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Atlas Farm

635 River Road
DEERFIELD, MA 01342
Website:atlasfarm.com

Company Description:
Organic Vegetable Farm
Salary Range:Location:
To Commensurate With Experience DEERFIELD, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeAgriculture
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Nice to have
Up to One Year
Preference: Preferred
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
Valid Driver's License - Preference: Required
Description:
The Atlas Farm Packinghouse Assistant works with the Packinghouse Manager in all post-harvest operations including processing, grading, and packing produce, as well as the loading and delivery of wholesale orders. Like most jobs on the farm, the intensity of this position has a certain seasonality, with the high season being from May through January and the lower season being from February through April. Throughout the year, but especially during the lower season, the packing house assistant may also assist in the other aspects of the farm including greenhouse production, field production, farmers’ markets and farm store work. However, the following job description represents the priorities for this position and will constitute the great majority of the work for this person on the farm.

General responsibilities:

Assist in all post-harvest operations
Transporting produce from the field to the packinghouse
Processing and packing produce including hydro cooling, washing, grading, and packing produce.
Preparing orders for delivery.
Delivering produce to wholesale customers, and well as picking up supplies etc. needed for the farm.
Transportation of produce to and from offsite storage facility.
Maintain harvest equipment including totes and harvesting implements
Maintain packinghouse equipment including walk-in coolers, hydro cooler, brusher washer, barrel washer, pallet jacks, and various washing and packing equipment
Packing house organization and cleanliness including wash area, pallet and tote storage, crop storage
Maintain harvest and wholesale records
Communication with wholesale customers and suppliers.
Monitor inventory of tools and equipment and ordering as necessary.
Prepare invoices for wholesale customers.

Estimated hours ;
June-January 45-60/wk
January-May 30-40/wk

Compensation: Competitive wage commensurate with experience.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing previous work experience and how you believe you could excel in this position to wholesale@atlasfarm.com
Requirements:
Must have a valid driver's license

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