Prep Warehouse Associate at Imperfect Produce
Portland, OR, US
About Imperfect
Imperfect is a produce delivery startup on a mission to reduce food waste and to make fresh produce more affordable, accessible, and convenient. We source produce directly from farms, which would otherwise go to waste, and deliver it to customers' doors for an average of 30% less than grocery store prices. Since our start in 2015, our customers have saved millions of pounds of produce from going to waste.
Imperfect is more than just a produce box! In everything we do, we bring an appetite, lead with heart, embrace imperfection, and work to grow the movement. We aim to cultivate sustainable environments everywhere we go–whether in the office, warehouse, or field. By working at Imperfect, you’re helping build a more sustainable and effective food system. You’re helping fight food waste. You’re ensuring farmers are rewarded for their full harvest. You’re improving access to healthy food in food deserts. With each curvy cucumber and misshapen potato, you’re helping shape our world for the better.
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations in each of our cities: the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Austin and Baltimore.
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
About the Role:
The Prep Associate position is responsible for prepping our produce to be ready for the pack associate to build the boxes. Prep Associates must be able to use and read a scale, and basic math skills are required. They must understand basic produce quality requirements specific to Imperfect Produce. This position requires the ability to reliably show up to an a-typical work schedule. Prep Associates must be able to stand, bend and lift for an extended period of time, and they must be able to work independently and also as part of a team. Other responsibilities include cleaning and sanitizing the warehouse & prep areas, and they may also fulfill other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

    • Basic produce knowledge
    • Produce handling experience
    • Ability to stay focused and work efficiently both independently and as part of a team
    • Familiarity with warehouse environment
    • Ability to lift 40 lbs and work standing for 8+ hours
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Comfortable working in a cold environment (38 degrees)
    • Previous processing experience preferred
    • Packing or assembly line experience preferred
    • Creative problem-solving skills preferred

About You:

    • Energetic and excited about Imperfect
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste

Details of the Position:

    • This position reports QC Director in Clackamas, OR.
    • Paid hourly at $14 per hour, with PTO and health care benefits.
    • Full-time non-exempt positions available
    • Schedule: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Produce are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.