Manulife Delano, California
Job Type Full Time

Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc. (HNRG) founded in 1985, is a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of John Hancock/Manulife Financial Corporation. HNRG is based in Boston, Massachusetts and is comprised of two core businesses; Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) which develops and manages timberland investments and Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG) which develops and manages farmland investments. As of June 30, 2018, HNRG managed USD 14.4 billion of timberland and farmland, compromising over 6.3 million acres located in the United States, Canada, and Australia. HNRG is committed to socially responsible investing and sustainable management of its client’s assets, including the ongoing reduction of environmental impact, and improvement of sustainability and stewardship performance.

Hancock Forest Management, Inc. (“HFM”) and Hancock Farmland Services, Inc. (“HFS”) are wholly owned subsidiaries of Hancock Natural Resource Group (“HNRG”). HFM and HFS are property management companies that serve global institutional investors through related-party investment management groups (Hancock Timber Resource Group and Hancock Agricultural Investment Group) and third-party private investors. HFM oversees the timber development and harvesting operations for approximately 3.8million acres of timberland across the USA and Canada. HFS oversees the agricultural assets and operations for approximately 0.3 million acres of farmland throughout the USA. Collectively, HFM and HFS represent the North American property management platform of HNRG.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for implementing, supervising, and conducting farming operations in a manner minimizing expenses and maximizing yields. This position is a non-exempt position.


  • Assist Ranch Manager in formulating efficient operating plans per property.
  • Understand the total budget framework, possess ability to adjust for special unforeseen, uncontrollable conditions that cause variances from “normal” budgeted figures.
  • Implementation and execution of effective, efficient, orderly, and timely farming operations.
  • Respond to special circumstances or conditions during the growing season such as weather, pest, diseases, or other extraordinary events.
  • Understand all aspects of the crop protectant materials used in the industry in order to ensure safe, appropriate, and optimal use on the farms.
  • Contribute your crop knowledge to assist your team in achieving yields comparable or better than the best farmers in the area, with similar property.
  • Professional interactions contractors, labor, vendors, equipment, and processors, in a strong, fair manner. Professional conduct that serves as an example for FLC employees
  • Assist other employees in performing their duties efficiently and effectively.
  • Promptly report problems or successes, and any other reports required by Ranch Manager.
  • Follow procurement procedures for the informal bidding process.
  • Ensure company policies are followed, and all employees are properly trained.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma; GED.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in farming and equipment operation preferred.
  • Ability to operate all applicable farm-related equipment
  • Must be able to work well with management & communicate well with others

Qualified Applicators Certificate preferre

  • Bilingual (must be able to speak, read and write both Spanish & English)
  • Valid driver’s license & insurable with Company’s Insurance.


  • Frequent Sitting, occasional lifting
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to travel long distances

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Performing the essential functions of this job may require the incumbent to: work with and/or around hazardous materials; perform lifting and bending; or be exposed to unpleasant or hazardous conditions or substances in the field, such as heat, exhaust, or chemicals.

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. The Company is committed to employ, train, promote and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran or marital status.

If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.


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Category Crop Production