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Root AI

Company
11-50
Woburn, MA, USA

Company Description

Join the future of farming. We believe tomorrow’s farms won’t look like the endless outdoor crop rows we remember and that the security and quality of our food will no longer be limited by an increasingly unpredictable climate or access to land. Instead, hyper efficient indoor farms will grow delicious and chemical free produce. At Root, we are on a mission to create the intelligent robots that will help growers build the farms of the future.

Jobs (25)

IPM Spraying Team Member - Morehead, KY

Full time role
Morehead, KY
Sep 29, 2022
About the Role: As a IPM spraying team member, you will be responsible for the timely and consistent application of primarily biological crop protection products. You will also help to assist the greater IPM department in any scouting, labor, or other tasks as directed by the IPM Manager. Updated resume with documented work history REQUIRED! Schedule:  Second Shift - 2:00pm to 10:00pm What You’ll Do: Has a primary responsibility to make crop protection product applications to the crop for control of pest and diseases? Following the spray schedule and rotation as laid out by the IPM Manager and growing staff. Accurate mixing and application of crop protection products. Programming each spraying cart in term of quantity of solution, speed of running, and pressure as directed by the IPM Manager. Responsible for day-to-day maintenance and cleaning of the spraying equipment after every use. Keeping accurate records of all products used, daily, weekly, and monthly. Helping with the distribution of beneficial insects in the greenhouse and scouting for any kind of pest when the spray schedule allows. Monitoring treated areas and evaluation of the efficacy of treatments together with the IPM Manager and Growers. Proper disposal of all crop protection containers and products. Report any incident/accident immediately to IPM Manager. Communicate any needs of parts for equipment to the IPM Manager. Place and remove signage for Reentry Time (REI) and the Pre harvest Interval (PHI) according to the specific product label. Have the ability to locate and identify very small objects such as insects. Be able to distribute beneficial insects based off IPM Manager instructions. Be able to work around bees. Keep application equipment and PPE clean and report any malfunction to the IPM Manager. Follow any instructions that were assigned by the IPM Manager. Follow all safety rules and Food Safety guidance. (Wearing proper PPE equipment when its required). Minimize waste, collect trash, and disposal according to sustainability initiatives. Provides advance notice to the IPM Manager when IPM material inventory levels require attention. Performs all other duties as assigned. Eligibility: Been in your current position for at least 90 days with zero corrective actions related to performance or attendance What We’re Looking For: Ability to work Second shift Mon – Fri 2:00pm to 10:00pm. Must obtain a KY state Pesticide Applicator License within 30 Days of hire date. Ability to work with various measuring units both standard and metric. Ability to calculate treatments accurately and make conversions between various units. Gallons to Liters etc.… Able to work on electric trolley at heights of 10’ of the ground. Must have flexibility to work additional hours including weekends. Ability to read and interpret SDS sheets. Ability to wear specialized PPE like respirators, goggles, Face shield etc. Must be able to pass a pulmonary function test. Previous experience with application equipment is highly encouraged, but not required. Working Conditions: Hours are determined by the needs of a controlled-environment agriculture system and flexibility is required. Conditions typically found in a greenhouse with high humidity and varying temperatures (50oF to 99oF) and background noise approaching 85 decibels. Must have manual dexterity to perform computer skills and operate equipment. Visual and audio sensory are needed regularly. Exerting force of up to 50 lbs. Frequently, 20 lbs. constantly, and 10 lbs. frequently as part of lifting and moving product and equipment. Bending, stretching, twisting, crouching, grasping, reaching, and lifting above shoulders. Standing, sitting, and walking for prolonged periods of time may be required.

Quality Technician

Full time role
Berea, KY
Sep 24, 2022
About the Role: As a Quality Technician at AppHarvest, you will be you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by ensuring that all products meet or exceeds customer specifications. Updated Resume with documented work history REQUIRED! What You’ll Do: Ensure that all product meets or exceeds customer specifications. Inspect and signs off on product quality in inventory and/or at the docks to meet our customers’ specifications. Ensure allocation is followed, validate correct product is pulled and shipped to customer. Ensure that all product inspections are being performed, labeling specifications are adhered to, and non-conforming product is pulled and corrected. Flex between shipping and receiving and production department to assist with quality inspections Tracking and report on customer quality reports and complaints Monitor and report on product quality testing (brix, nutrient analysis, shelf life, etc.) Complete various administrative tasks that include standard QA/QC forms; documentation of inspection results by completing logs and reports; inputting data into database system. Report any exceptions to customer specifications to department leaders Send out quality issues emails for non-compliant product Ensure product packaging is in presentable conditions and of the highest standards for our customers Utilize the ERP system and communicate technical needs for improving performance Perform any other quality related tasks or special projects as assigned What We’re Looking For: High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience in the produce/grocery industry highly desired. Product training will be provided. Must maintain a safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures, complying with legal regulations. Willingness to work independently, with minimal supervision and take ownership of job One year of experience in a related field required (quality, inspection, audit) Must be a self-starter and willing to work flexible hours. Occasional weekend work is required. Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills Need to be creative, adaptable, and able to accurately work with a sense of urgency Advanced computer skills with MS Word, Excel including filters, sorts, pivot tables, and formulas Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Math aptitude required Working conditions / Physical Requirements : Must be comfortable working in temperatures ranging between 80-85 degrees Must be comfortable working at heights up to 15 feet Ability to stand for a full 8-hour shift on concrete floors Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and bend Must be able to work at a steady pace and must be detailed oriented Must have a reliable form of transportation Open availability to work various work schedules including weekends Must be authorized to work in the US Must be comfortable working near moving mechanical parts

