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Assistant Farm Manager - Bakersfield

Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. • Bakersfield, CA
3 months ago
 

 THE ROLE:  

  • This position will report to the: Farm Manager
  • Travel Requirement: Yes
  • FLSA Status: Exempt  
  • Employment Category: Full-Time 

  

STRONG HISTORY. EXCITING FUTURE.  

Bolthouse Farms is in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super- premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt and olive oil vinaigrette dressings. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. To learn more about the company’s mission and see the entire line of current products, visit www.bolthouse.com.  

  

WHAT YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IN THIS ROLE  

The Assistant Farm Manager will be responsible for providing support to the Cuyama Farm Manager.  Areas of responsibility include; delegating tasks to team members, planting, harvesting, fertilizing carrots, and ensuring that all employees are following safety regulations. The successful candidate will hold responsibility for executing daily/weekly production schedule for optimal efficiencies.

 

JOB DUTIES: 

  • Provide coaching, support, and direction to members of a work team
  • Provide business and technical leadership support as necessary to ensure both the department and facility meet and/or exceed goals in critical success areas (Cost/Quality, Sanitation, System Utilization, and Health/Safety/Environment)
  • Conduct regular team meetings which include effective communication of organizational and policy changes
  • Demonstrates high level of problem solving for agricultural issues, employee issues, capital improvements, and overall business improvements
  • Mentors supervisors towards excellent managerial skills and development
  • Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.
  • Supports and coordinates farm activities such as planting and harvesting carrots, fertilizing carrots, and maintaining facilities and equipment
  • Inspects fields and equipment to ensure compliance and to determine maintenance and repair requirements
  • Prepares farm activity reports for evaluation by management or owner
  • Other duties as assigned

 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR  

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Ability to provide leadership by strong decision-making skills and the integrity involved with those decisions
  • Ability to organize, participate and facilitate groups for completing of departmental goals
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must have excellent organizational skills to work efficiently
  • Attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials
  • Good to excellent grammar and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to undertake manual and heavy work 
  • Ability to cope with the physical demands of the job 

 

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Business, Food Science, Agriculture, Nutritional Science, Management, or related field
  • Valid California Driver License and clean driving record
  • Bilingual in Spanish


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Business, Food Science, Agriculture, Nutritional Science, Management, or related field
  • Valid California Driver License and clean driving record
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Center Pivot irrigation Experience a plus 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work will be conducted in office, shop and farm areas
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand for extended period of time
  • Environmental exposure-seasonal outdoor temperatures

  

WHAT WE OFFER  

Our rich benefits packages are designed to support the health and well-being of both our eligible co-workers and their families.  

  • Medical  
  • Dental  
  • Vision  
  • Group Life and AD&D  
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D  
  • Group Short-Term Disability  
  • Group Long-Term Disability  
  • Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • 401(k)  
  • Paid Time Off  

  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY  

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse organization. We strive for inclusiveness and a workplace where mutual respect is paramount. We encourage applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran status. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as need, to assist them in performing essential job functions.  

  

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS  

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you are interested in applying for employment with Bolthouse Farms and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, or if you believe you do not meet any of the required qualifications of a posted position due to a protected disability and would like to explore the possibility of an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at: [email protected] for additional support and guidance.  

  

RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:  

Bolthouse Farms does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Bolthouse Farms is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.