AeroFarms General Employment Application

Danville, VA 24541
United States
Job Description

Pay Rate: $15.00 (Days) and $16.00 (Nights)

Shifts: 12-hour rotating Schedule. Which follows the 2-2-3 pattern with alternating weekends.

Working Conditions: The AeroFarms facility has two areas: one is warm and humid: 80 degrees, the other is cold at 35 degrees. You are required to wear PPE provided by AeroFarms, including a facemask in the GMP/food production areas.

AeroFarms offers benefits that include enrollment in 401k, Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, PTO, and more.

Who we are at AeroFarms:

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 2021, 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 farmers
  • Elevating local communities by increasing access to nutritious, high-quality, consistent, and safe products in a way that’s better for you and the planet.
  • Protecting and sustaining our environment for future generations
  • Pioneering consistent, and scalable indoor vertical farming food safety & traceability practices, and manufacturing standards
  • Investing in our AeroFarms humans and fostering our diverse company culture of inclusion, equity, excellence, teachability, and curiosity

Click here to watch a video and learn more about AeroFarms

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.

Departments available for this role:

  • Packaging
  • Harvesting
  • Seeding
  • Sanitation
  • Shipping

The Production Operator will be responsible for: 

  • Packing out leafy greens into appropriate containers using the specifications and standards as defined by quality. 

  • Sorting through products to get best quality or decide if poorer quality needs to be reviewed by the Quality Team. 

  • Operating scale and metal detector daily to obtain proper weights. 

  • Distinguishing between different packaging raw materials. 

  • Tracking quality losses and input into computer at EOD. 

  • Operating automatic packaging line. 

  • All other tasks assigned by your Supervisor or Lead. 

You have: 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.      

  • Experience in food production helpful. 

  • Must be able to communicate effectively. 

  • Must be able to read, write, understand, and speak basic English (required). 

  • Must be able to work in a cold environment (about 34 degrees F) for long periods of time. 

  • 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 30 lbs. 

  • Must be able to drive electric forklift/pallet jack after training. 

  • Must be able to work independently and within a team. 

  • Must have time management skills to meet certain deadlines for shipping. 

  • Must be detailed oriented and organized. 

  • Must have good communication skills. 

  • Must have good basic math skills. 

  • Ability to use scales and computer.