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Employment 2017


We are hiring for 2017!

For inquiries into employment opportunities contact info@mountainviewfarmcsa.com


On-Farm Distribution Manager:  OPEN

Overview:

  Mountain View Farm is 1400+ member CSA.  Most of our members pick up at the farm in Easthampton, MA.  This position manages that distribution as well as our farm market.   

Responsibilities:

  • Manage our On-Farm CSA distribution of 1000 shares per week
  • Ordering and Inventory of farm market products
  • Produce and product restocking
  • Quality control
  • Customer Service
  • Produce tracking
  • Customer Check Out
  • Clean up and organization 

Time of Year / Season / Hours:

  • Wednesday - Friday 11-7:30, Saturdays 9-5
  • Position Starts mid May and runs to the end of October
  • Winter work during our winter share distributions
  • This is a long term managerial position with a high hourly wage commensurate with experience

Required skills:

  • Organization is a large part of this position
  • Ability to manage a large group of people efficiently is essential
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment


Packing House Manager:  OPEN

Responsibilities:

  • Manage crew washing and packing produce
    • Packing consistency
    • Quality control
    • Labeling
    • Personnel efficiency
    • Equipment oversight
  • Manage packing Boxes for NYC
    • Box ingredient oversight
    • Quality control
    • Labeling
  • General cleaning, organizing, and upkeep of packing area and dock
  • Cooler stocking / organizing
    • Managing layout and rotations
  • Communications with Sherry (our Shareroom manager)
  • Communications with Harvest Manager for produce delivery scheduling
  • Allocating and labeling produce for different sites
  • Maintain packing supplies and order as needed
    • Wax Boxes for NYC deliveries
    • Small root bags for individual shares
    • Large plastic and polypropylene bags for on farm distribution

Time of year / season / hours:

  • Packing house position starts the first week of June with the beginning of the harvest season.  Employment can start as early as March to gain experience in other areas of the farm including greenhouse work, transplanting, weeding, etc...
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are full days in the barn washing, packing, boxing, organizing, and cleanup
  • Hours are 6am - 5pm (sometimes it takes us a little bit longer to do clean up)
  • Spring and fall affords more time in the field

Required skills:

  • Organization is a large part of this position
  • Ability to manage a large group of people efficiently is essential
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple deadlines during the day
  • Some basic Spanish goes a long way
  • In short:  Detail oriented, logistics capable, fast pace, can-do attitude!


On-Farm Distribution Position:  OPEN

Responsibilities:

  • Produce and product restocking
  • Quality control
  • Customer Service
  • Produce tracking
  • Customer Check Out
  • Clean up and organization 

Time of Year / Season / Hours:

  • Wednesday - Friday 11-7:30, Saturdays 9-5
  • Position Starts mid May and runs to the end of October

Required skills:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds through out the day


Ground Crew:  OPEN

Overview:

  For 2017 we have a few 'Ground Crew' positions open.  These positions consist mainly of harvest and weeding work.  Driving farm vehicles including 18' box truck is part of the position.  Being able to work as part of a group is essential .  Heavy Lifting and long hours bent over or on knees is a main part of this job!  A good position for someone who is relatively new to farming or someone who just wants to work out in the fields all day.

Time of Year / Season / Hours:

  • Start date is somewhat flexible and can start as early as the first week in March and as late as mid May.
  • Hours are 6am - 5pm Monday through Friday, weekend work available if desired


Tractor Operator:  Equipment Operator:  Filled

Responsibilities:
  • This position is focused on operating tractors and implements including Case IH 265’s, Massey Ferguson 573 with front end loader forks and FarmTrac 785 with front end loader forks.  All tractors are driven for considerable distances over the road. 
  • Equipment maintenance including daily assessment, greasing, oil changes, etc
  • When not operating a tractor this position works with the ground crew performing whatever task is at hand.

Time of Year / Season / Hours:

  • Start date is somewhat flexible and can start as early as the first week in March and as late as the first week in May.
  • Hours are 6am - 5pm Monday through Friday, weekend work available if desired
  • This position is conducive to leaving earlier in the season than other positions because cultivation ends in the fall or this person could continue into the winter depending on individual needs and wants.

Required Skills:

  • Some tractor experience
  • A mechanical foundation
  • Ability to work by yourself for the entire day and also with a larger crew


Greenhouse Manger:  FILLED

Overview:  


We use three greenhouses to grow all of our transplants for the farm operation and a small amount of in-ground produce for our winter CSA shares.  We have a main greenhouse that is 32’ X 96’ heated and is equipped with a ridge vent, two large overhead doors and roll up sides.  We have a smaller 18’ x 96’ house that is heated and vented conventionally with fans and roll up sides that is also used for growing crops in the ground.  We also have a 18’x100’ greenhouse that is used for hardening off etc and is not heated or vented - open end walls and roll up sides.  All three houses have temperature sensors that are internet connected.  The position of Greenhouse Manger is a bit unique because it is intense for a 5 month stretch.  We can offer employment to finish the season after the greenhouse work slows down if desired.  The work is a mix of managing the crew for doing large volume jobs but also a lot of time working by yourself or with one or two others taking care of the smaller jobs.  Because field work doesn't usually start until early April there is ample time for training to happen during March so applicants without a lot of experience are welcome to apply.

Responsibilities:


  • Manage crew seeding and transplanting in greenhouse
  • Daily watering and water management
  • Operating vacuum seeder and overseeing other greenhouse mechanicals
  • Weekly fertilizing and general fertility management
  • Scouting for disease and pest pressures
  • Operating a backpack sprayer for the application of OMRI approved sprays
  • Inventory of seeds, order as needed
  • Inventory of OMRI approved sprays, order as needed
  • Inventory of greenhouse trays, order as needed
  • Inventory of Soil, order as needed
  • Greenhouse organization and layout including surrounding area
  • Record keeping
  • Keeping us on schedule

Time of year / season / hours:


  • Position starts March 9, 2015
  • 40 - 60 hours / week
  • March - end of July (other work available after Greenhouse works slows if desired)
  • 7 days a week for watering (this is negotiable)

Pay:

  • Commensurate with experience  

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