• Operations Associate

    Job Locations US-MA-Worcester
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/25/2019 1:05 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1309
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
    Type
    Fiscal Sponsorship Projects
    Location : Name
    Worcester Regional Food Hub
  • Overview

    Designed to bolster a robust regional food system, the Worcester Regional Food Hub’s (www.worcesterfoodhub.org) mission is to increase local food access and consumption and recruit, retain, and incubate local food entrepreneurs, collectively building healthy, sustainable, and just communities. 

     

    The Worcester Regional Food Hub aims to:

    • Strengthen sustainable agriculture by supporting and enhancing the production‐to‐distribution chain for local producers and small acreage farmers.

    • Promote healthy eating by providing people of all incomes with access to fresh and healthy products.

    • Fuel economic development through the support of emerging entrepreneurs and increased consumption of locally produced food.

    The Worcester Regional Food Hub is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).

     

    Responsibilities

    • Operate refrigerated box truck to pick up and deliver food; follow daily pickup and delivery instruction from Sales Manager; follow all Food Hub policies and procedures related to truck operation and food handling; complete timely and accurate records of food pickup and delivery; maintain truck log book; perform truck inspections; report any truck maintenance issues to Senior Project Manager;
    • Safely operate and maintain warehouse equipment reporting any issues to the Senior Project Manager;
    • Follow all Food Hub policies and procedures related to all aspects of food handling;
    • Maintain temperature, sanitation, and other logs required per Food Hub policies and procedures and by outside agencies, reporting any issues to the Senior Project Manager;
    • Perform quality control check of food;
    • Participate in inventory related tasks;
    • Conduct oneself in accordance with the positive image of the Food Hub with all vendors, staff, volunteers, donors, and visitors;
    • Perform occasional tasks as assigned by the Senior Project Manager or Sales Manager, which may include:
      • Facility maintenance duties;
      • Count, stack, store, and tag product; rotate stock.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Project Manager or Sales Manager, or as required to fulfill the operational needs of the Food Hub.

    Qualifications

    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

    • Warehouse and driving experience preferred;
    • Must meet MA Department of Transportation physical exam requirements, have a valid MA license and maintain a safe driving record;
    • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift 50 pounds throughout the day;
    • ServSafe Food Safety certification – training provided by Food Hub;
    • Occasional evening/weekend work required;
    • Effective organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to work as part of a team, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
    • Basic computer skills required;
    • Commitment to the Food Hub’s mission;
    • Position does not require Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

    TSNE MissionWorks/Worcester Regional Food Hub envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

     

    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Worcester Regional Food Hub will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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