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AeroFarms General Employment Application



Danville, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

General Application - Production Operator

Pay Rate: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour, depending on shift, department, and role assignment.

Shifts: 12-hour rotating schedule following a 2-2-3 pattern with alternating weekends.

Working Conditions: AeroFarms' facility includes both warm and humid areas (80 degrees) and cold areas (35 degrees). Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including facemasks in GMP/food production areas, is provided and required.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance (At day one)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Additional benefits
  • Enrollment in 401k

About AeroFarms:
Join AeroFarms, the global leader in vertical farming, and be a part of our mission to revolutionize agriculture. Our new Danville, Virginia facility is set to be the world's largest indoor vertical farm, quadrupling the size of our current record-breaking farm. Recognized as the #1 company on the Global Food Tech 500 list for three consecutive years, we are at the forefront of food innovation.

We are seeking creative and motivated individuals to join our team of over 200 professionals. If you are passionate about sustainability, technology, and making a global impact, AeroFarms is the place for you. Enjoy competitive benefits including 401k enrollment, comprehensive insurance, and generous PTO.

Watch our video to learn more and apply today to be part of this exciting journey!

Departments Available for this Role:

  • Packaging
  • Harvesting
  • Seeding
  • Sanitation
  • Shipping & Wearhouse
  • Grow Room

Position Overview & Responsivities:
The Production Operator will be responsible for (depending on which department you're assigned to):

  1. - Packing leafy greens into containers according to quality standards.
  2. - Sorting products for quality, referring poorer quality items to the Quality Team.
  3. - Adhering to all safety, food safety, and operational procedures in the seeding area.
  4. - Following instructions from the seeding coordinator and machine operator.
  5. - Preparing cloth inventory and cleaning seeding areas and equipment.
  6. - Operating scales and metal detectors for accurate weights.
  7. - Distinguishing between different packaging materials.
  8. - Tracking and recording quality losses.
  9. - Operating the automatic packaging line.
  10. - Cleaning and sanitizing the facility to meet quality and bacterial standards.
  11. - Frequently lifting/moving heavy hoses, equipment, and chemical containers (up to 75 lbs).
  12. - Assisting in transporting heavy equipment with forklifts or other devices.
  13. - Wearing specified protective gear.
  14. - Utilizing chemical cleaning solutions with protective gear.
  15. - Performing various tasks while standing, lifting, and bending for long periods.
  16. - Completing general and routine tasks under supervision.
  17. - Demonstrating basic knowledge of necessary tasks.
  18. - Performing other tasks as assigned by the Supervisor or Lead.


  • - High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • - Experience in food production is helpful.
  • - Effective communication skills.
  • - Basic English proficiency (required for reading, writing, understanding, and speaking).
  • - Ability to work in a cold environment (34 degrees F) for extended periods.
  • - Weekend availability is a must.
  • - Ability to respect and maintain confidential information.
  • - Capability to work within a team environment.
  • - Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 50 lbs.
  • - Ability to operate an electric forklift/pallet jack after training.
  • - Strong time management skills to meet shipping deadlines.
  • - Detail-oriented and organized.
  • - Basic math skills.
  • - Ability to use scales and computers.

Apply now to join AeroFarms and be part of our innovative team transforming agriculture for the future!

In accordance with organizational protocol, employees will at times be required to fill absences in the operation process that are equal to or lower than their positional hierarchy. Additionally, if an employee is absent, the role of the absent employee is to be completed by their immediate superior.