PRoduction Team Member
Reports to: Lilly Rodgers, Production Manager & Audra Lawlor, Founder & President
Classification: 24-40 hours/week (hourly, non-exempt)
Location: Eastsound, Washington (Orcas Island)
Pay range: DOE, employee discount & jam perks
This position is based on a car ferry serviced island and not appropriate for commuters. It is not suitable for working remotely.
We are looking to hire an enthusiastic Production Team Member to work in our kitchen facility in Eastsound. This is an all hands on deck job assisting with every aspect of our production process - from harvesting to prepping fruit to cooking to shipping. The job entails fruit intake and prep, cooking, packaging and labeling our preserves line, cleaning, and assisting with product fulfillment. This is a great opportunity to learn about the art of preservation and small business, exercise your commercial kitchen experience, and work with a fun team of people committed to making an exceptional local product.
Ideally, you have the following qualities/skills:
Commercial kitchen, farm, or food production experience (we’ll train the right person)
Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds from ground to tables or shelving, or into and out of trucks, on occasion repeatedly (sugar & fruit are heavy!)
Love working with your hands and can be on your feet up to 8 hours a day
Basic math and writing skills
Knack for anticipating needs and prioritizing tasks
A can-do hustle attitude/you thrive on conquering tasks and strive for perfection
Flexible and willing to accommodate frequently changing tasks (multitaskers who enjoy being busy are welcome)
Committed, hard-working, detail-oriented team player
This is a physically-demanding position that will offer an opportunity to work on your biceps and endurance. Repeated lifting of bins of 30-50 lbs is required (jam/fruit/sugar is heavy!) Time on your feet may range from 4-8 hours per shift.
The kitchen is in operation M-F from 8am-4:30pm. We can offer a tailored schedule for the right person within this window. Increased hours, as well as the opportunity to work year-around are available upon demonstration of a willingness to take on a greater role in kitchen operations & a strong work ethic.
INTERESTED? Excellent! Please send us (or drop by with) your resume & short cover letter explaining why you’d like to work for us and why you think you’re a fit for this position. Email email@example.com with subject line: Production Team member position. Please specify your availability to start work and any specific scheduling conflicts.
ABOUT GIRL MEETS DIRT
Girl Meets Dirt is an Orcas Island-based, fruit preserves company specializing in heirloom jams from heritage island fruit. The bounty of orchard fruit in the San Juan Islands and their capacity to feed this community for over 135 years is our inspiration. To keep the agricultural legacy of the islands alive and continue to support the orchard economy, we have stewardship arrangements with island growers. Our effort is to preserve the community, the trees and their fruit by sharing the magic of simple, old-school varietals, preserved for enjoyment throughout the year. We have a growing wholesale business, selling our preserves to specialty food & cheese shops, & grocers across the country. We also have a retail shop, a growing online store and do weekly seasonal farmers markets in San Juan & Skagit County. We were a 2016, 2018, 2019, & 2021 Good Food Awards Winner and pride ourselves in making exceptional, unique, handcrafted preserves. Woman-owned and operated, island grown.