Job Title: Night Irrigation Foreman

Salary Range: Depending On Experience

Status: Full-time

Supervisor: Ranch Manager

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. Operates a farm truck to pick up workers and take to their assigned posts.
  2. Monitors established work assignments of employees and sets priorities.
  3. Follows irrigation schedule as set by the Ranch Manager.
  4. Works closely with the night irrigators to ensure that sets are changed in a timely manner to conserve water.
  5. Move tins and pipes.
  6. Regulate water from main canal for heads running.
  7. Fill fertilizer tanks on trailers and move to fields when needed.
  8. Check and regulate fertilizer.
  9. Prepares timesheets for all irrigators assigned to the night crew.
  10. Writes reports on work-related accidents or reprimands.
  11. Trains irrigators on ATVs.
  12. Trains irrigators in work methods to ensure conformance with standards, work objectives, results desires, and ranch goals/objectives.
  13. Inspects and checks all motorized vehicles before use in order to ensure safe operating conditions.
  14. Observes, evaluates, and recommends corrections regarding safety procedures in response to employee complaints and incidents.
  15. Communicates any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries in a timely manner to the Ranch Manager in order to facilitate prompt correction and reporting.
  16. Protects the assets of Gila River Farms, ex: Farm truck, cement ditches, bikes, gates, pipes, and all equipment.
  17. Demonstrates continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work jointly and cooperatively to provide quality and seamless customer service.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  • The safe operation of trucks and equipment assigned to the position.
  • Knowledge of how water runs and ability to deliver water to each field.

Ability to:

  • Judge head sizes.
  • Establish priorities for workload based upon such factors as: the need for immediate action and work objectives.
  • Work independently in the performance of regular duties.
  • Understand and comply with oral and written instructions.
  • Work cooperatively with other GRF employees.
  • Travel across rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces.
  • Move objects (50 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less).
  • Work under hazardous conditions where physical danger exists due to mechanical equipment.
  • Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements.
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
  • Work in shifts and on weekends.
  • Communicate orally with co-workers in face-to-face and one-on-one settings or using a telephone or two-way radio.

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be physically capable of operating motorized equipment and farm vehicles safely, possess a valid Arizona driver’s license, and have an acceptable driving record.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Gila River Farms maintains a drug free workplace

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