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HARVESTING ASSOCIATE - 2nd shift

Soli Organic

Soli Organic

Anderson, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2023
Description

The Seeding associate unloads trays that have been filled, seeded and watered onto a pallet; transports pallets of seeded trays into the Germination Chamber. The seeding associate works in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. He/She must be self-motivated and take the initiative on daily tasks. The seeding associate reports to and takes direction from the Operations Manager.

Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operates sowing line
  • Seeds all plants for the greenhouses
  • Assists with inventory counts
  • Ensures equipment operates correctly
  • Handles soil in hopper
  • Loads empty pots and trays into slots
  • Meets a minimum production level of 130 pieces per hour
  • Assists in Greenhouse Department as needed
  • Reports any departmental discrepancies or problems to the Greenhouse Operations Manager
  • Adheres to Food Safety guidelines
  • Reports and is accountable for notifying Greenhouse Operations Manager of observed safety concerns
  • Maintains a clean working environment
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Greenhouse Operations Manager or another member of management.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High school diploma or GED certificate.

Experience: 1- year experience working in a Greenhouse environment or growing organic herbs and microgreens, knowledgeable of primary organic herbs production including harvest and post-harvest.

Language Fluency: No specific language requirements; bi-lingual English/Spanish fluency preferred.

Technology: No specific technology requirements; basic computer and keyboarding skills preferred.

Licensure: No specific licensure required.

Credentials: No specific professional credentials required.

REQUIRED PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

Manual Dexterity: Ability to quickly move your hands and arms sufficiently to grasp, hold, finely manipulate and assemble herbs and packaging.

Muscle Strength & Flexibility: Ability to bend, reach, stoop, squat, pivot, turn, balance, walk, pus, pull, and lift and carry up to 30lbs.

Trunk Strength: Ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support a standing position for sustained periods over time without ‘giving out.

Withstand Cold: Ability to perform duties, responsibilities, and assigned tasks with maximum efficiency while working in a sustained cold work environment.

Sustained Fast Pace: Ability to work at a very fast sustained pace without reduction in quality, food safety and workplace safety compliance.

Not Allergic: Ability to breathe, touch and work around fresh herbs and leafy produce safely.

COGNITIVE/SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Learning: Ability to understand and follow directions and learn new skills.

Near Vision: Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Speech Recognition: Ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Oral Comprehension: Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Oral Expression: Ability to communicate information and ideas speaking so others will understand.

Problem Sensitivity: Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Emergency Response: Ability to understand, respond quickly, and move appropriately according to workplace safety protocols and SOPs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Temperature: Performs work in large industrial space kept at sustained temperatures between 70 to 100 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Noise: Moderate – generally, between 80-90 decibels or below.

Fumes, Gases, Dust: Minimal.

REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) USED:

Workplace Safety: Non-slip shoes.

Food Safety: Nitrile gloves, hair and facial hair hairnets.

EQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Caring for Others: Job requires leaving egos at home and being sensitive to needs and feelings of co-workers as well as being understanding and helpful throughout the day.

Dependability: Job requires being reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations.

Promptness: Job requires being on time and ready to begin work at start of shift and following breaks.

Friendliness: Job requires being friendly, welcoming, and helpful to new teammates.

Cooperation: Job requires working with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Adaptability/Flexibility: Job requires being open to change (positive and negative) and to frequent variety in the workplace.

Stress Tolerance: Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

Persistence: Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

Respect for Diversity: Job requires working respectfully and with sensitivity alongside individuals from a very broad range of global cultures, languages, orientations, preferences and appearances.

Accountability: Job requires being accountable for our own actions, behaviors, communication and work performance.

Communication: Job requires, and it is the teammates responsibility, to communicate with their direct supervisor in a timely manner regarding any changes to attendance, arrival and departure times, time off, FMLA, etc.