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23 Feb 2018

Southeast Head Grower – Georgia

Posted by Mark Teague, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32916

Job Summary:  Oversees the planting, cultivation and harvesting of produce commodities and is responsible for maintaining a healthy vibrant crop to ensure a maximum yield.


Works with the General Manager to plan for growing activities that are consistent with planned production schedules

Prepares space required for planned production

Monitors growing conditions and reviews changes in humidity, moisture and temperature and cultivation procedures to ensure conformance with quality control standards

Applies fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides

Inspects crops on a regular basis; removes substandard or diseased plants to maintain quality standards

Develops growing procedures for new species in product line and new cultivation techniques

Maintains records of growing techniques and production

Maintains current knowledge of growing techniques and technologies

Monitors the working environment to ensure that company and statutory hygiene, and health & safety policies and procedures are complied with

Reports food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority

Ensures all GMP’s, SOP’s and policies & procedures are followed  Other core expectations as defined by the company

Academic/Educational Requirements:

2–4 year degree in Horticulture or related field and 5 years of greenhouse industry work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Skills/Experience:

Calculation of amounts, proportions, percentages and volume for the application of fertilizers, chemicals and water

Knowledge of major plant groups and their culture and growth traits

Use of injectors, electrical conductivity and pH meter, boom and irrigation systems

Thorough knowledge of water lines and ability to monitor conditions such as ventilation, light conditions, temperature and humidity

In-depth knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, Health and Safety, Food Safety, HACCP and the PrimusGFS program

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills to train team members and interact with all levels of the organization as well as with customers

Identification of plant diseases and the existence of insects

Positive trouble shooting skills

MS Office computer skills; familiarity with Priva software is an asset

 Working Conditions:

On-call and overtime hours including regular Saturdays

Conditions typically found in a greenhouse with high humidity and varying temperatures

Exerting from 15 – 50 lbs. of force occasionally, 20 lbs. of force frequently and 10 lbs. of force constantly in order to lift and move product

Bending, stretching, twisting, crouching, grasping, reaching and lifting above shoulders

Standing, sitting and walking for prolonged periods of time may be required

Please contact Mark Teague,



Job Categories: Agronomy, Crop Science. Job Types: Southeast. Job expires in Endless.

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