Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HIRING: Urgent need for 3 Farm Managers - Leading Organics


About Us:

Leading supplier of high quality organic ingredients committed to customer satisfaction servicing domestic customers nationwide across all major retail channels, from grocery, mass merchandisers, home & garden centers, to independent operators.

They have 8 facility locations with over 250 acres of greenhouse, field and tunnel operations producing 18 varieties of high quality fresh herbs. 

Committed to providing innovative product solutions and superior quality herbs they are seeking Farm Managers in their Thermal, Coachella, and Oceanside California locations.  

About You:

Your formal education and farm operations experiences coupled with your passion for producing high quality agricultural products has been your foundation for Farm Management.  You have demonstrated successes in critical areas of farm operations including; spray, irrigation, harvest, tractor, maintenance, construction, and weeding, cooler, shipping and office staff personnel and a process improvement mentality. You have a genuine passion for plants and people and the respect you’ve earned form your crews, colleagues and stakeholders and the high quality products you deliver show for it. 

As Farm Manager you will develop, implement and influence new farm operation processes to improve plant quality, reliability, production yields, disease control, and efficiency in labor that increase sustainability, employee morale and net returns. 

The Details:

  • ·  You will implement process improvements to decrease costs, inputs and environmental impact.
  • ·   You motivate and inspire your team of supervisors, leads and personnel fully optimizing available resources to maintain consistent product availability on time and within budget.
  • ·   You are well organized and can prioritize all areas of production to accurately forecast the product availability of a wide array of different crops on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. 
  • ·    Responsible for planting schedules (land preparation and seeding/planting) for all crops is executed, ensuring proper plant nutrition and quality via fertilizer and nutrient program, and scout product and identify issues and corrective measures that may affect product quality and/or availability.
  • ·    Execute GAP. Monitor and verify record keeping is being done for Certified Organic Status and Food Safety Requirements (Primus GFS)
  • ·   Effective communication abilities to work with other company personnel with in a multicultural multigenerational teamwork oriented environment to accomplish the Company Goals.
  • ·   You are the face to your farms operations and brand ambassador willing to accomplish other tasks to achieve success.
  • ·   Getting lost in the weeds isn’t an option as you are always looking for opportunities to innovate by collecting data on trends, research and development projects related to production, harvesting, product quality, post-harvest practices, etc.
  • ·    You leverage technologies and tools such as Microsoft office and Excel to keep you on track and for budgeting, planning and presentations.
  • ·    Bilingual with the ability to effectively communicate in English and Spanish.

Day In The Life:  

  • You spend 50% of your time in office and 50% in the fields.
  • You lead by example working the same 6 day a week schedule as your team leaders to accomplish all the tasks needed.
  • Weekend duty - Alternate with other management personnel for weekend coverage rotation.
  • Ability to travel.

Why us?

  • Be recognized as one of their greatest assets.
  • Advance your career proudly developing and implementing farm operations processes for a well-established recognized brand and market leader.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Use of company vehicle, laptop and cell phone.
  • Competitive Salary.
  • Receive generous benefits including; Medical, dental, and vision insurance, prescription drug program, life, accidental death and dismemberment, paid time off and holidays, retirement planning and savings options, short-term and long-term disability insurance for employee/spouse.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HIRING: Truck Driver - Tri-County Area



A leading supplier of high quality organic ingredients who recognizes employees are one of their greatest assets. To ensure their commitment to providing superior quality products and customer satisfaction a Truck Driver is needed for transporting product within Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties. 

About You:
As a Truck Driver your responsibilities involve the delivery and pick-up of high quality floral products as well as seasonal greenhouse products and reporting, operations, service, safety and maintenance, and other duties as assigned by management. 
You will be a full-time employee maintaining a positive attitude that promotes team work and ensures customer satisfaction. As a team member you are willing to work non-traditional hours, including weekends.

• Delivery and pickup involves developing and maintaining an organized and efficient loading and unloading system • Develop and maintain an efficient routing system that is in the most efficient, economical manner possible within the tri-county areas.• Unload merchandise according to customers' requests.• Communicate safe storage and handling procedures if needed.• Reporting involves ensuring signatures are obtained for all product deliveries promptly and accurately for proof of receipt. • Operations include washing vehicle as weather and operating conditions require to maintain a clean vehicle, following the regular vehicle maintenance schedule provided by your supervisor and reporting any needed repairs or special maintenance to your supervisor immediately.• Drive and operate safely obeying all traffic laws. • Provide customer service that will result in greater customer satisfaction. 

