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Assistant Farm Manager - Bakersfield & Stockton Territory

    • Job Tracking ID: 512698-599407
    • Job Location: Arvin, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 03, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Position Summary

As the Assistant Farm Manager of our Bakersfield and Stockton farm locations, you’ll be assigned to specific crop acres to oversee, in partnership with one of our Farm Managers. This position has significant autonomy and requires a broad skill-set, including general management capability, attention to detail, "get-it-done" attitude, superior interpersonal skills and in-depth agricultural experience. While this position primarily focuses on our crops in Bakersfield, there may be times when assistance is needed at other locations.

Tasteful Selections, LLC, located in Arvin, California, is a specialty potato company whose mission is to delight the consumer with great tasting, easy to prepare, inspirational potato products. A joint venture between RPE, Inc., CSS Farms, Inc. and Plover River Farms, Inc., the company is a vertically integrated farming operation which grows, packs and markets baby potatoes, fingerlings and seed potatoes. More information can be found at www.TastefulSelections.com.

Relationships

The Assistant Farm Manager works with the location Farm Manager to effectively manage planting and harvest equipment for approximately 6,000 acres of ground for potatoes and various vegetables annually, at our Bakersfield and Stockton locations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Support field operations, including tillage, planting, cultivation, harvest, and cover crop establishment
  • Execute agronomic activities in coordination with the Farm Manager including scheduling of irrigation, fertilizer applications, and chemical applications
  • Coordinate potato shipping activities to deliver excellent customer service and quality
  • Facilitate situational work direction to seasonal, contract employees
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are followed by employees
  • Consistently communicate with the Farm Manager about farm activities, challenges and innovative solutions
  • Coordinate purchasing of supplies, equipment, and inputs
  • Adhere to irrigation constraints and oversee all rotational crop production and disposition

Experience and Skills:

Required Position Qualifications
* Demonstrated strong work-ethic, outstanding leadership ability and exceptional interpersonal skills
* Bilingual in English/Spanish is required
* Bachelors of Science degree in an Agriculture related program

* 1 - 3 years of experience managing agricultural programs over a large geographic region
* Ability to travel up to 30% of work time
* Self-directed individual who leads projects to identify and implement solutions with team input
* Demonstrated experience working with irrigated crops
* Adaptability to changing situations with the ability to perform multiple tasks, with multiple priorities
* Proficient in the use of Windows based computer programs (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and a general aptitude with software systems
* Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to train and work with operational personnel on the farm
* Superior organizational and project management skills and experience working with employees
* Ability to acquire and hold a valid US driver’s license and successfully pass vehicle insurance verification
* Candidates must be eligible to work unrestricted in the U.S. without company sponsorship
* Ability to comprehend, read, write and communicate proficiently in English and interact with all levels of the organization.

Preferred Position Qualifications
* Previous experience working with potatoes and irrigated crops

Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. Tasteful Selections has a complete benefits package, including health, dental, vision and life insurance, company matched 401(k) and profit sharing.

 Tasteful Selections is an Equal Opportunity Employer.