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Citrus Nursery Production Manager

Citrus Nursery Production Manager

Job ID 
2134
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-CA-Visalia
Experience (Years) 
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Posted Date 
3/20/2018
Category 
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Overview

Wonderful Citrus is searching for a Citrus Nursery Production Manager. The Citrus Nursery production manager will oversee all technical aspects of production at two different locations in CA with occasional assistance at other locations in the US and abroad. This includes the oversight of daily execution of all steps involved in nursery tree production in a safe manner, including, but not limited to: general daily tree care activities, pest prevention and control, nutrition, irrigation and staff management.

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus. Our citrus varieties can be found in the produce department of grocery stores across the country under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

To learn more about Wonderful Citrus Company, visit www.wonderfulcitrus.com.

Responsibilities

  • Ensures all workers and work procedures are in compliance with the company’s safety guidelines.
  • Coordinates along with supervisors and crew leader the execution of weekly activities.
  • Ensures all work is performed efficiently and up to the standards set by management.
  • Executes seedling production plan set by management
  • Executes propagation plan set by management
  • Supervises irrigation scheduling and execution.
  • Performs adjustments to nutrition and irrigation program in conjunction with Nursery Director.
  • Responsible for managing nursery pest control under WC IPM and best management practices. Follows up and oversights execution of Pest Control Advisor’s spray recommendations.
  • Ensures action is taken on pest control or nutritional sprays with all necessary detail
  • Procures all pesticides, fertilizers, and plant health materials.
  • Ensures all logs and files of all pesticide applications are maintained as well as fertilizer applications, nutritional sampling, PCA recommendations, and pesticide purchases. Personally, or through subordinate.
  • Ensures production staff is in perfect communication line with Inventory management
  • Works in conjunction with Propagation supervisor and Inventory manager to ensure propagations are all accurately executed on a timely manner.
  • Coordinates tree deliveries with assistance from IM and front office staff. May be in direct contact w customers for delivery details.
  • Supervises and ensures adequate operation of all nursery automation equipment.
  • Supervises and adjusts as necessary the environment control systems in conjunction with Nursery Director. Troubleshoot alarms on Argus system on a timely manner and report status
  • Maintain all equipment in working order. Report on status of any issues.
  • Utilize MS Outlook for e-mail communication. MS Excel & MS Word for reports               

Qualifications

  • Have adequate leadership and communication skills to direct, schedule and coordinate personnel and services.
  • Experience with personnel management
  • Experience in greenhouse and plant nursery related work.
  • Be able to do continuous bending, stooping and walking on a daily basis and Be able to lift 50 lbs. on a continuous basic and 100 lbs. on occasion
  • Be able to work in confined greenhouse environment for the full day.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish desired, but not required.
  • Must possess a Valid California Driver’s license.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 8,500 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.

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.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, visit www.wonderful.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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