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Harvest Assistant

Date posted: 14:40:44 2017-10-16
Location: Bozeman, MT, United States
Contact Person: Alicia Singer
Company/Business Name: Strike Farms
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The mission of Strike Farms is to nourish our community by growing the highest quality organic produce, offering educational outreach, normalizing local food, providing meaningful employment, stewarding our natural resources, and conserving agricultural land for new farmers.

Position Objective
The Harvest Assistant is the right-hand person to the Harvest Manager and is responsible for managing crew members to carry out all production and harvest needs, while maintaining high standards of quality and striving towards maximum efficiency.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties
• Ensure crops coming in from the field meet quality standards.
• Assist the Harvest Manager to delegate tasks to other crew members throughout the day for both
harvest and crop production/maintenance tasks based on to do list compiled by Production Manager.
• Work with the rest of the crew to harvest a diverse mix of produce, flowers, and herbs in an efficient
and effective manner with an eye for excellent product quality.
• Help maintain quality, speed, and efficiency of field crew’s work.
• Responsible for tractor operating during harvest.
• Maintain harvest tools and equipment (knives, snips, greens harvesters, etc.)
• Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

Required
• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
• Minimum of one year prior experience working on a vegetable farm (organic highly preferred)
• Excellent leadership skills to direct a crew of 1-10 people.
• Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple projects
• Understanding that tasks that are weather/soil moisture dependent must be done to keep production
on schedule and will often require additional hours beyond a standard work week
• Computer efficiency in basic programs (email, excel, word, etc.)
• Must be flexible and able to prioritize an evolving task list
• Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and work outside in all weather conditions
• Driver’s License

Preferred
• Experience using Basecamp program
• Experience managing staff
• Experience operating diverse range of tractors and implements
Salary:Depends on Experience
 
 
 
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