New Excelsior Farming, LLC Employment

Job Title AG Tractor Driver
Supervisor Place Holder
Position Type Place Holder
Pay Place Holder
Weekly Hours Varies on season

AG Tractor Driver

New Excelsior Farming LLC,

Job Description

New Excelsior Farming LLC, is seeking day time farm tractor driver. The main responsibilities are operating a tractor for land preparation, planting, cultivating, fertilizing, day time pesticide applications, sprinkler irrigation, furrow irrigation, and drip irrigation. You must wash tractors and equipment, and fill out inspection forms. Also, depending on weather conditions and work load, they may be required to assist in harvest activities, thinning, weeding, service of equipment, or clean-up.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Need Experienced Drivers with Backhoe, Water Truck, Big Horse Power Heavy Tractors.
  • Operate tractor to perform various land prep duties, disc, chisel, plowing, bed shaping, spraying using laser leveling equipment to level large fields.
  • May lubricate and repair tractor and attachments.
  • Learn location of all ranches.
  • Learn to identify the differences between the different vegetables.
  • Learn Ranch Field Valve and row counting systems.
  • Communicates and sets schedules with tractor Supervisor to get ground worked in a timely manner.
  • Makes sure Good Manufacturing and Agricultural Practices (GMP’s) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are followed at all times.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Walking, sitting, stooping, squatting, balancing, stretching, climbing and lifting, driving

Senses: Speech, hearing, sight (near, far, color)

Job Title Agricultural Crop Farm Supervisor
Supervisor Place Holder
Position Type Place Holder
Pay Place Holder
Weekly Hours Varies on season

NEF Job description

Position Title:  Farm Supervisor

Immediate Supervisor: Farm Manager

Position Description:  This position will oversee and supervisor a diversified farming operation growing cherry, cherry plum, and kiwi.  The position is specifically aligned to the management of all chemicals applications and pest control.  In addition, the position will be responsible for overseeing various test projects as well as maintaining nurseries.

 

Key Duties for this role will include:

  • Supervise farm operations and field work of company employees
  • Oversee and evaluate all agricultural operations of the company at the supervisor level
  • Make recommendations to management to improve farm practices
  • Work on, supervisor and oversee various test plots and new technologies in farming operations and provide continuous documentation on test results
  • Establishment of future goals and be responsible for implementation
  • Provide written reports regarding insect, disease and week observation on crop sites
  • Make written observation on control of insects and diseases
  • Oversee all trapping for Oriental Fruit Moth (or other pest)
  • Oversee and understand Maximum Residue Levels (MRL) over commodity destination for export.

 

Physical Requirements:

    • Regularly standing, walking on uneven terrain, use hands, sit, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch.
    • Repetitive lifting, carrying and/or pulling up to approximately 40 pounds more or less, going up and down ladder carrying full picking bag
Job Title EF Crew Boss
Supervisor Ranch Manager and Field Supervisors
Position Type Supervisory
Pay Place Holder
Weekly Hours Varies on season

Objective

The basic objective of this position is to perform heavy manual labor and a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled duties in the agricultural business. As well as being responsible for an assigned crew.

Essential job functions

  • Supervise employees
  • Interview, hire, train, discipline and reward workers
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Excelsior Farming LLC polices and applicable law
  • Instruct experienced workers to assist in training new hires, coordinate workers in the planting, pruning, thinning and harvesting of crops
  • Review employee’s work
  • Assign specific duties to employees
  • Read and write at the level required for successful job performance
  • Use and properly maintain assigned equipment
  • Perform semi-skilled maintenance
  • Read, understand and comply with oral and written instructions and polices
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with others in the course of work
  • Clearly communicate and work well with others
  • Listen to and address complaint and resolve problems
  • Maintain simple records: Fill out and complete Field Log, submit timesheets and Filed Clock to payroll by deadline
  • Be accountable for all employees
  • Listen to and fully comply with all instructions given by supervisors
  • Enforce and comply with all company safety policies and procedures and safety requirements
  • Attend company meetings as required (Crew Boss meetings, First Aid, CPR, Sexual Harassment and others)
  • Retrain when necessary
  • Coordinate meetings regarding safety regulations, care of equipment, company regulations, instruct employees on how to do the job that is expected of them
  • Train on prevention of accidents and follow company procedure if an accident occurs

 

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job

 

    • Regularly standing, walking on uneven terrain, use hands, sit, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch.
    • Repetitive lifting, carrying and/or pulling up to approximately 40 pounds more or less, going up and down ladder carrying full picking bag
Job Title Field Sanitation
Supervisor Place Holder
Position Type Place Holder
Pay Place Holder
Weekly Hours Varies on season

Job Title: Field Sanitation

Responsibilities:

