Agriculture (Ag) Maintenance Shop Manager

Agriculture (Ag) Maintenance Shop Manager

Located in Fresno, California, Fowler Packing Company is the parent company to some of the industry’s most popular brands including Peelz Citrus, Samsons Grapes, G3 Development Company, and EMID Design Group. Fowler Packing was formed in 1950 as a small tree fruit operation and has grown into a trendsetter in quality, efficiency and sustainability. Today the company is built of over 700 full-time employees and frontrunners in agriculture, real estate, and interior design industries. If you are looking for an in-house position that offers a variety of work, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

 

Job Description:

Summary/Objective: The Ag Maintenance Shop Manager is responsible for the daily operations and activities of our agriculture shop, supporting an array of departments. This position plays a key role in maintenance of all farming equipment, the company fleet of vehicles (pick-up trucks and autos), and semi-trailer trucks. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, with a solid understanding of the business, ability to manage people, and willingness to take ownership of Ag Shop tasks and projects. 

 

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee operations to ensure compliance with quality standards
  • Oversee the hiring and training of mechanics
  • Oversee the disposal of wastes such as used engine oil, soot to ensure adherence to health and safety laws
  • Manage the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Compliance with company policy and health and safety programs
  • Ensure mechanics comply with environmental laws and regulations
  • Monitors and report all safety-related issues as related to the shop area or any location where maintenance is being performed
  • Oversee the procurement of vehicle parts, automotive equipment and various other items required in an auto service department
  • Serves as Purchasing Agent and works with Managers and Field Employees to ensure reasonable purchases
  • Maintains and organizes all shop records
  • Manage a fleet of 100+ company vehicles
  • Responsible for the procurement of goods and services for the shop and office

Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Management, Engineering, or related field and/or 10+ years of management experience in a diesel, automotive, or farm equipment repair shop
  • Must have a high level of technical competence in the Ag. Service area
  • Must be proficient in CMMS systems, Microsoft Excel, and Word
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to create and maintain a strong work team
  • Excellent supervisory, communication and leadership skills
  • Must be very detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Works well in collaboration with others
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and work efficiently
  • Positive attitude with an enthusiastic, can-do outlook

Life at Fowler Packing

For 70 years, Fowler Packing has provided thousands of employees the opportunities to build a rewarding career that includes continued education, robust corporate culture, competitive compensation, benefits packages, and paid sick and holidays. Additionally, all employees enjoy complimentary meals at one of our two on-site cafeterias, and on-site health clinic visits at no cost.

Fowler Packing provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

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