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  • Position:Assistant Procurement Specialist
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full Time
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Department: Purchasing
  • Reports To: Sr. Purchasing Manager
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

 

Job Summary:

The Assistant Procurement Specialist is responsible for processing soft goods and growing supply procurement and related paperwork as well as conduct related activities in the greenhouses, with close collaboration with the Growing/Operation Department such as but not limited to: inventory, documentation, and communication of supplies and deliveries; and with Accounting Department such as billing. This position will also assist following up open purchase orders of packaging supplies as well as tracking inventory movement, particularly related to our partner contract growers.

Business Travel- 10-20%

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Process purchase orders, file credit memos for supply loss and defects, constant coordination with suppliers, and obtain invoices and notify A/P to process payments.
  • Coordinate with Growing team in space, crop schedules, maintain online packing list system, update product delivery schedule (including ETA, quantity, and locations).
  • Monitor and analyze shipments per packing lists and identify any order fulfillment discrepancies from the shippers to take corrective actions.
  • Scout through the products upon arrival for quality control, compile vendor credit claim reports with supporting pictures, and follow up claim status.
  • Compile the orchid weekly dump report.
  • Compile data of monthly PO receipts, arrival vendor credit dumps, and contract growing inventory for Accounting Department to reconcile company’s month-end financial and inventory statement.
  • Stay on top of product delivery status. Coordinate with custom brokers, trucking companies, and shippers for the latest delivery status and notify company’s growing team and operation team for physical receiving and follow up on transfer orders when needed.
  • Coordinate with partner contract growers on soft goods and hard goods inventory availability, movement, and demand fulfillment.
  • Coordinate with Logistics team for any pick-up or delivery activities among suppliers, contract growers, and facilities.
  • Review material requirement via System MRP as well as tracking the status of current open purchase orders and balance on hand.
  • Continuously monitor all packaging supply inventory to ensure timely fulfillment of production requirement.
  • Constant review the amount of obsolete/slow moving inventory.
  • Update daily assembly orders to reflect accurate inventory consumption by packing operation team of the product Bill of Materials and substitutions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

 

Requirements:

  • A.A. Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Horticulture or related field required
  • 2+ years’ experience in data entry, administrative support or related field required
  • Proficient Microsoft Office knowledge (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Bilingual (English/Mandarin) preferred
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Multi-tasking, detail oriented, well organized, team player, and follow instructions
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

 

Physical Activities:

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; frequently required to talk or hear; and occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision.

  • Position: Customer Service Representative I
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full Time
  • FLSA Status: Hourly, Non Exempt
  • Department: Growing
  • Supervisory Responsibility: Yes
  • Reports To: General Manager, Wholesale Center
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

 

  • Position:Farm Manager
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full Time
  • Job Status: Salaried, Exempt
  • Department: Operations Management
  • Supervisory Responsibility: Yes
  • Reports To: President
  • Location:Greater Palm Springs Desert Area

 

Job Summary:

Leading national supplier of fresh culinary herbs to the retail and food service channels is seeking an experienced Regional Farm Manager, responsible for the overall production operations including planting, harvesting, bulk packing, farm crops planning, general facility maintenance, internal transportation and managing labor needs.

The Regional Manager’s territory within California includes; Greater Palm Springs Desert Area, Ventura and farms within the Central CA Valley.

Business Travel - (30% travel required)

 

Essential Duties:

  • Lead and oversee direct reports to accomplish successful crop production yields and quality expectations of the organization
  • Forecast and plan labor for all greenhouse and farm operations
  • Forecast and plan crop production and rotation
  • Partner in compliance with legal regulatory requirements such as EEO, wage and hour and ADA, OSHA and work safety protocols
  • Make sure labor is deployed in the most efficient and effective way
  • Ability to work cross-functionally, multi task and excellent problem solver
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ERP systems (Navision preferred) and other internal tracking systems

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Horticulture and/or Agriculture Production Management
  • 10+ years of related experience in Horticulture and/or Plant Production preferably with Herbs
  • Intermediate to Excellent Microsoft Office knowledge (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word etc.)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
  • Pesticide Certified Applicator license required
  • CCOF, HAACP and Organic Certification compliance expertise required
  • Local to Desert region
  • Valid CA Driver’s License and maintain eligibility for company sponsored vehicle insurance 

 

Physical Activities:

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms; frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and occasionally required to stand, walk, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision; and color vision.

