Who We Are:
Imperfect Produce is a mission-driven startup that is creating America’s first major consumer brand around “ugly” produce. One in five fruits and vegetables grown in America never make it off the farm due to tiny cosmetic defects that do not affect quality, often causing them to go to waste. Imperfect is on a mission to find a home for these fruits and veggies by selling them for a 30-50% discount with a lovable, hip brand. We offer the most affordable and environmentally-responsible produce option, starting with our weekly produce delivery service across the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and Chicago. In addition to building a scalable solution to fight food waste, our business model also generates extra revenue to farmers.
Imperfect has raised significant investment and has been featured in major publications including the New York Times, PBS NewsHour, NPR, Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and the front page of National Geographic. We have put together a team of the leading food waste entrepreneurs in the country and are working with a team of world-class advisors, including Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joe’s.
Who Are You?
As a Warehouse/Operations Associate, you will be responsible for packing and prep duties in our refrigerated warehouse for fresh produce delivery to our valued customers. You are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing the warehouse pack area, lines, and produce crates in preparation for produce sorting. You will also sort and transfer produce from large bins into crates that can be loaded onto the pack line. On Pack Days, you will pack boxes on the pack line.
We would love for you to have the following qualifications, but more than anything, we are looking for reliable and dedicated people to join our Portland, Oregon team (facility is located in Clackamas) and grow with our amazing company. We are happy to train the right people:
- Basic produce knowledge
- Ability to stay focused and work efficiently both alone and as part of a team
- Familiarity with warehouse environment
- Ability to lift 25 lbs and work standing for 8+ hours
- Excellent attention to detail
- Comfortable working in a cold environment (38 degrees)
If you have these qualifications....even better!
- Produce-handling experience
- Food safety certification
- Warehouse experience
- Packing or assembly line experience
- Creative problem-solving skills
- Training and certification in forklift operation for many associates
If this sounds like you so far.... let's talk!
We are hoping to fill these positions soon, so please apply if you are interested. This is a full-time, position. Please see the required questions and select your shift availability. We offer a competitive wage and full benefits including health, vision and dental, vacation, and plenty of delicious and free produce!
To apply, please include your resume! Imperfect Produce is an equal opportunity employer.
We look forward to meeting you!