The Details:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and /or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.• Must have the ability to work within variable working conditions (heat, humidity, warm, cold, dust, wind, etc.) and have flexibility and understanding of the ever changing "schedule" of farming. • Good working knowledge of the Monterey County, San Benito County, and Santa Cruz County.• Must have a valid driver's class A license and clean driving record.• Experience driving a commercial bobtail truck• Experience driving a forklift• Ability to interact effectively, professionally, and courteously with customers and staff.• Ability to relate to persons of all ages, diverse backgrounds, skills, and abilities.• Bilingual in English and Spanish• A minimum of a High School diploma, or equivalent, is highly desirable.• Usual and Customary Expectations; should expect constant bending, stooping, kneeling, and crouching; and requires full extension of arms, grasping, holding, and pulling in all of these positions.• Should be able to lift and carry approximately 40 pounds.
• Non-traditional hours are required

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Please respond with:Your resume or work history Your availability Your compensation requirments

HIRING: R&D Manager - Transplanting

About Us:

Headquartered in Salinas California with over 30 years of industry leadership Grower Transplanting Inc., is one of the largest greenhouse and field operations in the country. With efficiency, quality and integrity, GTI continues to perform and develop innovative transplanting and cutting edge automation technologies as well as explore further advancements in areas such as hydroponics, organic production and biofuels to increase yields and quality while decreasing costs, inputs and environmental impact. Utilizing GTI technologies 1.8 billion vegetable plants are produced within 5.5 million square feet of greenhouses spanning across 9 facility locations. 

 About You: 

You are a horticulturist with plant biology experience and possess critical knowledge of crop and/or pest trialing practices.  Ambitious and strategic with a broad understanding of how to connect development opportunities and business needs. A trained leader you practice effective management and have the ability to influence without authority. You manage budgets and resolve work priorities against constraints, plan and navigate organizational changes with a project management and process improvement mentality.  You focus your energy on data and product quality must wins while actively fostering a culture of creativity and innovation to promote ongoing projects.

 About The Opportunity:

Reporting directly to the President of GTI as R&D Manager you will be accountable for developing innovative research data in alignment with the needs of GTI’s plug, vegetable, and tree and trial products to deliver high throughput results as well as support all stages of crop protection and plug product advancements.

The Details: 

  • Bachelor Degree with 3+ years in horticulture
  • 3+years of experience in plant biology
  • Experience with Nut Trees or Tomatoes highly desired
  • Passion and ability to deliver efficient high quality products and services 
  • Maintain large diverse data sets, and then analyze available data to provide comprehensive, accurate, and user friendly information as well as make recommendations to R&D, President and Sales organization within quality and timeliness standards
  • Effectively communicate across diverse teams driving success across dispersed organizations
  • Actively interface with Plug Production Management to achieve set goals
  • Maintain a culture which promotes job satisfaction and team success
  • Manage and maintain budgeting and cost management using basic accounting principles
  • Computer skills; well versed with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, & PowerPoint)
  • Experience in Project Management & Process Improvement
  • Valid driver’s license and eligibility for auto insurance
  • Ability to travel
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred 

Why join Growers Transplanting Inc.?  

  • Chance to create a vision and build out a foundation for Grower Transplanting Inc.’s  R&D
  • This is an exciting opportunity to join an organization with expertise and capability where you contribute to key focus areas of the business with endless possibilities to introduce creative solutions and new methods to the Ag Industry
  • GTI is a desirable place to work with the support of experienced leadership and the resources of an established industry leader
  • Opportunity for career advancement with competence, outstanding performance and the demonstrated potential
  • Competitive salary plus bonus
  • Use of Company Vehicle, laptop and cell phone
  • Generous benefits package
  • Relocation assistance possibilities

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V. 
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

WARNING: That post could get you fired!


That post could get you fired!

If you participate in Social Media, you've most likely asked yourself:

"Should I post this?"

Employees need to be very thoughtful when posting to Social Media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and many more.  You've most likely signed a Social Media policy or your employer has one in your company handbook.  Violating company policies could get you fired.  Most employers Social Media policies are fairly standard but I highly suggest you take time to read and understand yours.   

Here are a few "DO NOT's" and "Do's" to help you keep your job. 


  • Do no register for a social media account with a corporate or business email address (use your personal account or sign up for one on one of the many free sites; Gmail, Yahoo, etc.). 
  • Do not post during your scheduled time to work (wait for your break or lunch). 
  • Do not post trademark or proprietary information. 
  • Assume, if you don't know... ASK!


  • Use your professional judgement and do not post anything that could damage your employers corporate brand or reputation.  
  • Though there is controversy regarding the legality of companies asking you to -   it may be best if you are choosing to indicate who your employer is or if you have an affiliation with to include a disclaimer on your profile.  Standard disclaimers indicate that the content you are choosing to post is of your own opinion and not that of your employer or company who you are affiliated with.  
  • Example: ""The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent the postings, strategies or opinions of ________________..".
  • Scared?  Stuck? Here is a more humorous approach to help you determine if you "Should post".  

Stay ahead of the game with this status flow chart from BitShare - Internet Technology and Cultures Blog:

Original Article:

Stay ahead of the game with this status flow chart | BitShare - Internet Technology and Culture Blog

Disclaimer:  I am not responsible for your posts.