  • Position:Irrigator/Sprayer I
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full Time
  • FLSA Status: Hourly, Non Exempt
  • Department: Horticulture
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: No
  • Reports To: Grower
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Date: August, 2017

 

Job Summary:

The Irrigator and Sprayer I is responsible for performing various tasks to aid the cultivation plants as directed by the Grower. The Sprayer performs daily duties such as, but not limited to, irrigation, mixing chemicals and fertilizers, spraying chemicals and assisting department with other duties such table moving and minor repairs on machinery and/or irrigation system to ensure that crops are finished on timely manner and with minimal losses.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Be able to learn, understand and manage the irrigation programs through the climate control system.
  • Responsible for irrigating assigned plants by hand when needed.
  • Responsible for the understanding and basic knowledge about the use of pesticides (fungicides, insecticides, PGR’s, biologicals etc.) and its applications.
  • Scouting for diseases, pests and crop related issues and immediately report to the grower
  • Mix and spray chemicals on plants as directed.
  • In charge of keeping “Spray Signs” current.
  • Responsible for the basic maintenance and repair of irrigation systems, spraying machines and other minor equipment. Report major maintenance issues to Grower and Maintenance Team.
  • Ensure proper growing environment for assigned plants by opening or closing vents, doors and shade cloths as instructed.
  • Perform Greenhouse(s) housekeeping duties such as, but not limited to: weeding, sweeping, bench preparation, etc.
  • Assist with crop maintenance activities such as, not limited to: plant selection, plant spacing, plant pinching, etc.
  • Attend mandatory trainings as they are scheduled by their supervisor.
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • 1- 2 years of experience working in greenhouses, irrigation, spraying, growing fields or related
  • Intermediate written and oral communication
  • Ability to read and understand manuals and operating procedures
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Ability to work with others in team and independently.
  • Willingness to train new prospects on basic irrigation and spraying responsibilities
  • Flexibility to work some weekends and overtime during the weekdays
  • Must be able to pass medical respiratory and general physical exam
  • Position: Maintenance Specialist I
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full-Time
  • FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
  • Department: Maintenance
  • Supervisory Responsibility: No
  • Reports To: Maintenance Manager
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Date Revised: January, 2017

 

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Specialist is responsible for providing support in the maintenance of greenhouses, landscaping, construction and other equipment at Rocket Farms Inc. The specialist works cross-functionally with other teams and departments to ensure operations are running smoothly across the company at all times.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Focus on completing tasks such as, but not limited to: digging trenches for concrete foundations and underground plumbing, drainage, electrical wiring, carpentry work, moving materials, landscaping and the effective use of tools and equipment to different work sites.
  • Effectively use construction portable power tools such as skill saws, tamping hammer, jack hammer, cement cutters, electric drills, grinders, etc. and hand tools such as hammers, pliers, bolt cutters, chisels, etc. to complete assigned work orders in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Provide daily maintenance support to assigned greenhouses by replacing and or repairing equipment, materials such as: glass planes, fiberglass, racks, vents and other required materials to ensure greenhouses are operating safely.
  • Responsible for assigned maintenance vehicle and its appropriate use to conduct daily assigned tasks.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on field irrigation systems, pumps pipes, fertilizer injection systems, pulse systems, air lines, CO2 lines and plumbing pipes. warehouses, and bathroom or kitchen plumbing.
  • Coordinate tasks accordingly to level of importance and perform emergency work as needed.
  • Work safely and responsibly at all times. This includes, the appropriate use of equipment such as: saws, hammers, drillers, grinders, etc. and wearing the appropriate protective equipment for each job as required by safety protocols. Report any hazardous conditions to the Maintenance Manager immediately.
  • Build and maintain working relationships with co-workers to ensure all maintenance tasks are being met.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

 

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and/ or previous on the job training required
  • 3+ years’- experience in a manufacturing, greenhouse operations, mechanical or similar role
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with heavy equipment and machinery (i.e. chainsaws, hammers, drillers, etc.)
  • Ability to read and understand manuals
  • Effective communication skills, oral and written
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) required
  • Ability to work long hours and weekends as needed
  • Valid CA Drivers License. Must maintain eligibility for company Vehicle insurance
  • Position:Maintenance Specialist II
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full-Time
  • FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
  • Department: Maintenance
  • Supervisory Responsibility: No
  • Reports To: Maintenance Manager
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Date Revised: January, 2017

 

