Production Associate Intern - Vertical Farming (Internship 80-100%)

Farm Management · Niederhasli, Zürich
Department Farm Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation CHF 2'500 (100% workload)

Founded in 2020, YASAI is growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. Our modern farming techniques allow us to grow more with less, combining the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology to grow products you can feel good about eating. YASAI's farms use AI, computer vision systems, Internet of Things (IoT), automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7/365. Because we control the entire process from seed to store, we use zero pesticides, 95% less water, and are 200X more productive on the same footprint of land compared to traditional agriculture.


About The Role:

We are looking for self-motivated, outgoing and driven individuals who can support our Farming Team.


When you join the YASAI Farming team as a Production Associate Intern you’ll get a chance to be a part of a team that produces fresh herbs. In this hands-on role, you’ll be responsible for maintaining the taste, quality, and freshness of our products and assisting in the daily care of our plants from seed to harvest. If you’re up for learning quickly, thriving in a fast-paced environment and being process-oriented, apply now to see what YASAI Farming is all about!



What You'll Do:

  • Seed, transplant, harvest and pack our crops to get ready for customer shipment
    • Package product with consistent awareness and emphasis on quality
    • Follow good manufacturing practices to ensure continuous safety and efficiency
    • Operate packaging machinery in a safe and efficient manner
  • Keep the farm, farm equipment and work areas clean and organized following standard operating procedures
  • Operate as a team and participate in improvement projects to help drive world-class operations initiatives
  • Work with integrated technology and operating systems to manage the farm and our plants


Who You Are:

  • Passionate about plants and sustainability
  • A fast-paced worker who maintains a high productivity level by operating with a sense of urgency, efficiency, and effectiveness over extended periods
  • Highly attentive to detail and quality
  • Organised, motivated, reliable and process-oriented
  • Able to practice safe work habits in a food-safe environment at all times
  • Self-starter who gets involved quickly and takes on complex tasks with enthusiasm
  • Able to take decisions independently and implement changes quickly
  • German (B2 level minimum required), notions of English (B1-2 level) is a strong plus
  • Driving licence B2, used to drive cars and small trucks


Bonus points: 

  • Experience in either: 
    • Vertical Farming
    • Food production/processing


Who We Are:

  • YASAI is a place where everyone is welcome, encouraged and empowered to reach their full potential
  • We are a mission-driven team of problem-solvers and doers
  • We share a passion for sustainability and technology, and are committed to contributing to the future of farming
  • We are excited to hear from you!


We celebrate unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that enrich the workplace. Join us in creating an inclusive work environment that is free of bias and discrimination, where everyone can be their authentic self.  We strongly encourage people from all walks of life and underrepresented backgrounds to apply and join the YASAI team. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Location
    Niederhasli, Zürich
  • Department
    Farm Management
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    CHF 2'500 (100% workload)