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Production Team Lead

Bowery Farming

Bowery Farming

Product
nottingham, md, usa
Posted on Monday, July 1, 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 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 Nottingham, Maryland 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.
Schedule:
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm OR
Monday-Friday: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
**Must be available to work occasional weekends as needed

What You'll Do:

  • Support and guide a team of farm operators to ensure that the farm stays on schedule, throughout the production process
  • Deliver structured & ongoing training to modern farmers & farm operators as required, utilizing Bowery’s learning management system
  • Ensure operators and farmers have the right tools, knowledge, and equipment required to do their jobs effectively and safely
  • Coach operators and modern farmers on expectations relative to product safety and quality, as well as standard operating procedures across the farm
  • Maintain staffing expectations throughout the shift, driving compliance to production playbooks at stations across the farm
  • Maintain responsibility for overall performance of the shift, including safety, quality, productivity, and delivery; understand and drive key metrics in the farm
  • Coordinate staffing to maintain production areas in compliance with company quality, sanitation, and food safety standards
  • Provide a safe working environment by guiding operators on your shift to maintain a clean working environment and the quality of equipment on the production floor
  • Drive adherence to the farm’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at all stations
  • Maintain documentation critical to opening and closing farm operations and maintaining quality during the shift; participate in continuous improvement work as appropriate
  • Promote an environment of continuous improvement and commitment to quality by participating in troubleshooting through the shift and escalating issues appropriately
  • Support farm operators in identifying and triaging technical and operational issues throughout the course of the shift
  • Participate in farm leadership meetings as appropriate; surfacing issues within the last 24 hrs and support plans to mitigate risk and achieve farm goals
  • Escalate issues with operator or farmer behaviors or performance to supervisors

Who You Are:

  • You have experience in a 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)
  • Able to work up to 4 days weekly for 12-hour shifts (breaks and lunch included)
  • 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

Who We Are:

  • Bowery is a place where everyone is welcome, included and empowered to reach their full potential
  • We live our shared values every day in both big and small ways: opt-in, think wildly different, break barriers together & be kind to the core
  • We are a mission-driven team of unconventional thinkers, problem-solvers, optimists and activators
  • We share a passion for giving back more to the planet than we take, growing deliciously abundant food without abundant harm
  • We are excited to hear from you!

Benefits & Perks:

  • Starting hourly rate is $23.50/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 $23.50/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.
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.