Vegetable Packing Team Leader- Diversified Organic Veggie Farm

Location: Wadhams, NY (Essex County)

Term: Full-time, Year round

Salary/Pay: starting $15-20 with rate increased based on performance

Deadline to Apply: 01/01/2023

How to Apply: [email protected]

Juniper Hill Farm

Juniper Hill Farm is nestled between the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain, on the Boquet River in Wadhams, New York.
Established in 2007, we grew on three acres of fertile land; now, we cultivate over one hundred acres, focusing heavily on cover cropping and soil health. We sell our produce at six local farmer’s markets weekly, host an on-farm CSA pick-up, and provide a healthy quantity of wholesale goods to our local grocery stores and restaurants. Our growing techniques exceed the requirements of the National Organic Program and our farm is recognized by NOFA NY as a Certified Organic Farm.

Job Description

Join the dynamic growing team at Juniper Hill Farm, Westport, NY. A fast growing vegetable operation   in the Adirondack Park. We have a full time, year round opening for the right person. Seeking a hardworking, dependable team player with management ability and a passion for vegetables and farms.

      Job Description:
     The Vegetable Packing Team Leader leads our energetic, motivated washhouse team
to keep team on task and to help increase efficiency of daily tasks in order to meet daily production & quality goals.            
     The Vegetable Team Leader oversees vegetable processes including washing, culling, packing, maintaining storage conditions for and monitoring inventory of all vegetables grown on the farm in order to provide high quality produce to wholesale, retail and CSA customers. This physically and mentally demanding job requires great organizational skills, attention to quality, ability to manage and motivate 8 employees, ample energy, clear written and verbal communications skills, and a great attitude.
Develop daily work plan that makes the best use of employees, equipment, and space
Monitor temperature and humidity levels in vegetable storage rooms
Oversee up to 8 employees at several workstations helping them to work efficiently
Manage inventory of long term produce storage communicating with Sales Manager and Farm Manager about the condition of stored crops
Keep inventory of wash-house supplies and order as needed
Maintain quality standards for all the produce passing through the wash-house. This requires complete understanding of quality issues and constant observation of the products and employees
Maintain a clean and organized wash-house
     Required Skills/Traits
High energy and ability to work four 10-12 hour days per week
Great organizational skills
Great communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability and interest in being in charge of up to 8 people
Knowledge of produce quality standards
Moderate computer skills
Ability to develop systems and the signage necessary to implement them
Ability to operate a forklift a plus

Benefits Include:

Year-round access to delicious, organic produce
Fresh air and exercise
An open, friendly environment where your feedback is welcomed
Potential for year-end bonus

Potential for on-farm housing  

Please send your resume and cover letter along with references to the farm via email. No phone calls please.