The Operations Lead is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the MSP program. The Manager consults with the Site and Nursery Leads on program needs and work priorities and sees that they are accomplished.
Supervise full-time operation program staff.
Maintain updated knowledge of safety programs and monitor safety compliance at the site.
Maintain adequate facilities and equipment for effective and efficient program function.
Develop new procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
Develop knowledge in order to provide input on the operation decision making process.
Develop a program to minimize the use of third party vendors as related to mechanical, repair and maintenance of equipment for the site.
Conduct safety program in accordance with company policies.
Help with the hiring of seasonal labor, either direct or with the use of a Labor Agency
Help with the supervision of seasonal labor and field operations as needed.
Responsible for overseeing any building projects as well as any Capital Improvements for the site.
Internal interfaces as appropriate with other MSP and other Monsanto programs
High School Diploma with 9+ years agricultural research experience.
Broad knowledge of crop production and farming practices as well as farm equipment operation and repair.
Team leadership skills including excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Computer skills related to Microsoft Office suite.
M.S. in Agronomy or related field with 3+ years agricultural research experience or B.S. in Agronomy or related field and 5+ years ag-research experience
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