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Farm Manager - Row Crop or Potato (Pasco, WA)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.

Summary

Grand View Farms is a diversified row crop farm producing a variety of crops that include potatoes, sweet corn, alfalfa, wheat, peas, and beans. A Farm Manager will be responsible for all facets of a successful production of a crop including managing workers, equipment operation, setup and maintenance planning, and irrigation of the crop using center pivots. A Farm Manager is an active team member in our continuous improvement environment that promotes safety, risk management, and crop production.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages crews to ensure farm workers and operations comply with established safety procedures and guidelines. 
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Trains inexperienced equipment operators and/or farm workers as required to maximize productivity and minimize costs.
  • Schedules and supervises maintenance of selected farm equipment.
  • Coordinates proper and efficient setup of field equipment, tractors, and staff for field operations.
  • Collaborates as an active team member with other farm managers, contractors, and customers. 

 

Typical Education

  • Five years related experience and/or training in large farming environment with irrigated row crops; or Associate degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Must have prior supervisory experience.
  • Potato production experience preferred.

Other Information

  • Demonstrated knowledge of pivot irrigation systems' repair and maintenance, equipment operation and maintenance knowledge.
  • Must possess valid state driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Available to work variable hours depending on the season.

Job Requisition ID: 4630

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Pasco Farm - Burbank 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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