Tamarack Holdings
  • 15-Feb-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Food for Thought
  • Traverse City, MI, USA
  • $13-$14
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Work Boot Reimbursement, Food Discounts, Great Team Environment, Potential for Full Time

Food For Thought is producer of artisan foods focused on using quality, natural ingredients in a safe, clean, and fun work environment. Our team creates a wide range of products from savory salsas and dressings all the way to delightful caramels and preserves. We are located in the beautifully renovated Long Lake Culinary Campus less than 7 miles west of downtown Traverse City. We offer great medical, dental, vision, life, and 401k benefits, along with paid time off and employee discounts on our products, as well as other products in the Tamarack Holdings family of food companies including Cherry Capital Foods and Earthy.com.

Job Title: Production Team Member, Part-Time

Reports To: Production Manager

Schedule: 20-30 hours/week Tuesday through Thursday 6:30a-5:00p

Occasional hours Monday 7:30a-4:00p

Classification: Part-Time, Regular, Non-Exempt

Compensation: $13 - $14 hourly based on experience


  • Perform assigned duties along the production line with accuracy and minimal waste.
  • Operate food cooking, manufacturing, and packing equipment.
  • Follow all food safety guidelines and other safety measures in a manufacturing setting.
  • Inspect products and pack boxes according to standard work instructions.
  • Record necessary information in food safety logs.


  • Must work well with others with a teamwork mindset
  • Basic food safety knowledge preferred
  • Able to learn how to safely operate production equipment
  • Working eyesight with the ability to see defects in containers or products while inspecting
  • A working knowledge of the English language to effectively communicate, and the ability to read and write accurate, legible records
  • Ability to accurately weigh or measure different ingredients or items and keep track of a numbered amount of items (i.e.. how many batches of a product were produced)
  • Have reliable transportation with the ability to be punctual, and dependable.
  • Ability to work in an environment that requires attention to detail, safety, fast paced work, and repetitive movements with both arms/hands
  • Ability to stand for a 10-hour workday (with regular breaks)
  • Flexibility to work extra hours on occasion, staying later than scheduled as needed
  • We welcome applications from people in all walks of life. However, due to our facility being next to a school, we are not permitted to hire sex offenders or people with violent felony convictions


  • Ability to stand for up to 10 hours
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs throughout shift
  • Ability to visually inspect and measure ingredients.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Check out this video to get a behind-the-scenes look at what we do at Food For Thought!

Here is a video from our sister company, Cherry Capital Foods, to get a better understanding of our organizational vision

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