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Farm Stand Assistant Farm Manager - EBF

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Date: Feb 25, 2019

Location: Carmel, CA, US

Company: DANONE

Danone North America is the largest Benefit Corporation in the world. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Danone North America is looking for a Farm Stand Assistant Farm Manager in Carmel.

 


Partner with the Farm Manager to oversee the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of crops for the Farm Stand and Organic Kitchen. Assist with harvest and planting schedules. Maintain records for CCOF. Duties include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops and landscaping; cleaning, packaging, and loading products. Participate in irrigation activities and support the Farm Stand and Organic Kitchen as needed. Assist with the planning, set-up and operation of Farm Stand educational special events, tours, corporate events.


Assist with the supervision of other farm and garden staff and assume the duties of Farm and Garden manager in her or his absence.

Essential Functions:
•Supervise planting, weeding, irrigating and harvest of specialty crops and ensure weeding, thinning, pruning and landscaping is maintained
•Plan and implement harvest and planting schedules
•Participate in the inspection, sorting, packaging, storage, and post-harvest treatment of crops Set up, operate, and repair irrigation equipment
•Harvest crops by hand, plant seeds, or transplant seedlings by hand
•Maintain and record information about crops, such as fertilizer use, yields, or costs for CCOF records
•Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops
•Operate small tools such as; skill saw, chainsaw, weed-eater, drill, pole pruners
•Repair and maintain farm vehicles and mechanical equipment.
•Perform miscellaneous maintenance and upkeep of the Farm Stand to include building repairs, fence and other structural repairs.

 

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education: Associates degree in Agriculture or equivalent experience
 

Experience: 4+ years field work experience, organic experience a plus.  Ability to operate a tractor and forklift with knowledge of irrigation practices.
•Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs frequently
•Bilingual English/Spanish

 


Computer Skills : Outlook/Email and MS Office to include Word and Excel

 


Certificates & Licenses : Produce Safety Training, Tractor Safety and First Aid a plus

 


Competency
•Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace
•Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct
•Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety
•Attendance and Punctuality - Conscientious of regular attendance, punctuality, observance of meal times, rest periods, and breaks
•Communication - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word

 


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Other Physical Requirements

Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception)

Sense of Touch

 


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Outdoor farming/agricultural environment subject to weather extremes and exposure to heavy equipment.  Work depends on the season, such as the times when crops are planted or harvested. Field workers may work extended hours and/or days per week during planting and harvesting.

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit DanoneNorthAmerica.com. 

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion. 

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