Location: Kerhonkson, NY (Ulster County)
Term: Part-time, Year round
Salary/Pay: commensurate with experience.
Deadline to Apply: 03/15/2021
Community Compost Company collects food scraps in the Hudson Valley and Northern NJ. We are leading the region in the development of a systems approach to food waste reduction, collection, and composting. The material we collect is brought to local farms and made into compost, which will go back to the earth to rebuild soil quality for healthier plants. The finished compost is sold through our brand Hudson Soil Co.
Community Compost Company is seeking a Compost Site Operator and “Brewmaster” to manage our soil farm facility located in Kerhonkson, NY. The position is currently 25-30 hours/week to start with the potential to move into full-time and manage multiple sites. Ideal candidates should be fascinated
by soil science and a self-starter who communicates with the highest level of integrity. A candidate that takes pride and ownership in their position, is looking to improve efficiency at every level without compromising product or company quality and mission. Candidates should be curious, organized, and have a desire to work for product excellence.
The site operator will operate heavy equipment, including a wheel loader, skid steer and tractor with loader bucket to blend feedstocks, turn compost windrows and screen compost. The applicant must have experience operating a wheel loader and/or similar equipment, as well as a strong interest in compost, and must possess a strong attention to detail.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
-Operate 28,000 lbs. wheel loader safely and effectively to blend feedstocks, turn compost windrows, screen compost and handle other materials, as needed.
-Maintain a clean and orderly compost site, in accordance with best management practices.
-Receive organics entering compost facility, assess volume/weight for tip fee, contamination and issue receipts and record.
-Monitor and document all aspects of the composting process.
-Manage routine quarterly compost testing onsite via field tests and off-site laboratory testing.
-Maintain inventory of bagged and bulk compost.
-Operate bagging machine.
-Procure feedstock supplies from local horse farms and other sources.
-Perform basic preventive maintenance on equipment.
-Deliver bulk and bagged finished compost to clients.
-Organize and maintain indoor workspace.
-Experience operating heavy machinery including wheel loaders, skid steers and/or other farm and construction equipment.
-Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record.
-Ability to lift up to 50lbs and work outside, year round.
-Comfort with some technology for reporting purposes: Excel, Google Docs, data input apps, etc.
Preference will be shown to candidates with previous composting experience, especially ASP composting and to candidates who have received training at the US Composting Council Operators Training Course, Maine Compost School or equivalent programs, as well as candidates who have taken online classes with Dr. Elaine Ingham and are familiar with the Soil Food Web protocols. Preference will also be given to those living in the Hudson Valley or within 1 hour of the compost site in Kerhonkson, NY.
To apply: send your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to [email protected].