Job Info
  1. Job Title: Field Operations Manager
  2. Location: Salinas, CA
  3. Number: 10592
  4. Post Date: 1/7/2019
Job description

We are seeking a professional, disciplined, motivated, and experienced agricultural leader to manage daily operations of multiple work crews performing various farming tasks at client worksites. The Field Operations Manager is responsible for the scheduling, performance, and safety of assigned foremen and crews and interacting with customers to ensure the job is done efficiently and right. This position reports to the General Manager. The position is based in the Salinas, California area and may require seasonal relocation and/or significant travel to Arizona, Colorado or other locations.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage and direct the activities of multiple agricultural work crews engaged in various farming tasks on client ranches including but not limited to preparing fields, planting, irrigating, cultivating, packing, and harvesting.

  • Guide and support foremen and crews in basic agronomy and crop activities to ensure work is done to client expectations.

  • Lead daily communication and coordination with clients to ensure excellent customer service.

  • Manage scheduling and performance of assigned crews. Responsible for quality of work and efficiency with time and materials.

  • Responsible for crew safety, time and attendance, job assignments, and compliance with all instructions, rules, SOPs, and state and federal regulations including OSHA.

  • Responsible for the oversight of assigned crews’ quality control and food safety.

  • Coordinate closely with the Director of Human Resources, Safety, and Training on hiring, progressive discipline, performance evaluations, promotions, bonuses, terminations, incident / injury reports, and all other Human Resource related matters.

  • Source and secure basic materials to support assigned crews.

  • Interact in person and in writing with contractors, vendors, consultants, regulators, and clients.

  • Work closely with Management in finance control and cost savings initiatives.

  • Operate independently and professionally in remote settings with limited direct supervision.

  • Enforce company rules, policies, and procedures in accordance with state, federal, and local laws.

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Three (3) years agricultural work experience in a supervisory position. Experience in Leafy Greens crops preferred.

  • Technical knowledge and communication skills to manage large seasonal workforce on all aspects of crop production.

  • Proficiency in the setup, operation, and basic maintenance of agricultural equipment.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as determined by crop conditions and client requirements.

  • Ability to read and understand written instructions from clients, regulators, or management.

  • Ability to use a computer, tablet, and smartphone for multiple purposes including time keeping, record keeping, reporting, and communications.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain US DOL Farm Labor Contractor Employee license (FLCe).

  • Must be fluent in Spanish and be able to read and speak English at an advanced level.

  • Must have valid US driver’s license.


  • Competitive compensation based on experience and qualifications.

To apply, please send resume below.

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