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2019 JOB OPENINGS:

Field Crew

Full Time/Full Season Field Crew Member Job Description & Expectations

As a full time, full season field crew member you will experience many aspects of our commercial produce and CSA farm. Daily hours for the majority of the season are 7am to 5:00pm Mon-Fri with an hour for lunch, allowing for flexibility due to weather and time of year with rotating weekend chores and farmstand work. Work will begin March 1st and last through November 30th with potential for winter work.  Your 10 hour days will include but not limited to:

  • Food Safety, Tractor Safety, Farm Safety & CSA Training

  • Field work: harvesting, transplanting, weeding, pruning, trellising, thinning, irrigating, pest control, bed prep, compost turning

  • Wash/Pack operations: washing and sorting harvested crops, quality control, and packing/storage requirements of all crops

  • Greenhouse operations: seeding, potting-up, irrigation, pest control, fertility, trellising

  • Marketing and Sales operations: working with the CSA, Farm Stand, and wholesale accounts

  • Weekly Rotating Chores: General Farm Cleanup, flat washing, garbage, restocking supplies, etc.

 

NECESSARY SKILLS

Strong work ethic and endurance for hard physical work, willing to work hard above and beyond the job requirements when necessary.

  • Sense of humor, positive attitude and enthusiasm.

  • Ability to balance speed and efficiency while maintaining Obercreek’s standard of quality.

  • Physically fit- capable of lifting 40-50 lbs. repeatedly and easily, and work physically all day in all sorts of weather doing repetitive tasks.

  • Work well in a team environment and be able to communicate honestly and accept feedback.

  • Previous farming experience.

  • A Valid US Driver's License.

 

Hourly pay is based on experience and may increase based on performance and length of stay.

Shared housing is available upon request.

*Please state expected hourly wage and if housing is needed on application


Farm Stand Associate

Farm stand Associate Job Description:

As a Full/Part Time Farm Stand Associate you will be responsible for many aspects of our farm stand which is used for our Community Supported Agriculture Program and our public store.  Daily hours for the majority of the season are up to 8 hours each day between Wed-Sunday. Work will begins in April and last through November with the potential for winter work, depending on overall performance. Your 8 hour days will include but are not limited dozens of other tasks.

 

Below are examples of some of the activities which are included in the job:

 

Store Operations:

  1. Receive, stock and inventory produce, and third party products on a timely and consistent basis.

  2. Maintain a clean and properly organized storage areas for incoming deliveries.

  3. Unload produce and third party products, verifying piece count, damaged goods or discrepancies of received orders. Sign for deliveries with appropriate adjustments noted on invoices.

  4. Provide all invoices to farm management.

  5. Expedite stocking of incoming overstock items, rotating overstock items with incoming overstock.

  6. Maintain approximate floor plan, using location signage as need.

  7. Attend meetings with buyers and stockers as need by manager.

  8. Inform appropriate manager of low stock, or out of stock items for re-order.

  9. Maintain clean, attractive, fully stocked, rotated and faced inventory in/on displays and merchandisers.

  10. Using appropriate spacing of products to ensure maximum inventory display.

  11. Display and maintain clear and accurate pricing on all products.

  12. Maintain a debris and dirt free floor.

  13. Fully stock and clean bathroom before and after every shift to ensure cleanliness.

  14. Ensure all Open Signs, Flags etc. are in use during store hours.

  15. Perform all other tasks assigned by manager

 

Cashier

  1. Greet customers as they enter or exit the establishment.

  2. Maintain pleasant interactions with all customers to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

  3. Answer customers' questions and provide information on procedures or policies.

  4. Make sales referrals, cross-sell products and introduce new ones.

  5. Resolve customer complaints when appropriate or inform management to address immediately.

  6. Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debit-gift cards through Square.

  7. Weigh produce to calculate the price by weight, of various items.

  8. Record all weights and totals accurately. Do not round.  Every cent must be accounted for.

  9. Do not provide free or discounted merchandise to customers, employees, etc. without proper consent from management.

  10. Bag items carefully and respectfully, keeping in mind the customers’ needs.

  11. Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.

  12. Maintain clean, speedy and orderly checkout areas.

  13. Establish or identify prices of goods, services or admission, and tabulate bills using calculators, cash registers, or optical price scanners.

  14. Compute and record totals of transactions.

  15. Count money in cash drawer(s) at the beginning and end of shifts in a timely manner to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change. Sign count sheets, and inform manager immediately of any discrepancies.

 

Candidates must have the ability to do manual work, lift 50 pounds, and stand for an 8-hour shift. Applicants must be available to work weekends. Please visit Obercreek Farm’s website to learn more about our farm. This is a full/part time position.  Position is available starting April 2019

 

Necessary Skills

Strong work ethic and endurance for hard physical labor.  Candidate must be willing to work above and beyond the job requirements when necessary.

  • Sense of humor, positive attitude and enthusiasm

  • Ability to balance speed and efficiency while maintaining Obercreek’s standard of quality

  • Capable of lifting 40-50 lbs. repeatedly and easily.

  • Must work well in a team environment and be able to communicate honestly and accept feedback

  • Must have a Valid US Driver's License.

 

Hourly pay is based on experience and may increase based on performance and length of stay.


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BENEFITS OF WORKING ON THE FARM

  • Lots of delicious organic vegetables available for your consumption- you will receive a free full Vegetable CSA share and discounts at our farm stand.  

  • Being part of a dedicated community of people working to improve our local food system

  • Spend lots of time outside in the summer

  • Potential to move up into more managerial roles in subsequent years at the farm

How to Apply:

To apply for work at Obercreek Farm, please send a resume and 3 references to info@obercreekfarm.com. Also please note what your expectations for hourly wage will be and if housing is required. After we receive your resume and 3 references, we will contact and give interviews with qualified candidates. We require an on-farm meeting/interview, as well as a trial work day (for field crew applicants) if seasonally appropriate. After the visit, if we’d like you to work at the farm, we will offer you the position and work out specific start dates. Please call or email us if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in promoting organic agriculture and in our farm.