  • Safely completing daily service routes in sequence as routed by location of field crews.
  • Servicing, cleaning and stocking portable toilets, holding tanks, fresh water systems, hand wash stations and restroom trailers as needed.
  • Responsible for completing daily routes, while maintaining professional customer contact and open lines of communication with field employees.
  • Follow all safety guidelines and procedures
  • Safely operate a Route Service truck daily
  • Vacuum pump, clean and sanitize portable restroom units on customer site
  • Stock/replenish paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap and refill water holding tanks
  • Repair portable restroom units onsite as necessary
  • Provide onsite moves of equipment, and pick-up/delivery as requested
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections on vehicles, maintain truck logs
  • Maintain cleaning logs of portable units.
  • Load and unload units
  • Fuel vehicles and other equipment as necessary
  • Frequent employee interaction, including recommendations for any additional services and supplies needed
  • Excellent housekeeping of assigned vehicles and portable units.
  • Maintain professional demeanor and appearance at all times
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to frequently lift items up to 45 lbs
    • Ability to drive day or night
    • Work effectively in all weather conditions and customer work environments
    • Other requirements as determined by supervisor.
    • Use disinfecting and deodorizing liquids.
Job Title Shop Foreman
Supervisor Place Holder
Position Type Place Holder
Pay Place Holder
Weekly Hours Seasonal (<40->60hrs.)

Job Title: Shop Foreman

 

 

Summary:

This is a working supervisory position with main duties that include but are not limited to supervising shop staff, scheduling and supervising repair and maintenance of agricultural equipment, purchasing of parts. The supervisor performs various tasks to assist with the management of the operation and acts as liaison between management and shop staff. Keeps ranch manager apprised of equipment status and ongoing and future repair activities.

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

-Report and record work activity or progress.
-Assist subordinate employees in performing specific duties.
-Maintain equipment in proper operating condition.
-Ensure company policies are followed and maintain employee safety and health.
-Train employees on equipment.
-Records and maintains time sheets.

-Overhaul gas and diesel engines.
-Adjust and calibrate field equipment.
-Maintain safe and clean work area.
-Order replacement parts as required.

-Maintain a preventative maintenance program.

 

Physical Demands:

-Climb up onto and down from equipment.
-Climb up and down ladder as necessary
-Able to manipulate small hand tools.

-Lift up to 100 pounds.
-Stand for extended periods of time.
-Be able to mount and dismount equipment.

Job Title: Receiving Clerk
Position Type: Place Holder
Supervisor: Place Holder
Pay: Place Holder
Weekly Hours: Varies on season
Objective
The basic objective of this position is to receive all calls inbound/outbound fruits, containers, packing materials and other miscellaneous items with the proper paperwork handling and verification of accurate documentation.
 Qualifications
·         Have good math skills and computer knowledge   ·         Ability to communicate well with others (Bi-Lingual Desired) ·         High School diploma, GED, or 2yrs related work experience ·         Flexible to work 7-days and overtime on any shift if necessary
 Elements Of Position
·         Confirms counts and documentation on any receiving fruit, packaging material, and miscellaneous items   ·         Weighs all incoming fruit bins maintaining proper and accurate counts and weights of each growers/block  fruit ·         Input data into Famous system in a timely and accurate manner ·         Signs out with proper BOL all drivers on any outgoing loads of fruit, material, and miscellaneous items ·         Double checks accuracy of all paperwork and resolves all related problems as they arise ·         Performs physical inventories and monitors inventories in Famous to adjust and report if necessary ·         Set and attain goals, maintaining attention to detail, and working within deadlines ·         Maintains communication with growers for updated estimates and communicates information with shed departments ·         Assists on maintaining area clean and organized
 Physical Requirements
·         Constantly walking, standing, twisting, with some sitting   ·         Rarely crouching, stooping, pushing/pulling (10lbs +), and lifting/carrying (20lbs +) ·         Senses: speaking, hearing, sight (near, far, color)
Environmental Factors
·         Work is mainly performed in the receiving areas and cold storage rooms; Outdoor areas are in an average noise environment with moderate dusts and open to weather environment. Indoor areas are in an average noise environment and in low 29-degrees temp to highest 50-degres temps.
Safety Factors
·         Hazards encountered in work environment include heavy forklift traffic, occasional wet floor surfaces, and minor odor presence.
 Safety Equipment
·         Safety gloves, Safety vests, and proper shoes according to company shoe policy
Equipment Used To Perform Job
·         Scales, Computer, Calculator, and Printers.
Job Title: Field Labor
Position Type: Place Holder
Reports To: Place Holder
Pay: Place Holder
Weekly Hours: Varies on season

Objective

The objective of this position contains various duties including, but not limited to; harvesting, lifting, fruit tossing, thinning, cleaning, crawling in tight places, working in extreme temperatures for long periods of time, and any other task as assigned under the direction of the field supervision team.

