We Are The New Farmers

Part-Time Farm Hand

Brooklyn, NY

Job details

Job Type: Part-time

Full Job Description

Description Summary

This position is responsible for assisting with the production of Spirulina at our Brooklyn based indoor farm in the Sunset Park area. Responsibilities associated with this position include maintaining the Spirulina production system, including shut down, sanitation and start-up of the production system,  and assisting with harvest days each week on the farm. Employees in this position will work 2 to 3 days of the week under the direction of the farm operator and manager. 

Essential Job Responsibilities

Supporting the farm operator with maintaining the farm.

Operating a variety of equipment related to the production spirulina, including pumps, dewatering screens, presses.

Examing processing logs to understand the current condition of the processing system.

Harvesting Spirulina, cleaning, sanitizing, and restarting production systems in a timely manner.

Consistently maintaining all processing areas according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements.

Physical Demands

This position requires standing and working at the farm. Must be able to walk on wet surfaces safely, and lift up to 50 lbs.

Working Conditions

Work is performed inside under 85 degree temperatures. Position requires some handling of chemicals, with appropriate personal protective equipment. The daily duties may also include working in wet, slippery areas such as the farm floor on harvest days.


High school diploma or GED.

One year of work experience is required. Previous experience in a production facility is preferred.

Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and cooperatively in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Possess mechanical abilities with good attention to detail.

Excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as attention to detail.

Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes in work assignments. 

Able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Strong verbal and written communication skills. 

Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.