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Mushroom Lab Technician - Prunedale, CA

Kelly Services
Turlock, CA 95380
**Job Description**

The Technician will perform duties required to operate the mushroom growing pilot plant facility.



- The Technician is responsible for manually emptying and filling two mushroom growing rooms on a weekly basis. This also includes dumping compost from the trays at the end of the crop and washing them.

- The Technician is responsible for manually mixing compost with spawn and filling small mushroom trays in the spawning operation one day a week.

- The Technician is responsible for manually mixing casing soil and applying it to mushroom trays one day a week.

- The Technician is responsible for harvesting mushrooms as needed.

- The Technician is responsible for clean-up and sanitation of the pilot plant on a daily basis.

- The Technician is required to operate a bar code scanner.

Skills and Experience

- The Technician must be able to lift 50 pounds. This also involves carrying trays for a distance not greater than 100 feet, 2 days a week. Seventy-two trays are moved during one operation.

- The Technician will be twisting, turning, bending. And at times, reaching above the head, with 50-pound loads required to place trays on the shelving inside the growing rooms. The same is required for removing trays from the room. This accounts for 30% of the shift two days a week.

- The Technician is responsible for tray filling and spawning using a small tray line conveying system. Compost is manually fed into the line with a pitchfork and then is mixed by hand to fill the trays. This requires twisting and lifting 50-pound batches by hand and accounts for one full shift on a weekly basis.

- The Technician is responsible for mixing casing soil by hand and applying it manually to the surface of the mushroom trays. This involves lifting 12 pounds of soil at a time for 72 trays during the shift. Soil is applied manually and involves stretching, stooping, bending and reaching for 50% of a shift one day a week.

- Picking mushrooms accounts for 10 - 80% of the shift on a daily basis depending on harvest timing. The Technician must be able to sit on a stool or stand during this time and stretch a distance of not greater than 3 feet to pick mushrooms from the trays.

- Mushroom baskets are loaded onto a cart and transported to the weigh station. The Technician must be able to push a 90 pound cart from a standing stop to the weigh station located a maximum distance of 60 feet.

- Growing rooms are fully sanitized when the crop has completed. The Technician must be able to assist in removing metal shelving units from two rooms a week and to share a load of 300 pounds per shelf. This also requires lifting and twisting at the same time.


Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Basic math knowledge is desired.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping
you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ
each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a
leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable
a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety
of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females,
individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.
Posted: 2019-10-25 Expires: 2019-11-25

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