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Team Lead - R&D Farm

Bowery Farming

Bowery Farming

Kearny, NJ, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
At Bowery, we’re making wildly delicious food more accessible to everyone. Driven by our proprietary end-to-end technology, our farms are transforming the entire fresh food supply chain to be simpler, safer, and vastly more sustainable.
We have 5 farms in operation (including state-of-the-art R&D and innovation farms) and we’re just getting started. We’re backed by tech and agriculture industry leaders with $647M in equity and debt capital, and our products are sold in over 1,400 locations.
Working at Bowery is more than just a job. It’s a chance to make a global impact with first-of-its-kind technology and ridiculously good food. We’re always looking for passionate minds to grow (and eat) with us! Ready to make a real difference? Join us. We’d love to have you here.
P.s. Check out The Roots: Bowery Farming's People Podcast for all things Bowery culture, teams, leadership, and karaoke (yes, karaoke)
About The Role:
Bowery Farming is seeking ambitious Production Team Lead at our R&D Farm who can learn quickly, thrive in a fast-paced & flexible environment, and are willing to roll up their sleeves. This role will be the daily link between Farm Operations and Ag Scientists responsible for ensuring production tasks are executed to support various experiments. This individual will interact cross-functionally across multiple teams including Agricultural Sciences, R&D Operations, Facilities & Supply Chain.

What You'll Do:

  • Be the primary point of contact for the daily execution of farm operation tasks, being accountable for the daily output of the farm
  • Support and guide a team of farmers to ensure that farm tasks are executed on schedule, plan and allocate resources appropriately
  • Partner with Supervisor on implementation and execution of scientific experiments
  • Maintain overall responsibility for the performance of the shift, including safety, quality, productivity, and delivery
  • Ensure employees have the right tools, knowledge, and equipment required to do their jobs effectively and safely
  • Partner with scientists for any experiment escalations
  • Work with Supervisor to train R&D Farmers on core processes to improve the working skill base of the R&D function
  • Other related tasks as assigned by the Farm Operations Lead
  • Make sure farm compliance is checked twice per day (mornings and afternoon) and report back to the Farm Operations Lead and Maintenance Coordinator when there is a deviation on the system operation

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 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
  • Focused on safety as a priority

Benefits As Good As Our Greens:

  • Starting hourly rate is $21.25/hour + annual increases
  • Free benefits from Day 1 for employees (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
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability
  • Free Mental Health Resources and Wellness Benefits, including Carrot (family forming support), Headway (mental health in-person/virtual care), and MDLIVE (mental health virtual care)
  • Uniforms and PPE provided by Bowery
  • Free leafy greens & more…
Our commitment to eliminating bias and ensuring pay equity goes beyond pay transparency. Click here (https://bit.ly/3CUwuUY) to learn more about how compensation works at Bowery, how we came up with the salary on this job posting, and what we’re doing to ensure your compensation is internally and externally equitable.
The salary for this role will be $21.25 per hour. If this role is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply no matter what so we can see your profile and background. You can trust us to make a leveling assessment based on your unique skills and experience and communicate that with you.
Bowery is an equal-opportunity employer - a place that celebrates unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that will enrich the workplace. We are attempting to redefine what a sustainable agricultural supply chain can look like. We cannot achieve this mission without a team that reflects the diversity of people who want fresh, locally-grown food in regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, national origin, religion, family status, disability, military status, and experience. We strongly encourage people from marginalized communities to apply to join our team.