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Greenhouse Packaging Associate

Etowah, NC 28729

Employment Type: Temp to Hire Industry: Warehouse Job Number: HA-000638 Pay Rate: $17/HR Branch: Asheville, NC

Job Description

BrightFarms Organic Greenhouse growers located in Etowah, NC now hiring:


Four Day Work Week - 7am-5: 30pm


No Drug Test Required - No Experience Required

Temp to Hire (approximately 90 days - Permanent Benefits Include:

Vacation Days/Insurance Benefits from first day of employment
Hiring/Retention Bonus ($500 after 30 days / $1000 after 6 months)
Eligible for pay increases after a year
Able to bid for other positions/departments
Opportunity for promotions/growth
At Brightfarms, we exist for two reasons - People and our Planet. We use state of the art indoor farming techniques to produce pesticide free product that are insanely fresh and delicious. We are dedicated to our mission of reducing the environmental impact of food and we serve the local communities where we grow so our supply chain is simple and easy to trace.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Work on a cooler assembly line packaging, boxing, and palletizing product.
Ensure product meets BrightFarms strict quality control standards
Daily cleaning of machinery, including assembling and disassembling of specific equipment, at the end of product run.
Maintain cleaning and packing logs in compliance with food safety and safety regulations.
Sweep, clean and squeegee floors in greenhouse.
Clean and maintain irrigation lines in the greenhouse.
Prepare the production floor for preoperational inspection.
Assist with growing related tasks
Ability to stand for duration of shift
Other duties as assigned
Experience, Skills and Abilities

Alignment with the company mission - we re passionate about our greens! We re looking for a team of like-minded people focused on providing healthy, locally grown produce to the community.
1 year of related experience in a food manufacturing or agricultural environment preferred but not required
Great attendance and dedication to the craft the team heavily depends on one another to be on time and accountable.
Adaptable and flexible we are in a rapid phase of expansion. Employees will need to be nimble! Must be able to perform in a fast-paced environment.
Detail oriented and organized.
Ability to follow instructions, cooperate and collaborate with all employees and management. Collaboration is key to keeping our team united.
Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
Working conditions

This is a manual labor position in all areas of the greenhouse. This means you will be working in the Cooler (35F-40F). Employees will have some exposure to seasonal conditions which may range from extreme heat and humidity in the summer to cold in the winter. Often working near moving mechanical parts. There will be exposure to cleaning chemicals. The noise level of machines and cooling units can be loud.

Physical requirements

While performing the duties of this job, employees are expected to constantly use hands to finger, handle or feel, as well as talk and hear. There is frequent standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, as well as stooping, kneeling, crouching, and climbing. The lifting requirements to occasionally lift to 25 pounds, and on a rotating basis constantly lift up to 10 pounds. The employee should have clear correctable vision at close and distance range, as well as peripheral vision to notice safety hazards.

BrightFarms is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the unique experience and backgrounds our Associates bring!
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