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Spray Supervisor Ref #23-02

Company: Stemilt Growers LLC
Location: Cashmere
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:


Spray Supervisor


Stemilt Ag. Services

Job Description


Royal City

Are you interested in driving change? Do you have a curiosity-driven mindset to discover what is possible? Are you a self-driven individual with integrity? Do you want to be part of a department that is on the path to become uniquely extraordinary? If so, join us as a Stemilt Spray Supervisor. Stemilt, a vertically integrated Company that brings wholesome and earth friendly products to families around the world, and the largest employer and pillar for the Wenatchee valley community, is looking to become a leading employer, not just in its home valley but, around Washington, and the world. If you are an open-minded, continuously learning individual that looks to push the limits, and is beyond ego... This Company is for you. We are World Famous! Join us, you will love it here !

As a Stemilt Spray Supervisor you are tasked with making sure all spray recommendations from the Regional Manager, Farm Manager, and/or Foremen, are completed in a timely and safe manner. The Spray Supervisor will directly supervise 8 or more subordinate employees, planning and assigning work, appraising or disciplining performance, and addressing complaints/resolving any problems that might arise, all done in accordance with the organization's policies and any applicable laws. This position supports four thousand Stemilters and it's required to deliver extraordinary customer service at all levels , in addition to the primary duties:

  • Conduct spray applications in a timely manner and following applicable laws
  • Enter and approve timesheets of the spray team employees
    • Organize and delegate responsibilities
    • Calibrate sprayers and maintain records of calibrations
    • Keep spray equipment clean and in working condition
    • Post 24hr notice and re-entry intervals
    • Maintain records needed for food safety
      • Maintain records needed for the organize program
      • Inform of any changes/recommendations to the Foreman or Farm Manager for approval
      • Maintain spray storage areas and fill stations clean and organized
      • Communicate spray plan with irrigation coordinator for the watering scheduling
      • Communicate spray plan with crew bosses for REI or PHI issues
        • Maintain a monthly chemical inventory
        • Return unused chemicals to maintain inhouse inventory to a minimum
        • Conduct trainings, including but not limited to Pesticide Handler, PPE, application equipment safety, etc.
        • Maintain organic and conventional application and cleaning records
        • Keep track of employee hours for Cholinesterase levels
          • Ensure proper recycling of empty containers
          • Return bulk containers with empty to the suppliers
          • Maintain PPE equipment inventory
          • Deliver chemicals to spray fill stations
          • Scan employees' work ID badges to record their shifts worked, as well as bins per employee
            • Complete appropriate administrative paperwork
            • Address any attendance issues or call-ins with employees
            • Enforce Stemilt safety rules and standard operating procedures with employees
            • Move tools and equipment to needed areas
            • Ensure supplies for the crews, such as water, are distributed/in stock
              • Create a culture within the team that leads to ensuring extraordinary customer service for all team members
              • Hold self and team accountable and ensure the development of a self-leadership team culture
              • Contribute to the team and the Company in various other ways when requested or required Additional Information ?

                The following physical demands and work environment characteristics are representative of those that must be met/will be encountered by a Stemilter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.?

                Physical Demands
                • Regularly required walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk or hear; stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb/balance; stoop/kneel; crouch/crawl; taste or smell; lift or move up to 25 pounds
                • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
                  • Occasionally move up to 100 pounds
                  • Specific vision requirements for the position include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; ability to adjust focus
                    Work Environment

                    • Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; high, precarious, places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts
                    • Noise level in the work environment is usually very loud Reports to: Farm Manager(s) and Regional Manager

                      What we bring to your table:
                      • A World Famous! benefits package that includes:
                          • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
                          • Long-term Disability insurance
                          • FSA
                          • Life insurance
                          • 401(k) with up to 4% employer contributions
                          • Paid holidays (7)
                          • Paid-time-off - days will accrue as outlined in the employment handbook
                            • An amazing opportunity to create new performance standards and help lead a new team, develop knowledge and new career growth paths. What you bring to our World Famous! Table:


                              Cultural Norms


                              Assume Goodwill


                              Personal Accountability


                              Clear Communications


                              Resolve Conflict


                              • +2 years' Orchard Spraying experience
                              • Supervisory experience
                              • Valid Washington State Driver's License
                                • WA State Private Applicators License
                                • First Aid Certification or ability to obtain one

                                  High School Diploma or GED, and/or combination of training, education, and experience.
                                  • Spanish Speaking/ Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
                                  • Strong work management and collaboration skills
                                  • Ability to be productive and can identify and resolve issues in a timely manner
                                  • Reacts well while under pressure
                                  • Good problem-solving skills and can deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations?
                                    • Basic mathematical skills, ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure while using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
                                    • Highly organized as well as punctual
                                    • Ability to deliver high quality results with an exceptional transparent, consultative, and partnering attitude
                                    • Ability to interact and connect with all Stemilters
                                    • A desire to deliver an extraordinary experience at every interaction, in fact World Famous! Success defined:
                                      • Exceptional work completed in Stemilt Orchards!


                                        • Good leadership skills and excellent communication skills
                                        • Ability to operate a tractor and sprayer
                                        • Understanding of the equipment used for spraying.
                                        • Understanding of measurements and safety labels for spraying products.
                                        • Comprehension of spray recommendations; pest management; food safety program.
                                        • Knowledge of the difference between organic and conventional production requirements.
                                        • Must be able to work with little or no supervision.
                                          • Must be flexible with work schedule.
                                            • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish). Associated topics: assistant general manager, assistant gm, captain, executive producer, executive team leader, fire chief, fire marshal, police chief, police commander, project manager

Keywords: Stemilt Growers LLC, Yakima , Spray Supervisor Ref #23-02, Other , Cashmere, Washington

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