General Manager - Greenhouse Operations - Berea, KY

Full time role
Berea, KY
Sep 24, 2022
About Role As the General Manager of Greenhouse Operations, you will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of, AppHarvest’s 15-acre Leafy Greens greenhouse in Berea, KY, where you will be positioning yourself right at the forefront of redefining the future of agriculture through promoting positive health and safety culture in a workplace. What You’ll Do: Oversee daily operations of the facility including production; quality control; planning; plant performance reporting; labor management; facility maintenance; and balancing inputs, throughput, and demand. You will work in a matrixed relationship with the VP of Production whose role is to optimize the vegetable yield and quality across all AppHarvest farms Prepare budget and monitor financial performance against those budgets Prepare key performance indicator reports for AppHarvest management including food safety, quality, and yield Support safety programs to maintain safe working conditions and food safety compliance Meet regularly with leadership for progress reports, planning, and conflict resolution Collaborate with Human Resources on labor management to meet staffing needs and the development needs of current employees Develop growing schedule and forecasts yield targets with the Head Growers on site Works with Head Grower and distribution partners to develop and execute produce growth strategies Full P&L responsibility for Greenhouse Operations Manage greenhouse project activities throughout lifecycle, including the allocation of adequate resources, scheduling, documentation, budget, and other factors necessary for success Establish and sustain a culture among the Greenhouse team members that does not compromise on Safety, Quality, or Compliance Lead the greenhouse facilities design and execution team as AppHarvest’s subject matter expert during planning and operational startup of greenhouse facilities. Ensure design, materials, and equipment are suitable for the intended use Key Competencies: Passionate commitment to the AppHarvest mission Demonstrated ability to manage a team with a “servant leadership” mentality Financial management fluency with experience having full responsibility for a P&L Integrity and the belief in always doing the right thing even when no one is watching Collaborative mindset and ability to work in a matrixed organizational structure Organizational skills and comfort with ambiguous and fast-changing situations Results-driven personality with a bias towards action What we’re looking for: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Horticulture, Agriculture, or equivalent experience Minimum three years of experience in horticultural management Five to ten years of general management experience with a labor force greater than 100 Knowledge of horticultural pests and disease identification is plus Advanced degree in Chemistry, Horticulture, or Agriculture is a plus Previous experience in greenhouse management is a plus

Packhouse Group Leads - Somerset, KY

Full time role
Somerset, KY
Sep 22, 2022
ONLY INTERNAL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION About the Role : As a Packhouse Group Lead at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by assisting in the operation of the Greenhouse. Daily responsibilities will include assisting the operation team in maintaining food safety, monitoring of GMP (good manufacturing practice) compliance, and conducting training.  Group Leads must demonstrate leadership and mentoring skills to lead all Crop Care Specialists and ensure that tasks are performed to meet minimum standard and minimum quality requirements. What You’ll Do : Lead a team of Packhouse Specialists and their daily routine while promoting a positive work atmosphere and building team spirit Monitor and evaluate employee performance, providing coaching and training as needed to ensure productivity, quality and safety standards are met or exceeded Partner with Food and Environmental safety leaders to ensure hygiene, cleanliness, pest, disease, and equipment protocols are adhered to by all team members Maintain a frequent and open dialogue with HR regarding coaching of their team members Work with Packhouse Supervisors to execute the labor schedule and proper crop management plan Lead and execute annual activities such as cleanout, crop-turn, and planting of new crops Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. What We’re Looking For : College degree or equivalent work experience preferred 1+ years' experience leading individuals working on production lines; Successful candidates will have demonstrated the ability to achieve quality standards Training in Food Safety and Sanitation Excellent leadership, interpersonal skills, and attention to details Effective verbal and written communication MS Office suite intermediate level proficiency Ability to work with/manage 15+ team members Working conditions / Physical Requirements: Must be comfortable working in temperatures ranging between 55 - 65 degrees Ability to stand for a full 8-hour shift on concrete floors Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and bend Must be able to work at a steady pace and must be detailed oriented Must have a reliable form of transportation Open availability to work various work schedules including weekends Must be authorized to work in the US Must be comfortable working near moving mechanical parts

IPM Scout

Full time role
Morehead, KY
Sep 21, 2022
ONLY INTERNAL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION About the Role: As a IPM Scout at AppHarvest you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by monitoring and scouting for pest and disease in the greenhouse and distribution of bios according to the IPM Manager Updated resume with documented work history REQUIRED! What You’ll Do: Daily monitoring and scouting of pest and disease in the Greenhouse. Be able to do an early detection and identification of pests and diseases. Maintain insect traps in designated areas of the greenhouse and do weekly trap counts of insects. Proper management and distribution of bios (live insects or mites) according with instructions of the IPM Manager.  Follow IPM protocols of pest and disease management. Compiling IPM and conventional reports for management review. Verification of pest and disease infestation trend. Fertilizer preparation. Water sampling. Variety recording and verification of data. Ensure cleanliness, adherence to all food safety policies and procedures and organization within the greenhouse. Eligibility: Been in your current position for at least 90 days with zero corrective actions related to performance or attendance What We’re Looking For: Previous experience in greenhouse or produce environment preferred. Be willing to learn. Training will be provided on pests and disease identification. Basic knowledge on insects, and pests is beneficial. Pest & disease identification skills. Good verbal and written communication. Spanish is an asset. Must be honest and forthcoming, flexible, reliable, respectful to others, and passionate. Ability to work extra hours as needed to complete the scout and bio program of the week. 6 days per week in season. Working conditions / Physical Requirements : Must be comfortable working in temperatures ranging between 80-100 degrees Must be comfortable working at heights up to 15 feet Ability to stand for a full 8-hour shift on concrete floors Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and bend Must be able to work at a steady pace and must be detailed oriented Must have a reliable form of transportation Open availability to work various work schedules including weekends Must be authorized to work in the US Must be comfortable working near moving mechanical parts

