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Sod Farm Manager

By Vandemark Farms, Whitakers, North Carolina, - updated August 7

Vandemark Farms, 9390 North Carolina 33, Whitakers, North Carolina, 27891, Telephone: 2524371501

PRODUCTION FOREMAN/MANAGER

Starting in 1988 with just a few acres, Vandemark Sod Farm expanded quickly and is now a primary supplier to Wake County and the surrounding area. For 32 years, our family-owned business has enjoyed a reputation for top sod quality, selection and service. Our main product is natural turf which we provide to the landscaping industry, athletic fields and golf courses throughout the Triangle and North Carolina. We grow, harvest and ship six types of turfgrass from our Whitakers and Spring Hope locations. This Grower/Production Foreman position is full time and year round. If you meet the following job qualifications, please fill out an application online, stop by the farm, or email a detailed resume.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Production Foreman/Manager is responsible for the day to day upkeep of our 625 acre Whitakers Farm. With the owners input, schedules and needed field activities are discussed and predetermined. The Production Foreman/Manager will then be responsible for completing the work in a timely and efficient manner. Here is a list of the main tasks involved:

·         Supervision of equipment operators and farm hands

·         Sod production including cultivation and planting

·         Use of chemicals in weed and disease management

·         Irrigation use, management and repair

·         Mowing of grass

·         General upkeep of the farm

·         Maintenance knowledge of equipment to complete above tasks


 

Educational Requirements

·         2 year agriculture degree preferred

Experience Requirements

·         Proficient in operating farm equipment

·         Turfgrass management experience and knowledge of sod farming a plus

·         Ability to operate tractors (60-125 HP)

·         Willingness and ability to be trained

·         Must be a motivated self-starter

·         Valid NC driver’s license required

·         Ability to multi-task and solve problems

·         High level of quality control IQ

·         Bilingual in Spanish is a plus

Job Benefits

·         Major Medical Benefits provided

·         Life Insurance Provided

·         Dental Insurance Available

·         Vision Insurance Available

·         Reliable equipment to operate

·         No seasonal layoff, year-round operation

·         1 week paid time off after 1 year

·         5 paid holidays per year after 90 days

·         Supplemental Insurance at Reduced Cost

Date Job is Available

Salary

$40,000-$50,000

Job Application Instructions

If you meet the following job qualifications, please fill out an application online, stop by the farm, or email a detailed resume.


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