Scope of Operations
“DUDA offers a variety of career opportunities in many career fields.”
DUDA’s diversified operations include Duda Farm Fresh Foods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DUDA that manages the company’s fresh produce operations; Duda Ranches, a business unit within DUDA that manages the company’s four agriculture operating divisions: sod, cattle, sugarcane and citrus; and The Viera Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DUDA that operates the company’s real estate and community development business. Its primary development project is Viera, a master-planned community in Brevard County, Florida.
Within its business operations, DUDA offers a variety of career opportunities in the following career fields:
Ag-Related Technical Services
The company maintains active research, development and engineering programs in crop research and development, crop protection (integrated pest management), equipment development, and irrigation. An appropriate technical degree is required for employment in all of these areas.
The company maintains an enterprise-wide business area that provides consolidated support services to all of its business operations. These areas include accounting, finance, information systems, human resources, purchasing, legal and communications. It periodically recruits entry level accountants and IT professionals including systems analysts, programmers and network specialists. Openings in other functions occur less frequently.
The company regularly recruits crop supervisors to assume responsibility for all agricultural activities related to the growing of crops assigned to them. Our crop supervisors participate in planning and budgeting as well as supervising the planting, cultivating, spraying, fertilizing and irrigating of their crops. Most positions require a BS degree in Agronomy, Ag Economics or a related area, or equivalent experience.
Harvesting supervisors manage either field harvest operations or packinghouse lines where fruit or vegetables are washed, graded, sized and packed prior to shipment. A college background in business or industrial management is desirable, though the ability to supervise and motivate people is required.
Duran Golf Club has a variety of opportunities in golf course operations, food and beverage, sales and marketing and management. Some positions include golf shop staff, starters, rangers, golf cart maintenance, locker room attendants, golf course maintenance, event planning, cooks and food servers.
Real Estate/Construction Management
The company has extensive land holdings. Its real estate division is developing these properties and investing in and managing other projects. The goal of this division is to maximize land values and provide diversification for business earnings. This business requires people with skills in land development, finance, real estate marketing, property management and construction management.
Agriculture Sales & Marketing
Because of the perishable nature of our agricultural commodities, the majority of our sales are done by telephone with follow-up visits to customers in the off-season. Most sales trainees have a BS in Marketing, Ag Economics or a related area. The sales division is supported by programs involving national accounts, market research and advertising.