Bowery Farming

Production Team Lead

3+ months agoKearny, NJ
Founded in 2015, Bowery Farming is on a mission to democratize access to high-quality, local, safe and sustainable produce. Bowery builds smart indoor farms near cities, growing fresher, pesticide-free Protected Produce with bold flavor in precisely controlled environments, 365 days a year. At the heart of each farm is the proprietary BoweryOS, which integrates software, hardware, sensors, AI, computer vision systems, machine learning models and robotics to orchestrate and automate the entirety of its operations. As a result, each farm creates far less waste and uses a fraction of the water and land compared to traditional agriculture.

About The Role:

Bowery Farming is seeking ambitious Production Team Leads who can learn quickly, thrive in a fast-paced & flexible environment, and are willing to roll up their sleeves. Be a part of a team that produces locally grown fresh leafy greens and herbs from our indoor automated vertical farm in Kearny, NJ to our retail and restaurant customers in the local area! This is a hands-on job maintaining the taste, quality, and freshness of our produce and assisting in their daily care. 

What You'll Do:

  • Support and guide a team of farm operators to ensure that the farm stays on schedule, from seeding to harvest to packaging to cleaning, & delivery
  • Maintain overall responsibility for the performance of the shift, including safety, quality, productivity, and delivery
  • Maintain production areas to ensure compliance with company quality, sanitation, and food safety standards
  • Provide a safe working environment by maintaining clean working environment, quality equipment and enforcing adherence to developed work practices
  • Ensure employees have the right tools, knowledge, and equipment required to do their jobs effectively and safely
  • Promote an environment of continuous improvement and commitment to quality

Who You Are:

  • You have experience in greenhouse/farm or warehouse production team role with demonstrated ability to lead a team
  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent
  • You are passionate about sustainability and healthy food
  • You have a positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • You are capable of learning and leading strict food safety and sanitary standards
  • You are flexible with changing work responsibilities
  • You can work 4, 10-hour shifts (with breaks and lunch)
  • You are able to commit to a consistent set of scheduled days, including holidays that land on your scheduled days (the farm operates seven days a week)
  • You have a reliable form of transportation
  • You are authorized to work in the US
  • You are familiar with PC or Mac, and you are able to use a tablet or smartphone
  • You are comfortable with Physical Requirements including:
  • You can lift and move objects up to 49 pounds each
  • You can stand for hours at a time
  • You are capable of bending, lifting, stretching and reaching both below the waist and above the head

Benefits and Perks:

  • Free benefits from Day 1 for employee (Medical, Dental, Vision) 
  • Heavily subsidized benefits for your family from Day 1 
  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave for all new parents (full-time employees)
  • Competitive vacation and sick time off
  • 401K & company stock options
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability 
  • Free Mental Health Resources and Wellness Benefits including Ginger (24/7 chat based therapy), Aaptiv (virtual fitness classes), Carrot (family forming support)
  • Uniforms and PPE provided by Bowery
  • Free leafy greens & more…

Based in New York City, Bowery is the largest vertical farming company in the United States, serving major e-commerce platforms and more than 850 grocery stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, including Albertsons Companies (Safeway and Acme), Amazon Fresh, Giant Food, Walmart, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and specialty grocers, with produce that's harvested year-round at peak freshness, delivered within days of harvest. Bowery has raised $472 million from leading investors, including Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Temasek, GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, and individuals including Henry Kravis, Jeff Wilke, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including Tom Colicchio, José Andrés and David Barber of Blue Hill. For more information on Bowery and its products, please visit www.BoweryFarming.comPress kit: https://boweryfarming.com/press/

We celebrate unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that enrich the workplace. Join us in creating an inclusive work environment that is free of bias and discrimination, where everyone can be their authentic self.  We strongly encourage people from all walks of life and underrepresented backgrounds to apply and join the Bowery Farming team. We are an equal opportunity employer.
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