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Specialist is responsible for performing specific and skilled maintenance repairs to Rocket Farms Inc. greenhouse machines and robotic systems, electric repairs and other detailed installed systems. The Specialist is also responsible for operating specific machinery such as, HVAC systems, to complete tasks.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing and prioritizing assigned work/maintenance orders as needed, complete tasks and provide status of these to the department manager.
  • Coordinate or complete a variety of detailed electrical and maintenance repairs for all electrical and/or robotic equipment such as, but not limited to: identifying, replacing, repairing, installing and maintaining all electrical wires, fuses, switches, motors and lighting systems. Complete correction action to those that are not working appropriately.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on moving mechanical parts such as conveyor belts and motors.
  • Responsible for completing and/ or overseeing the daily work orders for plumbing requests such as, but not limited to: identifying, maintaining, repairing all plumbing systems as well as other fixtures.
  • Install, maintain, and repair all automated irrigation systems, fertilizer systems, pumps, pipes as needed.
  • Perform general and routine maintenance of HVAC and related mechanical equipment, replace and program thermostats, replace fans and blowers, lubricate bearings, adjust and or replace bolts, replace filters, clear blockages.
  • Troubleshoot, install and/ or repair all pneumatic equipment, including air- lines.
  • Perform hand bench work by operating drill presses, power saws, and other wood working machinery to build, repair rough wooden structures such as fences, greenhouse benches, and other wood or metal work.
  • Provide administrative support to the Maintenance department by ordering materials needed to repair or replace machinery or other equipment.
  • Work safely and responsibly at all times, wear safety equipment. Report unsafe or hazardous conditions immediately to Maintenance Manager.
  • Perform other related or assigned duties by supervisor.

 

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, vocational training and/ or previous on the job training required
  • 5+ years of related experience in mechanical, electrical or similar roles
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to operate heavy and specific electrical and hardware machinery
  • Ability to read and thoroughly understand manuals and other procedures
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and work cross-functionally with other teams and departments
  • Ability to work long hours, weekends as needed and be on call for 5 days or more
  • Valid CA Drivers License. Must be eligible to maintain company sponsored insurance
  • Job Title:Warehouse Receiving Lead
  • Job Classification: Regular Full Time
  • Job Status: Year-Round, Non-Exempt
  • Department: Supply Chain
  • Reports To: Transportation Manager
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Date: August 2018

 

Job Purpose:

The Warehouse Receiving Lead is responsible for unloading trucks with hard goods and perishable goods by forklift, pallet jack or by hand, and driving a company truck to transport materials when needed. Will inspect and verify counts with shipping documentation, distribute materials to the appropriate department or location. Primary responsibilities are to control the inventory movement of warehouse items within and between departments (Bins) in relation to the rest of the Location. Ensure that all materials are properly received, put away, and accounted for. Responsible for physical count of all nursery supplies. Will coordinate and organize all warehouse activities and equipment used while maintaining the integrity of materials stored. Required to make accurate and timely decisions regarding any and all receiving and warehouse functions.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all received goods (hard goods, live goods and materials) are put away in proper locations.
  • Ensure that all material requests get picked and delivered on time.
  • Provide direction to support team for the movement of products.
  • On a daily basis monitor all material request orders and pick for production or other departments.
  • Enter materials transactions for all goods received or transferred/reclassed, ensuring all transactions are promptly recorded in the system and turned into purchasing.
  • Inspect all overseas hard goods, note and report all damages to appropriate team.
  • Verify all counts received; notify appropriate team of any shortages or damages immediately.
  • Conduct physical inventories monthly and oversees weekly cycle counts.
  • Manage storage space in all warehouses, ensure space is properly utilized and retrieval of goods is facilitated.
  • Assist in loading of trucks and process necessary shipping documents
  • Maintain quality of hard goods that are stored in outside locations
  • Consolidate warehouse locations and bins to store materials properly.
  • Warehouse dry goods that will remain in stock.
  • Clean up warehouse area as needed.
  • Assist purchasing agents or A/P with any questions on receiving reports.
  • Answer phone calls, emails, regarding incoming shipments or materials in stock.
  • Work safely and responsibly at all times. Report all unsafe conditions immediately.
  • Other duties as requested by the supervisor/ department head.

 

Essentials: 

  • High School Diploma, GED or 2+ years of related work experience required
  • Intermediate Microsoft Business Suite knowledge
  • ERP knowledge Preferred
  • Forklift Certified
  • Ability to work extended hours, including some weekends during peak periods
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to continuous change
  • Effective communication verbally and in writing
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Team player and excellent organizational skills

 

Physical Activities:

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; frequently required to talk or hear; and occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision.

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