Field Operations Coordinator

Farmington, NM
United States
Job Description


This position was created to assist the Crop Foreman by facilitating and coordinating field operations and equipment maintenance.


The following statements are essential functions of this position and not intended to be all-inclusive; rather, they are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the incumbent, and an employee may be directed to perform other reasonably related job duties and responsibilities. NAPI reserves the right to revise or change the job duties and responsibilities as the need arises, based on business need, and this position description may be updated accordingly. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

General Duties & Responsibilities

1. Coordinates field operations for all phases of production, including harvesting with the Crop Foreman and Crop Manager.

2. Assists in supervising personnel in field operation activities, ensuring assignments are completed in a

timely manner.

3. Develops, implements and maintains preventative maintenance schedule for equipment and implements used within the department.

4. Trains personnel to complete maintenance appropriately and maintains proper record of maintenance.

5. Monitors grazing livestock, where applicable (applicable for cover crop fields).

6. Assists with minor irrigation maintenance monitoring (daily Pivot checks, pivot location tracking, pivot directional tracking, DU/Pivot point cleanliness).

7. Maintains tools needed to perform adequate maintenance.

8. Prepares reports as requested and on a timely basis.

9. Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.

10. Plans and establishes work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals

for specific crops.

11. Demonstrates equipment operations and work and safety procedures to newly hired employees.

12. Confers with management or subordinates to resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances.

13. Interprets specifications, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers.

14. Observes fields for basic crop scouting issues (insect infestation or disease) as outlined in crop information booklet. Reports any issues in a timely manner utilizing forms provided.

15. Provides customer service to internal and external customers.

16. See DEPARTMENT JOB ASSIGNMENTS beginning on page 2.


1. Works collaboratively, cooperatively, and in coordination with fellow team members and with others in the organization, treats them with respect, courtesy and consideration, and shows understanding and the appropriate support of other team members to help get the job done.

2. Provides information, guidance and resources to diverse groups of customers, clients and others outside of the organization; treats them in a friendly manner with professionalism, helpfulness, respect, courtesy and consideration at all times regardless of circumstances.

3. Maintains regular, dependable attendance and punctuality, and physical presence at the assigned worksite; must interact directly with people or objects at the worksite on a regular basis. Communications technology may, for certain tasks and under certain circumstances, enable an employee to effectively perform some of the work-related duties from home on a temporary basis.

4. Complies with all applicable environmental health and safety policies, procedures and work rules, giving maximum effort to performing job functions in a manner that protects the health and safety of the incumbent, co-workers, and the general public.

5. Performs other duties as assigned and which are deemed necessary or desirable by NAPI.


This Job Description is intended to be somewhat general in nature with respect to the job family, and as such it does not detail all duties of a particular job assignment. Additional duties, responsibilities, and accountabilities may be assigned to an incumbent in this position depending on the Department Job Assignment.

Alfalfa Crop

  1. Responsible for shipping and delivery.

  2. Assures proper equipment, hay squeezer, and tools are available to do the job.

  3. Performs Quality Assurance testing of Alfalfa during harvest and barn samples.

  4. Organize and coordinate daily ship out and harvest operations

  5. Monitor accurate quality grade tracking.

  6. Performs soil and tissue sampling in a timely manner.

  7. Must be available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week through harvest season (April to October)

Bean Crop

  1. Responsible for applying Fertilizer applications timely.

  2. Organize and Document paper work when applying fertilizer

  3. Must be available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week through harvest season (August to October).

Organics/Conventional Row Crop

  1. Responsible for ensuring chemical warning signs are posted properly at designated fields during chemical applications.

  2. Assists in overseeing Fertilizer Technician functions as they pertain to pivot and drip irrigation (record keeping/communication).

  3. Performs Quality Assurance testing of crops grown under the conventional and organic row crop department.

  4. Organize and coordinate daily field activities as directed by Crop Manager/Foreman/Director

  5. Promote Food Safety and adherence to GHP/GAP standards.

  6. Performs soil and tissue sampling in a timely manner as requested with a small task force.

  7. Must be available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week through harvest season (May - October)

  8. Must be willing to learn from resources provided (example: Crop Consultants)



Position has a low level of line responsibility and low level authority to make independent decisions over an assigned department or function. A person in this position has a moderate level of responsibility for a key operation or function.

Results of Action:

Decisions will have a moderate degree of impact on operations or services. Errors may result in significant disruption of operations or services or damage to operational activities. Errors in accuracy, judgment, tact or communication could result in a loss of productivity, and a significant loss of credibility and potential income for the organization. Failure to establish and monitor work schedules for the Department will result in an inability to meet deadlines and will delay the completion of records and other projects.

Budgetary & Financial Resources Accountability:

Position has low level of accountability for budgetary or financial decisions, and decisions will have a moderate degree impact on resource utilization within NAPI; responsible for a moderate level of impact on an operating budget for the Department;

Equipment/Material Management & Accountability:

Position has a moderate level of responsibility for equipment, material, or supplies; proper utilization is required plus accountability for first-echelon maintenance may be required; minimal authority and accountability for purchase within strict policy guidelines may be present.

Confidential and Sensitive Information:

  • Incumbent has a high level of access to sensitive and proprietary company data, including but not limited to services, legal and financial data, and an essential job result is the maintenance of a high level of confidentiality of the information processed by the employee.

  • Incumbent has limited access to personal and professional data regarding customers, and must comply with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) to keep that data secure and private.

  • Incumbent has no access to health data of employees and their families, and to health data of customers/clients/members and their families, and must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), to keep that data secure and private.

Independence of Action; Supervision Received:

The Field Operations Coordinator works under general supervision of the Crop Manager. Production generally precedes a check on the quality of work. Established methods and procedures are clearly

established and general instructions provided.

Supervision Exercised:

The Field Operations Coordinator is responsible for own work, and has no supervisory authority or responsibility, although the Field Operations Coordinator may have functional authority over specific

projects or areas of responsibility as specified in this Job Description or otherwise delegated by the