Employment Opportunities

Sod Operation Supervisor: Punta Gorda, Florida

Posted: 2/18/2019

Babcock Ranch, the first solar town being developed in the United States in Punta Gorda, FL; is seeking a full-time results-driven Sod Operation Supervisor to oversee daily operations of the Sod Crew. Must have Sod growing/harvesting experience and Turf Management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in management of personnel responsible for cultivation and harvest of agricultural products.
  • Participate in sourcing and implementation of integrated plant and field care services such as fertilization, pest control, aeration and renovation as required.
  • Assists in tracking, scheduling and execution of Field Management Program.
  • Works with the sod management team to ensure preventative and routine maintenance is accomplished on all equipment.
  • Assists Sod Manager with business development opportunities and customer service issues.
  • Assist Ranch Management in business development for Farm Leases
  • Assists Sod Manager in ensuring compliance with all local, State and federal regulations pertaining to sod/plant growth, care and pesticide maintenance.
  • Ensure efficiencies are in place for performing work and purchasing materials for budgetary and cost-saving opportunities.
  • Participate in Peer review to ensure Best Management Practices and explore new technologies.
  • Oversees sod crew operations to ensure schedules and production quotas are met.
  • Ensures work is performed safely and in accordance with company policies.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Four-year degree in Agriculture or turf management desired, or two-year degree and equivalent experience in a sod/turf-related field.
  • Word and Excel proficiency required.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and perform a variety of task on time and on budget.
  • Knowledge of fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide application rules and best practices.
  • Experience working in a customer-oriented environment required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, some evenings and/ or weekends and holidays (as needed).

We offer comprehensive benefits and competitive pay!

Candidates who feel they meet these qualifications should send resume with salary requirements to cwitherspoon@kitsonpartners.com or call 941-467-1483. We maintain a Drug Free / Smoke Free Workplace and perform reference checks and criminal background screening. / EOE. Local candidates only please, as we do not offer relocation assistance.

Posting Date: 2/18/2019

 

Sod Production Supervisor: Osceola County, Florida

H&H Sod Company is seeking an experienced sod production supervisor for their central Florida farming operations.  For more information, contacct Dave Dymond at (407) 892-2024.

Posting Date: 2/1/2019