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  • Position:Irrigator/Sprayer I
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full Time
  • FLSA Status: Hourly, Non Exempt
  • Department: Horticulture
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: No
  • Reports To: Grower
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

 

Job Summary:

The Irrigator and Sprayer I is responsible for performing various tasks to aid the cultivation plants as directed by the Grower. The Sprayer performs daily duties such as, but not limited to, irrigation, mixing chemicals and fertilizers, spraying chemicals and assisting department with other duties such table moving and minor repairs on machinery and/or irrigation system to ensure that crops are finished on timely manner and with minimal losses.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Be able to learn, understand and manage the irrigation programs through the climate control system.
  • Responsible for irrigating assigned plants by hand when needed.
  • Responsible for the understanding and basic knowledge about the use of pesticides (fungicides, insectides, PGR’s, biologicals etc) and its applications.
  • Scouting for diseases, pests and crop related issues and immediately report to the grower
  • Mix and spray chemicals on plants as directed.
  • In charge of keeping “Spray Signs” current.
  • Responsible for the basic maintenance and repair of irrigation systems, spraying machines and other minor equipment. Report major maintenance issues to Grower and Maintenance Team.
  • Ensure proper growing environment for assigned plants by opening or closing vents, doors and shade cloths as instructed.
  • Perform Greenhouse(s) housekeeping duties such as, but not limited to: weeding, sweeping, bench preparation, etc.
  • Assist with crop maintenance activities such as, not limited to: plant selection, plant spacing, plant pinching, etc.
  • Attend mandatory trainings as they are scheduled by their supervisor.
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • Some experience working in greenhouses, irrigation, spraying, growing fields or related
  • Intermediate written and oral communication
  • Ability to read and understand manuals and operating procedures
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Ability to work with others in team and independently.
  • Willingness to train new prospects on basic irrigation and spraying responsibilities
  • Flexibility to work some weekends and overtime during the weekdays
  • Must be able to pass medical respiratory and general physical exam
  • Position:Machine Operator I
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full Time
  • FLSA Status: Hourly, Non Exempt
  • Department: Horticulture
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: No
  • Reports To: Production Supervisor
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

 

Job Summary:

The Machine Operator has direct oversight and responsibility for handling machinery as well as maintaining accurate records of assigned tasks pertinent to the assigned machine and the routine maintenance of the machines Additionally, the Machine Operator is responsible to help supervisor to double check quality standards to make sure activities are preformed effectively and efficiently.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Be able to safely and efficiently operate assigned machinery including but not limited to the equipment below:
    • Cutting Machines
    • Potting Machines
    • Bale Buster Machines
    • EllePot Machines
    • Seeding Machines
    • Spacing Robots
    • Selection Robots
    • Sticking Robots
    • Automatic sorting/grading systems
    • Watering tunnels
    • Sleeving Machines
    • Boxing Machines
  • Follow specific machine operating procedures as instructed and help develop Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Partner with department head and crew leads to comply with the crop production standards (quality, pot size, crop size, etc.) as defined and updated as often as needed.
  • Maintain accurate production and efficiency records as required.
  • Set up machine and any attachments appropriate for the machine, crop and specification as defined in specific Operation/Machine Procedure.
  • Ensure all machinery and attachments are functioning appropriately at all times.
  • Follow daily setup and shutdown procedures to ensure a clean, well-functioning operation for the following shift. Dispense of unused crops.
  • Inspect machine on a daily basis according to guidelines provided by Rocket Farms Inc. Maintenance Department.
  • Properly manage machine during working shift and communicate with supervisor/lead when machinery needs maintenance.
  • Maintain a clean working area on a daily basis, specifically soil and plant material must be disposed in an appropriate manner at end of shift each day.
  • Effectively supervise other employees assisting in machine process to ensure safe practices and quality/production standards are being met.
  • Work responsibly and safely at all times. Report unsafe or hazardous conditions immediately.
  • Understand and comply with safety regulations at Rocket Farms Inc.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals pertinent to machinery
  • 2+ years of experience working with equipment
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and verbal
  • Basic Math (addition, subtraction & division) required
  • Ability to work in various environment conditions such as but not limited to; warm, moist, wet areas, indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Ability to work long hours and weekends as needed, especially during peak seasons
  • Internal certification of proficiency required.
  • Position:Machine Operator I – Night Shift
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full Time
  • FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
  • Department: Horticulture
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: No
  • Reports To: Production Supervisor
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

 

Position Summary:

The Machine Operator – Night Shift; has direct oversight and responsibility for handling machinery for the night shift (4:00 pm – 12:30 am; subjected to change) as well as maintaining accurate records of assigned tasks pertinent to the assigned machine and the routine maintenance of the machines. Additionally, the Machine Operator – Night Shift is responsible to help supervisor to double check quality standards to make sure activities are performed effectively and efficiently.

