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Assistant Plant Manager

Company: Kalera
Location: Aurora
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionCOMPANY:Headquartered in Orlando, FL, Kalera is a science and technology-driven company dedicated to growing the very best possible produce; it is smart horticulture at its best. As the technology leaders in urban vertical farming, Kalera focuses on clean, safe, healthy, tasty greens and on the efficiencies of growing locally in controlled environments.Founded in 2010, Kalera has, over several years, perfected unique hydroponic growing methods combining optimized nutrients and light recipes, precise environmental controls, and clean room standards to produce safe, highly nutritious, pesticide-free, non-GMO vegetables with consistent high quality and longer shelf life year-round. With indoor facilities situated right where the demand is, Kalera is able to supply an abundance of produce locally, eliminating the need for long distance shipping. This means Kalera can ensure the highest quality and freshness by delivering product to customers within hours of harvest year-round. Kalera's plants grow while consuming 95% less water compared to field farming.Kalera has recently opened a new state-of-the-art growing facility in Orlando, FL. With an annual output of over five million heads of lettuce per year, this new facility is the highest production volume vertical farm in the Southeast US. The rapidly constructed facility also demonstrates Kalera's ability to quickly build and open farms around the US and internationally. Having recently announced new facilities in Atlanta, Houston and Denver to open in early 2021, Kalera has aggressive near-term expansion plans both domestically and internationally.For more information please visit, along with supplemental media coverage:---Kalera film---Global Newswire article - Kalera opens new vertical farming facility in Orlando---Forbes article - farm of the future---Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Visits Kalera---Orlando Sentinel ArticleREPORTS/RELATIONSHIPS:The Assistant Plant General Manager reports to the Plant General Manager and has responsibility to manage harvest and production operations for one of Kalera's state-of-the-art controlled agriculture growing facilities.Summary:The Assistant Plant Manager will oversee all daily harvest and production operations of the plant while ensuring policies and procedures are followed. They develop and adhere to processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity. The role will be responsible for demonstrating leadership that reflects Kalera's culture and values.Essential Duties:---Responsible for daily management of the harvest and production operations---Responsible for harvest and production team efficiency and throughput yield---Ensure that the facility is operating and producing product that meets food safety and quality standards---Enforce strict Good Manufacturing Practices, Sanitation and Safety Standards---Ensure harvest and production teams are fully compliant with all regulations related to food safety, employee safety, food processing, and employment laws---Responsible for the training and continual improvement of all harvest and production teams---Plan and implement equipment, production and labor goals---Develop succession plan to ensure continuity of operations in the face of unforeseen turnover---Other duties as assignedQualifications:---Bachelor's degree or its equivalency in experience and/or training---5+ years of experience in leading high performing teams---Demonstrated success as a manager of people and process---Demonstrated ability to work, manage, and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced, high volume environment and on deadline; aptitude for problem solving and decision making needed---Demonstrated ability to identify, recommend and implement best practice approaches that deliver rapid, consistent, high-quality service---Proficient with Excel, Powerpoint, Word---Experience with PowerBI and/or MS Dynamics a plus---Must be flexible and willing to work the demands of a 365 day a year operation which may be subject to evenings, weekends, and holidays.Equal Opportunity EmployerAt Kalera, Inc. all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Kalera, Aurora , Assistant Plant Manager, Executive , Aurora, Colorado

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