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We have several positions that we are always hiring for here at R&G Potato Inc. & Navajo Mesa Farms.

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We are currently looking for:

 

 - Crop Production Manager - Truck Drivers - Tractor Operators - Shop Mechanic - Agronomist - Pivot Technician - Shipping Manager -Interns -  Seasonal Help

 

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  • Agronomist/Quality Compliance Manager

    Position Description and Responsibilities

     

    POSITION:  Agronomist/Quality Compliance Manager

     

    LOCATION:  Farmington, New Mexico

     

    PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    Manage all aspects of potato quality using the mindset of seed-to-shelf.

    Manage all potato quality programs during the potato life cycle (field through shipping.)

    Monitor and report potato quality from the field into storage and during the storage and shipping season.

    Support the quality monitoring systems of all potato storages throughout storage season providing detailed reports as requested by supervisor

    Monitor and report potato quality from the lab and shipping facility.

    Support management of chip potato agronomy and production programs throughout the growing season.

    Provide scouting leadership for all fields, including but not limited to: stand counts, canopy cover, disease and insect monitoring.

     

    SUPERVISOR:

      (Primary) Farm Manager--Navajo Mesa Farms

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

     A.  PRIMARY

    Understand and document all best practice aspects of Frito Lay and public varieties from field production through storage.

    Provide agronomic recommendations for potato fields according to crop and weather conditions.

    Provide best practice recommendations for NMF potato variety portfolio.

    Maintain clear understanding of insects, diseases, and other concerns that affect the growth and quality of the potato crop.

    Acquire and maintain clear understanding for the storage of chip potatoes and provide oversight and leadership.

    Understand, manage and maintain bruise-free program and index throughout harvest into storage.

    Gain working knowledge and application for all aspects of potato quality and frying processes.

    Understand and execute Global Good Agricultural Practice (GAP)

    Provide assistance to crop production managers with all ground selection for current chip potato crop.

    Oversee current and future field selections to ensure maximum farm productivity and profitability.

    Acquire and maintain clear understanding of irrigation practices for the potato crop.

    Collect and organize data throughout growing, harvest, and storage seasons and report information to Management Team on a weekly basis.

    Acquire and maintain knowledge of potato grading and shipping management.

    Perform certain jobs outside of regular job description when necessary, if a fellow NMF employee is absent or unable to work.

    Ongoing learning process for all aspects of the NMF operation.  On-the-job training as well as outside education as needed.

    Ongoing communication with supervisors and co-workers with respect to farm operations.

    Continue professional development through educational opportunities.

     

    SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED:

    Effective verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills.

    Strong drive for results with the ability to lead small groups and delegate tasks.

    Proficient organizational skills.

    Handle conflict and stress situations with tact and manage employees in a diplomatic and respectful manner.

    Forward thinking skillset to look ahead and anticipate problems.

    Must be a team player, not an individualist.

    Carry a respect for others and ability to work with minority employees.

    Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, data acquisition, instrumentation, and control systems.

     

  •  Crop Production Manager

    POSITION:  Crop Production Manager

     

    LOCATION:  Farmington, New Mexico

     

    PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    Manage farm operations to perform and execute specific accountabilities including land preparation, planting, cultivation, irrigation, chemigation.  Must understand and carry a general knowledge of chipping potatoes.

    Co-manage production of all chip potatoes throughout the growing season.

    Co-manage storage facilities and support shipping of potatoes.

    Supervise and/or operate machinery from ground preparation, planting, and harvesting potatoes.

    Monitor and manage soil moisture and irrigation scheduling.

    Support and assist maintenance technicians and pivot technicians as needed.

    Support scouting program on a weekly basis and report recommendations to Agronomist and Manager.

     

    SUPERVISOR:

      (Primary) Farm Manager--Navajo Mesa Farms

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

     A.  PRIMARY

    Manage agronomic recommendations as directed and advised on the overall farm plan “Agronomy Workbook”.

    Thorough knowledge and understanding of center pivot irrigation and provide management of assigned farm quadrants.

    Acquire and maintain clear understanding of irrigation practices for the NMF potato crop.

    Anticipate and execute maintenance scheduling for pivots and other production equipment as needed.

    Implement and practice an effective preventive maintenance and safety program.

    Provide management oversight to field preparation, planting, diking, and harvesting crews as assigned.

    Assist with machinery repairs and manage fall/winter field operations during the winter months.

    Assist Agronomist locating proper field selections for the following year crop rotation.

    Assist and provide oversight of field selections to ensure maximum farm potential and profitability.

    Understand all aspects of all Frito-Lay and public potato varieties.

    Understand, manage and maintain bruise-free program and index throughout harvest into storage.

    Perform certain jobs, when necessary for a supervisor to fill a position when a fellow employee at NMF is not able to work.

    Ongoing learning process for all aspects of the NMF operation.  On-the-job training as well and outside education as needed.

    Ongoing communication with supervisors and co-workers with respect to farm operations.

    Continue professional development through educational opportunities.

     

     

    SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED:

    Effective verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills.

    Strong drive for results with the ability to lead small groups and delegate tasks.

    Good mechanical skills and working knowledge of electrical issues related to pivot sprinklers and storage facilities.

    Operation of light duty trucks, tractors, and other farm implements supported by a valid driver license in good standing.

    Handle conflict and stress situations with tact and manage employees in a diplomatic and respectful manner.

    Forward thinking skill set to look ahead and anticipate problems.

