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SR. GROWER

Location(s):

Job Type: full-time

Salary: Exempt

Position Summary:

The Senior Greenhouse Grower “Sr. Grower” will work with the location’s management team to ensure that all aspects of growing processes are operating effectively.  The Sr. Grower coordinates efforts aimed at optimizing all aspects of the site’s product growing function throughout the entire growth process, including but not limited to, team management, plant handling, collection and analysis of environmental and production data.  A big component of this position is the ability to consistently deliver on high priority projects simultaneously as well as assist all Farm Operations teams and management in a wide range of different activities. This position reports to General Manager.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for the environmental climate control, overseeing agriculture equipment and instruments, such as heating systems, humidity controls, irrigation systems, fertilizer units, water storage tanks, electrical and computer systems and controls
  • Utilizes and integrates new and existing growing technology
  • Oversees crop production in assigned areas
  • Analyzes insect and disease conditions and implements appropriate control measures
  • Develops crop fertilization plan and oversees fertilization of crops by Growers and Grower Assistants
  • Maintains pesticide and irrigation records up to date
  • Researches and compiles safety controls procedures
  • Performs fertilizers calculations
  • Supervises and directs the assigned Assistant Growers and Growers
  • Determines biological orders based on scouting & reports
  • Works closely with the Site General Manager to achieve maximum growth & crop production
  • Responsible for developing seeding plan with the site General Manager
  • Assists the General Manager with budget development and expense allocation
  • Reports any departmental discrepancies or problems to the site General Manager
  • Monitors production at the off-site facility
  • Leads ongoing growth activities and communicates effectively with all management
  • Provides technical expertise to Greenhouse personnel
  • Assists in scheduling of planting, fertilization, and harvesting
  • Monitors crops for optimal growth
  • Ensures safety as the number one priority and conducts daily self-checks of all assigned areas as also, promotes safety with actions and corrects unsafe findings immediately
  • Adheres to all safety and food safety guidelines
  • Reports and is accountable for notifying the site General Manager of observed safety concerns.
  • Maintains a clean working environment
  • Demonstrates ability to lead and motivate people
  • Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Greenhouse Operations or another member of the management

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture, foreign equivalent or related field required
  • 7 years of growing experience in greenhouse and irrigation systems.
  • Working knowledge of quality systems, food safety programs, GMPs, food defense, and HACCP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual English & Spanish preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Teamwork and flexibility to get the job done
  • Ability to identify insects and plant diseases
  • Highly proficient in the knowledge of fertilization calculations
  • Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate ability to lead and motivate people
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Office 365
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented

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 a reasonable accommodation to apply for this job, please contact our company and appropriate assistance will be provided.