Warehouse Associate (Northlake) at Imperfect Produce
Chicago, IL, 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:
Our Warehouse Associate is responsible for prepping and packing fresh produce. Duties also include cleaning and sanitizing the warehouse pack area and produce crates in preparation for produce sorting. Additional tasks will be assigned as needed. Successful associates have the opportunity to receive full benefits within the first three months of employment. Pay rate is $15.00 per hour.
Please use a valid email address when applying for this position. If selected, you will be contacted by email for an interview appointment.

Basic Qualifications:

    • 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 40 lbs and work standing for 8+ hours 
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste
    • Comfortable working in a cold environment (38 degrees)

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Produce-handling experience
    • Food safety certification
    • Warehouse experience
    • Packing or assembly line experience
    • Creative problem-solving skills
    • Training and certification in forklift operation 

Physical Requirements:

      • Constant standing, walking, moving about in a warehouse environment
      • Able to work at cold temperatures in a refrigerated environment
      • Ability to walk, bend, squat, climb, reach, and kneel
      • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 40 pounds
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.