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16 Apr 2018

Midwest Orchard Manager – Minnesota

Posted by D.J. Stornetta, djs@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32702

A well-established agriculture company based outside the St. Paul, MN area, is seeking an Orchard Manager to join and function as part of the management team and be responsible for all aspects of 300 acres of tree fruit. Conventional, sustainable production methods are utilized.

Primary responsibilities:

* Communicate with General Manager on a daily basis in order to prepare and plan tasks.

*Establish short term and long-term priorities

* Give GM a thorough reporting of daily activities being sure to report both positive and negative details.

* Be sure to promote all policies and procedures established and outlined by the GM.

* Plan, implement, and complete daily and long term farm production tasks.

* Utilize all production staff members to accomplish goals. Accomplish tasks through delegation to staff members.

* Establish performance and productivity standards for each task delegated to a staff member.

* Evaluate, review, and give feedback for each task assigned to a staff member.

* Insure that staff members are meeting performance and productivity standards. If not, provide input, correction, training, and innovation to assist them in meeting goals.

* Establish monitoring systems for delegated tasks to insure completeness of task.

* Responsible for all tree fruit production on the farm.

* Responsible for planning-selecting planting schedules, varieties, and quantities.

* Planting-insuring that all plantings are completed on time.

* Pest I.D., control, applications, and records.

***COMPETITIVE SALARY (DOE) BONUS, PROFIT SHARE, COMPANY TRUCK, ETC.***

Qualifications:

B.S. Degree- preferred

Min. four years of practical experience in a related position-

Must be a proactive manager-

Possess good human resource/people skills-

Must be able to function in a management team environment-

Willing and motivated to take charge and responsibility for the farm production team.

Bilingual: English/Spanish- preferred

Please contact D.J. Stornetta, djs@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Farming. Job Types: Midwest. Job expires in Endless.

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