Warehouse Prep Associate at Imperfect Produce
Severn, MD, US
Imperfect is on a mission to reduce food waste and to make healthy food more affordable, accessible, and convenient. We source food directly from farms and producers, which would often 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 food from going to waste.
 
Imperfect is more than just a grocery 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 scarred almond, you’re helping shape our world for the better.
 
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
 
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 preparing 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.
 

Requirements, 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 50 lbs and work standing for 8+ hours
      • Excellent attention to detail
      • Comfortable working in a cold environment (38°F)
      • Previous processing experience preferred
      • Packing or assembly line experience preferred
      • Creative problem-solving skills
 

Details of Position:

      • Position is based out of our warehouse, reporting to the Director of Quality Control
      • Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K
      • PTO accrual
      • A $50 monthly credit towards your Imperfect box!
 

Physical Requirements:

      • Frequent standing
      • 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 50 pounds
 
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
 
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.