 

Position elements

  • Weeding
  • Harvest
  • Carry a 30 pound ladder
  • Tree training
  • Tie
  • Prop trees
  • Cleaning
  • Rake/mulch brush
  • Climb
  • Walking – rough terrain
  • Work above the head
  • Reach
  • Get up
  • Grab
  • Crouch/Crouch
  • Balance
  • Shovel/Rake
  • Planting trees
  • Repetitive movements
  • Trellis

 

Physical requirements

  • Able to lift 40 pounds overhead repeatedly during work shift
  • Able to carry a 30 pound ladder and place it safely
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs while carrying 30 pounds.
  • Capable of working in constant extreme temperatures (35 degrees to over 100 degrees)
  • Walking, sitting, stooping, squatting, balancing, stretching, climbing, and lifting.

• Senses: Speech, hearing, sight (near, far, color)

Job Title: Ranch Irrigator Tech Position Pay: Place Holder
Position Type: Place Holder Weekly Hours: Varies on season
Reports To: Place Holder Other:  

Job Description

The Ranch Irrigator will be responsible for managing the application of water, coordinating with other members of the company for the use of fertilizers, tractor operations, cultivating, and spraying. Also, working with the irrigation supervisor as well as with other irrigators during climate changes to help prevent plant mortality by adjusting irrigation schedule, as well as timing the application and selecting the method of application to get the most desirable amount of moisture available to the plant. Coordinating with the harvest department to regulate the amount of water applied to crops scheduled for harvest or in harvest.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for crop irrigation, plant growth and ranch production (daily, weekly and monthly).
  • Maintenance and installation of drip tape, sprinklers, pipes, and main lines.
  • Maintenance and cleanliness of pumps and wells.
  • Responsible for proper use and application of chlorine and fertilization systems.
  • Coordinating with the grow department to accommodate the spray weeding schedule.
  • Coordinate with the harvest department to accommodate harvest schedules.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the ranch.
  • Responsible for animal intrusion and gopher patrol.
  • Responsible for documenting all crop irrigations and maintenance of irrigation equipment.
  • Assist in tractor operations such as, cultivating and putting down drip tape
  • Assist other irrigators in ranch projects as they become necessary
  • Responsible for the operations of Irrigation pumps, wells, booster, etc.
  • Responsible for understanding pressure and volume.
  • Responsible for thoroughly comprehending and following all of the company’s safety and food safety policies and procedures (Good Agricultural Practices, Good Manufacture Practices, etc.)

Physical Requirements:

  • Capable of working in constant extreme temperatures (35 degrees to over 100 degrees)
  • Walking, sitting, stooping, squatting, balancing, stretching, climbing, and lifting.
  • Senses: Speech, hearing, sight (near, far, color)
Job Title: Ag Mechanic Pay: Place Holder
Position Type: Place Holder Weekly Hours: Place Holder
Reports To: Place Holder Other:  

Job Title: Ag Mechanic

 

Summary: The Ag Mechanic will perform skilled mechanical work in maintenance, repair, and operation of farm equipment. Performs routine maintenance and adjustments on things such as fluid levels, hoses, belts, brakes, tires, oil and filters.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Repair farm equipment disc, chisel, harrows and other farm implements
  • Diagnose, adjust, and repair, all types of diesel engines.
  • Set up equipment as required
  • Proper documentation of work performed
  • Have electrical and Hydraulic background
  • Maintain shop equipment in good working order, grinders, drill press, welding machines and other shop related equipment
  • Maintain safe and clean work area
  • Performs 90 day inspection
  • Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed
  • Must work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines

 

Physical requirements:

    • Capable of working in constant extreme temperatures (35 degrees to over 100 degrees)
    • Walking, sitting, stooping, squatting, balancing, stretching, climbing, and lifting.
    • Senses: Speech, hearing, sight (near, far, color)
Job Title: Water Truck Driver Pay: Place Holder
Position Type: Place Holder Weekly Hours: Place Holder
Reports To: Place Holder Other:  

 

Objective

The objective of this position contains various duties including, but not limited to; watering the roads, cleaning, crawling in tight places, working in extreme temperatures for a long period of time and any other task assigned to you under the direction of the field supervision team.

 

Job Duties

  • Make a daily inspection sheet for the water truck and deliver daily to the shop office.
  • Work hours will be according to the season or the supervisor.
  • Work hours will be an eight hour shift or according to the supervisor or weather conditions.
  • Check the oil level in the water pumps and start and stop after filling the truck with water.
  • Report any mechanical problem with the water truck or well pumps during working hours.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift 40 to 50 pounds
  • Capable of working in constant extreme temperatures (35 degrees to over 100 degrees)
  • Walking, sitting, stooping, squatting, balancing, stretching, climbing and lifting, driving
  • Senses: Speech, hearing, sight (near, far, color)