JR. GROWERS

Job type: Full-time

Starting Salary: $40K

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Shenandoah Growers, “SGI” is actively hiring for Jr. Growers for our Biofarm in Harrisonburg, VA. The Jr. Grower will be responsible for overseeing the growth of our fresh herbs. The candidates must be self-motivated and goal-oriented. This position reports to the Operations Manager. This positions will have the opportunity to participate in projects to continue learning within the growing operations. The Jr. Growers support the Biofarm Leader and must be able to perform duties as needed on the Operations floor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Works in the Biofarm unloading & loading, spacing, harvesting,  etc.
  • Must be flexible to work weekends as needed
  • Forecasts labor for Culpeper
  • Partners with the General Manager at the Biofarm in Headquarter
  • Maintains all records for the site’s inventory and Food Safety Program
  • Assists the R&D department and performs GH duties as needed per management
  • Checks product for quality and cleans product as necessary
  • Monitors crops for optimal growth and monitors & maintains the proper climate in greenhouses
  • Performs irrigation of crops with automated and manual systems
  • Performs and monitors insect and disease control measures
  • Performs fertilization of crops
  • Records pesticide applications and maintains irrigation logs on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis as needed
  • Covers weekend duties as required by the monthly schedule
  • Reports on a weekly basis to apprise management of crop progress
  • Reports any departmental discrepancies or problems
  • Adheres to all safety and food safety guidelines
  • Reports and is accountable for notifying any observed safety concerns
  • Maintains a clean working environment
  • Ensure high quality of products
  • Trains assign tasks and monitor the work of any employee assigned to the crop production process
  • Performs other duties as assigned by another member of the management

 experience preferred/required:

  • 2 Yrs. of practical growing experience in commercial and/or retail greenhouse
  • 2 Yrs. with both manual and automatic irrigation systems
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish & basic math
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Basic proficiency-MS Windows/Outlook/Exel/Word
  • Highly proficient in the knowledge of fertilization calculations
  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Positive attitude & strong work ethic
  • Teamwork and flexibility to get the job done

SGI utilizes E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. In the event you require reasonable