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To manage the Grimmway Irrigation Department, internally referred to as RAINCO.


The Rainco Manager is responsible for all aspects of irrigation equipment scheduling, equipment transportation/delivery, personnel scheduling/assignment, departmental operational improvements, technology initiatives & daily administrative functions. Plan efficient use of labor force and maintain Grimmway’s quality, quantity and efficiency standards. Manage operations to ensure maximum daily productivity. Ensure budget guidelines are achieved. Maintain a safe work environment. Manage equipment PM and R&M. Ensure material procurement guidelines are met. Ensure all work is conducted in tandem with key stakeholders to maximize farm performance. Overnight travel as required. This position will lead by example the Division’s Mission, Strategy and Values. Responsible for 5S Organization of all work areas.


Continuous use of both hands; including grasping, pulling and pushing. Sight, hearing, lifting, standing, climbing stairways, walking and balancing both feet on even and uneven surfaces, bending, twisting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, reaching forward, reaching overhead, reaching below shoulder, wrist turning, neck turning. Lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS: • Education: High School or secondary diploma or equivalent required. Degree in Business / Management discipline or equivalent experience preferred. • Experience: 1 to 3 years managerial experience including leadership, problem resolution, motivation and team building. 1 to 3 years of experience managing in an Ag Irrigation environment preferred and/or experience in retail Ag Irrigation industry. • Key competencies: Excellent communication and customer service skills. Excellent interpersonal and employee relational skills. Principles of solid set, drip and center pivot irrigation and associated items. Principles of operations planning process, forecasting and integration of demand and supply plans. Principles of irrigation equipment maintenance/repair processes and managing product inventory. • Support skills: Computer knowledge needed and/or ability to learn proprietary programs required. Ability to lead technology initiatives. Ability to communicate effectively and coordinate with all levels of employees. Bilingual English/ Spanish preferred. Ability to adhere to and facilitate company policies. Must be willing/able to travel overnight as necessary work hours as required. Must possess a current valid California Driver’s License and clean DMV record. Must pass pre-placement drug/alcohol screen, physical and functional capacity evaluation.
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