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JOB POSTING:  PRODUCTION MANAGER

Organic, Gourmet Mushrooms since 2015

Fat Moon Farm is the largest mushroom farm in Eastern Massachusetts, growing mushrooms for local restaurants, farmstands, and wholesale distributors.

Job Title: Production Manager

Job Type: Full or part-time. Range of 25 - 40 hours/week

Job Summary:

Fat Moon Farm is seeking a Production Manager who is excited to take a role in the local food system. This person will be responsible for managing and expanding our production of fresh, culinary mushrooms. As our company continues to expand, there may be opportunities for growth for employees who succeed at their jobs. 

Our Production Manager is responsible for the production of mushrooms with the goal of maximizing yields and efficiency. Responsibilities include: growing, harvesting and packaging mushrooms; planning production; and maintaining the facility. The role will include physical labor, record keeping, and communication with farm leadership, as described in more detail below. Communication and teamwork are vital to this position. The Production Manager must be independent, motivated, and a self-starter. 

 

The essential job duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage all aspects of daily production, including by not limited to harvesting, starting new mushrooms, packing and cleaning. 
  • Research and develop processes to maximize production/yields of our current crops and expand the types of mushrooms produced at Fat Moon. 
  • Maintain and improve physical grow rooms, upgrades to sensors and improved environmental controls
  • Contribute to and improve farm data tracking
  • Pursue learning, in all forms, to support the expansion of the farm
  • Compost spent blocks with the potential to create new systems and high-value outputs
  • Physical requirements, including:
    • Standing, walking, lifting, using pallet jack throughout an 8 hour shift
    • Lift up to 50#, multiple times per day

This position provides the opportunity to:

  • Participate in relevant Eastern Massachusetts CRAFT farm-tours
  • Learn and contribute to future expansion of Fat Moon Farm
  • Learn all aspects of operating a specialty farm and small business

Schedule: 

This is a year-round position that requires weekend hours. At this time, the position works every third weekend, which can be increased or decreased based on the needs of the farm. Weekday schedule will depend on full-time or part-time status. Our normal work day is 8:00 - 4:30 with a half hour, unpaid lunch break. This position is up to 40 hours/week, pro-rated for part-time employees.

Following are minimum requirements for the position:

  • Interest in growing food
  • Familiarity with the scientific method to design and track variables affecting production
  • Ability to lift up to 50# multiple times a day without assistance. 
  • Ability to walk and stand for up to 8 hours per day
  • Experience maintaining a safe work environment
  • Proficiency with the computer for email and data tracking (prefer Google Docs experience)

The following experience will also be helpful, but are not required:

  • Construction/building experience
  • Lab work: making cultures of new strains of mushrooms and expanding cultures to grow spawn
  • Food Safety training

Compensation:

This is an hourly position paying $18 - $20/hour, depending on experience

Full-time employees (>35 hours/week) receive up to 40 hours per year of paid sick leave, 10 days paid vacation, and 6 paid holidays

Part-time employees receive pro-rated sick time up to 40 hours per year

For all employees additional, unpaid time off is negotiable. 

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in health insurance

 

To Apply:

Please email a letter of interest and a resumé to grow@fatmoonmushrooms.com