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11 Dec 2018

Midwest Head Grower – Midwest

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

Job Description

Job #34400

  • An industry leading commercial greenhouse is in aggressive growth-mode.
  • This position will be responsible for managing all aspects of crop production in our client’s the vertically integrated 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.
  • Assist with development of innovative policies and procedures to meet or exceed company’s projected crop yields & quality.
  • Knowledge or ability to learn aquaculture practices that will directly affect & relate to the overall production of the facility.

Areas of responsibility

  • Crop Yields & Quality
  • Climate Management
  • IPM Program
  • Food Safety
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Crop Scheduling
  • Young Plant Production
  • Project Budgeting
  • Management of Direct Reports

Position Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in commercial production experience in a CEA (leafy greens & herbs experience preferred but not mandatory).
  • 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: Farming. Job Types: Midwest. Job expires in Endless.

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