Job Info
Job Title: Farm Fleet & New Technology Implementation Manager
Location: Salinas, CA
Job Number: 11724
Posted Date: 4/5/2021
Job description

THE ROLE:

This position will be responsible for a variety of activities associated with our farm machinery, emerging technology and other farm related tasks such as farm supplies, maintaining records and shop scheduling. Understanding emerging technology and implementing applicable products on the farm is a key component to this position.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Organizes & Prioritizes all Farm R&M activities to maximize efficiencies
  • Keeps a well maintained tidy shop and equipment fleet
  • General maintenance on tractor and farm implements: Oil changes, bearing repair etc.
  • Inspect tractors and implements to perform repairs or to perform preventive maintenance
  • Develop & implement maintenance schedules for all farm equipment & implements
  • Maintain accurate inventories of all farm supplies and parts
  • Negotiate best prices & purchase needed farm supplies
  • Monitor all bulk fuel, oil, grease and DEF purchases
  • Understand, learn, and assist in development of the following: Drones, GPS Equipment, laser equipment, irrigation and tillage methods, irrigation boom and control, precision fertilizer applications, mechanical weeder, auto thinner, moisture monitors
  • Stay abreast of new technology that will assist farm efficiency
  • Network with others in the industry
  • Assist with the implementation of new technology
  • Shop and farm compliance with County Health, State Regulators, EPA including water & nitrogen use reporting
  • Assist in monitoring farm activities such as planting, irrigation, tractor work
  • Assist Farm Manager and supervisors on work schedules, farm budget and special events (field days, etc.).
  • Maintain inventory records; recommend purchase of equipment, materials, supplies and other related items
  • Daily, weekly, monthly shop schedules prioritizing with Farm Managers, Farm Supervisors & Farm Director
  • Keep in close communication with all farming staff
  • Participate in weekly farm meetings
  • Shop and Farm compliance with County Health, State Regulators, EPA etc.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three years related experience and/or training
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Must have a current driver’s license

IDEAL CANDIDATE: 

  • Must have MIG/TIG or Arc welding, plasma cutting experience
  • Must have good oxygen/acetylene torch skills
  • Must be able to fabricate equipment
  • Must be computer literate
  • Bilingual-Spanish preferred
  • Must have a positive attitude and able to work with a diverse group of team members

OUR COMPANY:

Tanimura & Antle is an employee owned Company and the industry leader of premium fresh produce. For over 38 years, Tanimura & Antle has attributed its success to our loyal and dedicated employees and our future is brighter than ever. The Company owns 27,000 acres and farms 40,000 acres annually with our valued growers in Salinas, Yuma, Oxnard and the Central Valley. As a vertically integrated, innovative company with a long standing commitment to sustainability, Tanimura & Antle also owns a variety of diversified businesses such as greenhouse operations, an automated transplanting system, an agriculture technology company and a seed research and genetics company.

ABOUT MONTEREY COUNTY:

Just an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey County is located on the Central Coast of California and offers a wide variety of activities such as hiking, dining, fishing, whale watching, biking, golfing and more. Temperatures in the summer average between 60 degrees and 70 degrees, making Monterey County the ideal growing climate for leafy greens, solidifying it's name as The Salad Bowl of the World. The rich agriculture community of the Salinas Valley extends through the heart of the County, making Monterey the third largest agricultural county in California. The County also offers the longest coastline of any California county and attracts more than 3 million visitors annually to destinations such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Other iconic world-famous locations in the Monterey area include Big Sur, 17 Mile Drive, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and numerous famous golf courses.

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