Ranch Hand / Manager Apprentice needed at NEW Pecan Orchard in California

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Grand Island Farms

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Walnut Grove, CA
Job Type
Full Time
$57,200 - $67,600 DOE
Date Posted
June 10, 2020
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

Pecan Orchard Manager Apprentice / Ranch Hand needed

Job Summary
Grand Island Farms, has a new pecan orchard in the Walnut Grove, California, Delta area. Do you have a passion for nature and the outdoors? Are you ready for a career that centers on caring for NEWLY planted trees and working every year to improve a 200 acre (when completed) orchard in the beautiful California River Delta Area? We are looking for an individual to step into a Farm Management Apprentice role in our orchards!

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Farm Manager to learn the management of pecan trees
  • Maintain cultivation, fertilization and preventative tree care
  • Irrigation maintenance; monitor/maintain moisture levels and pump efficiencies
  • Monitor nutrient levels of pecan trees and soil
  • Aid Farm Manager with pre-plant preparation, crop management, harvest operations and shipping process coordination
  • Work with and manage contracted labor relationships
  • Assist in researching methods and strategies to improve irrigation, fertility and overall optimization of orchard performance, with continued study of industry trends

Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree related to Agriculture, Arboriculture, Farm Management, or equivalent experience preferred but NOT necessary
  • Experience operating mechanical farm equipment
  • Passion for agriculture and farming
  • Effective communication skills
  • Preferred but not required; ability to speak and understand Spanish
  • Flexibility and proactive attitude in fast-paced work environment

Experience: Farming: 1 year (Preferred)
Work authorization: United States (Required)

Salary: Starting range from $57,200 – $67,600 Depending on experience.

To apply, forward your bio & resume to our email address. Or call for more info.

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