Betteravia Farms
Job Description

Job Title: Production Intern

Department: Betteravia Farms Production

Location: Santa Maria and Other Growing Locations

Reports To: Ranch Supervisor


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Ranch Supervisor in the overall management of assigned commodities/area
    • Proficient knowledge and experience with Crop Trac to schedule assigned crops/areas
    • Planting and Pre-Irrigation schedules
    • Ground prep, Chopping, Listing, Irrigation, Pre-irrigation, Cultivations, Fertilizer applications, Weeding, Thinning
    • Quick tests –Ensure tests are completed and proper levels of fertilizer/chemicals are applied
    • Planning and budgeting
    • Planting schedule and execution
    • Production management
    • Ensuring routine communications with Pest Control Advisors
    • Ensuring coordination between ranches of all ranch assets; Equipment, Tape, Labor, Etc.
    • Coordinating and Collaborating with Harvest Department to determine harvest date(s) and Irrigation schedules
    • Ensuring Inventory Management of Fertilizer and Pesticide Usage
    • Ensure timely communications with Cost Analyst
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Development, Supervision and Oversight of;
  • Work with Production Supervisor on all crop analytics and district plan development
    • Planting location timing and varieties
    • Labor Management and Tracking
    • Develop and review efficiency Reports
    • Analysis of input costs
    • Yield evaluation
    • Evaluation of growing practices
    • Establish, track and meet budget on;
    • Assessment of growing practices
  • With Ranch Supervisor responsible for the Administration and Oversight of the following:
    • Ensuring new hires have completed new hire paperwork and compliance training has been completed prior to start of work (no exception)
    • Understand and utilize Pet Tiger Capabilities to enhance efficiencies and ensure payroll accuracy
    • Ensuring compliance in Food Safety, Worker Safety, Employee Relations, and all Governmental Regulatory Compliance
    • Ensuring timely attendance and participation of all required company meetings
    • Ensuring communications and tasks are understood by all personnel and executed timely and accurately
    • Ensuring adherence to all company policies and procedures
    • Ensuring recruitment, training, and performance assessments of designated personnel

General Functions and Competencies:

  • 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 manage
  • Strong computer skills required

Physical Requirements:

The essential physical requirements for this position are:


  • 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