 

Essential Functions (Duties and Responsibilities):

  • Safely and efficiently operate all assigned machinery.
  • Follow specific machine operating procedures as instructed and help develop Standard Operating Procedures. 
  • Partner with department head and crew leads to comply with the crop production standards (quality, pot size, crop size, etc.) as defined and updated as often as needed. 
  • Maintain accurate production and efficiency records as required. 
  • Set up machine and any attachments appropriate for the machine, crop and specification as defined in specific Operation/Machine Procedure.
  • Ensure all machinery and attachments are functioning properly at all times.
  • Follow daily setup and shutdown procedures to ensure a clean, well-functioning operation for the following shift. Dispense of unused crops. 
  • Inspect machine daily according to guidelines provided by Rocket Farms Inc. Maintenance Department.
  • Properly manage machine during working shift and communicate with supervisor/lead when machinery needs maintenance.
  • Maintain a clean working area daily, specifically soil and plant material must be disposed in an appropriate manner at end of shift each day.
  • Effectively supervise other employees assisting in machine process to ensure safe practices and quality/production standards are being met. 
  • Understand and comply with safety regulations at Rocket Farms Inc.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Experience):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 2+ years of experience operating machinery, preferably but not limited to cutting, potting, seeding machines and spacing, selection, sticking robots
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals pertinent to machinery
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and verbal
  • Basic Math (addition, subtraction & division) required
  • Ability to work in various environment conditions such as but not limited to; warm, moist, wet areas, indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Must be flexible and able to work a variety of shifts and schedules, including weekends and overtime. 
  • Internal certification of proficiency required.

 

Physical Requirements:

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; frequently required to talk or hear; and occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities by this job include close distance and color vision.

  • Position: Maintenance Specialist I
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full-Time
  • FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
  • Department: Maintenance
  • Supervisory Responsibility: No
  • Reports To: Maintenance Manager
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Date Revised: January, 2017

 

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Specialist is responsible for providing support in the maintenance of greenhouses, landscaping, construction and other equipment at Rocket Farms Inc. The specialist works cross-functionally with other teams and departments to ensure operations are running smoothly across the company at all times.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Focus on completing tasks such as, but not limited to: digging trenches for concrete foundations and underground plumbing, drainage, electrical wiring, carpentry work, moving materials, landscaping and the effective use of tools and equipment to different work sites.
  • Effectively use construction portable power tools such as skill saws, tamping hammer, jack hammer, cement cutters, electric drills, grinders, etc. and hand tools such as hammers, pliers, bolt cutters, chisels, etc. to complete assigned work orders in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Provide daily maintenance support to assigned greenhouses by replacing and or repairing equipment, materials such as: glass planes, fiberglass, racks, vents and other required materials to ensure greenhouses are operating safely.
  • Responsible for assigned maintenance vehicle and its appropriate use to conduct daily assigned tasks.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on field irrigation systems, pumps pipes, fertilizer injection systems, pulse systems, air lines, CO2 lines and plumbing pipes. warehouses, and bathroom or kitchen plumbing.
  • Coordinate tasks accordingly to level of importance and perform emergency work as needed.
  • Work safely and responsibly at all times. This includes, the appropriate use of equipment such as: saws, hammers, drillers, grinders, etc. and wearing the appropriate protective equipment for each job as required by safety protocols. Report any hazardous conditions to the Maintenance Manager immediately.
  • Build and maintain working relationships with co-workers to ensure all maintenance tasks are being met.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

 

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and/ or previous on the job training required
  • 3+ years’- experience in a manufacturing, greenhouse operations, mechanical or similar role
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with heavy equipment and machinery (i.e. chainsaws, hammers, drillers, etc.)
  • Ability to read and understand manuals
  • Effective communication skills, oral and written
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) required
  • Ability to work long hours and weekends as needed
  • Valid CA Drivers License. Must maintain eligibility for company Vehicle insurance
  • Job Title:Marketing Manager
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full-Time
  • Job Status: Salaried, Exempt
  • Department: Marketing
  • Reports To: Senior Vice President, Marketing
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

 

At Rocket Farms, we are an agile company of growers, entrepreneurs and innovators who create value-added living plants and foods that enhance health, happiness and the quality of life.

We create fashionable live plants and delicious living foods that enhance the quality of life for our consumers and our employees, grown and developed on our indoor farm in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California.

