Just Cut Production Assistant- Part time


The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick Vermont is looking for a dynamic and reliable individual to join our Just Cut production team! CAE’s social enterprise, Just Cut, has two primary goals; fair prices for our farm partners, and consistent, high-quality local products for institutions such as schools, hospitals, and colleges. This is a part-time, hourly position with seasonal fluctuations, working in an industrial kitchen setting where safe food handling practices, working closely with a team, and attention to detail are required. Morning shifts are preferable. The ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly and work on your feet all day is a necessity.



  • Position: Just Cut Production Assistant
  • Reports to: Just Cut Program Manager 
  • Schedule: 1-3 days a week, morning shifts preferred, part-time, hours may fluctuate seasonally
  • Compensation: 18.50 per hour/part-time, non-exempt 
  • Benefits: Paid time off, quarterly phone stipend, eligible for QSHERA after 2 months of employment



  • This is a physical job requiring repetitive movements, standing for duration of shift, and ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to work with a team in an industrial kitchen setting
  • Ability to work in hot and cold settings
  • Exceptional communication and teamwork skills
  • Follow all food safety protocols and best practices
  • Position requires attention to detail, ability to follow instructions, and receive feedback
  • Clean and sanitize equipment, kitchen, and warehouse following SOP
  • Dress in required production footwear, uniform, hair & beard nets, or other necessary kitchen safety gear 

Physical Demands:

  • Indoor work in Kitchen
  • Ability to work in cold environments including walk-in coolers and freezers
  • Periodic work outdoors
  • Bending, twisting and reaching
  • Standing and walking: the ability to stand for up to 8 hours a day, several days a week 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs frequently and repeatedly, occasionally up to 80 lbs
  • Pushing and pulling carts up to 600 lbs
  • Repetitive use of hands
  • Fine motor skills for cutting, mixing, stacking, food prep, and similar activities
  • Able to work with and safely handle all products in our kitchen; produce, flour, peanuts, etc
  • With proper training, use manual and electric pallet jacks to occasionally maneuver raw and finished products throughout warehouse, freezers, and cooler space

Mental demands: 

  • Ability to take directions quickly and efficiently and able to follow established procedures
  • Ability to be detail-oriented, and focused on specific tasks to completion

We are looking to fill this job position immediately and will accept applications until the position is filled. Selected candidates will have an initial phone interview, followed by a tour of Just Cut’s kitchen space. Candidates will be asked to provide references. CAE is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. CAE will make any reasonable accommodations needed for individuals with disabilities during the interview process and for our staff. For accommodation inquiries, please contact our Admin Operations Coordinator at [email protected].

Email [email protected] with your resume and include “Just Cut Production Assistant” in your email subject line. We’re interested to hear your thoughts on any life or work experience as it relates to this position. Let us know if you have any questions!