Grimmway Enterprises

  • WEEDING/THINNING COORDINATOR

    Posted Date 7 days ago(7 days ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1980
    Job Locations
    US-CA-Bakersfield
    Category
    Other
    Shift
    DAY
  • Overview

    PURPOSE:

     

    Best-In-Class adoption and deployment of optical field process systems for Ag Division with focused coordination & field support of all automated mechanical weeding/thinning operations and associated activities.

     

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

     

    Coordinate all operations related to mechanized thinning and weeding systems while applying the following concepts:

    • Develops program SOP, objectives and proposals through conferring with customers and management.
    • Determines program specifications by studying design, operational requirements, performance standards and completing technical recommendations with cost estimates.
    • Determines program responsibilities by identifying elements and associated departments; reviewing bids from contractors and process mapping sequences.
    • Determines program schedule by studying planting schedule; calculating time requirements; sequencing activities in conjunction with stakeholders.
    • Maintains schedule by monitoring progress, coordinating activities, and resolving problems.
    • Controls thinning and weeding program by forecasting, planning; scheduling; recommends actions.
    • Maintains performance database by compiling data; entering and backing up data. Provides monthly reporting on program performance.
    • Prepares status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; recommends actions.
    • Confirms product performance by designing and conducting trials.
    • Contributes to overall effort by supporting team members as needed.
    • Lead by example the Division's Mission, Strategy and Values.
    • Responsible for 5S Organization of all work areas.

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    Continuous use of both hands; including grasping, pulling and pushing. Sight, hearing,  lifting, standing, climbing stairways, walking and balancing both feet on even and uneven surfaces, bending, twisting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, reaching forward, reaching overhead, reaching below shoulder, wrist turning, neck turning. Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.

    Additional Info

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Engineering, related technical field or equivalent experience.
    • Experience: 1 to 3 years technical system support experience including analysis, problem identification and solution proposal and execution, preferably with optically driven electromechanical systems. 1 to 3 years’ experience in an Ag environment preferred and/or experience in associated industry.
    • Key competencies: Principles of optical, electrical and hydraulic mechanical systems. Principles of customer service excellence. Excellent communication, forecasting and service coordination skills.
    • Support skills: Ability to communicate effectively and coordinate with all levels of employees. Technical writing skills. Ability to adhere to and facilitate company policies. Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus. MS Office Suite.
    • Must be willing/able to travel overnight as necessary and work hours as required.
    • Must have a valid California driver’s license with a clean DMV driving record and have own transportation with acceptable insurance.
    • Must pass pre-placement drug/alcohol screen, physical and functional capacity evaluation.

     

     

    Benefits

    Administrative Employees

     

    • Competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • 401k plan with a discretionary match, subject to a vesting schedule
    • Paid Sick, Vacation, Holiday Time and Personal Hours
    • Employee Vehicle Purchase/Lease Programs
    • Subsidized gym membership with InShape health clubs
    • Free on-site personal training and other wellness-focused activities at company gym
    • Tuition discount partnership program with University of La Verne
    • Discounted tickets to major theme parks throughout California
    • Work life balance

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