2024 Job Post: Plant Operations Lead

Hama Hama is looking for a Plant Operations Lead. This position is the point person for our fulfillment and delivery teams, and keeps our wholesale food production facility in Lilliwaup running smoothly and safely. They direct the daily workflow, run meetings, and manage staff. Shipping / receiving, sanitation, and compliance all fall under their wheelhouse. Every day is a slightly different adventure, which makes this a dynamic position. Successful candidates will have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and be tech savvy but also competent on a forklift.

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:

  • Oversee daily wholesale operations for our facility in Lilliwaup to ensure efficiency and effectiveness; this includes staff management, order fulfillment, shipping & receiving, quality control, and sanitation 
  • Ensure compliance with food and safety regulations
  • Manage facilities, ensuring critical infrastructure is functional and well maintained 
  • Manage wholesale inventory, including PPE and packaging supplies

Skills we’re looking for:

  • Organized and able to follow through on projects and paperwork, with strong delegation and time management skills.  
  • Able to give feedback quickly, kindly, and in a way that inspires people to keep learning and improving 
  • Previous management or leadership experience
  • Comfort with technology, internet, and accounting systems
  • Comfort overseeing facilities (electrical, HVAC, pumps, etc) troubleshooting first and elevating issues as needed
  • Able to pass a forklift certification exam
  • Comfort in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment  

Skills we're interested in:

  • Previous experience in the shellfish or sanitation industries
  • Creative problem solving abilities
  • Previous experience developing systems and managing logistics and infrastructure
  • Spanish language skills

This is a full-time, in-person position. Expected hours of work are Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30. Compensation range is $28 to $30 per hour plus production bonus.

Benefits include health insurance with vision and dental, Individual Retirement Account (IRA) with employer matching up to 3% of gross income, paid time off, paid volunteer time, free weekly shellfish, charitable donation matching, access to Employee Assistance Program, beautiful views, discounts on great food + Hama Hama gear.

Interested candidates who meet the criteria should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@hamahamaoysters.com, or apply in person at:

Hama Hama Oyster Co

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with federal, state and local ordinances. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.



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