Job Info
Job Title: Production Manager
Location: Wasco, CA
Job Number: 12028
Posted Date: 9/6/2021
Job description

Job Description

As Nursery Production Manager, you will be responsible for the production of plants in a specified location/s including management and supervision of area facilities and equipment, greenhouses, shade/sun houses, hoop houses. This position also includes managing the production and shipping schedule, work of crews, ensuring proper safety training and compliance with company safety guidelines, meal and break times, and OSHA rules and compliances.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain and communicate all accurate records of growing conditions of any plant material within your control.
  • Work in conjunction with Management to plan for and share manpower resources and day-to-day responsibilities for all greenhouses and production activities.
  • Work with Management to schedule and complete special projects as directed.
  • Maintain and communicate accurate daily activity records and operation logs for detailed tracking capability.
  • Assists team to achieve all budgetary and quality goals.
  • Lead by example in safety while enforcing safety and PPE requirements and standards. Responsible for leading tailgate safety meetings and training for all direct reports.
  • Identify and requisition material required to perform assigned work.
  • Conduct monthly inspections of all assigned areas. Coordinate with repair and maintenance department on facility maintenance needs.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with management, supervisors, contractors, and employees on a regular basis and in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate and control seasonal activities.
  • Participate in required trainings, team building activities, and other trainings as required.
  • On a weekly basis, work in conjunction with Management and Crew Leads to set output standards and schedules for production work.
  • Assist in all production activities including;
  • ---greenhouse propagation
  • ---planting
  • ---growing
  • ---irrigation
  • ---weed control, pest control
  • ---cultural practices
  • ---cooperate in the setup of Spray Programs
  • ---testing new products and horticultural practices
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • BS in Viticulture, Horticulture, Agribusiness, or equivalent experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel, and Email required.
  • Thorough understanding of nursery practices and growing cycles preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, assign work in a logical manner to meet productivity and time requirements, ability to make sound decisions and enforce company rules, policies and safety practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and in a timely manner all concerns regarding work progress, work quality, order of tasks, and employee safety.
  • Requires mobility throughout all nursery locations.
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills required.
  • Understand nursery equipment, pump, frost, harvest and irrigation processes and related equipment operation preferred.
  • Lead and participate in continuous improvement initiatives. 

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