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Forklift Operator (x2)

Company: AeroFarms
Location: Danville
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Forklift OperatorAeroFarms, the commercial leader in Vertical Farming is building the largest indoor vertical farm in the world in Danville Virginia! (We already have the Guinness world record for this in 2022 - this new farm is 4 times the output of that farm!) This flagship greenfield facility will service our growing customer base in the Mid-Atlantic Region once operational in 2022. This is an opportunity to help with the scaling of one of the most exciting AgTech Companies in the world (We won #1 spot in the Global Food Tech 500 list - 3 years in a row!) At AeroFarms we are Non-GMO and use zero herbicides, fungicides, pesticides of any kind, along with using 95% less water compared to conventional agriculture and can grow the best leafy greens 365/24/7 without worrying about seasons! The world needs our help. By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come. In 2004, AeroFarms began transforming agriculture with humans and our planet at the forefront. In 2022 AeroFarms is embarking on rapid growth in North America, with 20+ current patents, 60+ pending patents, and 200+ invention disclosures, AeroFarms agriculture technology continues to grow unprecedented sustainable products, delivering elevated flavor, taste, experience, quality, access, and unmatched nutrition to you. Here's how we're growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity: Researching and understanding plants to be better, more intuitive farmersElevating local communities by increasing access to nutritious, high-quality, consistent, and safe products in a way that's better for you and the planetProtecting and sustaining our environment for future generationsPioneering consistent, and scalable indoor vertical farming food safety & traceability practices, and manufacturing standardsBuilding and deploying state-of-the-art automated indoor vertical farms across the country using the latest technological advancements available today.Investing in our AeroFarms humans and fostering our diverse company culture of inclusion, equity, excellence, teachability and curiosityhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPX7ZS0wqWI As AeroFarms approaches our next phase of explosive growth, we seek out creative, motivated humans who will join us in disrupting industry standards and lead the way in vertical farming, artificial intelligence, and plant biology breakthroughs to solve, and tackle global issues. If a team of 200+ intellectually curious and caring humans, expansive global operations, and our change-the-world mission resonates with you, apply today: We have: An incredible 'change-the-world' company with the eyes of the world focused on our success.A team of motivated, intellectually curious individuals to support you.The backing of impressive firms like Goldman Sachs, IKEA, Prudential, and other leading venture funds.Job Description:Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Grower, the Forklift Operator is responsible for following routine farm tasks according to AeroFarms' Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Frequently lift/move hoses, equipment, chemical containers weighing up to 75 lbs.Assist in transporting heavy equipment with forklifts or other devices.Work 60 feet from ground loading and unloading trays of leafy greens.Wear employer-specified protective gear, including gloves, face/eye shields, aprons, boots, etc. some of which to be supplied by employer).Exposure to chemical cleaning solution (with protective gear).Perform varying tasks while standing, lifting, bending, etc. during long periods of time.Perform all tasks safely and in a manner that will not create or pose a direct threat to the health and/or safety of the sanitation worker or any other person.Performs a variety of general and routine tasks with supervision.All team members will have basic knowledge of tasks needed to be complete.Functions as a utility team member.Rotational weekend workYou Have:Must be able to read, write, understand, and speak basic English.6 months - 2 years of experience working within a food production and/or warehousing environment.Availability to work weekends is a must.Ability to respect and maintain confidential information.Ability to work within a team environment.Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 75lbs.Personal AttributesCollaboration - we know we cannot fix the worlds problems as an individual, we have to work together as a team to make that happen. Teamwork is how we get there! Communication - we are a small company (in relative terms200+ employees), we work well together because we communicate well with each other. You must demonstrate why our mission is important to you: everyone who works at AeroFarms has a strong link to the mission: we want to hear why it means something to you!Agility - What we do has never been done before: we are an innovation company, there is no right or wrong way to do things, we constantly develop how we operate, we can always elevate what we are doing and never claim to have it right. Accountability - we don't micromanage, we hire individuals who know what they need to do and can do so with minimal direction and take ownership of their projects and deadlines. Respect - We are already starting our journey scaling around the world: we want our team to represent every kind of individual out on plant earth and we need to respect different people, different ideas, different cultures etc. We can learn so much from each other, but respect is keyEmpowerment - we provide an environment for growth and development: we need your help to develop our business, we will help you develop in your career, and sky is the limit given our growth plans!!

Keywords: AeroFarms, Danville , Forklift Operator (x2), Other , Danville, Virginia

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