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Join the Microgreens Production Team!

Position: Microgreens Production Team Member
Company: Micro YYC
Location: Calgary, Alberta

About Micro YYC:

Micro YYC is an urban microgreen operation that has been growing fresh microgreens and shoots for retail stores, restaurants and distributors since 2015. Currently, Micro YYC serves over 25 weekly customers, year-round, with the help of a small, dedicated team of staff that operate out of a 3000 square foot indoor facility in central SW Calgary. Micro YYC has come a long way since it’s basement start-up days!

Micro YYC’s microgreens are soil-grown, without the use of synthetic inputs. Seeds are certified organic whenever possible. All Micro YYC products are sold in compostable packaging that is made from plants. Growing and distributing good quality food in our bio-region with the least amount of impact on the external environment as possible is an important part of Micro YYC’s mission.

Job description:

Micro YYC is seeking a new member (or two) to join our Microgreens Production Team!

Members of our team are full of energy and enthusiasm, incredibly hard working and productive. Our team moves quickly to ensure that the job at hand gets done in a timely and efficient manner. Our team works together to find synergies in the workflow, and also knows when to divide and conquer on independent tasks.

Our team prioritizes quality, and knows the importance of food safety in the production process. Under the guidance of our Operations Manager, the microgreens production team works to their fullest potential in a fast-paced, but easygoing atmosphere.

Microgreens production can be repetitive at times, and our team knows how to keep up morale with good conversation, music, and podcasts (we also appreciate a good quiet day from time to time). Microgreens production can also be unpredictable with unforeseen orders, issues or circumstances that keep the production team on their toes, ready to adapt to a new plan at any time.

Members of our team are physically strong, and capable of occasional heavy lifting. Knowing how to take care of your body while performing repetitive tasks is a must. Micro YYC is an indoor facility, but it is not a climate controlled oasis - team members must be capable of working in the summer heat, or the winter chill and dress appropriately for the temperature.

Job specifics:

  • Planting: mixing soil, seeding, watering, stacking and lifting trays
  • Plant Care: watering, monitoring and caring for microgreens in all stages of growth
  • Harvesting: cutting, packaging and labelling microgreens, packing orders for delivery
  • Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning

Our ideal candidate:

We want someone who is passionate about local and quality food, and is familiar with the Calgary food community; someone who appreciates taking home delicious greens as a job perk.

We would love someone with some farming, gardening or food processing experience. Knowledge of plants (especially veggies) and how they grow would be awesome.

We need someone who is not discouraged by routine, repetitive tasks, who is ready to roll up their sleeves and dive into a big planting day, a full harvest day or a giant pile of trays that need to be cleaned.

We are looking for someone who is excited about joining a small entrepreneurial team, is a keen learner, a creative problem solver and puts care and attention into their work.

We require team members that are trustworthy, dependable and willing to go the extra mile, when the need arises.


  • The position is available beginning in August
  • Training will begin on a modified/part-time schedule as soon as possible
  • Shifts take place on Thursday, Friday and occasional Sundays (more hours may become available if desired), please state your availability in your application
  • Hours are typically 9:00 - 4:30
  • This is a contract position. Team members are responsible for tracking their hours and submitting invoices at regular intervals
  • Starting wage is $16.00/hour
  • A vehicle is not necessary, but a driver’s license with a clean record will be considered an asset
  • Micro YYC is easily accessible via public transit

To Apply:

Email Brad at with “Micro YYC Team” in the subject line

Include a resume with 3 references, and a cover letter expressing your interest in working at Micro YYC and what makes you our ideal candidate.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 20 2020    ID: 57093