Farm Associate (Temp-To-Hire) Job at Sensei Ag, Hawaii

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  • Sensei Ag
  • Hawaii

Job Description

About Sensei Ag

At Sensei Ag, we align technology with the environment to protect and preserve natural resources while optimizing how we grow food. Merging agriculture and innovation to achieve sustainable farming practices allows us to grow delicious and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Our Vision: Improve Human Nutrition and Preserve the Environment by Growing Food Indoors.

 

Our Commitment: Growing More with Less: Our greenhouses use less water and take up less space than traditional farms, while maximizing flavor and freshness.

 

Achieving Climate Compatibility: Whether we're growing fruits or vegetables, our goal is to deliver fresh produce efficiently and sustainably in any environment.

 

Harvesting at Peak Ripeness: Our fresh produce is grown year-round and picked at the peak of ripeness to deliver high quality and great taste.

Learn more from our website or by following us on LinkedIn. If you'd like to see what we are doing with our consumer-facing brand Sensei Farms, please check our Instagram!

NOTE: This is a temporary position, estimated to last approximately 520 hours.  After 520 hours, candidates may be considered for a full-time, benefitted position.

The Farm Associate is responsible for all duties required to maintain the good health, production and condition of the crops.Farm Associates are responsible for packing fruits, vegetables and other supporting activities to maintain farm production.  

Responsibilities 

  • Perform all duties required to maintain the good health and condition of crops. This may include plant and transplant seedlings, leaning/lowering vine crops, deleafing, pollinating, removal of shoots, clipping, transplanting, harvesting, etc.   
  • Harvest, weigh and pack produce (packing produce varies by location).   
  • Visually inspect and handle fruit/vegetable; grade by identifying different ripening stages, sizes and classification and package according to specification.    
  • Report signs of insect or disease damage and food safety issues.    
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.   
  • Operate farm equipment, ladders and lifts.    
  • Communicate frequently with Team Lead; report quality issues, damage, etc.   
  • Comply with SOPs, occupational safety, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), food safety, and company policies and procedures; ensure standards consistently meet expectations.    
  • Other duties as required or requested by management.   

Required Skills, Abilities and Qualifications 

  •  Must be comfortable working independently or in a collaborative environment.  
  • Strong attention to detail.  
  • Comfortable with heights and ladder use.   
  • Must be able to work in an environment of varying environmental conditions, such as heat and UV exposure within a greenhouse, or cold in a packing room.   
  • Must be able safely lift and/or carry up to 50 lbs.     
  • Comfortable standing for extended periods of time, including walking, bending, kneeling, crouching and climbing.  
  • Comply with food safety and handling practices to minimize contamination and preserve product condition.   
  • Highly reliable, with dependable transportation to work.   

Preferred Skills, Abilities and Qualifications  

  • Experience with farming or greenhouses.

Educational Requirements 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 

Traits We Value

  • Appreciation for transforming health and the future of food  
  • Smart, not arrogant 
  • Humble and hardworking 
  • Entrepreneurial, not risk averse 
  • Kind and genuine 
  • Grit and lots of it 

FLSA Status

  • Non-Exempt

Compensation

  • $14.42 - $21.63 / hr

Benefits (Full-Time Employees Only)

  • Comprehensive Medical Plans
  • Prescription Drug Benefits
  • Employee Wellness
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • HSA/FSA
  • Basic Life and AD&D
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Travel Assistance Program
  • Paid-Time Off
  • 401K

NOTE: Residents of Hawaii, receive a Comprehensive Healthcare Bundle consisting of: Medical, Dental, Vision and Rx prescriptions, different from US Mainland plans/programs.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. Other duties may be assigned.

Job Tags

Full time, Flexible hours,

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