Field Operations Manager
Reports to: Director of Field Operations
Position Type: Full-Time
The Field Operations Manager will work closely with the Director of Field Operations and CEO to maintain and grow the field operations for the company. The Field Operations Manager position is primarily an administrative position with a projected 60/40 mix of in-office/in-field work required. A successful candidate for this position will have forward-thinking mentally, a passion for moving our long-standing agriculture company into the next paradigm, and provide the Director of Field Operations, CEO, and other department manager’s support. The Field Operations Manager is a long-term position with room for growth.
In-Season for both California and Washington:
- Communicate and coordinate with employees, growers, labor contractors, and machinery operators regarding daily production scheduling including blossom harvest routes, number of crews and locations;
- Knowledge of, or desire to learn, how to identify specific varieties, bloom stages, and approximate acreage;
- Maintain detailed production records;
- Ensure that any new or existing time keeping/record-keeping systems are used correctly and accurately;
- Develop strategies for improving and growing production as well as efficiency and profit and cost reduction;
- Implement a post-harvest cleanup procedure for all field equipment;
- Responsible for assigned company vehicle maintenance;
- Attend and participate in company and safety meetings prior to, during, and after the season, as well as adhere, implement/enforce all company safety policies and ensure that all field employees are operating in a safe and responsible manner while complying with health and safety regulations;
- Ability to represent Firman Pollen in a professional and responsible manner with employees and other companies.
Off-Season work for California & Washington:
- Maintain an open line of communication with all growers and farm managers where the product was harvested from in order to ensure a quality control of harvest;
- Record and update grower information with any changes of either personnel or orchards;
- Continue improving grower relations for harvest locations;
- Problem solves issues that took place during the season by finding or creating new systems or procedures for the following season.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills;
- Be able to read, analyze, interpret written procedures and reports as well as the ability to see and watch what others are doing to make sure that the job is being performed correctly;
- The ability to adjust the task being performed as required or as needed;
- The employeemust be honest, ethical as well as dependable.
- Ability to be independent, self-starter, self-motivated, team-player and pleasant working with/interacting with others.
- The employeeneeds to be able to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems, as well as be able to develop a solution.
- Attention to detail, organizational skills, strong leadership skills, positive attitude, and willingness to learn.
- Working knowledge of Office software specifically word and excel.
This position will supervise all Field Managers and any assigned employees based on production need and location. It is their responsibility that the growers’ instructions are followed by the field managers.
This position will be performed in an office setting and/or outdoors depending on task or activity.
Unvaccinated employees must wear masks while away from their desks until further notice.
Expected Hours of Work:
Hours vary depending on work season: Mid-January to Mid-May work hours maybe Sunday to Saturday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. or as needed to complete the job duties for the day. During the off-season, Mid-May to December, work hours may be from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or as needed to complete the job duties for the day.
Travel to California for the 4-6 weeks of the almond/cherry season starting mid-January.
Be available to travel back to California during the off-season as needed to complete tasks or projects or meet with clients and field managers.
Living arrangements, transportation (if needed), and a set per day meal allowance for the duration of the stay will be provided.
Required Education and Experience:
- AA in Business Agriculture Degree or similar degree;
- Bilingual in English and Spanish in terms of reading, writing, speaking, and conversing.
- 2+ years of providing and growing client relations
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Knowledge in agricultural areas such as harvesting and/or planting
- Current Pesticide License or be willing to obtain it within 1 year.
Work Authorization/License Requirements:
- Be eligible to legally work in the US.
- Maintain valid Driver’s license and vehicle insurance at all times.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
To apply, click the Apply Here button below and submit the application along with your resume and cover letter.
This position will be open until filled.