12 Sep 2019

Full-Time Farm Crew Leader

Kalona Brand Company – Posted by kalonabrandAnywhere

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Job Description

Farm Crew Leader Position

 

Kalona Brand Company is a vertically integrated, regenerative ag and food company focusing on cacao, ulu, and avocado crops on the North Shore of Oahu, and is seeking a Farm Crew Leader(s) to assist the Farm Manger in the management of the day-to-day operations of the farm including soil preparation, weed management, irrigation management, planting, pruning, harvesting, and post-harvest processing.

Job Summary:

  • Crew Leader is responsible for assisting the Farm Manager with all aspects of the farm management and leading a crew in daily farm management and operations including soil preparation, weed management, irrigation management, planting, pruning, harvesting, and post-harvest processing.

 

Planning & Development:

  • Crew Leader optimizes day-to-day operations and adjusts as
  • Crew Leader carries out the development and execution of the proposed farm plan. With limited guidance from the Farm Manager helps to manage crew members, contractors, and other
  • Assists the Farm Manager in the development and implementation of the overall farm plan

 

Financial Management & Reporting:

  • As necessary, assists the Farm Manager in updates to, and reports on, progress of the project.
  • Helps to oversee and manages relationship with assigned partners, contractors, and other team members and reports on activities.

 

Project Management & Operations:

  • Develops and implements day-to-day operations including hiring farm team and general staff oversight, crop and harvest management, processing and value add production, crop storage and shipment, and equipment purchases/leases and
  • Crew Leader is responsible for working collaboratively with a variety of internal and external partners. May prepare and manage Requests for Proposal (RFP’s) for consultants, contractors and
  • Directly supports the Farm Manager to ensure timely execution of the
  • Develops and maintains project plans and tracking

Partnership & Community Relations:

  • Assists with community relations efforts in the
  • May attend community meetings and assist with presentations to groups including neighborhood boards, public officials and business

 

Education & Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associates and Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of related farm management experience or equivalent combination of education and
  • Operating experience in tropical and other growing climates, including experience in on-farm water, soil, pest and diseases

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Demonstrated farm management skills

 

  • Effective at leveraging relationships (internal and external) to break down barriers, share information and promote effective
  • Knowledge of Hawaii and working knowledge of practical farm operations such as: planting, irrigation, fertilizing, and harvesting of crops.
  • Work history in the agriculture industry and general mechanical skills are
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral communication, and
  • Computer skills and working knowledge of GPS/GIS, Microsoft Excel, Word and
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and assignments

Job Categories: Manufacturing, Production and Operations Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Agriculture, Farm Assistant Manager, Farm Crew Leader, Field Leader, and Orchard. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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