The marketing team is responsible for bringing this promise to life. We are the key driver of innovation and excellence, always looking towards the future with an eye on today. We look at today’s trends and behaviors and how our products enhance consumers’ quality of life. At Rocket Farms we strive to create a lasting impression among our customers and consumers, while improving performance, sales and market share.

 

Position Summary:

The Marketing Manager oversees market trends and manages the day to day marketing activities of the organization and the marketing team. The Marketing Manager supports the execution of the long-term marketing strategy for the organization. The Marketing Manager will work closely with many teams, including internal and external customers and consultants.

This position requires domestic travel up to 20% to meet with suppliers, consultants and attend trade shows.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Manage and execute all marketing for the company and activities within the marketing department, including digital, print and social media channels
  • Develop and execute the Go To Market Schedule for the company in line with established budgets and timelines
  • Support the marketing strategy for the company in line with organizational objectives
  • Coordinate product and marketing campaigns with sales activities
  • Monitor the company’s marketing budget
  • Create and execute all marketing material in line with marketing strategies
  • Plan and execute promotional product campaigns in coordination with product strategy
  • Support brand management and corporate identity including trade shows and promotional events
  • Manage and prepare online and print marketing campaigns
  • Create a wide range of different marketing materials, monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing communications
  • Work closely with design agencies and assisting with new product launches
  • Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant company functions are kept informed of marketing objectives
  • Analyze potential strategic partner relationships for company marketing
  • Manage internal marketing team as well as cross functional communication and collaboration
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Confident and dynamic personality
  • People / team management experience
  • Digital and social media platform experience and know-how
  • Strong creative outlook
  • Passion for the product
  • Ability and availability for occasional domestic travel

 

Physical Requirements:

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; frequently required to talk or hear; and occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities by this job include close distance and color vision.

  • Position:Planting Lead – Night Shift
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full Time
  • FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
  • Department: Horticulture
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: No
  • Reports To: Production Supervisor
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

 

Position Summary:

The Planting Lead – Night Shift Planting is responsible for the planting tasks within each assigned Horticulture department for the night shift (4 pm to 12:30 am, subject to change). This role ensures that the planting plan is executed accurately in terms of quantities and great quality standards.

 

Essential Functions (Duties and Responsibilities):

  • Ensure that all cutting material is labeled and planted according to plan
  • Place cutting stems on ISO machine
  • Place Production Crop Tags accurately on tables being planted
  • Move planted tables to propagation areas
  • Report any variances to plan to Supervisor.
  • Be able to work side by side with the machine operator and other planting leads to accomplish tasks directed by the supervisor.
  • Understand and comply with safety regulations at Rocket Farms Inc.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Experience):

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 2+ years related experience in related field required
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and verbal
  • Basic Math (addition, subtraction & division) required
  • Ability to work in various environment conditions such as but not limited to; warm, moist, wet areas, indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Must be flexible and able to work a variety of shifts and schedules, including weekends and overtime.

 

Physical Requirements:

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; frequently required to talk or hear; and occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities by this job include close distance and color vision.

  • Position:Production Coordinator
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full Time
  • Job Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
  • Department: Operations
  • Reports To: Master Planner
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

 

Position Summary:

This Position is responsible to ensure our new Greenhouse System (Starcom’s Plant Partners) is successfully used across all key production jobs.

 

Essential Functions (Duties and Responsibilities):

  • Read work orders, pick tickets, routings, schedules, material labels, inventory, and data records.
  • Enter and maintain operational data (Plant Item, BOM, lot numbers, and Labor Tasks, Plant Inventory Tracking, Work Order) in company Greenhouse Business System – Starcom Plant Partner.
  • Coordinate, distribute and communicate batch tickets, labeling, specifications, and any other pertinent paperwork or supplies needed for production to plant staff.
  • Pick raw materials, receive finished goods and scrap.
  • Perform secondary operations.
  • Assist with quality checks and procedure audits in our process.
  • Assist production staff with Starcom daily task/processes.
  • Take appropriate measures to ensure all products are completed to production, quality and technical specification.
  • Keep production supervisor informed of critical issues which affect production schedule.
  • Routinely communicate with production leadership on issues which could affect production and the meeting of deadlines.
  • Perform special assignments as required.
  • Other duties as requested by the supervisor/ department head.

 

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Experience):

  • High School Diploma 
  • 1- 2 years related experience and /or training in Greenhouse Operations and Labor Tracking 
  • Proficiency using Greenhouse Systems, preferably Starcom’s Plant Partners
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on Excel, Word, SharePoint, Outlook)
  • Good Verbal/Written Communication skills

 

Physical Requirements:

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; frequently required to talk or hear; and occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities by this job include close distance and color vision.

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