APPHARVEST JOB FAIR - MOREHEAD, KY

Full time role
Morehead, KY
Sep 20, 2022
DATE:  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 TIME:  2:00 PM -6:00 PM LOCATION:  AppHarvest Morehead Farm - 500 Appalachian Way, Morehead, KY 40351 Positions: Crop Care Specialist and Packhouse Specialist Please apply online prior to attending! About the Role : You will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by ensuring the successful growth, harvesting, and packaging of produce. Starting Hourly Rate:  $13.00 What You’ll Do: Adhere to all current SOP’s, procedures, inspections, and quality requirements following company guidelines Operating machinery including automated seeder, electric pallet jack, big bale breaker, scissor lift (up to 15ft) and automated harvester Tracking of inventory for internal controls Mixing stock solution tanks with fertilizer Assist with greenhouse preparation and clean-up while adhering to strict industry standards Assist the team by placing beneficial insects on the crop Report pests, diseases, and other abnormalities in the crop Report food safety and quality problems to your supervisor or directly to Senior Management Follow all safety standard operating procedures (SOP), policies, rules, regulations, etc. Must ensure proper cleanliness and hygiene to meet Food Safety Standard Meeting daily performance goals and targets Comply with OSHA, GMP, and other safety regulations Operate lifting equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks to load, unload, and transport material Perform preventative and routine maintenance on equipment such as cleaning, lubricating, recharging, fueling, and replacing liquefied-gas tanks Weigh materials or products and record weight or other production data on tags or labels Sweeps, wipes, scrubs, vacuums, sanitizes, washes, and picks up as required to keep equipment, facility, and food surfaces clean and sanitary Follow Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) in order to clean equipment, facility, and food surfaces at a microbiological level Ensures all cleaning tools are stored properly like brushes, gloves, soap, towels, etc. Perform a variety of packaging activities and tasks What We’re Looking For : Capable of working in a fast-paced environment with changing humidity and temperature Ability to identify color variations Flexibility to work 40+ hours weekly (which may include weekend work) A motivated team-player with effective communication skills, attention to details and quality-focused Agriculture experience is preferred but not required Working conditions / Physical Requirements : Ability to lift and exert force of up to 50 lbs. occasionally, 20 lbs. frequently, and 10 lbs. constantly as part of lifting and moving product and equipment. Ability to stand, walk, twist, bend, sit, enter data into a computer. May require sustained repetitive motion in temperatures ranging between 80 - 100 degrees in the Greenhouse and 40 - 65 degrees in the Packhouse Must have a reliable transportation Flexibility to work 40+ hours weekly (which may include occasional weekend work) Must be comfortable working near moving mechanical parts Must be authorized to work in the US Benefits : Medical, Dental and Vision Plans 401K Company Match 100% of First 3%- 50% of next 2% and vests immediately – it is automatically yours. 10 company paid holidays Generous PTO Packages starting at 15 PTO days 2 Paid Mission Days for volunteer work Company provided uniforms

Quality and Food Safety Manager

Full time role
Berea, KY
Sep 16, 2022
About this role: As the Quality and Food Safety Manager you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by reinventing how agricultural employees should be treated.  This role will perform and manages all functions needed to ensure food safety, product quality and regulatory compliance, maintain quality management systems, and GFSI standards which assure a foundation for product excellence and provide a basis for long-term continuous improvement. What You’ll Do: Overall responsibility for product safety and product quality and drive for superior quality results. Control of product releases to ensure only safe and quality products are released. Oversee the resolution of product/process incidents and verifying the effectiveness of corrective and preventative actions to eliminate reoccurrence. Ensure good quality practices, deliver continuous quality improvement, and communicate openly and timely about quality risks and opportunities to plant personnel. Develop and maintain vendor partnerships to ensure continuous improvement in quality and cost of service. Manage internal and external auditing of quality systems and prepare score cards and corrective actions for improvements. Audit local policies, procedures, and systems that affect product quality to assure compliance. Work with production and other relevant operational personnel to drive for quality issue resolution and improvement. Provide quality training to production and other relevant employees. Evaluation, preparation, and control of quality department budget to ensure its adequacy and effective use for the execution of quality goals and objectives. Provide leadership, development, and guidance to direct report staff. What We’re Looking For: BS in Food Science or technology, Food Engineering, Biology, or related field. MS is a plus. Minimum 10 years of Quality Assurance experience in food industry, and 5 years of experience in managerial or equivalent role in a produce setting is preferred. Ability to conduct quality activities with integrity, knowledge, depth, and evidence-based decision making without wavering. Communicate openly and genuinely with strong intention to improve the quality performance. In depth understanding and expertise of quality improvement techniques such as 5S, fish bone analysis, 5W technique and Statistic techniques is preferred. Possess strong desire for continuous improvements, challenge status quo and is a self-starter. Possess "can do" attitude, take ownership, and passion about delivering tangible results. Ability to identify coherent and insightful key steps/actions for quality projects and deliver quality results within defined timeline with urgency. Ability to use facts and data to make decisions and prioritize actions. Possess the ability to work with all levels of employees in various functions within the organization. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Excel Benefits : Medical, Dental and Vision Plans 401K Company Match 100% of First 3%- 50% of next 2% and is vested immediately – it is automatically yours 10 company paid holidays Generous PTO Packages starting at 15 PTO days 2 Paid Mission Days for volunteer work Company provided uniforms and shoes (for Greenhouse Employees)

