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Assistant Grower - Soli Organic

Soli Organic

Soli Organic

Sherman, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023
Job Type
Full-time
Description

At Soli Organic, we want to change the way people access organic, sustainable, and affordable food by revolutionizing what nature does best: growing healthy, flavorful plants. We take what we know about the biology of growing the best produce, and then use technology to optimize nature’s processes. We do all of this in our proprietary, USDA-certified organic, soil-based, indoor system. For us, everything begins with soil; it is the foundational building blocks that enable us to provide an ecosystem in which plants can thrive.

Over the past 30 years, we've seen this mission spread beyond our wildest dreams. Today, we are an integrated food solutions group with a nation-wide presence, and an ambitious drive to continue to have a positive impact for consumers. So how did we reach this far? We are constantly learning from nature, and we are taking those lessons in innovative ways and creative solutions that will serve the community of consumers who are looking for flavorful, healthy, and sustainable produce options.

The Automation Operator’s job is to operate production automation such as seed Sowers, harvesting machines, automatic tray stackers and destackers, cart, and tray washer. The Automation Operator helps to develop and follow verbal and written SOPs and daily, weekly, and monthly check sheets and maintenance records in order to maintain constant product quality and efficiency.

The Automation Operator performs their work safely and follows all Food Safety and GMP guidelines.

Facility work schedule: Day shift working 12 hours - 4 days a week 6:00am-6:00pm

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Non-Essential Functions are preceded by an *)

  • Operate machinery following SOPs and training to maximize safety, product quality, and efficiency.
  • Adjusts and maintains machinery, in conjunction with maintenance and overseas vendor when required.
  • Performs daily operator PM checks.
  • Conducts periodic (daily, weekly) inspections and reports any structural or mechanical issues to management.
  • Works with outside national and international vendors as needed.
  • Adheres to safety and food safety and quality guidelines.
  • Reports and repairs all safety/food safety hazards to mitigate risk.
  • Maintains a clean working environment at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Requirements

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Has experience with automated machinery and PLC controls
  • A good ability of both written and verbal English is essential
  • Has experience in a production or manufacturing environment

PREFERRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • CNC education and experience preferred
  • The ability to operate and read PLC’s preferred.
  • Automation operator experience preferred.

About Soli Organic:

We believe that accessing organic, sustainable, flavorful foods provides an opportunity for people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures to enjoy high quality produce. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensure that everyone feels a sense of inclusion, participation and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population shares our fundamental core values of Respect for All Individuals, Customer Obsession and Winning as One Team, which creates a culture that attracts top talent, forming the foundation for a great place to work!

At Soli Organic, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. As part of the Company’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, to candidates at any stage, including to individuals with disabilities.

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