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About AppHarvest
 
AppHarvest is redefining American agriculture by developing modern, large-scale controlled environment agriculture facilities in Central Appalachia.  We’re combining conventional agriculture techniques with the most recent proven to grow fruits and vegetables that are locally grown, climate resilient, free of chemical pesticides, and resource efficient. We provide access to a nutritious and safe U.S.-grown food supply for consumers. 
 
We’re currently operating one of the largest greenhouses in North America, 60-acre controlled environment agriculture facility in Morehead, KY, and have an active development pipeline for additional facilities. These facilities grow more with fewer resources. When compared to traditional agriculture, we grow 30x more efficiently and with 90% less water. Located within a day’s drive of 70% of the U.S. population, our base in Appalachia allows us to pick our fruits and veggies when they are at peak nutrition and reduce diesel use in transportation by 80%.
 
AppHarvest is proud to verify our commitment to people and the planet by being a Certified B Corporation. As one of only four public B Corps in the United States, we are focused on balancing people and profit. Our goal is to promote a future of sustainable change in the agriculture industry while reducing our impact on the planet.  And we're doing it all while creating jobs and helping Appalachia build a more resilient economy!
 
This is Farming Now. 
 
About Role:
 
As a Packhouse Specialist at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by carrying out the labor required to complete the daily packaging of tomatoes in a safe and efficient manner while adhering to food safety protocols in all aspects of the job requirements.
 
Resume with documented work history REQUIRED!
 
Hourly Rate:  $13.00
 
What you’ll Do:
  • Adhere to all current SOP’s, procedures, inspections and quality requirements
  • Communicate with supervisor when irregularities with product or equipment occur
  • Fulfill daily packing plan per supervisor’s instruction
  • Maintain a safe, clean, organized work area
  • Report food safety and quality problems to your supervisor or directly to Senior Management
  • Adherence to the Packhouse dress code and packing regulations 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

What We’re Looking For:
  • 1-2 years of experience in a produce packing environment or related work experience
  • Food or agriculture industry experience preferred
  • On-going training in Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Ability to fulfill routine logs related to food safety and inspection reports
Working conditions / Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand for a full 8-hour shift on concrete floors
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and bend
  • Must be comfortable working in temperatures ranging between 55 -65 degrees
  • Must be able to work at a steady pace and must be detailed oriented
  • Must have a reliable form of transportation
  • Open availability to work various work schedules including weekends
  • Must be authorized to work in the US
  • Must be comfortable working near moving mechanical parts

Benefits:

  • 100% company paid insurance premiums (Medical, Dental and Vision Plans) 
  • 401K Company Match 100% of First 3%- 50% of next 2% and vests immediately – it is automatically yours. 
  • 9 company paid holidays 
  • Generous PTO Packages starting at 15 PTO days
  • 2 Paid Mission Days for volunteer work 
  • Company provided uniforms and shoes (for Greenhouse Employees)

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  • Company Address 401 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507, United States
  • City Lexington
  • Location Kentucky
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