Job Description

Alco Harvesting


Job Title: Caneberry Harvest Supervisor

Salary Range: $70,000-$90,000

Location: Santa Maria, CA


Betteravia Farms’ berry program accounts for 650+ acres per planting year, and consists of all four berry types that are marketed and sold by Driscoll’s. All 3+ million cartons are distributed through our partner, Driscoll’s. On top of the over 3 million cartons harvested, the berry program also employs over 800 people during the peak of our season. The program objective is to be top tier in the valley in terms of production, quality, innovation, and care for our workforce.


Production Size: 450+ acres of both conventional and organic strawberries
Scope of Responsibility: Responsible for Supervising all strawberry production crews, helping with weeding, planting, watering roads, bug vac tractors, deblossom, cutting runners, and post-harvest


  • Manages and supervises, with hands on involvement, all caneberry harvest activities
  • Identifies and sources labor; develops and manages crews, ensures proper training, and cultivates high morale.
  • Responsible for collection and submission of caneberry Harvest data.
  • Responsible for communicating accurate estimates of caneberry crops and to deliver high quality to the cooler in a timely manner.
  • Ensures compliance with all labor laws, audits or food safety, company policy and workers safety.
  • Maintains a well-organized, clean and safe work environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Works, shares, and communicates well with other program personnel.
  • Achieves above average quality scores and maintains a high position on the Driscoll’s district leaderboard.
  • Accurately manages and records the harvesting of multiple SKUs and pack types.
  • Assures accurate harvest forecasts to Driscoll’s on a daily basis.


      • In-Field Crew Boss
      • May or may not include QA Supervisor


      • Management of all harvest crew activities, which includes, but is not limited to:

      • Moving necessary equipment before work starts

      • Keeping the legal requirements up to company standards

      • Assuring all tools and equipment required are provided

      • Maintaining contact with crew leaders and assuring financial and work efficiencies.

      • Determining labor targets and goals

      • Assuring labor data records are accurate and reported in a timely manner

      • Ensuring harvest intervals are properly managed according to all external factors affecting fruit development

      • Point of contact between field employee’s and worker safety when it comes to injury, training paperwork, and worker legality:

      • Providing and ensuring all paperwork necessary is completed before any work begins

      • Working closely with worker safety to prevent injury to the best of our abilities

      • When an injury takes places, providing and seeing through all required documents and assistance

      • Coordination of activities with team all program team members

      • Proper management of harvest labor around all non-labor activities

      • Ensure proper communication with production and agronomy to maximize yield output


  • Enhance the longevity of all workers to the best of his/her responsibilities.
  • Training employees and developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Ensure employees are communicating effectively with all departments.
  • All direct reports and their subordinates understand their responsibilities and meet deadlines/budgets.
  • Maintain a productive, safe, compliant, and high opportunity working environment.



  • Demonstrated experience in berry production and in managing labor. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and as a part of a collaborative team. Ability to prioritize deadlines & projects, including coordinating the efforts of multiple contributors, and establish time frames for completion of projects and assignments.
  • Willingness and ability to embrace and follow the Bonita Packing Co. Employee Handbook. Ability to interact constructively and employees at all levels, upper management, owners, and community members, with diverse personalities and cultures, exercising sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy with an emphasis on flexibility, customer service and professionalism.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, including effective writing skills to prepare correspondence, various documents and reports, and email with knowledge of correct usage of English language, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Windows operating systems and related business and communication software and a demonstrated ability to learn and use various campus administrative computing systems and applications including, but not limited to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Power BI with the ability to update and expand skills as needed.
  • Willingness and ability to meet Bonita Packing and department standards for attendance.
  • Knowledge of growing areas and western vegetable production.


  • Teamwork: Demonstrates teamwork, Ability to work well with others
  • Communication: Bilingual ability. Communicates well with others both verbal and written. Interacts well with all departments. Collaborates routinely
  • Dependability and Responsibility: Dependable and accepts responsibility for his/her role to meet deadlines
  • Attendance, Policies & Procedures: Maintains good attendance and upholds all company policies and procedures with the highest integrity
  • Problem Solving & Motivation: Identifies and solves problems with prompt decisions and monitors results to meet objectives
  • Productivity & Time Management: Achieves productivity goals, manages time wisely and maintains low error rate
  • Organization & Leadership Skills: Plans and organizes projects in a timely manner. Establishes priorities with employees and/or appropriate parties. Communicates well with manager
  • Strong computer skills required


  • Employee must have the ability to walk, talk, hear, see, speak, concentrate, reach in all directions, stoop, bend, lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Use a computer, telephone and other equipment needed for the position
  • Possess the ability to reason and communicate clearly with or without reasonable accommodation.


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K
  • Profit Sharing