CSS Farms, a multi-state agricultural business, strives to provide innovative solutions and superior quality and service to our customers. We proudly and relentlessly continue to meet the highest standards of stewardship when it comes to the three things we value most: our land, our employees, and our communities.
We are a team-oriented company with a high trust, entrepreneurial culture. We value our employees’ opinions, we have a strong work ethic, and are focused on growing great vegetables and developing our operations profitably. People who are most successful at CSS Farms are energetic, self-directed, and pragmatic.
This position helps support the farm by being accountable for all aspects of crop storage, load-out, and shipping, as well as supporting the production of over 1,000 acres of seed potatoes.
In this role, you will:
Lead load-out team of 6 to 14 employees
Work with customers and receiving farms to schedule seed shipments
Coordinate with the state seed certification agency for shipping inspections
Troubleshoot and provide mechanical maintenance supervision to storage and shipping operations
Monitor potato quality and implement quality control standards as directed by Farm Manager
Coordinate with transportation partners for inbound and outbound logistics and communication to customers
Lead potato storage operations, maintenance, and cleaning throughout the year
Lead seed handling and seed cutting operations during the spring planting season
Lead the potato grading and storage filling operations during the fall harvest season
Monitor potato bruise-free handling program during harvest and shipping
Maintain potato storage facility in order to obtain highest possible quality and lowest amount of shrink on crop production
Monitor all aspects of mechanical and computer control panels
Analyze storage control data and make decisions to maximize crop quantity and quality with help of Farm Manager and Agronomist
Maintain contact with outside groups including other farms and associated industries
Provide, in conjunction with the Farm Manager, yearly and long-range planning to meet cost, quality, and service objectives
Assist in managing various staff during storage harvest
Other duties as assigned
Walking and working outdoors in the elements.
Standing for extended periods of time.
Driving between farm sites to move samples and other supplies.
Regularly handling objects of up to 65 lbs.
Expected Hours of Work
Typical daily farm hours are 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
Harvest and planting seasons are busy and may require longer hours and some weekends.
A valid US driver’s license or the ability to obtain one and pass vehicle insurance verification.
1+ years’ experience managing storage/warehouse programs over a large geographic region is preferred
Experience in logistics & distribution or crop and produce storage.
Superior organizational and project management skills.
Excellent communication skills, including ability to train and work with operational teams on the farm.
The ability to prioritize and re-prioritize, as needed in an ever-changing environment.
A strong work-ethic and the ability to be self-directed while still valuing and collecting team input.
Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus
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.
Market competitive salary
Healthcare, Dental and Vision coverage as outlined in the company benefits overview.
Flex spending account for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
401(k) plan options.
Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, and Life Insurance.
A paid time off package.
Tuition reimbursement options.
CSS Farms is an EOE.
CSS Farms expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
1 year(s): Supervising storage/warehouse programs
1 year(s): Logistics and distribution or crop and produce storage.
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity