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Ranch Manager

Company: Grimmway Farms
Location: Tehachapi
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

PURPOSE:

Manage farming operations in Tehachapi/Cummings Valley area.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for leading, implementing and continually supporting our company and divisional values and strategy.
  • Responsible for ranch profitability, regulatory compliance, employee development, product quality, ranch stewardship and ongoing development of best practices.
  • Manage all aspects of farming conventional and/or organic vegetable crops in the Tehachapi/Cummings Valley area.
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing ground preparation, planting, irrigation, fertilization and coordination of harvesting.
  • Responsible for best in class equipment maintenance, employee training and stewardship.
  • Responsible for creating, implementing and performing to strict input schedules to ensure best practices in resource planning, resource sharing and inter-departmental communication for the purpose of best in class efficiency and utilization of crews and equipment.
  • All other duties as directed by Ranch Unit Director.
  • Weekend work will be required during certain seasons.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to continuously work outdoors all day in various and sometimes extreme weather conditions. Ability to continuously work with product and equipment at ground level. Ability to work on uneven terrain both on foot and while aboard moving equipment. Ability to get on and off various stationary and moving equipment. Ability to work outdoors and in a wet and damp environment. Must wear corrective lenses if required/listed on driver's license. Must be able to move items weighing up to 25 lbs.

Additional Info

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four-year college degree in a related major preferred but not required in lieu of direct experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of farm management experience required, including the supervision of labor and direct involvement in the business side of the industry
  • Position requires employee to live and work in Tehachapi or immediate surrounding area
  • The successful candidate must have strong communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees
  • Must be computer literate
  • Bi-lingual in English/Spanish preferred
  • Must have a valid driver's license and clean DMV driving record
  • Must pass pre-placement drug/alcohol screen, physical, and functional capacity evaluation

Benefits

ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES:

  • Competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k plan with a discretionary match, subject to a vesting schedule
  • Paid Sick, Vacation, Holiday Time and Personal Hours
  • Employee Vehicle Purchase/Lease Programs
  • Subsidized gym membership with InShape health clubs
  • Free on-site personal training and other wellness-focused activities at company gym
  • Tuition discount partnership program with University of La Verne
  • Discounted tickets to major theme parks throughout California
  • Work life balance

Keywords: Grimmway Farms, Lancaster , Ranch Manager, Other , Tehachapi, California

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