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Accounting Manager
Plant Electrician
Refrigeration Technician

Accounting Manager

Gerawan Farming Inc. www.prima.com is the world's leading grower and marketer of peaches, plums, nectarines, and table grapes. We have a reputation for being innovative and having well-managed operations. Our plants and offices are located in Reedley, Sanger, Kerman, and Fresno, California. We need an accounting manager to work in our corporate office in Fresno. The accounting manager supervises payroll and accounts receivable and is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all general ledger activity. The accounting manager executes a short monthly close and reporting cycle to verify the accuracy of reported financial information and to identify transactions and trends that should receive the attention of management.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise payroll personnel and transactions
  • Supervise accounts receivable personnel and transactions
  • Manage financial aspects of employee benefits
  • Prepare journal entries and perform reconciliations for balance sheet accounts in support of the monthly, quarterly, and annual close cycles
  • Assist the Controller in the preparation of all prepared-by-client (PBC) schedules for year-end audit and tax return preparation purposes
  • Prepare monthly and annual sales and use tax returns
  • Review, analyze, and file property and water tax assessments
  • Manage the Workers' Compensation insurance audit
  • Manage various tax credits and incentives such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and the Enterprise Zone Tax Credit
  • Participate in key initiatives such as business process redesign, cost savings initiatives, and system development projects
  • Review accounting processes and recommend changes as needed
  • Maintain a comprehensive set of accounting policies and procedures
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Accounting/Finance required
  • Minimum 5 years of accounting or finance experience required
  • Previous ERP software experience preferred

Skills

  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills required
  • Superior computer skills required (Excel, Access)
  • Ability to manage large amounts of data
  • Ability to lead and mentor accounting and finance staff
  • Excellent attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-entity environment

Working Conditions

  • Reports to the Controller

Application Process

Submit your résumé with salary history and requirements to: Janette Ramirez at j.a.ramirez@gerawan.com



Plant Electrician

We need a motivated, self-driven Plant Electrician to work in Reedley. This position is responsible for preventative maintenance and trouble shooting of an industrial electrical system as well as all other physical systems associated with a packing facility such as electrical, water, and general building maintenance and repair.

Expectations

  • Execute daily electric system maintenance to meet or exceed Company standards
  • Work with staff to evaluate data and coordinate process control changes
  • Does maintenance of process equipment and facilities infrastructure
  • Performs regulatory and process control testing and inspections and review procedures and quality control to insure compliance with all applicable standards and regulations
  • Prepare for and respond to electric system emergencies
  • Collaborates in maintenance and construction projects
  • Identifies equipment repair and improvement needs
  • Request equipment replacement parts and supplies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a journeyman electrician in an industrial setting
  • In evaluating candidates for this position, the Company may consider a combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Skills

  • Basic knowledge and experience trouble-shooting zone accumulation conveyor, wells, and pumps.
  • Have welding and fabricating experience.
  • Proficiency with PLC's and other industrial controls
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics, logic diagrams
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical/electronic components and industrial components
  • Proficiency with industrial wiring, installation of conduit, starters, motors (single and multiphase)
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code (NEC) and OSHA regulations
  • Knowledge of feeders, power circuits, limit switches, proximity switches, pressure switches, flow switches, pushbuttons, solenoids, encoders and lockout/tagout
  • Conversational Spanish is a plus.

Working Conditions

  • This position reports to our Engineering Manager.
  • You may have to work 12-14 hours a day and sometimes 6-days a week during our busy season (May-October). Being available 24X7 to react to emergencies during busy season is also expected.
  • Local travel is required

Application Process

Submit your résumé with salary history and requirements to: j.a.ramirez@gerawan.com



Refrigeration Technician

We need a motivated, self-driven Refrigeration Technician to work in Reedley. This position is responsible for preventative maintenance and trouble shooting of an industrial ammonia refrigeration system (3,000 TR, twelve compressors totaling 3,475 HP and 300,000 square feet) as well as all other physical systems associated with a cold storage facility such as electrical, water and general building maintenance and repair.

Expectations

  • Execute daily refrigeration system maintenance to meet or exceed Company standards for storing fresh produce.
  • Work with staff to evaluate data and coordinate process control changes.
  • Does maintenance of process equipment and facilities infrastructure.
  • Performs regulatory and process control testing and inspections and review procedures and quality control to insure compliance with all applicable standards and regulations.
  • Prepare for and respond to ammonia refrigeration system emergencies.
  • Collaborates in maintenance and construction projects.
  • Identifies equipment repair and improvement needs.
  • Request equipment replacement parts, chemicals and supplies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 5 years of related experience required
  • RETA or IIAR Certificates or technical school training desired
  • In evaluating candidates for this position, the Company may consider a combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of industrial ammonia refrigeration system design, maintenance, and operation.
  • Ability to utilize consultation and advisory data and information such as plant operations reports and policies, engineering reports, State and Local regulations and standards, purchase orders, non-routine email correspondence, OSHA regulations, computer software, operating manuals and organizational analysis.
  • Skilled at performing basic algebra, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; and to calculate percentages and decimals.
  • Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of an entire project, multiple projects or unexpected situations.
  • Ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.
  • Ability to work under generally safe cold storage conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as toxic agents, noise, electrical currents and temperature may cause some discomfort and pose some risk of injury.
  • Ability to communicate concisely, tactfully and courteously orally and in writing in English with Company personnel.
  • Conversational Spanish is a plus.

Working Conditions

  • Available 24X7 during storage season in order to insure that product is always handled and stored under optimum conditions.
  • You may have to work 12-14 hours a day and sometimes 6-days a week during our busy season (May-October).
  • This position reports to our Cold Storage Superintendent.

Application Process

Submit your résumé with salary history and requirements to: j.a.ramirez@gerawan.com

All résumés are kept strictly confidential and will be seen only by the hiring manager for this position and the HR department.


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