We are currently hiring for the below positions. Questions? Reach out to us at hr@champlainorchards.com


Delivery Truck Driver

This position reports directly to the Product Operations Business Manager

Job Summary:

Distribute products promptly to our customers. Represent the Company in a professional and cost effective manner aiming at increasing profitability and customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver a wide variety of items to different addresses and through different routes

  • Follow route and time schedule

  • Load, unload, prepare, inspect and operate delivery vehicle

  • Deliver orders to customers on assigned routes

  • Maintain ongoing communication with route dispatcher

  • Unload goods as per client specifications

  • Review deliveries with customers to ensure products meet their needs

  • Obtain delivery confirmation from each customer

  • Follow DOT regulations and safety standards

Skills, Requirements and Attributes:

  • Valid CDL Class B or A

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience as a Delivery Driver

  • Clean driving record

  • Background check and drug test

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Possess a positive and professional attitude

 Abilities Required:

  • The individual needs to be punctual; and comfortable and willing to work long hours.

  • Be able to lift 50 lbs, and push/pull heavy pallet jacks.

  • Be able to safely operate a delivery truck, fork lift and other operating equipment.

  • The individual shall possess the character qualities of being honest, trustworthy, respectful, and have sound work ethics.

Work Schedule:

Full Time, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (4 a.m. to completion of deliveries; includes ½ hr. unpaid lunch).

Please apply to hr@champlainorchards.com and attach your current, relevant Resume, 3 professional references and a cover letter or by completing a  Champlain Orchards Job Application below.


Facility/Construction Manager

This position reports directly to Director of Orchard Operations

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Summary:

Responsible for maintaining the upkeep of the orchard property including construction projects, maintaining existing buildings and mechanical systems. Be responsible for the successful coordination and completion of carpentry and other related activities; which includes meeting project timelines, being on budget, and maintaining a high level of quality and professionalism.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the work schedules of staff under the Manager’s supervision.

  • Attend regularly schedule meetings with Manager of Orchard Operations.

  • Create an anticipated project schedule in advance of project commencement, adjust schedule as needed based on production realities.

  • Verify and confirm material lead times and purchase orders as needed to maintain efficient schedule.

  • Supervise the activities of the carpentry staff and independent subcontractors.

  • Be responsible for the efficient and profitable use of the company’s staff and materials on each project.

  • Responsible for tracking the progress and profitability of the projects under his or her supervision.

  • Maintain an operational inventory of necessary tools, safety equipment, equipment and vehicles to perform specific activities.

Qualifications:

  • The position requires an individual who has a college degree in Construction Management and/or at least five years of related construction work experience.

  • In addition to being an excellent framing and finish carpenter, the individual should understand building mechanical systems and exhibit good judgment, good oral and written communication skills, and strong leadership abilities.

  • The individual shall possess the character qualities of being honest, trustworthy, respectful, and have sound work ethics.

Work Schedule:

Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (includes ½ hr. unpaid lunch break)

Please apply to hr@champlainorchards.com and attach your current, relevant Resume, 3 professional references and a cover letter or by completing a  Champlain Orchards Job Application below.


ORCHARD manager

This position reports directly to the owners of Champlain Orchards and the person will work closely with senior management.

Key areas of responsibility will be EcoApple certification, organization and oversight of pruning, planting, fertilizing, spraying, thinning, mowing, harvesting, and storage of fruit. The individual must possess a high level of practical orchard operation experience, entomology & tree fruit knowledge; and must enjoy and be familiar with equipment operation, physical hard work, and working outdoors year round. They must be self-motivated, enjoy teaching and leading staff, and be able to work weekends and nights on occasions.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee advanced IPM scouting and analysis of result and planned action.

  • Ensure overall health of fruit trees including pruning, thinning, tree-spreading, spraying, fertilization, rodent and animal control throughout the orchards, and adhering to EcoApple standards.

  • Monitor daily/weekly weather reports via NEWA website, and ensure appropriate action is taken based on the weather and pest information.

