Mousam Valley Mushrooms hiring Packer

Springvale, Maine

As a packer you will ensure that the mushrooms are graded, inspected, packed, labeled and packaged appropriately. You will sort and weigh mushrooms quickly and accurately into the following categories; Premiums, Kitchen Grade, Seconds and Scrap. You will package mushrooms while ensuring the proper number of mushrooms/clusters in each box and accurately weighing each box.

Must pack the mushrooms according to company standards, while establishing high standards of quality and productivity.

As a packer, you make decisions on what is acceptable mushroom quality for our customers and what is not. At the same time, you must attempt to maximize the saleable fruit and minimize trash. You must strike a balance between quality and profitability.

Major Responsibilities

  • Mushroom Sorting; Premiums, Kitchen Grade, Seconds and Scrap for quality, ripeness and damage
  • Mushroom Packaging: Cluster/Mushroom count, Stem positioning, Debris removal
  • Mushroom Weighing
  • Pack House Sanitation
  • Box Making
  • Utility

Required Skills

  • Quick decision making
  • High level of dexterity
  • Detail oriented
  • Flexible in your work shift.
  • Available on Saturdays & Sundays ( on occasion)
  • Positive attitude
  • The goal for an employee on the pack line is to complete “x” boxes/hour while meeting our high quality standards.
  • Packhouse employees must conduct their duties in accordance with USDA and GAP instructions.

Required Experience

  • You may spend an entire work day standing stationary at a single work station.
  • You may be required to lift from 10-25 pounds.
  • You may also be required to bend, stoop, twist and lift overhead.
  • You may be required to perform extensive walking–putting boxes on carts and parking carts in the holding area.
  • The packhouse is subject to temperature swings; cold in winter and hot in summer.
  • Ultimately, when the mushroom is picked it must all be packed within 24-48 hours. Therefore, packing hours are subject to the quantity and speed of the days’ harvest.
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred

Interested applicants should  call the farm at 207-457-6007 and ask for Aron or send us an email to Sales@farmingfungi.com

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