Job Detail

  • Job ID 29967
  • Experience Minimum of three years’ experience in farming, food production, and/or distribution.
  • Industry Agriculture
  • Qualifications Valid Class C drivers license.

Job Description

SALARY: $40k – $70k

STATUS: FULL TIME, EXEMPT

Ratto Bros, Inc. is a 100-year-old family-owned farming operation selling vegetables and leafy greens to retailers and packers throughout the U.S. As a vertically integrated grower, packer, and shipper, we have full control over every aspect of our business that allows us to stay true to our ongoing commitment to provide the freshest, safest, and highest quality produce on the market.

Under the supervision of the Ranch Manager and Operations Manager, the Planting Manager is responsible for maintaining the planting schedule, overseeing the planting of crops, conducting planting (seed) trials, and managing chemical applications at planting. This position works with the land preparation team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain planting schedule including acres per crop to be planted weekly, biweekly, monthly, etc.
  • Create and develop costing structures for the planting department.
  • Maintain inventory and projection of land for planting.
  • Prepare and distribute work schedules for planting and land preparation.
  • Organize and designate planting locations for seeded and transplant crops.
  • Maintain seed inventory levels and manages costs on a regular basis.
  • Order transplants and manage cost to fulfill planting schedule.
  • Develop and track nursery (greenhouse) production schedule: plant dates, ready dates, varieties seeded, etc.
  • Coordinate the use and movement of transplant trailers and transplant crew.
  • Create tank mixes for planting related pesticide applications and maintain pesticide inventory in computer system.
  • Review crop availability and make recommendations for crop shredding and residue management.
  • Research possible seed varieties and conduct and manage on-farm trials.
  • Other duties that are reasonably associated with the above essential functions of the job may be assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in farming, food production, and/or distribution.
  • Valid Class C drivers license.
  • Experience operating machinery such as loaders, forklifts, GPS on Tractors and Back Hoe.
  • Proficient with inventory control systems.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience of computer software (Microsoft office, Windows 10).
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

 

This is a full-time position. We offer competitive wages and benefits along with the opportunity for professional growth within a learning environment. Pay rate is based on experience. Ratto Bros., Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. Job offer is subject to contingencies. For more information regarding this opportunity, please call 209-545-4445 or email resume to asalinas@rattobros.com.

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