2023 Job Post: Plant Production Worker

Hama Hama Oyster Company is looking for a Plant Production Worker.

Plant production workers keep our customers happy and our product fresh. They rinse, sort, and bag oysters and clams for sale to chefs and online store customers; box up orders for shipment; and keep our facility clean and tidy. As the last people to handle the product before we seal the box and ship it out, they are the last line of our quality control, tasked with ensuring that the product we sell is cold, fresh, clean, consistently sized, and properly counted. They care about customer experience, love getting all the right pieces in all the right boxes, and understand that happy customers become repeat customers. They enjoy working on a team and are collaborative, polite, and communicative, but can also put their head down and work productively by themselves when the job requires it. They’re willing to train on both forklift and pressure washer, take safety seriously, can work on their feet for several hours at a time, and aren’t afraid of getting dirty. When all the orders are shipped, they clean and organize grounds and gear.

About Hama Hama: Family owned and operated for six generations, we’re a shellfish and timber farm located on the eastern slopes of the Olympic Peninsula. Our reputation for quality is built on hard work and clean water. Our mission is pretty simple: use low impact farming methods to grow world-class oysters and trees, have fun, and leave something good for those who will come after us.

Responsibilities include:

  • Counting and preparing oysters and clams for sale
  • Tagging, bagging, and boxing product for shipment or delivery
  • Cleaning totes, buildings, and grounds
  • Working in the “Bag Pit”- washing and cleaning oyster bags
  • Delivering product to local customers
  • Helping to maintain a sanitary, organized food processing facility

Requirements include:

  • Able to work as a team and independently
  • On time and reliable
  • Able to maintain a tidy and sanitized workstation
  • Able to fulfill orders accurately and quickly.
  • Spanish language skills a plus.

This is a full time, year-round position at our farm in Lilliwaup. Expected hours of work are Sunday - Thursday, 30 to 40 hours a week, from 8 am to ~4:30. Compensation range starts at $19 per hour, with a $2k retention bonus and salary review paid after 6 months of work.

Benefits: Health Insurance with Vision and Dental (Company pays 100% of the premium), Individual Retirement Account (IRA) with employer matching up to 3% of gross income, paid volunteer time, charitable donation matching, access to Employee Assistance Program, beautiful views, discounts on great food + Hama Hama gear.

Physical Demands: Ability to sit, stand and walk on uneven ground and paved surfaces. Must be able to stoop, bend, kneel, twist, and squat. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs and manipulate up to 70 pounds. Must be able to work on a step ladder and on wet surfaces. Must be able to use a shovel and other small hand tools. Work environment includes exposure to heat and cold of indoor and outdoor environment, including a chilled production room. Work environment is a food processing facility that processes crustacean shellfish and other allergens. Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to speak and hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors and managers. Must be able to read a packing slip and shellstock tag. Must be able to use hands for repetitive simple grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation.

To apply please submit a resume to jobs@hamahamaoysters.com, or apply in person at:

Hama Hama Oyster Company
35846 N US Highway 101
Lilliwaup, WA 98555

Equal Opportunity Employment — Hama Hama Company is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy that employees and applicants will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran’s status, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal or local laws.

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