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Job title Harvest Supervisor
Reports to COO

 Rate of Pay: $17/ hour

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Company Mission: Successfully grow and deliver safe, quality, and affordably-priced mushrooms by using innovation and precision 365 days a year.

Vision Statement: We believe in creating an environment where everyone is well-equipped and knows what’s expected of them; one that allows them to do what they do best in a caring way.  By creating opportunities that encourage continued learning and growth, we all benefit- as individuals, as families, and as communities-helping each other become good stewards of the resources we were given to develop.

Successful Harvest Supervisor

Success in this position would be characterized by someone who has strong leadership skills and can direct action by teammates.  This person is successful by remaining vigilant in enforcing workplace safety, Quality Control, guiding employees towards harvest efficiency, and managing the work schedules of all workers on the crew.  This position requires the harvest supervisor to be observant and aware of any issues during the harvesting process and able to effectively communicate with subordinates and superiors alike.

Job purpose

This position serves as a first-line supervisor to the harvesters, block movers, and sanitation crew.  The Harvest Supervisor provides leadership and guidance to his/her subordinates and is responsible for ensuring mushrooms are picked at the right time, placed into the correct category, and the seamless flow of the product from the “block to the box”.  It is paramount that this person train new employees under their care in proper food safety and proper mushroom handling skills.  Serve as the primary point of contact for harvesting, block moving, and sanitation at each respective location.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Minimize shiitake yield waste (product on the ground or left on the block) by supervising harvest operations and teaching proper harvesting techniques
  • Ensure that mushrooms are harvested at the optimal time during fruiting (caps open at 0-90%)
  • Maintain accountability of harvester pick efficiency; ensure harvesters pick at the minimum required harvest rate per hour (tracked by the ‘Picker Summary Report’: >27 lbs./hr.)
  • Properly train, motivate, and hold accountable harvesters to maximize performance
  • Implement proper Soaking Schedule, Batch Move Schedule, and Batch Disposal Schedule for respective farm
  • Collect mushroom yield data (weight product, select category, scan batch ID tag, scan picker ID, QC rating)
  • Manage the harvesting crew to include:
    • Determine number of harvesters required each day
    • Resolve any scheduling issues
    • Ensure pickers are operating safely and wearing appropriate clothing and PPE
    • Proper harvesting techniques are being followed (for efficiency and quality)
  • Analyze the fruiting rooms and determine which day to start and finish harvesting batches
  • Verify/record product temperatures are within parameters
  • Provide quality control of mushrooms; serve as first-line of quality management by spot-checking that product is harvested in correct grades, baskets are not dirty, stem sizes are the correct length, etc.
  • Supervise the team in conducting daily quality control inspections on the grading belt for harvested product prior to packing
  • Verify/record walk-in cooler environments are within parameters (33-38 degrees F)
  • Assist in other areas of the operation where applicable knowledge is required
  • Enforce the cleaning and sanitization of fruiting room floors, fruiting room racks/walls/ceilings when needed at respective locations
  • Verify/record individual daily routine compliant with Food Safety (pre-operation harvest, etc.)
  • Ensure the block soak schedule is being followed and place a worker in charge of the soak operations (fill bins with water)
  • Occasionally perform other duties as assigned by the COO

Direct reports

None

Leadership level

Level 6: Powerfully and consistently lead others internally

Job title
Utility Worker and General Maintenance
Reports to
Maintenance Manager

 Rate of Pay: $14-$17 / hour depending on experience

Company Mission: Successfully grow and deliver safe, quality, and affordably-priced mushrooms by using innovation and precision 365 days a year.

Vision Statement: We believe in creating an environment where everyone is well-equipped and knows what’s expected of them; one that allows them to do what they do best in a caring way.  By creating opportunities that encourage continued learning and growth, we all benefit- as individuals, as families, and as communities-helping each other become good stewards of the resources we were given to develop.

Successful Utility Worker and General Maintenance

Success in this position would be characterized by someone who is responsible and flexible in their daily duties.   A successful utility worker will be able to work with autonomy and will be pro-active in seeking to complete jobs and assist in other areas as needed.  This person should be safety conscious and have a good record with driving and operating heavy machinery.

Job purpose

The purpose of this job is to perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks at the direction of the CEO and Maintenance Manager.   Perform a wide range of duties in the maintenance realm, operating heavy machinery, and performing grounds maintenance across the farm.  Operate equipment according to standard operating procedures to alleviate possible down time.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of general maintenance, ground, and heavy equipment operation duties
  • Serve as the back-up truck driver in his/her absence; coordinate to do a “ride-along” at least once every month with the primary truck driver to remain current on his duties and to be proficient in any new changes to the route or drop locations
  • Oversee compost operations; operate the front loader and compost turner; utilize the hammer mill on spent mushroom substrate as in coordination with the operations schedule as outlined by the Chief Operating Officer
  • Assist maintenance personnel in any activities as directed by the Maintenance Manager and perform general purpose tasks
  • Conduct grounds maintenance and area beautification, fill pot-holes, spread gravel, maintain farm roads, spray weeds, etc.
  • Maintain various tools and equipment used during work in a clean, orderly and safe condition
  • Assist the CEO in projects as required
  • Occasionally perform other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Manager

Direct reports

None

Leadership level

Level 5: Act and report routinely

Job title Batch Mover
Reports to Batch Production Supervisor

Rate of Pay: To be determined

 Company Mission: Successfully grow and deliver safe, quality, and affordably-priced mushrooms by using innovation and precision 365 days a year.

Vision Statement: We believe in creating an environment where everyone is well-equipped and knows what’s expected of them; one that allows them to do what they do best in a caring way.  By creating opportunities that encourage continued learning and growth, we all benefit- as individuals, as families, and as communities-helping each other become good stewards of the resources we were given to develop.