Industrial Hygiene Specialist Lead

Full time role
Morehead, KY
Sep 16, 2022
ONLY INTERNAL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION About the Role : As an Industrial Hygiene Specialist Lead at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by leading a team in cleaning equipment, tools, and infrastructure in a thorough and efficient manner, with an emphasis on strictly adhering to AppHarvest safety rules and procedures.  Dismantling, dry cleaning, wet cleaning, inspecting, and reassembling machines and equipment as directed.  Protecting equipment during cleaning and safety handles all chemicals in the process. What You'll Do : Lead the team in  adhering to established procedures to provide a safe working environment including complying with OSHA, state/local, federal, and AppHarvest regulations Ensure adherence to Quality work practices, follows GMP’s, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality to management Provides for the introduction and daily application of the quality policy in the plant to satisfy the rules that apply with respect to HACCP and other food safety programs Sweeps, wipes, scrubs, vacuums, sanitizes, washes, and picks up as required to keep equipment, facility, and food surfaces clean and sanitary Follow Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) in order to clean equipment, facility, and food surfaces at a microbiological level Ensures all cleaning tools are stored properly like brushes, gloves, soap, towels, etc. Maintain sanitation tools and equipment in clean and working order Ensures all food safety related PPE is stocked throughout the facility Communicate with the Industrial Hygiene Lead the need for chemicals and PPE, checking inventory and requesting supplies when necessary Using and documenting chemical use to stated concentrations and for appropriate applications Verifying and documenting that correct chemicals and concentrations are used and that cleaning and sanitizing is complete to deliver equipment, facility, and food surfaces that is clean and passes all micro indicator tests Participate in regular meetings with Team Lead to discuss quality and sanitation improvements Communicates/coordinates with other departments to ensure optimum, efficient utilization of non-running time to properly maintain company’s equipment Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. What We're Looking For : High School diploma or equivalent Ability to read and comprehend printed and electronic information Know how to operate cleaning equipment safely and efficiently Knowledge of HACCP and GMPs. Previous food sanitation experience a plus Possess strong attention to detail Able to obtain Forklift certification Ability to stand and walk for long periods Ability to lift and move over 50 pounds Time-management, multitasking abilities, and organization skills Ability to work with minimal supervision Ability to work different shifts, nights and/or weekends

Industrial Hygiene Specialist - Berea, KY

Full time role
Berea, KY
Sep 16, 2022
About the Role : As an Industrial Hygiene Specialist at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by cleaning equipment, tools, and infrastructure in a thorough and efficient manner, with an emphasis on strictly adhering to AppHarvest safety rules and procedures.  Dismantling, dry cleaning, wet cleaning, inspecting, and reassembling machines and equipment as directed.  Protecting equipment during cleaning and safety handles all chemicals in the process. Hours: Second Shift (5:00pm - 3:00am) Salary: $15.00/hr. Updated resume with documented work history REQUIRED! What You'll Do : Adheres to established procedures to provide a safe working environment including complying with OSHA, state/local, federal, and AppHarvest regulations Adheres to Quality work practices, follows GMP’s, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality to management Provides for the introduction and daily application of the quality policy in the plant to satisfy the rules that apply with respect to HACCP and other food safety programs Sweeps, wipes, scrubs, vacuums, sanitizes, washes, and picks up as required to keep equipment, facility, and food surfaces clean and sanitary Follow Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) in order to clean equipment, facility, and food surfaces at a microbiological level Ensures all cleaning tools are stored properly like brushes, gloves, soap, towels, etc. Maintain sanitation tools and equipment in clean and working order Ensures all food safety related PPE is stocked throughout the facility Communicate with the Industrial Hygiene Lead the need for chemicals and PPE, checking inventory and requesting supplies when necessary Using and documenting chemical use to stated concentrations and for appropriate applications Verifying and documenting that correct chemicals and concentrations are used and that cleaning and sanitizing is complete to deliver equipment, facility, and food surfaces that is clean and passes all micro indicator tests Participate in regular meetings with Team Lead to discuss quality and sanitation improvements Communicates/coordinates with other departments to ensure optimum, efficient utilization of non-running time to properly maintain company’s equipment Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. What We're Looking For : High School diploma or equivalent Ability to read and comprehend printed and electronic information Know how to operate cleaning equipment safely and efficiently Knowledge of HACCP and GMPs. Previous food sanitation experience a plus Possess strong attention to detail Able to obtain Forklift certification Ability to stand and walk for long periods Ability to lift and move over 50 pounds Time-management, multitasking abilities, and organization skills Ability to work with minimal supervision Ability to work different shifts, nights and/or weekends

