Job Title: Night Irrigation Foreman
Salary Range: Depending On Experience
Supervisor: Ranch Manager
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Operates a farm truck to pick up workers and take to their assigned posts.
- Monitors established work assignments of employees and sets priorities.
- Follows irrigation schedule as set by the Ranch Manager.
- Works closely with the night irrigators to ensure that sets are changed in a timely manner to conserve water.
- Move tins and pipes.
- Regulate water from main canal for heads running.
- Fill fertilizer tanks on trailers and move to fields when needed.
- Check and regulate fertilizer.
- Prepares timesheets for all irrigators assigned to the night crew.
- Writes reports on work-related accidents or reprimands.
- Trains irrigators on ATVs.
- Trains irrigators in work methods to ensure conformance with standards, work objectives, results desires, and ranch goals/objectives.
- Inspects and checks all motorized vehicles before use in order to ensure safe operating conditions.
- Observes, evaluates, and recommends corrections regarding safety procedures in response to employee complaints and incidents.
- Communicates any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries in a timely manner to the Ranch Manager in order to facilitate prompt correction and reporting.
- Protects the assets of Gila River Farms, ex: Farm truck, cement ditches, bikes, gates, pipes, and all equipment.
- 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:
- The safe operation of trucks and equipment assigned to the position.
- Knowledge of how water runs and ability to deliver water to each field.
- 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.
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