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JOB FILLED - Harvest Supervisor

Job Description: 
Job Title: Harvest Supervisor
Department: Harvesting
Headquarters: Santa Maria, CA and other growing locations
Travel Required to:
  • Yuma and surrounding area, AZ
  • Blythe, CA
  • Imperial Valley, CA
  • Oxnard, CA
  • Central Coast, CA.
Classification: Exempt
Reports To: VP, Harvesting

Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Directs and coordinates activities such as: Harvest Estimates, Timing, Quality, Supplies, Budgets
  • Determine when, where and how much product will be harvested on any given day; continuously working with labor crews to ensure that the quality of the pack is up to the company's standards
  • Records information, such as Quality, Supply, Timing, Yield, Lost Acres
  • Analyzes plant growth and reports crop status and/or crop recommendations
  • Coordinates with Ranch Manager’s on harvest plans and approaches
  • Inspects equipment to ensure proper functioning
  • Inspects fields to determine maturity dates of crops to estimate harvest timing and quantity
  • Enforces safety regulations and ensures policies are followed
  • Evaluates financial statements and makes budget proposals
  • Work with PCA’s to determine when to spray and what the target is
  • Work with the growers to achieve company goals
  • Work with seed companies to ensure we are using the best possible varieties available to the company
  • Work with marketing to trial new materials when presented
  • Work with vendors to ensure constant inventory in the applicable growing regions
  • Work with management on planting schedules and or issues
  • Manage outside deals, contracts and reconcile with accounting staff
  • Manage transition from growing region to growing region; able to relocate and travel
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Desired previous experience in Vegetable Production, 5 years +
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to organize multiple priorities and projects to achieve expected business results
  • Ability to lead, develop, and manage people
  • Valid CA Driver’s License with clean driving record
  • Unrestricted work ability in the U.S.
  • Ability to comprehend, read, write, and communicate proficiently in English and interact with all levels of personnel in the organization
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Calm and positive attitude—even while working under stressful conditions


  • Desired Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Business or related field
  • Combination of education, training, and applied knowledge in Agri-Business and Vegetable Production

Competency: (To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies):

  • Problem Solving - Works well in group problem solving situations
  • Interpersonal – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming. Maintains confidentiality Listens to others without interrupting. Keeps emotions under control. Remains open to others’ ideas and makes suggestions of ideas to better policies and procedures
  • Oral Communication – Listens and gets clarification. Responds well to questions.  Must be bilingual in Spanish
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goal and objectives. Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Ability to work well with all team members
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Works with integrity
  • Communication – Must be able to read and write in Spanish
  • Support Company Vision - Follows policies and procedures; Supports company's goals and values. Leads by example
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent;
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals;
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly
  • Safety and Security –Reports potentially unsafe conditions. Uses equipment and materials proper. Keeps work area clean and organized

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
  • Possess the ability to reason and communicate clearly with or without reasonable accommodation
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