Assistant Grower - Berea, KY

Full time role
Berea, KY
Sep 15, 2022
About Role: As an Assistant Grower at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by assisting with the management of growing operations for AppHarvest 30-acre hydroponic controlled-environment agriculture facility in Berea, KY. What You’ll Do: Assists with growing produce commodities.(Strawberry / Cucumbers) Works with the Grow team to plan and execute crop work. Ensures crop work is completed on time and within quality requirements. Works with IPM team to manage pest and disease control. Assists in fertilization, irrigation, and climate control needs. Interprets measured data from crop and climate registration. Validates scouting reports to confirm accuracy and reliability. Assists with the timely implementation of management’s plant health plan directives. Performs soil, water, and disease tests as needed. Facilitates trials of new products prior to use within the facility. Ensures on-time placement of product orders for scouting needs. Maintains up to date records and reports. Provides support for and adheres to food and health safety standards. What We’re Looking For: Degree in Chemistry, Horticulture, or Agriculture or equivalent experience. Minimum three years’ experience in horticulture. Management experience is a plus. Bilingual / Spanish is a plus Knowledge of horticultural pests, diseases, and safety standards identification. Experience in greenhouse growing facilities preferred. Knowledge of PRIVA and experience with technical greenhouse systems is a plus. Stand, walk, twist, bend, sit, enter data into a computer, and / or frequently lift objects up to 55 pounds (may require sustained repetitive motion)

Packhouse Specialist

Full time role
Somerset, KY
Sep 14, 2022
About Role: As a Packhouse Specialist at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by carrying out the labor required to complete the daily packaging of tomatoes in a safe and efficient manner while adhering to food safety protocols in all aspects of the job requirements. Resume with documented work history REQUIRED! Hourly Rate:  $13.89 What you’ll Do: Adhere to all current SOP’s, procedures, inspections and quality requirements Communicate with supervisor when irregularities with product or equipment occur Fulfill daily packing plan per supervisor’s instruction Maintain a safe, clean, organized work area Report food safety and quality problems to your supervisor or directly to Senior Management Adherence to the Packhouse dress code and packing regulations On occasion, preform activities in the Greenhouse where temps can range from 85 to 100+ degrees. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. What We’re Looking For : 1-2 years of experience in a produce packing environment or related work experience Food or agriculture industry experience preferred On-going training in Food Safety and Sanitation Ability to fulfill routine logs related to food safety and inspection reports Working conditions / Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 50 pounds Ability to stand for a full 8-hour shift on concrete floors Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and bend Must be comfortable working in temperatures ranging between 55 -100+ degrees Must be able to work at a steady pace and must be detailed oriented Must have a reliable form of transportation Open availability to work various work schedules including weekends Must be authorized to work in the US Must be comfortable working near moving mechanical parts

Industrial Hygiene Specialist - Morehead, KY

Full time role
Morehead, KY
Sep 14, 2022
About the Role : As an Industrial Hygiene Specialist at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by cleaning equipment, tools, and infrastructure in a thorough and efficient manner, with an emphasis on strictly adhering to AppHarvest safety rules and procedures.  Dismantling, dry cleaning, wet cleaning, inspecting, and reassembling machines and equipment as directed.  Protecting equipment during cleaning and safety handles all chemicals in the process. Hours:  5:00 PM – 1:30 AM Monday through Friday and occasional weekends Updated resume with documented work history REQUIRED! What You'll Do : Adheres to established procedures to provide a safe working environment including complying with OSHA, state/local, federal, and AppHarvest regulations Adheres to Quality work practices, follows GMP’s, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality to management Provides for the introduction and daily application of the quality policy in the plant to satisfy the rules that apply with respect to HACCP and other food safety programs Sweeps, wipes, scrubs, vacuums, sanitizes, washes, and picks up as required to keep equipment, facility, and food surfaces clean and sanitary Follow Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) in order to clean equipment, facility, and food surfaces at a microbiological level Ensures all cleaning tools are stored properly like brushes, gloves, soap, towels, etc. Maintain sanitation tools and equipment in clean and working order Ensures all food safety related PPE is stocked throughout the facility Communicate with the Industrial Hygiene Lead the need for chemicals and PPE, checking inventory and requesting supplies when necessary Using and documenting chemical use to stated concentrations and for appropriate applications Verifying and documenting that correct chemicals and concentrations are used and that cleaning and sanitizing is complete to deliver equipment, facility, and food surfaces that is clean and passes all micro indicator tests Participate in regular meetings with Team Lead to discuss quality and sanitation improvements Communicates/coordinates with other departments to ensure optimum, efficient utilization of non-running time to properly maintain company’s equipment Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. What We're Looking For : High School diploma or equivalent Ability to read and comprehend printed and electronic information Know how to operate cleaning equipment safely and efficiently Knowledge of HACCP and GMPs. Previous food sanitation experience a plus Possess strong attention to detail Able to obtain Forklift certification Ability to stand and walk for long periods Ability to lift and move over 50 pounds Time-management, multitasking abilities, and organization skills Ability to work with minimal supervision Ability to work different shifts, nights and/or weekends

