The Durst Organization

  • Compost Manager

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    Property Management
  • Durst Profile

    McEnroe Organic Farm has been NOFA-NY Certified Organic for over 25 years; it is one of New York’s oldest and most diverse certified organic farms and stands at over 1,100 acres of fields, pastures, and greenhouses.


    The Compost Manager will have oversight and responsibility of all production, operations, and sales of the composting facility at McEnroe Organic Farm. The facility processes up to 40,000 cubic yards of manure, yard waste, and food waste and up to 20,000 cubic yards of bulk and bagged finished compost. The Compost Manager will ensure safe working conditions, and best processes for the composting facility. The Compost Manager will also play a key role in account management and sales growth. The Compost Manager will play a key role in new product development for the Farm.


    • Plan, manage, and supervise the compost operation and production
    • Work with the Executive Director and Director of Farm Operations to ensure short and long term goals and objectives are being met
    • Develop relationships with and identify new sources of material inputs for composting operation
    • Create and maintain various reports and logs regarding production, safety, inventory, and regulatory oversight
    • Develop sales strategy and manage key customer accounts; increase sales; Supervise sales staff
    • Document all incidents in accordance with company policy
    • Identify challenges in operations and identifies corrective actions
    • Planning and organize production schedules
    • Manage and evaluate machine resources to ensure productivity and minimal downtime
    • Monitor all expenses incurred for the compost operation. Develop and control profits, plans, and budget.
    • Establish workflow policies that enhance speed and efficiency without compromising product safety or integrity
    • Create schedules for employees to ensure optimum staffing levels; hiring.
    • Stay current with new technologies and trends in the composting industry and effectively integrate into existing processes. Oversee facility upgrades and long-term planning.
    • Consider and implement new product development in line with customer requests and market trends


    • Bachelors or Associates degree in Agriculture or equivalent work experience
    • 3-5 years of composting experience required; Experience overseeing a composting facility preferred
    • Familiar with compost equipment including: loaders, grinders, screeners, aeration systems, and automated bagging, mixing & stacking equipment
    • Experience within a manufacturing environment preferred
    • Experience with trucking and delivery logistics
    • Solid waste management and policy
    • Currently has or willing to obtain a Compost Operator Certification
    • Safety or Operational Efficiency Certification
    • Communicate any problems or obstacles to senior management


    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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