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.
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.
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
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
Must be able to handle multi-tasks and work in a fast-paced
Knowledge of agricultural methods, practices and equipment
Knowledge of harvest costs including transportation and
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
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.
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