    Must be a team player, not an individualist.

    Carry a respect for others and ability to work with minority employees.

    Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, data acquisition, instrumentation, and control systems.

     

  • Head Pivot Technician

    POSITION:  HEAD PIVOT TECHNICIAN

     

    LOCATION:  Farmington, New Mexico

     

    PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    Manage and execute specific farm operations including irrigation maintenance on center pivots, chemigation, and fertigation, throughout the growing season.

    Electrical knowledge pertaining to center pivot sprinkler operations.

    Operate machinery when needed from ground preparation, planting, growing, harvesting and storing of potatoes.

    Assist other maintenance technicians when needed.

     

     

    SUPERVISOR:

     (Primary) Crop Production Manager

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    PRIMARY

    Ongoing learning process for all aspects of the NMF operation.   On the job training as well as outside education as needed.

    Ongoing communication with supervisors and fellow workers.

    Knowledge and understanding of center pivot mechanics and operations.

    Anticipate and execute maintenance scheduling for pivots and other equipment as time allows.

    Practice and implement an effective preventive maintenance and safety program.

    Operate farm equipment for specific jobs explained in the PURPOSE OF POSITION section.

    Be willing to perform certain jobs, when it is necessary for a supervisor to fill a position when a fellow employee at Navajo Mesa Farms is unable to work.

    Assist with center pivot repairs and projects during winter months that are necessary to prepare for the upcoming year. If                                                                                                                                                       repairs and preparation for upcoming year projects are completed, supervisor will provide other projects to complete before Spring farming operations commence.

     

     

     

    SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED:

    Verbal and written communication skills.

    Ability to delegate.

    Excellent organizational skills.

    Handle conflict and stress situations with tact and manage employees in a diplomatic and respectful manner.

    Look ahead and anticipate problems.

    Must be a team player and it is mandatory for employee to respect and work with minority employees.

    Computer proficiency.

    Good mechanical skills and knowledge pertaining to electrical issues (related to pivot sprinklers and storage facilities.)

    Operation of light duty trucks, tractors, and other farm implements supported by a valid driver’s license in good standing.

     

    OTHER COMMENTS:

    Eligible for 401K after 1 year of employment.

    Health insurance available after 3 months of employment.

    Vacation time

     

  • Truck Operator

     

    Position Description and Responsibilities

    POSITION:  TRUCK OPERATOR

    LOCATION:  Farmington, New Mexico

     

    PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    Successfully operate a 10-wheelertruck both on and off road

     

    SUPERVISOR:

    (Primary) Crop Production Manager

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    A. PRIMARY

    Provide and maintain a valid Class E driver's license

    Maintain daily log books

    Abide by farm and equipment safety procedures.

    Must be able to follow instructions given by tractor operator(s) and line supervisor.

    Follow and complete supervisor’s guidelines daily.

    Basic verbal and written communication skills

    Ongoing communication with supervisors and fellow workers

     

    SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED:

    Look ahead and anticipate problems.

    Must be a team player and it is mandatory for employee to

    respect and work with minority employees

    Must be able to work long hours when necessary

    Must be able to work in all types of weather and willing to work outdoors

    Possess basic knowledge of 10-wheeler trucks and minor repairs

    Responsible for cleaning truck interior at the end of each work day

     

    Knowledge and implementation of 10-wheeler tarps

  • Tractor Operator

    Position Description and Responsibilities

     

    POSITION:  TRACTOR OPERATOR

    LOCATION:  Farmington, New Mexico

     

    PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    Successfully operate a tractor and necessary equipment for ground preparation, planting, and harvest

     

    SUPERVISOR:

    (Primary) Crop Production Manager

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    A. PRIMARY

    Operate tractor and designated equipment

    Maintain daily log books

    Abide by farm and equipment safety procedures

    Follow and complete supervisor’s guidelines daily

    Knowledge and implementation of proper potato handling procedures as outlined in regarding to planting, harvesting, and ground prep

    Understand and utilize GPS systems and all features/technology of the tractor

    Keep tractor and equipment clean

    Ongoing communication with supervisors and fellow workers

     

    SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED:

    Look ahead and anticipate problems.

    Must be a team player and it is mandatory for employee to respect and work with minority employees

    Must be able to work long hours when necessary

    Must be able to work in all types of weather and willing to work outdoors

     

  • Intern

    POSITION:  Intern

     

    LOCATION:  Farmington, New Mexico

     

    PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    Incumbent serves as support staff and field technician to Assistant Farm Manger, Crop Production Manager, Agronomist, and/or Pivot Technician(s)

     

    SUPERVISOR:

      (Primary) Farm Manager--Navajo Mesa Farms

     

    KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY POSITION:

    In progress of a Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited university or college in an agriculture related field

    Agricultural knowledge

    Possession of and ability to maintain a valid driver’s license

    Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and the ability to learn new software programs as necessary to job functions

    Basic operational knowledge of farm equipment and light-duty trucks

    Works well with others on a team

    Works independently when necessary to complete job assignments

     

    SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED:

    Effective verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills.

    Ability to work in an office environment which may involve shared workspace

    Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather

    Ability to perform some manual labor and heavy lifting when necessary

     

By submitting this form, I certify that all answers and statements on this application are true and complete to the best of my  knowledge.  I understand that, should this application contain any false or misleading information, my  application may be rejected or my employment with this company terminated.

 

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R & G Potato Inc.

Navajo Mesa Farms

(208) 236-5069

(505) 566-2666

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