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The world needs our help. By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come. In 2004, AeroFarms began transforming agriculture with humans and our planet at the forefront.

In 2021, with 20+ current patents, 60+ pending patents, and 200+ invention disclosures, AeroFarms agriculture technology continues to grow unprecedented sustainable products, delivering elevated flavor, taste, experience, quality, access, and unmatched nutrition to you.

Here’s how we’re growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity:

  • Researching and understanding plants to be better, more intuitive farmers
  • Elevating local communities by increasing access to nutritious, high-quality, consistent, and safe products in a way that’s better for you and the planet
  • Protecting and sustaining our environment for future generations
  • Pioneering consistent, and scalable indoor vertical farming food safety & traceability practices, and manufacturing standards
  • Investing in our AeroFarms humans and fostering our diverse company culture of inclusion, equity, excellence, teachability and curiosity]

As AeroFarms approaches our next phase of explosive growth, we seek out creative, motivated humans who will join us in disrupting industry standards and lead the way in vertical farming, artificial intelligence, and plant biology breakthroughs to solve, and tackle global issues.

If a team of 200+ intellectually curious and caring humans, expansive global operations, and our change-the-world mission resonates with you, apply today:

AeroFarms is seeking a Team Lead for the Packaging team to work in our Operations Department at our main facility in Newark NJ.

Job Summary

  • Disperse and allocate product to the packers
  • Time each of the packers for their tray packing and work with them to improve their packing times
  • Allocate changes to tray packer counts when there is an update in the order
  • Dump product into Rotary Filler incline conveyor
  • Call out product quality (wetness, yellowness) to FSQA
  • Remove empty bins from packers
  • Move product from table/sink to line
  • Fetch product from Finished Goods when needed
  • Communicate with Supervisor/Operations Manager about what product we don’t have enough of
  • Cover harvest with plastic after they are weighed
  • Count and cover WIP with plastic at the end of the day

Sealing Lead

  • Print case labels and produce lot codes when needed
  • Know how to set up and operate every position of the line (Rotary Filler, Ishida sealer, Proseal, Case Labeler) to fill in wherever needed when there are call-outs
  • Time Proseal operators and work with them to improve their sealing times
  • Communicate with Tray Packing Lead when more product is needed to make case counts
  • Communicate with Supervisor/Operations Managers when a case count is not met
  • Train others on the Rotary Filler, Ishida sealer, Proseal, and Case Labeler
  • Ensure paperwork is being filled out correctly by machine operators

Skills & Experience

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Experience in food production helpful.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Must be able to read, write, understand, and speak basic English (required).
  • Must be able to work in a cold environment (<40F) for long periods of time.
  • Availability to work weekends is a must.
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.
  • Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to drive electric forklift/pallet jack after training.
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team.
  • Must have time management skills to meet certain deadlines for shipping.
  • Must be detailed oriented and organized.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Must have good basic math skills.
  • Ability to use scales and computer.

Personal Attributes

  • Collaboration – we know we cannot fix the worlds problems as an individual, we have to work together as a team to make that happen. Teamwork is how we get there!
  • Communication – we are a small company (in relative terms – 200 employees), we work well together because we communicate well with each other. You must demonstrate why our mission is important to you: everyone who works at AeroFarms has a strong link to the mission: we want to hear why it means something to you!
  • Agility – What we do has never been done before: we are an innovation company, there is no right or wrong way to do things, we constantly develop how we operate, we can always elevate what we are doing and never claim to have it right.
  • Accountability – we don’t micromanage, we hire individuals who know what they need to do and can do so with minimal direction and take ownership of their projects and deadlines.
  • Respect – We are already starting our journey scaling around the world: we want our team to represent every kind of individual out on plant earth and we need to respect different people, different ideas, different cultures etc. We can learn so much from each other, but respect is key
  • Empowerment – we provide an environment for growth and development: we need your help to develop our business, we will help you develop in your career, and sky is the limit given our growth plans!!

*Please note that AeroFarms does not work with any external staffing/recruitment vendors. Any unsolicited resumes shared with the AeroFarms team will be considered property of AeroFarms and no recruitment fees of any kind will be paid or owed unless an existing recruitment agreement exists alongside with specific engagement for the role in question.

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