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Forklift Operator
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Mayorga Organics' driving purpose is to eliminate systemic poverty in rural Latin America through responsible trade of artisanal organic foods. We don't just source and sell artisanal organic products. We exist and operate with the purpose of eliminating systemic poverty in rural Latin America through responsible trade.

We have dedicated our lives to creating a SUSTAINABLE business model that puts FARMERS first as we believe that HEALTHY farming communities will produce better quality products that ultimately will benefit our valued customers.

The agriculture industry is broken. The farmers in Latin America that grow the foods we consume to nourish our bodies are as poor as ever. Marketing and "greenwashing" by companies--big and small--will let consumers believe that things are changing. While there are some success stories, farmers in Latin America are amongst the poorest 1% in the world.

Their communities are being poisoned with chemicals for the purpose of growing more volume, rather than better quality. 

Rather than put a bandaid on it on these issues, we work every day to redefine and shift the industry. We communicate with producers almost daily, we visit them constantly, we seek better ways to grow organic products, better ways to finance the supply chain, more efficient ways to ship their products, and the most efficient way to run our business. We don't do these things for PR or marketing. We do them because we believe that it's our obligation for future generations of farmers-and consumers.

The solution isn't as simple as paying farmers a few cents more. It's about treating our farmers as EQUAL PARTNERS and empowering them through communication and cooperation. It's about 'trimming the fat' in the agribusiness supply chain to create more value for farmers and for consumers-all while obsessively focusing on quality.  
DESCRIPTION

Mayorga Organics is looking for a certified forklift driver for our Rockville, MD roasting and packaging facility. We believe in forward movement on a company, team, and individual level; our forklift driver will contribute to a dynamic environment and be an important part of our warehouse team.

 

About You:

-Good math, reading, and language skills

-Great attention to detail -- we will rely on you to keep our warehouse running smoothly...AND safely

-Current forklift certification for 3- or 4-wheel sit-down electric rider forklifts

-Able to operate a forklift in tight spaces

-Good judge of distance and height, great hand-eye coordination

-Able to work in varying temperatures, depending on season

-Able to change tasks quickly and work under pressure

-Able to coordinate incoming and outgoing shipments efficiently and accurately

-Enjoy a consistent Monday-Friday work schedule, but are more than willing to help out on weekends when needed

-Enjoy working in a dynamic environment where no 2 days are the same

 
POSITION REQUIREMENTS

-Forklift certification (current)

-Valid driver's license - preferred

-Weekend work - occasional

-Able to stand for 8 hours

-Able to sit for long periods in an electric forklift

-Able to lift/carry 50lbs

 
LOCATION Rockville Warehouse  
BENEFITS Health and Dental Plans Supplemental Insurance Retirement Matching  
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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