Job - Farm Zone Manager

Job Title: Farm Zone Manager

Job Order #: EH-9573

Location: North-Central Oregon

Salary Range: $ - $90000

Commission / Bonus: Possible

Benefits: Choice of three Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical plans + Choice of two Delta Dental plans + Company-paid life insurance coverage with optional additional coverage at a low cost + Company-paid long-term disability plan + Employee assistance program + Health Savings Account + Health-care and dependent-care flexible spending accounts + Supplemental critical illness, accident and hospital indemnity insurance coverage + Supplemental short-term disability insurance coverage + VSP vision insurance coverage

QUALIFICATIONS:

- BS Agronomy or related fields
- Prefer 5 years of experience farming conventional and organic row crops on a commercial scale
- 5+ years of experience in management role within a comparable structure or operation
- Experience managing an extended team is preferred
- Demonstrated expertise in Crop Production
- Strong leadership, communication and organizational skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to professionally represent the farm in business and environmental areas
- Demonstrated understanding of operational planning, and financial and human resource management
- Excellent judgement and problem-solving skills
- Experience with business processes, financial reporting and farm health and safety

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is searching for a Farm Zone Manager for this large progressive north-central Oregon producer. Produce highest quality rotational crops using best management practices. Monitor crop growth and moisture needs on a daily basis. Follow company fertilizer schedule and report actual application records as well as crop requirements and problems. Manage all record-keeping responsibilities and data processes. Essential Functions: • Plan, develop, and implement policies, procedures, and practices for the operation of rotational crop production and ensure compliance with companies standards for operation. • Confer with management team and Agronomist to evaluate soil and weather conditions and to develop plans and procedures for crop development. • Inspect fields and observe growing plants and harvested grass crops to determine work requirements such as cultivating, spraying, thinning, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, and drying, according to time of year and condition of soil, plants, and crops. • Inspect work performed, observe instrument and gauge readings, ascertain condition of crop, and performs related duties to verify worker adherence to instructions. • Oversee the packaging, storage, and transporting of harvested crops. • Maintain fertilizer application records and time and production records. • Set-up and fix fertilizer pump and calibrate pivot times. • Supervise a team of employees in support of farm’s operations, including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; assisting employees in career growth and development. • Determine the number of and kind of workers needed to perform required work and schedule activities. • Train workers in work procedures, safety policies, and use of machinery and tools. • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product. • Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew. Secondary Functions: • Drive and operate farm machinery such as tractor or harvester. • Examine machinery to ascertain maintenance, repair, and replacement requirements, and supervise workers engaged in machinery-maintenance activities.


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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