Assistant Farm Manager in Coachella, CA

Prime Time Produce

Job Description

We’re hiring a full-time, year-round Assistant Grower to join our team in Coachella, CA. You will support the Farm Manager in all aspects of growing our pepper crops including the coordination of planting, harvest, irrigation, and all crop inputs. You will be focused on crop health, quality and harvest timing.

This role will give you the ability to grow your knowledge of specialty crop management and improve your farm management skills with close guidance from experts in the industry. We offer a competitive salary, health plan, dental plan, 401K, and paid time off.

Prime Time Produce has been on the journey of becoming the largest year-round grower, packer, and shipper of premium quality colored peppers in the United States.
Prime Time has become a major supplier of sweet mini peppers and asparagus, in addition to a wide variety of seasonal produce items – from vine-ripened tomatoes and sweet corn to watermelons and green beans. Primetime uses technologically advanced farming practices, combined with operating state-of-the-art packing facilities, to ensure delivery of the safest and best-tasting produce in the marketplace.

Your Main Focus Areas

Assist the Farm Manager in leading and directing employees and contract laborers in the field
Assist in the planting, growing, and harvesting of pepper crops
Assist with field scouting, fertigation, and overseeing crop protection application
Coordinate with internal and external resources on fertilizer and crop inputs
Monitor moisture levels and assist with irrigation
Ensure compliance to food safety handling procedures, OSHA, and GAP
Assist with on-farm crop trials
Assist in all other aspects of the growing operations

This role if a good fit for you if you bring:
Knowledge of farming practice; specialty crops preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Crop Health, or related field
PCA (Pest Control Advisor) preferred, or willingness to obtain
A strong work ethic and the desire to continuous learn
The ability to solve in-the-moment problems and are able to quickly reprioritize what needs to be done
A valid driver’s license and are able to maintain a good driving record at all times
The ability to work extended hours during peak season

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