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19 Sep 2019

Midwest Head Grower – Midwest

Posted by Brandi Boehme, Bboehme@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #35596

  • A state-of-the-art, industry leading, commercial greenhouse is in aggressive growth-mode.
  • Seeking a talented Head Grower to join their team!
  • This position will be responsible for managing all aspects of crop production in our client’s high-tech hydroponic greenhouse.
  • This position is based in the Midwest, with relocation assistance available. (Call or apply for specific location).

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee and lead the day to day operations of which consist of setting up seedling beds, planting seeds, transplanting seedlings to grow beds, and harvesting and packaging plants.
  • Interface, interact and lead a world class CEA team in accordance of the company HACCP and Food Safety plans.
  • Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to confines of production, defined budged, and deadlines.
  • Lead integrated pest management program.
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance program.
  • Manage and train greenhouse staff.
  • Responsible for overseeing pack house operations.
  • Assist with development and continuous improvement of innovative policies and procedures to meet or exceed company’s projected crop yields & quality.

 

Areas of responsibility

  • Crop Yields & Quality
  • Climate Management
  • IPM Program Management
  • Food Safety
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Crop Scheduling
  • Young Plant Production
  • Project Budgeting
  • Employee Management
  • Preventative Maintenance Management

Position Requirements

  • Commercial scale greenhouse production experience in a Controlled Agricultural Environment *Hydroponic experience strongly preferred*
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of crop production & growing operations management in a controlled agricultural environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, biology or related field or equivalent work experience required.

Please contact Brandi Boehme, bboehme@producecareers.com

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

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