Vegetable Wash/Pack Manager

Amber Waves is a farm, market, and kitchen on the easternmost end of Long Island. The farm operates nearly 30 total acres on three fields, raising 20 acres of vegetables, 5 acres of grains, and a small flock of laying hens. The farm’s production serves a 250+ member CSA and on-site retail farm market and kitchen, a nearby weekly farmers market, and local restaurant wholesale accounts.

 

The Wash Pack manager is a dynamic and fast-paced position at the heart of the farm. Playing an essential role in the post-harvest process, the Wash Pack manager links the farm and harvest with our onsite retail market, kitchen, 250 family CSA, and wholesale accounts. The wash/pack manager will work closely with the Amber Waves market produce manager as well as the farm’s harvest manager to ensure the highest level of produce quality. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the sorting, washing, bunching, bagging, packing, labeling, and distribution of freshly harvested produce in the wash station each day

  • Cooler and backstock oversight

  • Overseeing up to five wash station crew members and a farm apprentice daily 

  • Training new crew members 

  • Updating the wash station whiteboards

  • Maintaining food safety (FSMA) guidelines

  • Preparing wholesale deliveries 

  • Setting up and breaking down the wash station 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Wash/Pack experience is preferred but not required. Must have a passion for local food

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Experience in a management role is preferred

  • Must have strong communication skills and the ability to delegate tasks to supporting staff.

  • Able to multitask in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent time management and strong sense of pace and urgency associated with task completion

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds at a time 

Work Schedule & Compensation:

 

  • Full time, shifts ranging from 8 hrs/day (early morning start time)

  • 5/week in shoulder seasons, 6 days/week in peak harvest season

  • $17-22/hour, DOE

    Please send us an email including your resume to [email protected] . In the subject line of the email please state your name and the position you are applying for. Please note if you are interested in a full-time or part-time opportunity. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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