposure to the elements, repetitive motion such as lifting, kneeling, or bending; and carrying up to 50lbs at a time, with or without assistance.

Work Schedule & Compensation:

  • Shifts starting as early as 7:00 AM.

  • $18-24/hour, DOE

  • Housing available
Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $18.00 - $24.00 Application instructions
This job expired on November 10, 2023
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