Job Title: Production Supervisor, Vegetables
Department: Betteravia Farms Production
Location: Santa Maria, CA
Reports To: Area Manager and Production Manager

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing and adhering to planting and pre-irrigation schedules.
  • Responsible for the quality management of crop production to include: Irrigation, Cultivation, Weeding, Thinning, Fertilization, and Ground Preparation.
  • Responsible for managing crop production within budget perimeters (Fertilizer, Labor, Inputs).
  • Responsible for the daily management and oversight of : Developing effective weekly production plans, Execution of company farming practices, Ground work, Irrigation, Cultivation, and Fertilization.
  • Responsible for coordinating and collaborating with harvest to determine harvest date(s), Irrigation Schedules, and Crop Quality.
  • Responsible for working with Alejandro on ground timing and ground prep method (conventional or minimum till).
  • Responsible for the management and coordination between ranches of all ranch assets: Equipment, Tape, Labor, etc.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all company policies and procedures are being followed at all times.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance in Food Safety, Worker Safety, Employee Relations, and all Governmental Regulatory Compliance.
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate crew levels to ensure production demands are met.
  • Responsible for routine communications with Pest Control Advisors.
  • Responsible for recruitment, training and performance assessments of designated personnel.
  • Responsible for financial analysis/reporting, budgets, and establishing metrics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Functions and Competencies:

  • Teamwork: Demonstrated 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: Is 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 management.
  • Strong computer skills required: Advanced Excel (Ability to execute Pivot Tables and Link Spreadsheets).

Competitive benefits and salary.
401K and Profit Sharing Plans
Vegetable Production experienced desired.