Production Team Lead

Bowery Farming

Baltimore, MD, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Post Date: 05/31/2021
  • Website: boweryfarming.com
  • Company Address: , New York, NY

About Bowery Farming

Bowery is growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. Our modern farming company combines the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology to grow produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, our proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7.

Job Description

Bowery is growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. Our modern farming company combines the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology to grow produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, our proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7. Because we control the entire process from seed to store, Bowery farms use zero pesticides, 95% less water, and are 100+ times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture. Bowery produce is currently available at select Whole Foods and Foragers stores in the Tristate area, and featured on the menus of Tom Colicchio’s New York restaurants Craft and Temple Court. Based in New York City, the company has raised over $472 million from leading investors including GV, General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Temasek, Fidelity, and Almanac
 
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 Baltimore, MD 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
    • Deliver structured & ongoing training to our Modern Farmers
    • 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

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!
The largest vertical farming company in the U.S., Bowery’s produce is available in almost 800 grocery stores and via e-commerce platforms serving the Tri-state and Mid-Atlantic region, including Amazon Fresh, Albertsons, Giant Food, Hungryroot, Walmart, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and specialty grocers. Based in New York City, Bowery has raised more than $172.5 million from leading investors, including Temasek and GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Henry Kravis, Jeff Wilke, and Dara Khosrowshahi, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including Tom Colicchio, José Andres, and David Barber of Blue Hill.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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