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Pat's Pastured is looking for a Lead Order Packer & Delivery Associate as well as a Farm Hand and Market Staff


Pat's Pastured was founded in 2002 and provides the highest quality pasture-raised and grass-fed meats. Our goal is to provide our livestock with a life that allows them to express their natural instincts fully in a pasture environment. That means that pigs get to root, run and play; chickens get to peck, scratch and crow; turkeys goggle and strut; cows eat grass outside, NOT corn in confinement. Farm Description120+ acres of pasture and woodlots spread over several pieces of land in Rhode Island. All land is managed in an intensive rotational management system with multiple species of livestock. The main farm is located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. All meat and eggs are sold through farmers markets, Meat/Poultry CSA, restaurant sales, home delivery and on-farm sales.



Lead Order Packer and Delivery Associate

The Order Team plays an integral role in our operation ensuring our customers’ orders are handled, packed, and delivered to the highest standards. The Order Team’s primary activity is packing our high-quality, pasture raised meat and eggs, for same-day or next-day delivery to our farmer's markets, home delivery and wholesale customers throughout the Rhode Island area. 

The Order Team Lead is responsible for the day to day operational duties of a team consisting of 1-3 part time employees.

This position will work in our packing barn.  Typically this environment is subject to exposure to extreme/controlled temperatures in a cooler or freezer and moisture. This position is part-time, 15-18 hours per week, Wed-Fri.  Salary is $12-$14 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Read orders and pack items for wholesale customers
Pack market coolers for weekly farmer's markets
Receive and count stock items, and record data manually
Pack and unpack items to be stocked on site or at off site warehouse
Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies or adjust errors
Store meat in an orderly and accessible manner
Mark stock items using identification tags or other labeling equipment
Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas in order to ensure compliance with safety regulations
Train team members on skills needed to perform role
Deliver wholesale orders weekly
Establish teamwide culture of quality & attention to detail  and safety
Ensure all Food Safety standards are met
Develop, documenting, and implementing SOPs on new and current processes
Facilitate communication & coordination with other departments
Responsible for overall cleanliness and organization of the Packing Barn

Skills and Qualifications:

Walking and standing for long periods are required
Lifting, pushing, pulling, and/or carrying up to 75 lbs
Performing other physical activities such as moving pallets, loading trucks, reaching, bending or climbing
Must be able to read orders and select product accordingly
Excellent problem solving skills
Time management skills.
Organizational skills.
Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humor
Valid driver’s license
Good Driving Record
Dedication, reliability, and a great work ethic
Positive attitude and a willingness to learn

Interested applicants must send a resume, cover letter, and three references to patspasturednews@gmail.com to be considered for this position. Any questions please contact us by email. To learn more about Pat’s Pastured you can visit our website www.patspastured.com or our Facebook page.


Farm Hand Position

Pat's Pastured is seeking a full time Farm Hand.  This position will work in most aspects of our farm.  Typically this environment is subject to exposure to all outdoor weather. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week.  Salary is $12-$14 per hour, commensurate with experience


Responsibilities:  

Daily watering, feeding and pasture rotation of broiler chickens, laying hens, ducks, turkeys, pigs and cattle
Management of chick brooder
Equipment maintenance
Product delivery
Assist with sales of products
Assisting with products processing, packaging & inventory
Building fence
General carpentry and construction
Weekly slaughter/processing of poultry on-farm

Qualifications:

Enjoys working with animals
Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions
Willingness to learn
Valid drivers license – no moving violations
Ability to follow directions
Able to work independently or in a group
Ability to lift 50lbs on regular basis required
Good communication skills
Punctual and reliable


Send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references – application not containing these elements will not be considered.  Any questions please contact us by email patspasturednews@gmail.com. To learn more about Pat’s Pastured visit our website www.patspastured.com or Facebook.



Farmers Market Staff

General Description: 

Our farm is looking for motivated and out-going folks with a passion for agriculture and food to represent Pat’s Pastured both at our home farm store, at numerous Rhode Island farmers markets, and with our wholesale customers.

Starting mid-May and running through the end-October, these are seasonal retail positions. Beyond helping to share with the community our farm's pride and passion in what we grow, the work involves a unique combination of produce handling and sales, savvy farm marketing, wholesale deliveries, and good ol' fashioned face-to-face customer service.

We are hiring part-time employees for a few different farmers' market positions.

Wednesday at Aquidneck Market, Newport, 11am-7pm
Wednesday at Hope Street Market, Providence, 11am-7pm
Friday at our East Greenwich Farm, 3pm-6pm
Saturday at Hope Street Market, Providence, 7:30am – 1:30pm

All positions will also come to the farm in East Greenwich to pick up and return product and for monthly staff meetings.

Requirements:

Schedule and availability are critical. Must have a good driving record, be able to lift 60+lbs and have a good personality for sales.  

All applicants must also:
Be well organized, efficient and able to work independently.
Possess a positive, diligent work ethic.
Actively take initiative.
Love working outdoors in all weather.
Be friendly, outgoing, and knowledgeable.
Present a professional, clean, warm and approachable appearance.
Have excellent communication skills.
Driver's License & clear driving record.  MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) required for hire

Send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references – application not containing these elements will not be considered.  Any questions please contact us by email patspasturednews@gmail.com. To learn more about Pat’s Pastured visit our website www.patspastured.com or Facebook.

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