Crop Supervisor

Agriculture Company

Job Description

As Farm Manager you will be responsible for directing all activities directly related to growing up to 3,000 acres of almonds, walnuts, grapes, and a variety of row crops from pruning, thinning, and harvesting, to irrigation and pest management.

Working directly with the Owner/Ranch Operations Manager, and working with a talented group of supervisors, you will be responsible for directing the efforts of employees to help grow quality high-yield crops.

The successful candidate will be forward-thinking, open to new technologies and ideas, organized, have strong people skills, and excellent communication. This position requires someone who can both work independently as well as collaboratively with a diverse group of people.

Job type: Full-time

A competitive benefits package including healthcare, 401(k), and paid vacation and sick time.

Compensation:$47,000 – $62,000 yearly

Responsibilities: 

  • Report directly to the Owner/Ranch Operations Manager
  • Direct and operate the overall operations of a variety of crops
  • Manage and supervise pruning, irrigation, cultural practices, and harvest
  • Coordinate Irrigation management using excel spreadsheets
  • Coordinate spray applications and soil fertilization management (must know calibration)
  • Coordinate with other employees for efficient team-driven results
  • Oversight of proper documentation and report directly to the office
  • Assist with strategic and operational planning
  • Optimize the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of all field operations while maintaining a safe working environment
  • Ensure compliance with all Federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Management, or a related field preferred
  • 5 years of work experience managing a farm required
  • Experience with orchard, vineyard, and row crop production
  • Ability to communicate and interact with others
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a clean DMV record
  • Must have good computer and analytical skills
  • Technologically savvy – work with high-density orchards, platforms, sensors, etc.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to tolerate temperature extremes of below freezing in the winter to several consecutive days with highs over 100 degrees in the summer
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • Ability to plan ahead and see the whole picture
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

About Company
The company is a growing agricultural, commercial, and residential real estate company focusing on farming and investment properties in the central valley and central coast of California. Our office is ideal for self-driven individuals who also like working with a team.

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