Facilities / Farm Manager (12308)
Facilities / Farm ManagerOur client is a Global Seed company and we are currently seeking a highly motivated Facility/Farm manager to work closely with their research team at their research facility in CA. The manager will assist in all phases of a breeding program. The successful Facility manager has the opportunity to work in all operations related to field trials, seed preparation and production, field plot management, data collection, and harvesting/processing of trial plots. Responsibilities Work with onsite teams to develop and manage an annual station budget that supports research and production goals and objectives. Will be the implementation lead for all station budget activities. Maintain the facility and work with current personnel to ensure safe and efficient operating tractors, combines, planters, and other miscellaneous research equipment. Manage various station operations including field management, sowing, agronomic care of crops, implementation of pest/disease control regiment, and all harvest and storage activities. Perform safety inspections, and assist in providing safety training and guidance to field personnel. Supervision, management, and training of temporary employees. Coordinate and facilitate adequate labor to accomplish research goals. Ability to communicate and interact with other research personnel, both at this and other research locations. Maintain current facility and overseeing future expansion projects. Negotiate with vendors and various contractors for facility services. Assist in other projects and perform other duties as and when required. 10% Overnight travel. Required Skills/Experience: BS degree in agronomy or related field. Demonstrated ability to manage personnel and site operations. Ability to work extended hours during the peak planting and harvest seasons and in adverse weather conditions. Must be able to work independently and must also be a team player. Ability to work with diverse group of employees, identify strengths, and areas that may need help to develop. Demonstrated ability to balance and prioritize tasks. Must be able to communicate effectively, exercise good judgment, and be organized. Broad knowledge of crop production and farming practices as well as farm equipment operation and repair Desired Skills/Experience: Language skills: English required, bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred. Restricted Use Pesticide Applicators license upon or required within 6 months of hire date. Commercial Driver''s License (CDL) and Department of Transportation (DOT) certifications upon or required within 6 months of hire date. Experience utilizing MS Word and MS Excel to facilitate communication and record-keeping. Ability to identify processes and operations that could be improved in terms of efficiency with either new technology or ideas. Key words: Research Station, Farm Manager, Plant breeding, seed *Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the Facilities / Farm Manager job.Apply for this job.