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To oversee Crop Workers and help care for the crops for the benefit of the research department or breeders to help in the implementation of the breeding program. Observes aspects of the crops’ development and has the expertise needed to propose improvements.
Summary of responsibilities:
Brief description of responsibilities and duties:
4 Spraying the crops where necessary. Follow guidelines set by Breeders when setting up greenhouse and field trials. Informing the Station Manager or Breeder about symptoms of diseases and deciding how they should be controlled. Monitors the crops during occasional weekend shifts and takes action in the event of emergencies. Stays up to date on all crop cycles for various crops grown at several research facilities. Harvesting the crops during the harvest period. Skilled at planting using various types of planters and the setting up of cultivators and irrigation systems.
5 Other duties: Keeps the facilities operating in a safe, clean and neatly organized manner. Maintains all equipment and facilities in accordance with federal, state and county guidelines. Miscellaneous data collection as it relates to safety, ag waivers and phytosanitary documents. Other duties as assigned.
Education / Knowledge Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or crop science/crop management. Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant work experience required. Possesses a current pesticide application license or is able to obtain it within 90 days of hire. Forklift certification required.
Skills Must be able to operate and calibrate farm equipment; tractors, setup cultivators, irrigation systems and sprayers. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Professional, assertive and clear communication skills (verbal and written), including active listening skills. Bilingual – proficient in both the English and Spanish language.
Traits: A service-oriented team player. Highly dependable and detailed oriented. Ability to perform well under pressure. Must maintain high confidentiality. Shows personal initiative, is flexible and pragmatic, and able to portray and promote a positive image of the company’s vision, mission and values.
Competencies relevant to the position Cooperation Entrepreneurship Responsibility Initiative and decisiveness Management, development and coaching Communication
Planning and organization Customer orientation
Independence Performs the job/ duties independently as much as possible, under the responsibility of the Station Manager.
Contacts Maintains internal contacts with the relevant colleagues in the local and international Research, Breeding and Sales Teams, as well as externally with existing and potential customers.
Leadership Supervises the tasks of crop workers and contract labor.
Working Conditions Works under varying climatic conditions in both greenhouses and outdoors. Able to lift harvested product or planting materials up to 75 lbs
Please contact Mark Teague, Mark@producecareers.com
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