Heather's Choice makes premium quality, dehydrated food for backcountry adventurers. By dehydrating our delicious meals and snacks, we're able to preserve the nutrients that outdoor enthusiasts need when we need it most! We pride ourselves in producing gourmet-quality food that is created by a certified sports nutritionist, made in and field-tested in the Alaskan wilderness and specifically designed for optimal performance in the backcountry.

Food Production Assistant

Competitive pay (starting at $17/hour)

4-day on, 3-day off schedule

Part-Time, Full-Time, and Seasonal Opportunities

The Food Production Assistant role is a great opportunity to join the Heather's Choice team, to learn food manufacturing and to be a part of the small business/startup culture right here in Anchorage, Alaska. It is also the first step in the company growth plan. There are multiple opportunities for a person to grow professionally within Heather's Choice.

We have a small and positive and hardworking team and we are looking for additional team members to keep up with the growth of our business. If you have a positive attitude and enjoy working with a diverse group of people; if you are interested in working in a food manufacturing environment; if you are interested in being a part of a fast-growing Alaskan company, we would love to hear from you!

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Cleaning
  • Hand washing Dishes
  • Cutting Vegetables
  • Weighing Up Ingredients
  • Cooking Large Batches of food in a steam kettle
  • Making Large Batches of Packaroons
  • Dehydrating Dinner Meals and Packaroons
  • Keen awareness of the importance of sanitation and cleanliness
  • Packaging Dinner Meals, Breakfast Meals, and Packaroons
  • Receiving and Breaking Down Shipments of Food Ingredients
  • Operating Commercial Grade Kitchen and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Moving Heavy Boxes
  • Standing on Your Feet 8 to 10 hours per Day on Concrete Floors
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. safely and repeatedly
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. over your head
  • Working safely and respectfully alongside other valuable team members
  • Written documentation of all activities - this is manufacturing, not restaurant work
  • Following specific written and verbal instructions


  • A positive attitude is far more important than food manufacturing experience at Heather's Choice
  • A desire to work as a member of a team and accomplish daily team goals
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to learn quickly and take responsibility/ownership for yourself and for team goals
  • Ability to take direction from managers, production lead, and peers
  • A high degree of flexibility as our business grows and changes weekly
  • Strong high-level awareness in the working environment
  • Ability to work safely and maintain a steady, brisk pace of work all day, day-in-and-day-out
  • Follow directions as trained and not deviate from instructions
  • Be innovative and present creative solutions to peers and to leadership
  • Must have neat, legible handwriting
  • Ability to document your activities on paper forms with clarity and precision
  • The ability to speak up for yourself and voice your questions and concerns
  • Flexible schedule that allows working evenings and weekends
  • Excellent attendance - you must show up on time, ready to go to work
  • Municipal Food Worker's Card within 30 days of hire (can be obtained online)
  • Good personal hygiene


  • Company provided HACCP certification at discretion of management
  • Accrued paid time-off (up to two weeks depending on duration of employment)
  • Opportunity to be a part of an Alaskan company with international reach and huge growth potential
  • Amazing company retreat every summer
  • Steep discount on our products

Opportunities for promotions:

  • Production Specialist ($19.00/hr)
  • Production Lead ($20.00+/hr)

    Get In Touch!

    Email your resume and cover letter to brad@heatherschoice.com.