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Production Manager

Date posted: 14:50:32 2017-10-16
Location: Bozeman, MT, United States
Contact Person: Alicia Singer
Company/Business Name: Strike Farms
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PRODUCTION MANAGER
Full-time, year-round

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 Production Manager is responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining crop production on the farm.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Create production plan each season based on marketing needs outlined on the Marketing Chart
Implement production plan and keep production on schedule, proactively mitigating pest, disease,
weed, and weather issues
Production responsibilities include, but are not limited to: scouting for pests and disease, irrigation
installation and application, fertility monitoring and application, data collection, field preparation, seeding, transplanting, and cultivation. Other required general farm tasks include hand weeding, harvesting, wash and pack, equipment operation, data management, and record keeping.
Maintain all crop production records.
Work closely with Sales Manager and Harvest Manager on crop availability in field.
Create supply list for season and work with Office Manager to make sure ordered on time in line w/
cash flow
Track and maintain inventory of all production supplies.
Help set SOP to be added to crop manual, including taking photos video of relevant production
activities/steps.
Always be finding ways to increase production efficiency.
During the winter, more time will be spent on wash/pack operations.
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

Required
Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
Minimum of two years prior experience managing production on a 15+ acre vegetable farm (organic
highly preferred)
Experience operating diverse range of tractors and implements
Experience managing staff
Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet strict deadlines
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

Preferred
Experience using Basecamp

To apply, please visit https://www.strikefarms.com/employment
Salary:Depends on Experience
 
 
 
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