FARM CREW MEMBER with focus on vegetable production

Private Farm

Position: Farm Crew Member

Number of Positions: 1

Pay: $28-30 per hour depending on experience. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range.  The salary will ultimately be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data for geographic location. The company  in good faith believes that the posted compensation range is accurate for these roles at these  locations at the time of this posting. The ranges may be modified in the future.

Benefits: Full Benefits including 100% employer sponsored healthcare

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Season: Year Round

Overview:

Our private farm is located 10 minutes from Carmel Valley Village in Monterey County, CA and is looking for hard-working individuals to join our team. The farm crew member will report to and work closely with the Assistant Farm Manager and are relied upon to execute a variety of tasks, with a primary focus on vegetable production. Our farm cultivates a wide variety of crops including vegetables, flowers, fruits, olives, mushrooms and eggs, as well as raises a diversity of livestock and produces value-added products. This position presents a unique opportunity to grow specialized crops for a diverse clientele, including our private chef team, CSA members, and guests and family of the property owner. This role requires the ability to work independently as well as part of a tight-knit team. At the farm, we focus on soil health, biodiversity, and regenerative growing methods and are looking for experienced team members who can contribute to the farm’s long-term sustainability goals. This position requires high-energy individuals with excellent communication skills and the ability to keep up with a busy, diverse schedule.  He/she/they must be adaptable, honest, and act with integrity.

The farm’s goals are primarily two fold:

●To produce a large diversity of high-quality, organically grown, clean, nutrient-dense foods and other farm products to meet the ongoing demands of the farm clientele.

●To maintain a beautiful ranch and farm property.

Duties include:

●Seed starting, bed preparation, transplanting, weeding, fertilizing, pruning, training, and harvesting of crops

●Processing, washing, and packing produce to meet the high standards of our culinary team and customer base

●Operating a walk behind tractor and other small farm machinery

●Perennial crop care and harvesting

●Pest management and disease monitoring

●Detailed record-keeping of garden plantings, bed turns, and inputs

●Assist with cut flower production and livestock care as needed

●Perform basic farm maintenance and repairs including irrigation and tool repair/sharpening

●Assist in overall ranch upkeep and cleanliness

●Participate in required meetings for a safe and coordinated work environment

Qualifications and Skills:

●Previous experience working in production agriculture

●High school diploma

●Demonstrates a keen interest in regenerative agriculture

●Excellent work ethic and positive attitude

●Attention to detail; able to maintain high quality standards and follow food safety protocols          while working quickly and efficiently

Able and willing to:

  • Interact with all levels of guests, management, and staff
  • Work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Give and receive feedback regularly to encourage a collaborative work environment
  • Walk up hilly and steep terrain daily
  • Bend, stoop, and kneel for long periods of time
  • Follow safety protocols and use hand tools/equipment properly
  • Work outside in a variety of extreme weather conditions, including rain, cold, heat, and wind
  • Lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds with and/or without assistance
  • Follow a regular work schedule of M-F / 7:00am – 3:30pm

Benefits:

●Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance for the entire family

●Life Insurance

●Matching 401k up to 6%

●Paid vacation, paid sick leave and a floating holiday

●12 paid holidays per year

●Daily lunches and snacks provided

●End of year discretionary bonus

●Uniforms and laundry service

Application Instructions:

Please include a cover letter and tell us about yourself, including your work/life experiences, why you’re interested in and a great fit for this position along with your resume. Individuals selected to interview are asked to provide contact details for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they’re received, so we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. Positions open until filled.

 

 

To apply for this job email your details to ryan@immobiliare.org