Successful Batch Mover

Success in this position would be characterized by meticulous planning, dedication to close observation of the batch maturation, and strict adherence to company SOPs and guidance provided by the operations manager.  It is paramount that this position maintains accountability of each batch and track the progress of the batches.

Job purpose

The purpose of this job is to coordinate the movement and transportation of batches through the early stages of the growing process.  Batches are tracked by age and the block movers conduct bagging of the product, physically moving the batches through each phase (ie. from incubation room to browning room).

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manually bag inoculated media into bags utilizing sterile techniques
  • Monitor the completed bags for weight and volume during bagging
  • Stack and form the bags onto trays and transfer to the appropriate room
  • Ensure the location is tagged to identify each individual batch
  • Move batch from Incubation to Browning Room: After batch has been approved to be moved by Browning Manager. Strip the bags and place blocks onto racks; dispose of bags
  • Dispose of blocks that are contaminated and document how many disposed on Incubation room form
  • Vacuum incubation row each day after the batches have been moved to Browning
  • Clean and Sanitize (with PAA) Browning Rooms as soon as they are emptied
  • Occasionally perform other duties as assigned by the Batch Production Supervisor

DireCt reports

None

Leadership level

Level 5: Act and report routinely

MOVEDOR DE BLOQUES $12+/ HORA

El objetivo de este trabajo es coordinar el movimiento y el transporte de bloques durante las primeras etapas del proceso de crecimiento de hongos. Los bloques se rastrean por edad y los elementos de bloqueo conducen el embolsado del producto, moviendo físicamente los lotes a través de cada fase (es decir, de la sala de incubación a la sala de dorado).

  • Manualmente empaque los medios inoculados en bolsas utilizando técnicas estériles
    • Controle las bolsas completadas para determinar el peso y el volumen durante el ensacado
    • Apila y forma las bolsas en bandejas y transferirlas a la habitación apropiada
    • Asegúrese de que la ubicación esté etiquetada para identificar cada lote individual
    • Mover el lote de la incubación a la sala de dorado: una vez aprobado el lote, el supervisor lo moverá. Pela las bolsas y coloca los bloques en los bastidores; deseche las bolsas
    • Deseche los bloques que están contaminados y documente cuántos dispuestos en la sala de incubación
    • Aspirar la hilera de incubación todos los días después de que los lotes se hayan movido a Browning
    • Limpie y desinfecte (con PAA) las salas de dorado tan pronto como se vacíen
    • Ocasionalmente, realice otras tareas según lo asignado por el Supervisor de Producción por Lotes

HARVESTER $12+ / HOUR

The purpose of this job is to efficiently and safely harvest mushrooms at the moment of perfection. Harvesters provide the initial quality control check by appropriately assigning the grade associated with each mushroom picked and cutting stems to the proper length. Harvesters and Block Movers shall operate interchangeably. Block movers are required to move blocks from the transportation truck into the soaking stations. Block movers will also move blocks between soaking/resting/fruiting rooms.

  • Minimize mushroom yield waste (product on the ground or left on the block) by conducting proper harvesting techniques
  • Ensure that mushrooms are harvested at the optimal time during fruiting (caps open at 60-70%)
  • Pick at the minimum required harvest rate per hour (tracked by the ‘Picker Summary Report’:>20 lbs./hr.)
  • Provide quality control of mushrooms; serve as first-line of quality management by harvesting in correct grades, making sure baskets are not dirty, stem sizes are the correct length, etc.
  • Conduct daily quality control inspections on the grading belt for harvested product prior to packing; if grading belt in use
  • Wash used mushroom baskets as directed by the harvest supervisor
  • Move blocks per the Operations Schedules or as dictated by the harvest supervisor
  • After harvest, conduct cleaning of the picked blocks, clean the floor, and clean the tubs/soak lids
  • Occasionally perform other duties as assigned by the harvest supervisor

COSECHADOR $12+/HORA

El propósito de este trabajo es cosechar hongos en forma eficiente y segura en el momento de la perfección. Las cosechadoras proporcionan la verificación de control de calidad inicial. Cortan los tallos a la longitud adecuada, y asignan los hongos apropiadamente. Los cosechadores y los que mueven los bloques deben operar de manera intercambiable. Se requieren mover bloques para del camión de transporte a las estaciones de remojo. Los movedores de bloque también moverán los bloques entre las salas de remojo / descanso / fructificación.

  • Minimice el desperdicio de rendimiento de hongos (producto en el suelo o dejado en el bloque) llevando a cabo técnicas apropiadas de cosecha
    • Asegúrese de que los champiñones se cosechen en el momento óptimo durante la fructificación (tapas abiertas al 60-70%)
    • Elija a la tasa de cosecha mínima requerida por hora (rastreado por el ‘Informe resumido del seleccionador’:> 20 lbs./hr).
    • Proporcionar control de calidad de los hongos; ser como la primera línea de gestión de la calidad cosechando en grados correctos, asegurándose de que las cestas no estén sucias, los tamaños del tallo tengan la longitud correcta, etc.
    • Realizar inspecciones de control diarias de calidad en clasificación para el producto cosechado antes del empaque; si el cinturón de clasificación está en uso
    • Lave las cestas de hongos usadas según lo que indique el supervisor de la cosecha
    • Mover bloques según las Programas de Operaciones o según lo que directe el supervisor de cosecha
    • Después de la cosecha, realice la limpieza de los bloques recogidos, limpie el piso y limpie las tinas / tapas de empapado
    • De vez en cuando realice otras tareas según lo asignado por el supervisor de cosecha