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Assistant Grower – Midwest
Posted by Brandi Boehme, Bboehme@producecareers.com
A state-of-the-art, industry leading, commercial greenhouse is in aggressive growth-mode.
Seeking a talented Assistant Grower to join their team!
This position will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of crop cultivation and harvesting 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:
Assist Head Grower and greenhouse staff with day to day operations of which consist of setting up seedling beds, planting seeds, transplanting seedlings to grow beds, and harvesting and packaging plants.
Assist with the coordination of multiple projects simultaneously while meeting production deadlines and targeted budget.
Responsible for providing optimum growing conditions through use of effective climate control tools.
Assist with the development, continuous improvement and monitoring of the integrated pest management (IPM) program.
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
IPM Program Management
Young Plant Production
Preventative Maintenance Management
Commercial scale greenhouse production experience in a Greenhouse or related industry *Hydroponic experience strongly preferred*
Thorough knowledge of all aspects of crop production & growing operations management in a controlled environmental agriculture.
Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, biology or related field or equivalent work experience required.