HARVEST MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION


The harvest manager is responsible for the following duties:

  • Working closely with the pack-house manager to plan day-to-day order fulfillment.

  • Creating and maintaining harvest lists, harvest records, and inventory records. 

  • Keeping updated harvest and food safety records in conjunction with the pack-house manager. 

  • Working closely with Max and Maria to create weekly and daily plans.

  • Managing the harvest with an eye for speed, efficiency, quality, and consistency. 

  • Training new crew members and managing crew expectations and morale.

  • Ensuring harvest vehicles, knives, and containers are washed and properly stored at the end of each day. 

  • Take on wash/pack responsibilities as needed

  • During the season the harvest manager can expect to participate in other farm related tasks including: greenhouse work, transplanting, and general field work.

Schedule: 

  • Full-time, Monday through Friday

  • 7:00-5:30 + flexibility on late days (early season 8am-4pm~)

  • 6 days/week for 6-8 weeks in September and October

  • 1hr lunch (1/2 paid, 1/2 unpaid)

Qualifications: 

  • 2 or more years of farming experience and relevant experience harvesting. 

  • Ability to lift and carry heavy items; 50lbs+

  • Strong management and communication skills

  • An eye for detail and the ability to multi-task

  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude

  • Willingness to manage crew and work with farm owners to resolve issues

Compensation:

  • $13-$15/hr dependent on experience

  • Weekly produce from the farm

  • 2 paid days off (can be take in 1/4 increments)

  • 5 unpaid vacation days

Expectations:

  • To come to work on time and prepared for work

  • To have adequate work wear for any and all weather

  • To work well with others and alert your manager of any issues in a timely manner

  • To understand that weather and orders dictate our hours at work. You will be required to stay late if necessary, both because you are part of a team and because farming is in itself dictated by weather. (ex: If there is a storm coming we may work late to get crops in from the field. If orders are larger than expected we will work late to fill them.)