Job Info Job Title: Harvest Operations Manager Location: Arizona and California Job Number: 11953 Posted Date: 7/26/2021 Job description To provide leadership and organizational competency for the harvesting operations of a major fruit and vegetable grower shipper. Specific Activities: Coordinate people, equipment and supplies for a harvesting operation. Interview, hire and train all personnel required for your operating team. Promote and implement proper equipment operating procedures in a manner conducive to safety standards. Train equipment operators and others in proper operating procedures. Analyze the harvest group’s performance and trends. Address issues impacting performance in a timely and efficient manner. Minimize equipment damage to transplant and harvest group equipment. Perform routine maintenance, diagnose field break downs, perform field repairs relative to diagnostics and perform off season overhauls on transplant and harvester equipment. Develop and maintain a professional relationship with customer growers. Promote a culture focused on job safety following the standards and procedures set forth in the Company Safety Program. Audit the performance and quality of service provided by your group. Use audits to improve performance and customer satisfaction. Organize and coordinate field moves in a safe and efficient manner. Promote and enforce a high-level accountability amongst colleagues and contractors. Provide operational and performance reports as requested by fellow colleagues. Promote and encourage an environment conducive to the principles of Mission Focused Management. This is a full time, year-round position. This person will coordinate achieving their mission with a group of operational colleagues, be based in the Phoenix area and take responsibility for specific planting and harvesting equipment. Overnight travel required during the season. Qualifications The successful candidate will have competency in mission related disciplines such as large-scale agriculture mechanical harvesting, transplanting, crop production, extensive experience in maintaining and repairing farming and harvesting equipment and be bilingual in English and Spanish for hiring, training and organizing personnel. This position is for a hands-on professional who enjoys working on a peer level with talented and committed colleagues, and who has the self-confidence to pursue their convictions. Must be bilingual and bi-cultural with the ability to effectively communicate and manage a diverse group of harvesters and supervisors. Must be able to plan effectively and estimate crop harvesting volumes and communicate this information to all other departments including cooler/packinghouses, sales, management. Must have a minimum of 3 years of large-scale harvest management experience. Must be computer savvy with a Bachelors Degree. Skill set should include: Extensive knowledge of general farm machinery and mechanics. Including but not limited to: Gearboxes, D/C Electrical, Shaft & Equipment Alignment, Hydraulic Systems, Bearings, diesel engines, multiple buses and custom fabricated harvesting equipment. Ability to read, write and comprehend complex processes and instructions. Ability to understand, embrace and integrate into our Self-Management organizational system. Ability to take ownership of a group of approximately 600 harvesters and treat it as your own personal business in which you take complete responsibility. Ability to build a team of supervisors and foremen, share knowledge and experience with peers and play a leadership role within a group. Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram format. Must have a valid driver’s license and good DMV record. Must be a capable trouble shooter and problem solver. A good sense of humor goes a long way. Agriculture Jobs - Ag Tech Jobs - Management Jobs - Warehouse Jobs - Skilled Trades Jobs Apply By Our Email: Apply Email Apply Here Online: Apply Online Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.