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Calgary Collections / Compost Batchmaker job in Calgary

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Hop Compost jobs
Alberta, Calgary
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Waste Management
Job Type:  Operations
Employment:  Full-time
Impact Area:  Environmental Sustainability
Company Name:  Hop Compost

Country:  United States
State / Province:  Alberta
City:  Calgary
Zip / Postal Code:  T2G3X1


We're Hop, a craft compost company.

To support our rapid expansion, Hop is seeking a full-time employee to start immediately as Collections Driver and Batchmaker in our Calgary cleantech compost facility. The successful candidate will service Hop clients on the collection route to help support and produce Canada’s most nutrient-rich organic compost in the Hop facility.


Hop operates 7 days a week, as early as 7am and finishing as late as 8pm.

40 Hours per week ( 5x 8 Hour shifts)

Hours and days of work will shift to accommodate Hop’s 7-day collection/production schedule.


$17.80/hour, with the potential for raises and bonuses


Blue Cross, Basic Plan


Fast-paced and independent startup culture

Saving 4,000,000 pounds of food waste from local landfill

Reporting to: Phil Hunter, Collections Lead

Doug Prain, Facilities Lead


The Batchmaker & Collections Driver crafts every pound of Hop's compost. Working with our Collections & Batchmaking teams, this includes tasks such as collections pick-up and training with clients on our collections route; as well as, loading and offloading batches of compost, sorting food waste and picking out contaminants, screening and packaging the product, and maintaining equipment in the facility. The Batchmaker & Collections Driver should be comfortable with heavy lifting, getting dirty, and being on his/her feet for several consecutive hours.

Being a startup, there's much more to Hop’s roles than the immediate duties, and we expect a successful candidate to advance Hop's quality and operating practices by contributing to business decisions. Days and hours may fluctuate, and Hop team members must be available to work early mornings, nights, weekends as overtime when necessary.

A successful candidate must feel at home with physical tasks and be skilled at driving; have eye for detail and take pride in his/her work; exhibit a passion for teamwork; and be ready for a fast-paced environment with plenty of change.

Hop isn’t easy, but it is very rewarding. Ready to create the future for our sustainable local food industry?

Send us your resume and a cover letter that answers:

  • What experience do you have with waste diversion (recycling/composting)?

  • Do you enjoy gardening, landscaping, or have an interest in relatable activities?

  • Why do you want to work for Hop?

Application Deadline: October 10th, 2017

We’d like it if you:

  • Have previous experience driving a truck and/or operating machinery (forklift, telehandler, bobcat, etc)

  • Have a valid AB driver's license

  • Have previous hands-on experience in a related field (think warehouse or manufacturing work, farming, landscaping, waste management or similar)

  • Are passionate about sustainability, waste diversion, and ready to get dirty

About Hop

Hop is a certified B Corp, committed to diversity and Living Wage standards for our team. We set out to solve the chemical growth and waste of food.

Hop built Canada’s first inner-city compost facility in Calgary, and following significant demand, expanded to Vancouver. Having operated since February 2015, Hop has saved over 4 million pounds of waste from landfill. The thing that makes us unique is our cleantech. It computerizes compost production, using live data to tweak sealed compost conditions every minute. As a result, Hop is odor free, so can operate in urban areas for unusually efficient waste hauling. In addition, Hop’s product has roughly eight times more nutrients than standard compost, enabling unusually productive crop growth for urban and organic farms.

Hop service clients include award-winning brands such as Monogram and Market, local favorites such as Caffe Rosso and Village Ice Cream, and scaled players such as Earls and DavidsTea. Hop’s product is carried on shelves at retailers such as Whole Foods, and is used by the majority of urban farms in Calgary, including the YYC Growers and Grow Calgary. We’re currently expanding across multiple cities in Canada.

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