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Farming Supervisor - Wonderful Citrus

Company: The Wonderful Company
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


Supervise, plan, purchase materials, assist in budgeting process, and responsible for all aspects of the day to day cultural operations of orchards of 1,000-2,500 acres. Work with other departments and outside contractors to optimize efficiency of farming operations.

Here's what you'll do:

  • Plan, organize, and coordinate activities pertaining to the production of citrus in assigned geographic areas.
  • Supervise day to day operations including: fertility, pest control, weed control, irrigation, pruning, frost protection, and other related ranch projects.
  • Give direction, display leadership, provide training and guidance, and promote teamwork within the labor force and other departments within Wonderful Citrus for a productive and harmonious work atmosphere.
  • Schedule, coordinate, supervise and monitor all irrigation functions by implementing irrigation schedules.
  • Will supervise full-time employees year-round, and up to 60 seasonal employees.

Here's what you'll bring to the table:

  • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption.
  • A.S. degree in agricultural-related studies preferred or three years of agricultural operations experience.
  • Previous experience leading and motivating a team is highly preferred.
  • Intermediate proficiency using Microsoft Outlook and Words.
  • Beginner proficiency using Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience using PowerBI preferred.
  • Qualified Applicator License (QAL) is preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) desired.

Here's what we'll bring to the table:

  • Wonderful Giving -- a one-of-kind program that donates company money to charities close to our employees' hearts
  • Employee college tuition reimbursement
  • Employee referral program - $1,500 per exempt referral; $500 per non-exempt referral. Taxes Applicable
  • Full benefits package -- Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, company matching and annual catch-up, Employee Assistance Program, company-paid life insurance (spouse and dependents to age 26), life insurance, AD&D insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 9,000 employees worldwide. We've made Wonderful Pistachios one of America's top-selling salty snacks. We've turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California's top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world's largest flower delivery service.

Wonderful Citrus is America's largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California's Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

Wonderful Citrus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.

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