We're Hiring: Production Apprentice

We’re hiring Production Apprentices for our Apprenticeship Program. As a Production Apprentice, you will work with a team of womxn, contributing to our supportive work environment and modeling our core values in the production of nut butters. 

About Us: Ground Up PDX is a local, woman-owned company that runs an employment training program. Through the sale of delicious and healthy nut butters, we hire womxn overcoming adversity to work with us part-time, giving them an opportunity to work in a commercial kitchen space in addition to learning everything from sales and marketing. After 6-9 months in our employment training program, trainees have developed the job skills, on-the-job mentoring and ultimately the confidence to transition into their next phase of life. Our hope is that through the skills they gain here, they go on to find full time work with benefits.

Type of Position: 6 month employment contract, option to extend additional 3 months for a total of 9 months if employee qualifies

Hours: 15-16 hours / week. Tuesday and Wednesday (9am-5pm).

Location: 657 SE Yamhill St., Portland OR, 97214 

Salary: $16.00/hr

Role and Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Assistant Ops Manager and production team (8-10 people) on production days to ensure goals are met in the production of nut butters
  • Assist in all aspects of the kitchen from mixing nut butter, filling and lidding jars, labeling and tamper-sealing jars, dishwashing and cleaning
  • Learn to operate kitchen machinery including mixing machine, filling machine and labeling machine
  • Organize and move products from the warehouse to the production facility
  • Maintain efficiency, quality standards and adherence to health and safety protocol while working in the kitchen


    • Female/female-identifying
    • Ability to work on a team
    • Positive attitude
    • Punctual and can reliably report to work at 9am
    • Flexible and willing to take on new roles
    • Ability to work on feet continuously for 8 hours with a mix of standing and walking throughout the shift, frequent wrist twists and lifting up to 25lbs.
    • Must be able to continuously work with arms, hands and wrists; grasping and squeezing at a rapid pace for the entirety of their shift

    TO APPLY: Send a letter of interest to hiring@grounduppdx.com and submit an application here.

    At Ground Up, we maintain an open hiring policy and aim to create and cultivate a community that is diverse across race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, identity, experience, and perspective— where every employee feels supported to apply their whole self to our collective mission.