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CSS Farms, LLC Load Out Manager in Winnemucca, Nevada

Description

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.

Summary

This position helps support our regional farming location in Winnemucca, NV, by managing the load-out and potato storage operations as well as supporting the production of 1,600 acres of chip potatoes.

Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

Lead the load-out crew and shipment of potatoes. These duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Lead load-out team of 6 to 10 employees

  • Monitor potato quality and implement quality control standards as directed by the Farm Manager

  • Direct third-party freight operators through shipment process

  • Be the primary point of contact for customer, consultants and shared services regarding chip shipping and storage

  • Coordinate with the Director of Sales and Farm Manager to ship loads based on run schedule, quality, and logistical considerations.

  • Coordinate with Storage Manager and walk bins weekly

  • Track and maintain accurate storage inventory of potatoes and their quality.

  • Manage inventory to maximize all contracts, specifically oversized potatoes.

Provide operational and mechanical support for key potato production operations, especially the following:

  • Manage the waste water process and ensure regulatory compliance

  • Manage the wash plant facilities and grounds year-round.

  • Support potato storage operations in partnership with the Storage Manager, lead maintenance and cleaning throughout the year

  • Manage crew hours and schedule to maximize efficiency

  • Monitor potato storage units during the winter storage season

  • Record shipping and quality data, food safety documentation, and maintenance records

Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

  • Walking and working outdoors in the elements.

  • Standing for extended periods of time.

  • Driving between storage 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 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • Harvest and planting seasons are busy and may require longer hours and some weekends.

Desired Qualifications

  • A valid US driver’s license or the ability to obtain one and pass vehicle insurance verification.

  • 1+ years’ experience managing storage/warehouse programs is preferred

  • Experience in crop/produce storage and production.

  • 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 desired but not required

Work Authorization

  • 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.

Benefits

  • 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

AAP/EEO Statement

CSS Farms is an EOE employer.

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.

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