  • Communicate quality and productivity expectations for the orchard managers and staff, monitor success, evaluate, and implement changes to improve quality and productivity.

  • Ensure implementation, adherence to, and reporting of GAP, GMP, EcoApple, and organic standards to ensure certifications are maintained.

  • Maintain proper Records and reporting of key data – i.e.; crop estimates, bud counts, and Integrated Pest Management.

  • Create and implement standard operating procedures for the departments.

  • Train and supervise the staff employed under the department. 

  • Create and oversee opportunities for staff cross-training within the departments.

  • Attend weekly Managerial meetings with Owners.

  • Create a daily, weekly, and monthly work schedule for staff under their supervision.

  • Plan and lead public orchard tours and workshops.

  • Lead implementation of cutting edge modern orchard practices, techniques, and equipment.

  • Oversee the overall maintenance and care of all the various properties and all buildings located on them.

  • Make decisions about equipment use, maintenance, modification and procurement.

  • Ensure organization and proper storage of all tools and essential equipment and parts.

  • Oversee the overall mowing and maintenance of the orchard grounds, including brush chipping and mulching.

  • Oversee the harvesting of the fruit throughout the various seasons.

  • Ensure apples destined for cold storage arrive in a timely manner and are properly identified and entered in receiving computer system.

  • Plan, organize and oversee the ordering and planting of new fruit trees.

  • Research various ways to modernize/improve efficiency.

  • Oversee and ensure proper irrigation and drainage work installation and operation.

  • Ensure proper maintenance and installation of trellis.

  • Oversee maintenance and renovations of all buildings and surrounding grounds.

  • Oversee maintenance, repair, and replacement of all apple bins.

  • Ensure proper record keeping/guidelines for EcoApple certification and organic certification.

  • Attend various annual conferences and tours – such as: Cornell University, IFTA annual meeting/tour, EcoApple annual meeting.

  • Keep up to date on procedures pertaining to modern orchard maintenance thru periodicals, workshops, websites, and emails – such as those from Cornell University and NEWA.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a high level of practical orchard operation experience, entomology & tree fruit knowledge.

  • Must enjoy and be familiar with equipment operation, physical hard work, and working outdoors year-round.

  • Proficient IT, technical and numerical skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to work under pressure and inspire/motivate a team of workers

  • The capacity to grasp concepts easily and think critically and creatively

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Superior communication and information dissemination skills

  • Strong negotiating and problem-solving skills

Working Hours:

  • 40 – 50 hours per week, on average.

  • Extended hours may be required to meet deadlines or introduce new systems.

 Please apply to hr@champlainorchards.com and attach your current, relevant Resume, 3 professional references and a cover letter or by completing a  Champlain Orchards Job Application below.


DIESEL MECHANIC

This position reports directly to the Orchard Operations Manager.

Key areas of responsibility include keeping our fleet of trucks, orchard vehicles and farm & processing equipment in working condition.

Responsibilities:

  • Performing maintenance and repair of all types of motor vehicles and special equipment in Orchard fleet.

  • Diagnosing, maintaining and repairing all company associated equipment, including fork lifts, tractors and tools, etc.

  • Interfacing with vehicle users regarding repairs, questions, etc.

  • Arranging for, and maintaining, all required certificates and/or licenses.

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. some weekend work and unscheduled shifts based on the needs of the Orchard.

Qualifications:

  • You know trucks, cars, trailers and engines like the back of your hand, and are anxious to put your knowledge and skills to work for the Champlain Orchards’ Team.

  • You like to be busy and well-organized to stay on top of things. You take pride in a job well done because you know doing a good job matters!

  • 3-5 or more years’ experience as a mechanic or other relevant experience.

  • CDL License or permit is desirable

  • Valid state driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.

Please apply to hr@champlainorchards.com and attach your current, relevant Resume, 3 professional references, and a cover letter, or complete a Champlain Orchards Job Application below.



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