Financial Reporting Accountant

Full time role
Lexington, KY
Aug 11, 2022
About the Role : As a Financial Reporting Accountant at AppHarvest, you can expect to become an integral part of the financial reporting team as you help prepare financial statements and footnotes for the company’s SEC filings to include Form 8-Ks, 10-Qs, 10-Ks, and others as required. This role will be based in Lexington, Kentucky. What You'll Do : Assist in the preparation of 10-Qs, 10-Ks, and 8-Ks utilizing Wdesk software Initiate monthly consolidation process to prepare consolidated financial statements including balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of stockholders’ equity, including post-close adjustments as necessary for accurate financial reporting Perform analysis on stock compensation, leases, and earnings per share to ensure compliance with the relevant guidance, and prepare journal entries when needed Prepare/review schedules for earnings releases, ensuring consistency with 10-Qs and 10-Ks Ensure completion of supporting documentation for footnote disclosures, periodic disclosures, and audit support, including disclosure checklist Assist with preparation of stand-alone financial statements for subsidiaries of the company as required Perform technical accounting research regarding new pronouncements and accounting issues that impact the business and prepare technical accounting memos regarding appropriate accounting treatment (e.g. debt, hedges, leases) Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements are met for relevant areas (e.g., disclosure, stock compensation, equity accounting) In collaboration with the Director of Financial Reporting, continue to improve processes and procedures to streamline the financial and ESG reporting and improve information quality Liaise with external and internal auditors to assist in audit and review requests Provide other accounting and analysis support and assist in projects and initiatives as needed What We’re Looking For: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, and/or related field CPA certification preferred 1-3 years of relevant experience in accounting/finance Strong grasp of US GAAP accounting requirements, Reg S-K, and Reg S-X Strong technical accounting reporting experience including experience writing technical accounting memos Experience using Workiva’s Wdesk preferred; Microsoft Business Central (Dynamics) and Jet Reports, Prophix, or similar systems a plus Previous public company financial reporting experience ideal Highly detail-oriented, organized, and able to meet multiple deadlines You’re energized by building collaborative interpersonal relationships and enjoy a high-change environment where no two days are the same Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, including data analysis in Excel Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change activities, responsibilities, or duties at any time with or without notice. #LI-ZMI1

Greenhouse Group Leads - Somerset, KY

Full time role
Somerset, KY
Aug 3, 2022
ONLY INTERNAL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION About the Role : As a Greenhouse Group Lead at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by assisting in the operation of the Greenhouse. Daily responsibilities will include assisting the operation team in maintaining food safety, monitoring of GMP (good manufacturing practice) compliance, and conducting training.  Group Leads must demonstrate leadership and mentoring skills to lead all Crop Care Specialists and ensure that tasks are performed to meet minimum standard and minimum quality requirements. What You’ll Do : Lead a team of Crop Care Specialists and their daily routine while promoting a positive work atmosphere and building team spirit Monitor and evaluate employee performance, providing coaching and training as needed to ensure greenhouse productivity, quality and safety standards are met or exceeded Ensure the proper use of Priva for CCS productivity Partner with Food and Environmental safety leaders to ensure hygiene, cleanliness, pest, disease, and equipment protocols are adhered to by all team members Maintain a frequent and open dialogue with HR regarding coaching of their team members Work with Assistant Growers and Supervisors to execute the labor schedule and proper crop management plan Lead and execute annual activities such as cleanout, crop-turn, and planting of new crops Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. What We’re Looking For : College degree or equivalent work experience preferred 1+ years' experience leading individuals working on production lines; Successful candidates will have demonstrated the ability to achieve quality standards General understanding or ability to be trained on the Priva (Labor Management Software system) or similar Training in Food Safety and Sanitation Excellent leadership, interpersonal skills, and attention to details Effective verbal and written communication MS Office suite intermediate level proficiency Ability to work with/manage 15+ team members Working conditions / Physical Requirements: Must be comfortable working in temperatures ranging between 80-100+ degrees Must be comfortable working at heights up to 15 feet Ability to stand for a full 8-hour shift on concrete floors Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and bend Must be able to work at a steady pace and must be detailed oriented Must have a reliable form of transportation Open availability to work various work schedules including weekends Must be authorized to work in the US Must be comfortable working near moving mechanical parts

