Spray Manager

Woodlake, CA
Full Time
Farm Management
Experienced

Position Title

Spray Manager

Company Overview

Bee Sweet Citrus, Inc. is a grower, packer, and shipper of fresh citrus and is a leader in today’s agriculture industry. Bee Sweet Citrus Inc. is a family owned and operated company, packing and marketing over 10 different citrus varieties to its consumers. Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Bee Sweet Citrus, Inc. is focused on innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction.

Job Overview

Bee Sweet Citrus, Inc. is seeking a Spray Manager to help run our Central Valley citrus operation, specifically in the Woodlake to Bakersfield area. This position will report directly to the Director of Farm Operations, and will be involved in all aspects of our citrus farming operation. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and must have experience working in farm management.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Candidate will be responsible for supervising spray operators in the application of chemicals and fertilizer to crops
  • Candidate will be responsible for supervising spray operators in the application of chemicals and fertilizer to crops
  • Responsibilities will also include monitoring pesticide recommendations for all ranches and varieties, working closely with management, collaborating with applicators to minimize pest damage and maximize productivity and oversee spray applications to ensure safety and accuracy
  • Ensure all required personal protective equipment (PPE) is being used and safety protocols are in proper working order for spray operators
  • Calibrate sprayers and chemical application equipment to execute the recommendation as written
  • Ensure spray applications follow rules and regulations required by law
  • Evaluate efficiency and identify actions needed to improve performance while also managing employees, equipment, and water sources to maximize efficiency
  • Managing employees, equipment and farm productivity
  • Weed Control
  • Pest Management
  • Overall management of employee related issues and safety with the assistance of the Human Resources department  

 Required Skills/Abilities

  • QAL License
  • Know how to communicate with team members
  • Must be organized and hard working
  • Must be able to drive farming equipment
  • Must be a hands-on manager
  • Must be able to drive and travel for the job; a clean driving record is a must
  • Must be able to work long hours in extreme weather conditions, including nights
  • Must be able to follow our Fleet Safety Policies
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish

Physical Requirements

  • Exercise a variety of tasks, sometimes simultaneously
  • Use arms to reach and hands to grasp and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Stand for long periods at a time
  • Work with, and/or in close proximity to, equipment with moving mechanical parts.
  • Work outdoors in diverse weather conditions
  • Lift, push and/or pull objects whose weight may exceed fifty pounds.

 Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 2+ years of farm management experience OR
  • Associate’s degree in Management, Business or AG related fields

Pay Offered/Benefits

  • $65,000 - $70,000 annual salary
  • Paid time off and sick leave
  • Industry-leading health, dental and vision insurance and health wellness program that covers regular doctor visits, eye exams, etc. with only a minor copay
  • 401(k) retirement with guaranteed matching contributions

 

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