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Farm Supervisor, Sod

Company: A. Duda & Sons Inc.
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSeeking a Sod Farm Supervisor for Sod Farm in Melbourne, FL (Cocoa Sod). The Sod Farm Supervisor will be responsible for coordinating and supervising sod farm operations and crews.Responsibilities include:

  • Prioritizes product quality control. Coordinates all necessary pre-harvest, production activities such as chemical applications, mowing and irrigation requirements with Sod Farm Superintendent. Coordinates with sod harvest foreman and assists with harvesting, loading, deliveries, logistics, and customer relations. Closely monitors labor, equipment and material costs related to the harvest operation. Becomes familiar with operating the FireFly harvester.
  • Assists Sod Farm Superintendent in the prioritization of sod production best management practices (BMP's). Such practices will include the continued implementation of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS) sod industry criteria. Existing and future technology such as precision control spray equipment and GPS will be a primary focus in this setting. Obtains Private Applicator's license within 90 days of hire date. Duda Sod to cover expense of training and licensing.
  • Carefully reviews harvest crew payroll before submittal to administrative team on a daily basis. Ensures that FireFly Harvester Matrix reports and safety meeting forms are completed in a timely manner. Administers employee performance reviews and development goals for direct reports.
  • Ensures that harvest employee safety is a top priority. Engages harvest personnel in meaningful safety meetings on a monthly basis. Obtains employee feedback and implements continued improvements to company safety protocols.
  • Will be required to work with location leadership in carrying out a variety of additional tasks that may or may not be related directly to the above duties. Some examples may include assisting with storm preparedness, our cattle operation, or location security needs. Requirements:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's degree in the area of Turf Science, Plant Science, Soils and Fertility, Biology, Agronomy, Plant Pathology or Entomology preferred.
    • Pesticide Applicators License required or ability to obtain within first year of employment.
    • A minimum of five years experience in turf related trade or general agricultural experience.
    • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
    • Basic computer skills in Word and ExcelA Duda & Sons, Inc., a diversified land management company operating for over 92 years, is currently seeking a Sod Farm Supervisor for its Sod Farm in Melbourne, FL (Cocoa Sod). Starting out as a humble celery farm in 1926, DUDA's business operations today include Duda Farm Fresh Foods, one of the world's leading producers and suppliers of celery and other quality fresh and fresh-cut vegetables and citrus; The Viera Company, a highly regarded community developer with fully-integrated real estate operations including Viera Builders, a residential home builder; as well as Duda Ranches, manager of DUDA's agricultural operations including sod, sugarcane, citrus and cattle.At Duda, we offer a wide range of benefits as part of our total compensation package including but not limited to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, and professional development.No agencies, please. Candidate must be authorized to work in the US and successfully pass a drug/background screening. Duda is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.Powered by JazzHRfKF1iHWclN

Keywords: A. Duda & Sons Inc., Melbourne , Farm Supervisor, Sod, Other , Melbourne, Florida

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