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Irrigation Foreman (Year-Round)

Date: Jan 3, 2022

Location: Gooding, ID, US, 83330

Company: Glanbia

Irrigation Foreman

Supervisor’s Title:           Land Application Manager

Department:                     Whey/EH&S/Engineering

Exempt Status:                 Exempt


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers on dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Job Summary

This position will be responsible for the application management of plant effluent to pivot irrigated farm site in Gooding, ID.  This position supervises the proper distribution of wastewater to the different fields with the assistance of farm operators. 


Essential Functions

  • Manage daily operation of irrigating 1450 acres of farm ground daily.
  • Responsible for making daily decisions regarding irrigation scheduling, compliance of non-growing season application, compliance with permitted limits to avoid NOV.
  • During growing season, directs team to establish seasonal irrigation water application, schedules planting/harvests/chemical and fertilizer application.
  • Consults with Land Application Manager to ensure proper compliance with permits, ensure crop needs are met.
  • Resposible for decisions effecting irrigation application and staff resources to accomplish decisions.
  • Creating and maintaining critical business records.  This is a critical business function.
  • Cooperates with maintenance and team to address equipment issues.
  • Use components of growing degree days, irrigation water requirement, evapotranspiration, and specific crop irrigation needs as well as crop nutrition, soil health, and crop staging.
  • This role has been very active in recommending procedural changes for efficiency and safety reasons. 
  • Lead role in ensuring safety is followed and promoted.
  • Supervises irrigation team and seasonal temporary employee support.


Additional Functions

  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.
  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Comply with safety policies, practices and procedures.  Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
  • Tillage and Crop Rotation input
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.


Glanbia Values

Delivering on Glanbia’s Values:

  • “Showing Respect” - Research issues & incidents with internal teams, business partners and customers in a collaborative manner that includes professional, honest and transparent communication.
  • “Find a Better Way” - Work with internal and external teams to implement process improvements and/or procedural changes that eliminate non-value added activities and drive more business value.
  • “Winning Together” - Assist with training of new team members.  Facilitate or oversee training and standard operating procedure reviews to ensure new hires develop proficiency of role.
  • “The Customer’s Champion” - Proactively engage to support our customer needs on an end to end basis and strive to meet or exceed SLA timelines.  Take ownership of customer requests and engage with internal teams as needed and within a timely manner.
  • “Performance Matters” - Meet or exceed all key metrics in line with expectations for role.  Continually update knowledge of products, product changes, processes and services offered to deliver a dynamic customer experience.



  •  Requires a Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or a minimum of two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Basic personal computer skills.
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.


Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves talking, listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Regularly involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.
  • Regularly involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.
  • Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision,  ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).


Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, and outdoor weather conditions.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, or areas with risk of electrical shock.


Additional Information

The wastewater supervisors oversees the application of the wastewater on a daily basis 7 days a week.  This person does not always heve to be on site, but is resonsible for the scheduling and application of all effluent.  This requires the help of a minimum of 2 employees at all times.  This person must be of strong body and sound mind to do the job correctly through all hours and harsh weather conditions.



Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.




At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

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