Employment at Driftless Organics

Interested in employment at Driftless Organics? Are you looking to work hard, get your hands dirty and learn something about how a successful organic vegetable operation works? Are you looking to spend the summer with a bunch of fun, hard working souls? Then Driftless may be just what you are looking for! There are several different positions we are looking to fill for the 2017-2018 seasons, including some year-round positions.

Production Assistant: Pack Shed & Office

— currently fillled for 2019 —

Pack Shed work includes assisting in the receiving, processing & palletizing of a wide array of annual and perennial vegetables. Duties include but are not limited to washing, sorting, packing and labeling wholesale produce orders, CSA boxes and market produce. Also included in this role is some supervision of other workers; keeping people on task, coordinating their various tasks and ensuring that they are meeting quality standards.  Some experience in working on a vegetable farm is necessary. Conversational Spanish is a plus but not mandatory.

Office work includes data entry, invoicing, communication with clients, employee time tracking, answering the phone and contributing to our social media outlets. Working knowledge of the following programs is mandatory: Excel/GoogleSheets; Word/GoogleDocs, Google Drive, Quickbooks, Facebook & Instagram.

Applicants must be enthusiastic, high energy, have a positive attitude and be able to work in a fast paced environment. Position is full time, runs year round and is open immediately. Pay is based on experience. On-Farm housing is available (rent is not included in wage).filled

Harvest Team Member

— currently accepting applications for 2019 —

We are looking for someone who wants to work hard this summer/fall and maybe even learn a thing or two about medium scale vegetable production. Tasks include transplanting, weeding, harvest (including peas, strawberries and green beans), washing and packing. Harvest team members must always maintain an eye towards quality and a desire to work efficiently. Must work well with others.

Position runs from early June until at least the end of December (and probably longer!) 

Pack Shed Team Member

— currently accepting applications for 2019 —

We are looking for team members who don’t mind working INSIDE in our fancy new pack shed. Work includes washing, sorting and packing vegetables, working on the CSA line and other various fun packing shed activities. There will be some outdoor work as well, but it will be minimal

Position runs from early June until at least the end of December (and probably longer!) 

Pack Shed Coordinator

—  This Position is Filled —

Harvest Coordinator

—  This Position is Filled —

Tractor Operator/Mechanic

— currently accepting applications for 2019 —

Applicants must be highly self-motivated individuals to operate a wide variety of tractors, trucks, fork lifts and other farm equipment and do basic shop maintenance.  There are various other tasks involving irrigation, building maintenance, light electrical work, plumbing and mechanic work on farm equipment.

Applicants should have the following qualifications:
Knowledge of Engines and wide variety of farm equipment, ability to perform basic machine maintenance, basic mechanical skills, basic knowledge of plumbing, electrical work, and carpentry.  Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.  Able to work unsupervised and good at problem solving with basic computer skills.

We expect all our workers to have an overall good attitude and open mind.  The individual should be highly organized, self-motivated and willing to work long hours during our growing season.  There will be times you are asked to help in other areas like: harvest team, wash or pack vegetables, etc.  

We are willing to train the right person, a minimum of a 2 year commitment is preferred, but not required.  Pay is based on experience.  Benefits include almost unlimited amounts of certified organic produce in season.

Other preferences:  2+ yrs Tractor operating (not required), Diesel Mechanic degree (not required), Knowledge of welding steel, stainless steel and aluminum (not required).  Having worked as a mechanic (not required).  

Jack or Jill of all Trades

— currently accepting applications for 2019 —

From tractor to irrigation work, this position includes just about anything and everything we do on the farm. Work includes some harvest, irrigation, tractor cultivation, fencing, and much more! Ideally, we would like someone with some tractor operating experience and some shop experience is a bonus as well. Applicants are required to have a high level of organization and an attention to the details of ag equipment and tractors.

Delivery Driver - Twin Cities

— Position is filled for 2019 —

We are looking for someone with a stellar driving record and experience with driving a delivery truck through a city. We have a half-day local (Viroqua & La Crosse) Wednesday afternoon route once a week and a full-day Thursday route in the Twin Cities. At some drops, hand unloading is necessary. Must have and up to date DOT medical card and a CDL is not required but is a definite plus.



Driftless Organics is Certified Organic by QCS