Company: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Location: Mount Vernon
Posted on: April 3, 2021
Production Coordinator at Ralph's Greenhouse - 12007 You are
here Job Title:-- Ralph's Greenhouse US Job Type:-- Job Employment
Type:-- Full-Time Job Description:-- Large organic vegetable farm
is looking to add two seasoned farmers to our production team. Our
mixed-vegetable farm has been in operation for 30 years, and
provides high quality produce to retailers and wholesalers in the
Pacific Northwest and beyond. Team members are responsible for
learning and maintaining a big-picture view of the farm's
production methods, including seed ordering, soil amendment,
cultivation strategies, pest management, tracking succession
plantings, variety trials, irrigation, product evaluation, storage
strategies, harvest efficiency, and inclement weather response.
Our default schedule is 6 days per week Monday thru Saturday. Our
busy season runs July-November during which you can expect to work
50-70+ hours per week. January-April can be slow months during
which you may only work 30 hours per week. Pay:
WA State sick leave accrual can be used as PTO or cashed out
WA State Family and Medical Leave
Attendance at conferences or trainings can be negotiated.
Unpaid holidays: Christmas, 4th of July, and Thanksgiving Duties &
Responsibilities:-- Production Duties:
--- Operate tractors, harvesters, cultivation equipment, pack shed
equipment, sprayers, forklifts, etc. as needed.
--- Maintain a working understanding of the farm's methodologies in
the production areas outlined above. Work with the farm owner, farm
manager, and the rest of the production team to make decisions that
are in the best interest of the farm.
--- Keep written records as required by the farm for organic,
safety, and hygiene certifications.
--- Coordinate and or/lead projects such as covering crops with row
cover for frost protection, variety trail planting, irrigation reel
setup, dahlia tuber harvest, etc.
--- Make recommendations for and help to implement mechanization
where appropriate. Work with the operators and mechanics to ensure
that machinery or implements are set up and adjusted correctly, and
maintained properly. Ensure that all operators are familiar with
the implements and are adequately trained in how to adjust and
operate them safely and correctly.
--- Assist supervisors as needed with obtaining supplies or
implementing new ideas
--- Work with field teams and supervisors on speed, quality, and
--- Assist with daily operations on the farm as needed. Ours is a
large and complex operation with a lot of moving parts- no day will
ever be the same, and you never know what might need to be done in
the course of a day. Other Duties:
--- Suggest improvements for farm efficiency or profitability in
any area as you see them.
--- Production team members are trained in various
office/sales/loading dock tasks in order to act as a backup for the
--- All employees are expected to participate in hand-harvest with
the field crew during peak times or when we need all hands on deck
to meet a deadline. If you do not have any production or office
specific tasks to complete, you will be expected to be helping the
crew in the field.
--- Assist with order aggregation and delivery as needed.
--- Assist with farm tours or school groups as needed. Education &
--- At least 3 full seasons on an organic vegetable farm,
preferably some management experience
--- Tractor experience is required. Cultivation experience
--- You must be an honest, reliable, trustworthy, responsible human
--- Flexibility, open-mindedness, and eagerness to learn are
--- Forklift certification or experience is a plus
--- You must be able to work respectfully and professionally with
our diverse crew, and be mindful of cultural, language, and
--- Some level of proficiency in Spanish is HIGHLY recommended. If
your Spanish is minimal or nonexistent, please be willing to spend
significant time getting proficient.
--- Demonstrated ability to multi-task, creative problem-solving
skills, and flexibility in the face of ever-changing priorities
--- For as long as it is required, you will be expected to wear a
mask and take other Covid-19 precautions. Agriculture is considered
an essential service.
--- Valid Driver's license.
--- Ability to lift 50lbs. Support the next generation of
EcoFarmers 2901 Park Avenue, Suite D-2
Soquel, CA 95073
831.763.2111 (M-F, 9-5 PST)
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