Farm Technician - Austin Texas

Aspire Food Group Austin, TX $15.02 per hour
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Job Title: Austin Texas Farm Tech/General Labor

Job Status: Full-time; Hourly; Non- Exempt 

Rate: Starting at $15.02 with benchmark increases over the first 360 days to end at $18.35.

Overview

The role of the Farm Tech, based in Austin, Texas, is to assist in the maintenance and optimization of the life cycle of crickets while maintaining the organization’s quality and safety standards. This position will be responsible for the following processes, including but not limited to; laying, hatching, feeding, watering, and harvesting insects in husbandry rooms, as well as all preparation and cleanup required for and from those tasks.

In addition to the above, Farm Technicians are responsible for the daily cleaning of the facility. As a team member of Aspire, this position may be expected to perform other duties as needed to help support the business.

Qualifications

  • Previous experience with general labor

  • Must be able to move equipment weighing up to 50lbs with minimal assistance

  • Must be able to ascend/descend ladders and stairs, access low and tight spaces, move down narrow aisles

  • Must be able to work, often standing, for at least two hours without a significant break

  • Must be able to work with, manipulate, and clean containers at a variety of heights ranging from on the ground to head height

  • Must have a tolerance for labor in warm and humid working conditions

  • Must be punctual and have reliable transportation

  • Must own a smartphone and have the functional ability to use phone applications

  • Must have strong attention to detail

Essential Skills/Characteristics

  • Attention to Detail: Must strictly follow standard operating procedures, multiple cleanroom protocols, and all organizational policies

  • Communication: Teamwork and communication are essential to success!

Essential Responsibilities

  • All general cricket-rearing duties

  • Touch and handle live insects

  • Clean and organize facility

  • Assist in maintaining environmental controls and cleaning

  • General support as needed

  • Support facility and organizational sustainability efforts


This is a full-time position and is eligible for health benefits which include medical, dental, vision, and paid time off.

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