ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER

Job Type: Full-Time

Location:Kempton, IL

Compensation: $60,000 to $75,000, based on experience

 

ABOUT BELLTOWN FARMS

Belltown Farms owns and operates large scale farms in the US, transitioning land to USDA

certified organic and operating them in line with regenerative principles.

Belltown believes that regenerative farming provides an opportunity to produce healthy food,

while having a positive impact on soil health, biodiversity, carbon emissions and local

communities, as well as delivering compelling financial returns for investors.

Belltown acquired its first farm in 2019 and aims to grow to 100,000 acres by 2029, spread

across the US.

 

SUMMARY OF JOB

Provide overall hands on and supervisory support to the Farm Manager and team members, ensuring all aspects of our Belltown Farms operations are executed to the highest of standards, productively and safely

 

Essential job functions

  • Assume farm manager duties when the farm manager is absent
  • Safely and effectively operate farm equipment used inorganic grain crop production, including but not limited to large tractors, combines, tillage machinery, planting equipment, and cultivation equipment
  • Able to handle routine maintenance and general repairs
  • Load and unload grain storage, seed, and equipment as needed
  • Accurately document grain shipments as per company protocols
  • Support Farm Manager with daily team organization

 

The ideal candidate will have much of the folowing experience

  • 2-4 years farming or land maintenance work
  • Organic farming experience
  • Row crop and small grain production experience
  • Basic understanding of grain bin operations and grain conditioning
  • Regenerative agriculture mindset
  • Understanding of Precision Ag systems on equipment

 

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Aptitude for leadership
  • Enthusiasm for continuous development
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Flexible and adaptable, with a positive, can do – will do attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Communicate respectfully, clearly and openly with others

 

Requirements

  • Ability to work additional hours during Harvest seasons
  • Valid Driver’s License; clean driving record
  • DOT Physical (upon hire) and pass background checks

 

Preferred Requirements

  • CDL preferred but not required

 

BENEFITS:

  • Vacation and sick pay
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance (100% employer-paid for employee and 50% for dependents)
  • 401k employer contribution

 

Physical DEMANDS

  • Working outdoors and walking on uneven terrain
  • Ability to work in dusty conditions
  • Ability to sit, climb and balance as well as bend and kneel frequently
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds or more occasionally. Twisting with weight as needed.
  • Manual dexterity, coordination and constant movement and use of limbs required.

 

Belltown is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring equality, tackling discrimination, promoting diversity in our workforce, creating an inclusive working environment, and fostering good relationships between diverse groups of employees.  All employees and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital or civil union status, disability, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state, or local law.

 

Submit your resume to careers@belltownfarms.com to apply