We’re Hiring an Operations Assistant!

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Interested in joining a Durham-based, women-owned meat company?

We’re hiring a full-time Operations Assistant to help us manage inventory, order fulfillment and deliveries.  Come join the fun and help us fulfill our mission to scale the supply of
local, pasture-raised meats throughout North Carolina.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jennifer@firsthandfoods.com by November 30th.

Position Description:


The Operations Assistant is expected to:

  • Take product inventory and pack customer orders under the guidance of the Operations Manager.
  • Develop order pick tickets within Quickbooks and utilize corresponding order numbers within VistaTrac for order fulfillment.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with customer orders and preferences.
  • Carefully unload meat products into designated storage areas observing FIFO systems at all times, including loading boxes onto pallets and using a pallet jack to transport product within the warehouse.
  • Maintain organization of freezer inventory in a way that facilitates FIFO.
  • Deliver selected Triangle and Triad-based orders in company vehicle.
  • Ensure food safety and temperature control procedures are practiced at all times.
  • Assist with maintaining accurate records of temperatures and delivery conditions as required by our food safety and cold-chain supply management protocols.
  • Maintain clean and organized warehouse spaces and company vehicles.
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings, as needed.
  • Understand policies & practices that are relevant to our mission and be able to articulate these to the general public as part of consumer education and outreach to connect local, pasture-based livestock producers with local markets.

and for performing all other duties assigned by the company from time to time.

Essential Job Functions: This position requires routinely working in cold temperatures and lifting 50 pound boxes overhead.

The Operations Assistant reports directly to Firsthand Foods’ Operations Manager.

This is a full-time position and all duties are to be performed during regular business hours.

Firsthand Foods is a Durham Living Wage certified employer.