Sanitation Manager - Berea, Kentucky

Full time role
Berea, KY
Jul 28, 2022
About the Role As a Sanitation Manger you will focus on food sanitation processes including continuous improvement plans, training, retaining, and sanitation procedures. You will be responsible for directing all activities necessary for cleaning and sanitizing for the production, packaging, dry and cold storage areas and all production equipment on a daily basis in multiple areas of the facility and ensuring that all duties are performed in accordance with USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture), SSOP (Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures), HACCP (Hazardous Analysis Critical Controls Points), FDA (Food and Drug administration) KDA (Kentucky Department of Agriculture), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), as well as all safety policies and procedures and any other established policies and requirements necessary. What You’ll Do Assuming additional duties of training new associates and working closely with each other Can guide others in proper procedures Familiarization with GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) food safety standards 5 to 10 years of experience in Food Safety sanitation in food production industry Organization from the activities and schedules Hands on person with ability to lead and train the team from field Oversees and manages the Industrial Hygiene crew to meet standards to all Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures Responsible for scheduling and directing industrial hygiene team on weekend for sanitation/janitorial duties Maintain inventory of sanitation supplies Provide expertise and leadership in Sanitation programs Keeps sanitation crew focused on aesthetic conditions of equipment and plant the effective elimination of bacterial load Helps develop and implement strategic sanitation programs, policies, plans and processes to ensure that sanitary programs meet AppHarvest standards Train and set safety goals for sanitation crew Ensure plant is cleaned daily and ready to start production on time Coordinating and monitoring cleaning schedules Preforming daily inspections of the manufacturing facility and reporting irregularities to HACCP Team Follow all food safety requirements and GMP’s as applicable for this position Ensures compliance to quality, food safety and HACCP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer, and government standards Ensures compliance to all federal, state, and local laws and company policies Other duties as assigned Qualifications: 5 plus years of manufacturing experience in the food industry Previous experience as a Food industry sanitation preferred Technical knowledge of regulatory requirements, inclusive of FSMA Produce Safety Rule, Preventive Controls, microbial hazards, third party audit bodies, sanitation procedures and field and plant operations Must be a self-motivated and able to keep projects moving forward under stressful conditions. Changing priorities will be a persistent factor Able to read documents such as MSDS Safety rules and procedures manuals Able to compile reports and analyze data Able to compute rate ratio and percent when preparing cleaning chemicals Team oriented individual Extensive knowledge of sanitation in the food or beverage industry Strong attention to detail Advanced managerial skills Detailed knowledge of cleaning chemicals and safety protocols Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills Ability to design and implement training programs HACCP experience Understand performance metrics Ability to work and adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic environment Our Core Values: Grit and Tenacity. You embrace challenges with courage and resolve. Your strength of character and work ethic define you. Passion and Dedication to Sustainability. You constantly strive for excellence as you drive positive environmental change in the agriculture industry and seek to improve lives in the community. Proactive and Entrepreneurial. You embody a “we can figure it out” mentality and challenge any notion that “this can’t be done.” You’re not afraid to tackle big problems through rapid experimentation to create long-term impact. Radical Transparency and Trust. You operate openly and honestly, taking full responsibility for your actions. Collaborative and Inspiring Leadership. You seek opportunities to strengthen team culture and work more effectively. You constantly challenge and inspire your fellow team members. Working conditions / Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to adapt to temperature extremes, such as hot and cold.  Being comfortable working in temperatures ranging between 36°F and 46°F for extended periods of time in Packhouse to +100°F in the summer in the Greenhouse Must be comfortable working at heights up to 15 feet Ability to stand for up to a 10-hour shift on concrete floors Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and bend Must be able to work at a steady pace and must be detailed oriented Must have a reliable form of transportation Open availability to work various work schedules including weekends Must be authorized to work in the US Must be comfortable working near moving mechanical parts Must be comfortable working with cleaning chemicals

Packhouse Specialist

Full time role
Morehead, KY
Jul 26, 2022
About Role: As a Packhouse Specialist at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by carrying out the labor required to complete the daily packaging of tomatoes in a safe and efficient manner while adhering to food safety protocols in all aspects of the job requirements. Resume with documented work history REQUIRED! Hourly Rate:  $13.00 What you’ll Do: Adhere to all current SOP’s, procedures, inspections and quality requirements Communicate with supervisor when irregularities with product or equipment occur Fulfill daily packing plan per supervisor’s instruction Maintain a safe, clean, organized work area Report food safety and quality problems to your supervisor or directly to Senior Management Adherence to the Packhouse dress code and packing regulations On occasion, preform activities in the Greenhouse where temps can range from 85 to 100+ degrees. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. What We’re Looking For : 1-2 years of experience in a produce packing environment or related work experience Food or agriculture industry experience preferred On-going training in Food Safety and Sanitation Ability to fulfill routine logs related to food safety and inspection reports Working conditions / Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 50 pounds Ability to stand for a full 8-hour shift on concrete floors Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and bend Must be comfortable working in temperatures ranging between 55 -100+ degrees Must be able to work at a steady pace and must be detailed oriented Must have a reliable form of transportation Open availability to work various work schedules including weekends Must be authorized to work in the US Must be comfortable working near moving mechanical parts

Industrial Maintenance Technician - Morehead, KY

Full time role
Morehead, KY
Jul 26, 2022
About the Role: As an Industrial Maintenance Technician, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture, while preforming routine preventative, planned and emergency equipment repairs and services while complying with regulatory requirements and AppHarvest company standards. What You’ll Do: Participate in all safety programs i.e., LOTO, Fall Protection, and Energized Equipment Safety. Work weekend and holidays as needed Read and comprehend technical manuals and instructions. Ensure operation of production and support equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, gearboxes, pumps, piping systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, conveyor systems, and packaging machines. Following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, engineering specifications, troubleshooting malfunctions and frequency driven PM’s using CMMS program. Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical equipment problems. Develop and maintain schedules for preventive and corrective maintenance repairs on equipment using CMMS program. Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation, listening for problems and using precision measuring & testing instruments. Remove defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts. Determine changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments. Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges. Control downtime by informing production of routine preventive maintenance techniques and monitoring compliance. Fabricate repair parts by using maintenance shop instrumentation and equipment. Maintain equipment, parts, and supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level. Anticipate needed equipment, parts and supplies to complete work orders in a timely manner. Conserve maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. Provide mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests. Prepare mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks. Maintain continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs utilizing CMMS program. Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, 5S processes and regulations. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. What We’re Looking For: High school diploma or general education degree; or at least 5-6 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires a well-rounded knowledge of the practices, tools, equipment, and materials used within the Maintenance Technicians’ trade. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups (e.g., employees). Ability to calculate figures and amounts, basic math skills, basic algebra, and geometry. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of complex instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Physical Requirement: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. Must be able to stand for periods of time, or walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Must be frequently able to lift or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift or move up to 100 lbs.  Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception. Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and may be frequently exposed to the risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high precarious places up to 30 feet, fumes, or airborne particles; inclement weather conditions, and loud noise levels in the work environment.

