Company: Eckert's Inc.
Posted on: May 15, 2020
Full time position with benefits.
This position is under the direction of the Farm Manager and
responsible for managing the farm shop and all repairs and services
to farm equipment on a daily basis, along with tracking all parts
and supplies needed on each farm.
Functions of the position are as follows:
- Experience preferred on midsize John Deere tractors, implements
and agricultural spray equipment.
- Preferred knowledge of welding.
- Complies with safe work practices and adheres to sanitation and
health related guidelines.
- Follow all guidelines and procedures outlined in department and
health and safety manuals as set by the FARM MANAGER.
- Responsible for taking inventory of products and maintaining
reasonable inventory levels.
Qualifications for position:
High School diploma or above.
Prefer at least 2 years of experience in related field.
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Eckert's Orchards took root in 1837 after Johann Peter Eckert
immigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from Dietzenbach, Hesse
Darmstadt, Germany, and began farming. Johann's son Michael
followed his father's instinctive love for the land and settled on
a farm that we call Drum Hill, near Fayetteville, Illinois, which
is 35 miles southeast of St. Louis. Fruit trees were planted on
Michael's farm in 1862, and then Michael's son Henry followed suit
and in 1890 planted fruit trees on his Turkey Hill Farm in
Belleville, Illinois. Henry's farm is now the hub of the Eckert's
family business, where the family's largest orchard produces
apples, peaches, strawberries,blackberries and other fresh fruit
and vegetables and where its Country Restaurant and Country Store
Eckert's retail operations started as a humble roadside farmstand,
opened by Alvin O. Eckert in 1910 on the Turkey Hill Farm in
Belleville, and have transformed into state-of-the-art facilities,
including the Country Restaurant—a dining destination for down-home
cooking in the St. Louis metropolitan area—and the Country Store
and Garden Center, which carry seasonally fresh produce and plants,
home-baked bakery treats, fresh meats and deli creations, gourmet
cheeses, specialty foods and unique gift items.
'The Eckert family also operates orchards and general stores in
Millstadt and Grafton, Illinois. The quaint, rustic Grafton farm
sits atop a Mississippi River bluff outside of Alton, Illinois, and
the Millstadt Fun Farm is perfect for families seeking a day or
evening of outdoor country entertainment as well as apple or
pumpkin pickingduring the fall.
Today the sixth and seventh generations of the Eckert family
oversee the daily business operations. Jim Eckert, son of Juanita
and Vernon, is President of Eckert Orchards and is the company's
chief horticulturist. Lary Eckert, son of Curt and Ruth, recently
resigned as President of Eckert's, Inc., after presiding over the
company for 30 years. Succeeding Lary Eckert as president is Lary's
son, Chris Eckert. Chris oversees retail operations, as well as the
growing and wholesaling of home-grown produce. Lary's daughter Jill
Eckert-Tantillo is Vice-President of Marketing and Food Services.
Angie Eckert, Chris's wife, is Vice-President of Retail Operations
for both the Country Store and the Garden Center.
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