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Production Associate

Job Title

Production Associate

Job ID

9436

Location

BROOKLYN New York 11205-2686

Production Associate

Who is our client?
Our client is a small but fast-growing food business with a kitchen in Red Hook, Brooklyn. They produce monthly curated cocktail kits (think Blue Apron for craft cocktails) and ship them all over the country along with a handful of supporting products. Their small and dedicated team is focused on continuing to grow the company and to create unique, fun products. They pride themselves on running an ethical company that sources high-quality products from other small and medium-sized companies, donates both money and products to charity, and treats people with dignity and respect.

Who are you?
You are a dedicated, detail-oriented, and self-motivated problem solver who’s interested in building something alongside our client. Good communication and great organizational skills are a must. Ideally, you’re a grounded team player, able to roll with the punches when things don’t go as planned. You’re attuned and always listening/observing, able to identify the core of an issue quickly and to offer solutions. Versatility and flexibility will definitely help-you’re able to wear many hats and to juggle various tasks with ease.

What will you be doing?
You’ll be part of a lean, passionate team that ensures that our client’s operations are smooth and functional. Your main job will be supporting all aspects of production-from the large monthly box assembly lines, to putting together various box components and kits, to cooking up small batch syrups. You’ll also help carry out the day-to-day shipping of kits and individual products and help maintain our production facility.

This is a great, full-time job for someone looking to build their career in a meaningful small-business setting, who’s interested in growing along with a company and creating a foothold within it. Ample opportunity exists to prove yourself and move on up the ladder. An interest in cocktails is not required, though probably wouldn’t hurt. You’ll work directly alongside a team of associates and temp production staff in their facility in Red Hook and virtually communicating with the remote team as well. There are lots of slacks back and forth and video calls on occasion. Our client has systems in place for how things work, but there’s always room for improvement, and they hope to be able to benefit from your fresh eyes and ideas (they’re always open!) while also showing you what has worked so far and what hasn’t, why, and what they need going forward. Our client’s company is deceptively complex because there are so many variables and moving parts, and they’d really like to find someone who is great with details and who can manage lots of disparate information simultaneously.

Lastly, please note that this job is quite physically demanding. There will be 50+ lb boxes to lift and large pallets to maneuver. This isn’t the majority of the job by any stretch, but it is an important requirement. The job also requires lots of standing, constant use of your hands and wrists for various repetitive tasks, and a good deal of lifting/carrying throughout the day.

Your responsibilities as the Production Associate will include:

  • Perform in all aspects of production from assembly lines to cooking and bottling syrups,
  • and everything in between, sometimes individually and sometimes as part of a larger
  • team.
  • Eventually lead smaller teams of temp production staff on specific tasks within our larger
  • production process.
  • Assist in kitchen upkeep.
  • Liaise with various remote teams to ensure proper production and shipments
  • Help maintain inventory and liaise with marketing regarding that inventory as
  • needed; helping with inventory counts throughout the facility
  • Help to accurately perform day-to-day shipping operations as needed, the volume
  • and variety of which fluctuates and fully depends on the various orders that have
  • come in and need shipping
  • Assist with training of other team members, as needed / requested
  • Assist with receiving of various shipments and deliveries coming in to the facility (inspecting them, checking them in, and putting them away), as needed / requested
  •  

To be successful, you should have:

  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Great communication skills
  • Very strong attention to detail while being able to see the big picture
  • Good sense of what you don’t know or understand and ability to ask pertinent questions
  • Sense of urgency while maintaining calmness and collectedness
  • Ability to quickly and creatively problem solve, prioritize, and adapt
  • Flexible, agile, able to deal with ambiguity
  • Ready to conquer any task-must be a team player
  • Must be able to lift 50+ lbs over the course of the day and to maneuver a pallet jack (or
  • learn how)
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and to use your hands and wrists for
  • repetitive tasks all day long (not the same task all the time, but all of them using the
  • hands in some way)
  • Previous food industry experience a PLUS
  • Previous shipping experience a PLUS

Benefits:
Our client values their employees’ time and efforts. Their commitment to your success is enhanced by their competitive compensation of $19.23-$21.64 per hour, depending on experience, and an extensive benefits package.

Plus, they work to maintain the best possible environment for their employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. They strive to provide a collaborative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to their processes, decisions, planning and culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.