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Production Assistant

Tender Food

Tender Food

Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Are you looking to make a difference in the world while producing a new product? Tender is revolutionizing the food industry by solving a major global challenge: how to make meat production ethical and sustainable. Going beyond the existing plant-based burgers, we are developing alternative meat whole-cuts – think steaks and chicken breasts – using innovative technologies.

We are hiring a Production Assistant to help manufacture our next-generation alternative meat whole-cut products. Working within our Production team, you will collaborate closely with our Operations team to support scale-up and production of new products using novel food processing equipment while earning $22 per hour. You will play a critical role in supporting our production/ manufacturing operation and will have the opportunity to take more responsibilities as the company grows.


  • You will be part of the Production team to manufacture alternative meat products using innovative equipment.
  • You will produce our product following Food Safety and Good Practice Manufacturing Guidelines.
  • You will assist in preparing, mixing, and packaging food products according to recipes and schedules.
  • You will safely operate machinery to maintain production flow.
  • You will conduct regular checks to ensure products meet quality standards.
  • You will keep work areas clean and follow hygiene protocols.
  • You will follow schedules to meet targets and communicate effectively with team.
  • You will adhere to safety regulations and wear required PPE.
  • You will collaborate with team members to achieve production goals.
  • You will provide constructive feedback on production to support the growth of our business.
  • You will collaborate with team members improve our processes and products.

About You

  • You have 2+ years' experience in the food/beverage industry or a commercial kitchen.
  • You can follow the same procedure consistently and without deviation.
  • Must be able to stand for an extended period of time and lift heavy objects (30-50lb)
  • You have strong organizational skills and demonstrated experience prioritizing multiple deliverables.
  • You are meticulous about regulations, exhibit strong attention to detail, and can spot what others have missed.
  • You are a good communicator, self-started and positive attitude especially when you need to adapt to new challenges.
  • You are excited about joining an early-stage food technology startup, where you will have a dynamic role and will work autonomously on high-impact projects.
  • You have a passion to change the world for the better. You are not just looking to cash a paycheck – what you do for work matters to you deeply.

Why work with us?

At Tender, we are deeply committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion. Our goal is to create an environment and company culture where people from all walks of life can come together in an inclusive manner and be an amazing force for good!

  • You'll get to join us on our mission to radically transform the meat industry – one of the most polluting industries on our planet.
  • You'll get to work with a diverse group of people that cares deeply about what we are trying to solve.
  • You'll have ownership over what you do and produce.
  • You will be fully integrated and be provided trainings and certifications.
  • You'll join a fun, interesting and dynamic place to work!
  • You'll join a young startup that is experiencing very rapid growth!