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Director of Harvesting

Company: BlueSkySearch, LLC
Location: Salinas
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

D & J Packing, LLC is a family-run business with more than thirty (30) years of harvesting experience in the Salinas Valley/Yuma Arizona area. We are currently looking for a dynamic, forward thinking individual with a strong background in produce harvesting to join our team as Director of Harvesting. The ideal candidate must be knowledgeable of Harvest operations in both Salinas Valley and Yuma Arizona. This position requires excellent people skills and computer skills. We provide an encouraging and motivating work environment with an attractive benefit package.

Summary Description:

This position will be responsible for actively seeking new business and maintaining the quality of service for the current customers. Oversee all functions related to harvesting of produce with special regards to quality, timing, safety and cost effectiveness. Ensure that personnel continually improve and that progressive discipline is maintained.

Responsibilities:

Monitor that all crew, personnel and equipment are being used in the most efficient manner to minimize cost

Evaluate Harvest Packs based on budget

Budgeting and negotiation of harvest operations by commodity

Coordinate scheduling for harvesting, moving and/or insuring equipment is safe and in good repair

Managing and following DOT compliance

Support between office and field operations

Monitor when, how, and by whom product is harvested

Establishes clear communication with all harvest personnel through Foremen to ensure accuracy, timely completion and quality of work performed

Ensures that all Harvest policies are uniformly enforced and followed

Accurately forecast pounds/units picked daily and ensure completion of all work each day

Ensure that effective sanitation, personal safety are established and maintained

Identifying training needs

Supervising and motivating a team of workers

Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed

Reviewing production worker performance

Work with HR Department and H2A Department to ensure the recruitment needs are met through local and H2A recruitment

Ensure continuing compliance with all government requirements, including but not limited to FDA, EPA, USDA, OSHA, DOL and EEOC. Leads and manages local and federal inspections. Works with management to develop compliance systems

Aid with the development, implementation and maintenance of a Food Safety Plan

Maintain adherence to company policies, regulatory requirements, quality specifications, safety standards and sanitation practices

Must be able to handle multi-tasks and work in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of agricultural methods, practices and equipment

Knowledge of harvest costs including transportation and machinery

Have experience in executing contracts

Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Experience in MS Outlook calendar task scheduling.

Ability to successfully deal with people is a must.

Excellent communication skills are a must.

Have the ability to travel to Yuma AZ.

All candidates are subject to background check and driving record screening.

Education:

Four-year college degree, preferable in Agriculture, or equivalent work experience.

Over 10 years of progressive experience with agricultural field operations and harvesting that would provide the level of knowledge and ability required for the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V. All rights Reserved & Copyrighted 2020 to BlueSkySearch.com

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