Job - Assistant Farm Operations Manager

Job Title: Assistant Farm Operations Manager

Job Order #: EH-8231

Location: South Central New Mexico

Salary Range: $70000 - $0

Commission / Bonus: Up to 10% Bonus based on salary

Benefits: 3 Weeks Paid Vacation + 95% Employee & 50% Family Health Insurance + Dental Insurance + Housing + Paid Holidays + Vision Insurance + Work Vehicle

QUALIFICATIONS:

- 3-6 years of experience in orchard or permanent crop related field
- Permanent crop experience required
- Bilingual - Spanish
- BS degree that is Ag Related
- Valid Driver's License
- Proficient computer skills - Microsoft Office software, email, internet, spreadsheets
- Good diagnostic and decision-making skills
- Experience leading production and administrative crew
- Proven ability to effectively communicate – verbal & written skills
- PCA certification (highly preferred)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is searching for an Assistant Farm Operations Manager for a large Orchard production operation in south central New Mexico. This position will be directly responsible for all the daily agronomics of approximately 3,200 acres of permanent crops and the development of future acres. May hire, train, or supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the orchard health maintenance. Supervise and review irrigation scheduling, crop nutrition, cultivating, harvest timing and pruning. Scout crops and identify pests, includes making recommendations on treatment and suggesting products or other methods to control or prevent problems. This position will report to the Farm Operations Manager. Idea is to hire Assistant Farm Operations Manager to transition to Farm Operations Manager. Current Farm Manager is wanting to step back in 2-3 years allowing for a transitional period. Current Manager has been with company for over 40 years.

The primary responsibility of the candidate will be to:
- Coordinate the daily operations of maintaining healthy productive orchards.
- Implement and track budgeted plans including:
- Irrigation
- Fertility & Pest Management
- Quality Control
- Direct and coordinate worker activities, such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvest timing, and pruning coordination.
- Inspect orchards or fields to determine crop maturity or condition or to detect disease or insect infestation and develop a corrective action plan.
- Monitor activities such as irrigation, chemical application, harvesting to ensure adherence to safety regulations or standards
- Attend relevant and local water district meetings and:
- Track SGMA
- Track Water Account balances
- Track and report on new regulatory issues
- Communicate with management on orchard health
- Oversee the equipment maintenance personal
- Direct and coordinate the daily activities of mechanics. Provide technical and administrative assistance and guidance as needed. Prioritize and schedule jobs.


Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Eric Hansen at eric@hansenagriplacement.com or call 308-382-7351. Please fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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