Crop Care Specialist - Somerset, KY

Full time role
Somerset, KY
Jul 23, 2022
About the Role : As a crop care specialist at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by ensuring the successful growth and development of produce within our greenhouse, pruning plants and harvesting fruits, and assisting with general greenhouse operations. Resume with documented work history REQUIRED! Hourly Rate:  $13.00 What You’ll Do : Perform daily maintenance, harvesting and other jobs required to maintain the plants optimal conditions Conduct plant maintenance to enable the plants to develop optimally Assist with greenhouse preparation and clean-up while adhering to strict industry standards Assist the Integrated Pest Management Team by placing beneficial insects on the crop Report pests, diseases and other abnormalities in the crop Follow all safety standard operating procedures (SOP), policies, rules, regulations, etc. Perform additional tasks as assigned Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. What We’re Looking For : Stand, walk, twist, bend, sit, enter data into a computer, and/or frequently lift objects up to 50 pounds (may require sustained repetitive motion) Ability to perform work at heights of 10-15 feet on a raised trolley platform Capable of working in a fast-paced environment with changing humidity and temperature Ability to harvest fruits based on color requirements Flexibility to work 40+ hours weekly (which may include occasional weekend work) Agriculture experience is preferred but not required A motivated team-player with strong communication skills, attention to details and quality-focused Working conditions / Physical Requirements: Must be comfortable working in temperatures ranging between 80-100 degrees Must be comfortable working at heights up to 15 feet Ability to stand for a full 8-hour shift on concrete floors Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and bend Must be able to work at a steady pace and must be detailed oriented Must have a reliable form of transportation Open availability to work various work schedules including weekends Must be authorized to work in the US Must be comfortable working near moving mechanical parts

Crop Care Specialist - Morehead, KY

Full time role
Morehead, KY
Jul 23, 2022
About the Role : As a crop care specialist at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by ensuring the successful growth and development of produce within our greenhouse, pruning plants and harvesting fruits, and assisting with general greenhouse operations. Resume with documented work history REQUIRED! Hourly Rate:  $13.00 What You’ll Do : Perform training, de-leafing, pruning, lowering, truss support, harvesting and other jobs required to maintain the plants optimal conditions Conduct plant maintenance to enable the plants to develop optimally Assist with greenhouse preparation and clean-up while adhering to strict industry standards Assist the Integrated Pest Management Team by placing beneficial insects on the crop Report pests, diseases and other abnormalities in the crop Follow all safety standard operating procedures (SOP), policies, rules, regulations, etc. Perform additional tasks as assigned Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. What We’re Looking For : Stand, walk, twist, bend, sit, enter data into a computer, and/or frequently lift objects up to 50 pounds (may require sustained repetitive motion) Ability to perform work at heights of 10-15 feet on a raised trolley platform Capable of working in a fast-paced environment with changing humidity and temperature Ability to harvest fruits based on color requirements Flexibility to work 40+ hours weekly (which may include occasional weekend work) Agriculture experience is preferred but not required A motivated team-player with strong communication skills, attention to details and quality-focused Working conditions / Physical Requirements: Must be comfortable working in temperatures ranging between 80-100 degrees Must be comfortable working at heights up to 15 feet Ability to stand for a full 8-hour shift on concrete floors Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and bend Must be able to work at a steady pace and must be detailed oriented Must have a reliable form of transportation Open availability to work various work schedules including weekends Must be authorized to work in the US Must be comfortable working near moving mechanical parts

Integrated Pest Management, Manager - Somerset, KY

Full time role
Somerset, KY
Jun 17, 2022
About the Role : As the Manager of Integrated Pest Management at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by supervising initiatives designed to naturally prevent pest and disease issues at our controlled environment agriculture facility. What You’ll Do : Supervise, train, coach, and assist a team of specialists in reviewing areas where assistance is needed. Ensure the facility is scouted on a weekly basis to detect potential issues early and create control strategies. Communicate with the Head Grower to procure all needed materials in a timely manner. Prepare weekly biological controls based on scouting reports, evaluations, and observations. Provide weekly insect reports. Keep updated inventory of beehives and reorder on a weekly basis based on pollination reports. Maintain beehives in best possible shape and remove old beehives according to recommendations. Keep pollination marks in like-new condition. Maintain integrated pest management inventory as needed and ensure equipment is kept in good operational condition. Collect samples and send plants to the laboratory for analyses as needed and follow protocols suggested by results. Work in conjunction with the Compliance Manager to renew and maintain company application permits and/or certifications. Follow hygiene and disinfection protocols as issues arise and clean houses. Participate in the HACCP team and other food safety regulatory programs. Create records and complete compliance reporting to adhere to all state and federal regulations. What We're Looking For: Degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, or Biological Sciences or 5 years equivalent integrated pest management work experience. Experience working with biological controls MUST be a self-motivated and detail-oriented person with high drive to be able to focus in a high-tempo environment with ability to adapt to changing situations daily. Proficiency with MS Office Suite. Key Competencies : Problem-solver Forward thinker Strong written and verbal communication Organized Hard worker Detail-oriented Professional Collaborative Working Conditions : Hours are determined by the needs of a controlled environment agriculture system. Conditions typically found in a greenhouse with high humidity and varying temperatures (50oF to 110oF) and background noise approaching 70 decibels. Must have manual dexterity to perform computer skills and operate equipment. Visual and audio sensory are needed regularly. Exerting force of up to 50 lbs. occasionally, 20 lbs. frequently, and 10 lbs. constantly as part of lifting and moving product and equipment. Bending, stretching, twisting, crouching, grasping, reaching, and lifting above shoulders. Standing, sitting, and walking for prolonged periods of time may be required. Strong hygiene requirements unique to position

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