Farm Facilities Manager Homefront Farmers
- Date Posted September 28, 2021
- Location Redding, CT
- Category Agriculture
- Job type Full-Time
Homefront Farmers is a family-owned business, founded in 2011. Our core business focuses on helping bring all the benefits of an edible organic garden to people’s lives. We design, build and maintain custom at-home gardens with the goal of helping people produce their own food organically. We design beautiful, functional raised bed gardens that are built to last, season after season, and provide our clients with all the guidance and help they need to maintain it all season long. We also offer our clients other homesteading services, including beekeeping, maple syrup services, fruit trees, and more.
Homefront Farmers has a staff of 15 organic gardening professionals (Homestead Managers) who are passionate about what we do for our 200+ clients and consider it a labor of love to serve our clients and provide them with the joy of growing! We are based on a beautiful 11-acre farm in Redding Connecticut. This farm features the post-beam farm-house (that was raised and built by the family and crew), all our growing spaces including multi-acre fields, our 96-foot greenhouse, maple sugar shack, mushroom fruiting room, chickens, full woodshop and Diana, the resident cat.Job description
Farm Facilities Manager:
The Farm Facilities Manager is the go-to person at Homefront Farmer’s headquarters for supplies, repairs, maintenance, improvement and organization of facilities and assets on site at 130 Picketts Ridge in Redding. This is an “inward-facing” role focusing on not only the upkeep and maintenance of the buildings and supplies, but also providing critical support to the HMs in preparing them with the equipment and supplies they need to do their client work efficiently and effectively.
You are accountable for ensuring the buildings, equipment, vehicles, and supplies are available, in working order, well organized and maintained for the use of the crew. Your responsibilities include:
- Site maintenance and improvements: mowing, clean up, organization, dumpsters, vehicles, etc.;
- Oversee all activities with subcontractors including dumpster, soil/compost, lumber, propane, plants and other deliveries;
- Greenhouse assembly and maintenance: irrigation, heating, light systems, table construction, etc.;
- Organizing the shop, loft, farmhouse, and other areas to ensure supplies are easy to find and in working order for HMs;
- Provide tool and supply kits for all HMs, sanitize tools, trays, etc. for HMs use;
- Coordinate with Construction Manager to keep shop tidy and maintained;
- Oversee inventory systems -- communicate with HMs, Purchasing Manager and Client Service Managers to manage supplies/inventory;
- Assist in annual budget planning and reconciliation;
- Manage Sugar Shack and oversee all maple sugaring activities.
Successful candidates must be/have:
- Extremely well organized, able to plan and execute complex workflow and project management (multiple facilities tasks, timelines, demands);
- Basic carpentry and automotive skills a must, electrical/plumbing a plus;
- Experience and/or desire to learn about maple sugaring from start to finish (tapping to bottling);
- Strong ability to clearly coordinate and communicate with both HMs and fellow managers;
- Mature, level-headed, independent thinker and problem-solver;
- Assist in annual budget planning and reconciliation;
- Sense of humor and positive team energy!
- Committed to modelling Homefront Farmers’ Core Values (see below);
What else should I know?
- This position will be full time; the candidate will spend 90% of time at the farm at 130 Picketts Ridge (with the exception of sourcing supplies, etc.).
- You will report directly to the Farm Operations Director and work closely with the Construction Manager, Client Services Manager, and Greenhouse Manager.
- Homefront Farmers offers optional group health insurance for full-time employees.
- Salary is commensurate with experience.
- Your own vehicle is required to travel to and from work at the farm and client gardens and you will have access to the Company’s truck for all job-related tasks.
Homefront Farmers is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Homefront Farmers makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.
Fire in the Belly
HFF staff are highly self-motivated, hard-working, reliable, and focused on quality at all levels of the job. We are independent self-starters who don't want to just satisfy clients, but to delight them and bring them joy. We strive for excellence in all that we do.
Save the Planet
We believe above all else, that everyone has the ability to contribute to the health of the planet. We are experts in sustainable horticulture, and we are committed to bringing that knowledge to everyone we meet. Our passion for environmental stewardship is unyielding!
Positive Team Player
We are good, kind, authentic people, united by a love of nature and healthy living, a positive attitude, and a disdain for pretentiousness and drama. We always assume good intent and we thrive in an even-keeled work environment where honesty, integrity and teamwork carry the day.
Homefront Farmers brings joy to people by helping them experience the magic of homesteading. Our contagious enthusiasm drives our efforts to educate clients and cater our services to their particular homesteading needs. We won't rest until each and every client experiences awe at the grasping tendrils of a snap pea and deep gratitude for a bountiful harvest.
We love trying new things, from a new variety of tomato to growing gourmet or medicinal mushrooms. We see our business as an adventure and believe in the power of creativity, invention, and a can-do attitude to change the world.
Compensation this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $37,500.00 - $50,000.00 Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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