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Harvest Coordinator - Wonderful Citrus

Company: The Wonderful Company LLC
Location: Delano
Posted on: December 28, 2019

Job Description:


The Harvest Coordinator will supervise the daily activities of Farm Labor Contractors, while also planning harvesting for the following day. Coordinators work directly with the ranch management team and farm supervisors to confirm crop is ready for harvest. Harvest Coordinator will ensure a safe working environment for harvesters while enforcing good harvesting practices that aid delivering a top-quality fruit to our consumers.

Here's what you'll do:

  • Responsible for communicating with farming staff to verify blocks scheduled for harvest do not have any harvesting restrictions (i.e. Spraying, Irrigation, etc.).
  • Responsible for communicating harvesting plans to Farm Labor Contractors
  • Must arrive to the field early morning for routine observations and monitoring of field conditions to ensure blocks scheduled for harvesting are free of any restrictions which could cause harvesting delays.
  • Harvest Coordinator supervises harvest crews to ensure they are harvesting in the correct location, pick quality meets harvesting standards, and ensure no fruit is left behind by harvesters.
  • Coordinator must ensure safe harvesting practices are followed, proper equipment is utilized, and all food safety guideless are adhered by harvesting crews.
  • Responsible for maturity testing following all county and state specs
  • Responsible for crop estimates to forecast the current year's supply.

    Here's what you'll bring to the table:

    • High School Diploma required, bachelor's degree preferred.
    • Minimum 2 years prior experience in farming and/or harvestings, preferably as it pertains to citrus.
    • Strong people skills and the ability to work with people across many different functions.
    • Bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred
    • Demonstrates strategic thinking and change management skills.
    • Must possess, and maintain, a valid California Driver License
    • Can work independently, displaying self-management skills.
    • Strong time management skills.
    • Represents Wonderful Citrus' values in communicating to third party contractors.
    • Ability to make good rational judgment decisions while under pressure.
    • Experience writing reports, business correspondence, and effectively presenting information and responding to managers, peers, and growers.
    • Strategic thinker with tactical and detailed execution.

      Here's what we'll bring to the table:

      • Wonderful Giving -- a one-of-kind program that donates company money to charities close to our employees' hearts
      • Employee college tuition reimbursement
      • Employee referral program - $1,000 per exempt referral; $500 per non-exempt referral
      • Full benefits package -- Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, company matching and annual catch-up, Employee Assistance Program, company-paid life insurance (spouse and dependents to age 26), life insurance, AD&D insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

        Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 9,000 employees worldwide. We've made Wonderful Pistachios one of America's top-selling salty snacks. We've turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California's top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world's largest flower delivery service.

        Wonderful Citrus is America's largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

        The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California's Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

        Wonderful Citrus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.




        Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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