Chef's Garden Inc.

Lettuce Flume Operator

Location

Chef's Garden

Type

Full Time

Over the last 35 years, we’ve worked hard to build The Chef’s Garden. It’s a unique niche - home to creativity, innovation, a commitment to excellence, and some of the best produce in the world. 

What started as a small family farm has grown to include many more people - still family nonetheless. We’re humbled that you’d consider joining us in the work that we do.

The position of a Lettuce Flume Operator is an essential position in our operations (but it’s okay if you don’t know exactly what a lettuce flume is). Using basic operating mechanisms like buttons and levers, you’ll operate our lettuce flume which gently removes heavy soil and silt from our lettuce before it’s packed. You’ll also have the opportunity to fulfill any childhood mad scientist dreams (maybe minus the mad) as you help test our water content and document the results daily. 

An ideal candidate for this job is great with details and following procedures. This job is ideal for people who shudder at the idea of a 9-5 desk job as you’ll regularly be on the move. You’ll need to be able to stand for long periods of time; sit; walk; climb steps, reach with hands and arms; lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Basic mathematic skills are essential for this role (add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals). This position is also great for people who prefer sweater weather as our packing room is generally from 38-41 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In return, you’ll receive all of the basics: medical and voluntary insurance benefits, paid holidays and PTO, and a 401k. On top of that, we offer profit sharing, access to our produce (don’t blame us if you become a foodie), opportunities for professional growth and development, and casual dress all year-round - we’re not stuffy folk.

While things on the farm can look different almost every day, here’s what some day-to-day responsibilities may look like:
  • Set up flume line for operation and fill with water and monitor chemicals
  • Load totes of lettuce and leafy greens into the flume lines based on demand
  • Properly clean the lettuce harvested from both the field and greenhouses as quickly and efficiently while following the food safety policies and procedures
  • Follow specific Food Safety and HACCP procedures including, but not limited to, temperature measurements, cleaning schedule and procedures, proper product labeling with lot numbers, tracking of lot numbers for incoming produce, etc
  • Assist with inventory management by stacking, labeling and dating all finished product and placing in appropriate storage area.
  • Light maintenance or cleaning projects in other areas may be assigned on days flume line is not needed or cut short

If you’re interested in joining the Chef’s Garden family, please submit your application. We’re excited to talk about the ways you might best fit here on the farm. 

We offer a competitive rate along with health, dental, vision and 401(k).  Paid weekly.  At The Chef's Garden, equal talent will always get equal opportunity.

We are a drug-free workplace. Background check and drug test required.
Job Type: Full-time

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company Website: www.chefs-garden.com

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