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D'Arrigo California

Salinas, CA 93908

Production Lab Technician

$24.00-32.00 per hour

Full-time

In-Office

Company Description

D’Arrigo California, is a rapidly growing, grower, packer, and shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables based in Salinas, California. Since the day the company was founded in 1923 by Andrea and Stefano D’Arrigo, two immigrant brothers from Messina, Sicily, innovation has been our hallmark. Our customers can confidently look to us for excellence in everything, from seed research and development to entirely new approaches to growing, harvesting, packaging, packing, and shipping.
With third and fourth generation D’Arrigo family members actively involved in all levels of daily business operations, you can be sure that the traditions of being the very best in the business emanate from the top and are carried out by our dedicated family of over 3,500 employees. Each and every day, D'Arrigo California is dedicated to delivering healthy products across North America and throughout the world while maintaining a family-owned, local feel that our customers and consumers have come to embrace and appreciate.

Summary/Objective

Performs varied row crop production functions under minimum supervision from Production Assistant Superintendent. The majority of time will be dedicated to coordinating irrigation trials with Production Supervisors on a daily basis. Responsible for monitoring and documenting research trials for various crop irrigation needs, fertigation, plant nutrition and soil fertility. Activities require the use of initiative and judgment, particularly when prioritizing work or working with a diverse group of employees and service companies.

Essential functions: (to include supervisory responsibilities – if applicable)

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

    • Implement and monitor all irrigation trials
    • Learn cultural practices of growing cool season vegetables in the central coast region
    • Assist in in-house production projects through research and trial experimentation
    • Ensure irrigation trial objectives are understood and properly implemented.
    • Primarily responsible for the collection, aggregation, processing, and cataloging of soil and water
    samples and the resulting data
    • Train and support production supervisors to use web-based data sharing platforms
    • Participate in company-wide enforcement of pesticide safety policies and practices to conserve and
    protect water, soil and other natural resources
    • This position requires regular driving as an essential job function in overseeing and coordinating
    various aspects of the Production process
    • Consistent attendance is mandatory
    • Other job duties as assigned


    Additional functions:
    • N/A

Competencies

• Communication – verbal and written
• Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
• Detail-Oriented
• Flexibility/Adaptability
• Time Management/Planning

Working Environment

• Mostly outdoor with occasional indoor work
• Full time, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm

Physical Requirements

• See separate physical requirements document for this role.

Travel Required

• No travel outside of Monterey County

Required Education & Experience

• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Able to communicate with all levels of management and operations personnel
• Thrive in a fast-paced environment and handle pressure while managing multiple tasks
• Organized team player who works well with a variety of people with a minimum of supervision
• Solid problem-solving skills with a methodical approach
• Valid driver’s license and clean record
• Basic knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel and Word
• Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary
• Willingness and ability to work weekends as needed

Preferred Education & Experience:
• Bilingual English/Spanish highly desired
• BA/BS in Agricultural related field
• Basic practical knowledge of row crops
• Basic understanding of soil, water and plant interactions
• Basic understanding of plant nutrition, plant disease and pest and weed control
• Operation of standard office equipment, including personal computers, photocopiers, fax machines and appropriate software such as Windows, MS Word and Excel

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - The Company assures equal employment opportunity with respect to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, transfers, and promotions. All Company practices will be administered without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth, age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of FMLA leave, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law in terms and conditions of employment. Information provided on this application will not be used for any discriminatory purpose.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Expected Hours

N/A

Interested in this position? Send an email with your resume and/or cover letter to: 

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