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Position Title Team Lead (R.D. Offutt Farms)
Job Requisition Number 18-0379
Location Atkinson (R.D. Offutt Farms)
Description

This position is responsible for supervising the field operations of the Atkinson, NE whole seed farm. This person will support the farm manager in the daily farm operations throughout planting, irrigating and harvest including; overseeing field and warehouse team members, giving daily direction, and scheduling.

  • Support the farm manager to supervise the field and warehouse farm operations

  • Perform/coordinate potato crop planting, fertilizing, irrigation and spray operations

  • Communicate effectively with management and team members

  • Ensure compliance with all labor laws, agricultural audits, food safety regulations, and workers safety

  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management and support resources

  • Maintain buildings and equipment ensuring they are in appropriate condition

  • Be a self-starter; ability to work independently as well as with other personnel and management

  • Maintain technical and product knowledge on all equipment on the farm.

  • Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook.

  • Conduct self in the presence of customers and community so as to present a professional image of R.D. Offutt Farms.

  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner.

Requirements
  • Previous farm operations experience including crop planting, farm equipment management, maintenance scheduling, and basic agronomy

  • Previous management experience preferred

  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Candidates must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship

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