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Grower Position

Job ID: 12424
Company: Terra Corp
Location: Belvidere, NJ
Salary: TBD
Number of Vacancy: 2
Employment Type: Contractor
Posted: 30+ days ago
Deadline: 29 Dec, 2019

Job Description:

The Grower position is responsible for assisting in the management of crop growing operations for the greenhouse. This position is also responsible for the proper care of the greenhouse, including the principles and practices of plant cultivation, propagation, and protection. Essential Functions: Discuss plant growing activities with Head Grower that are consistent with planned production schedules Monitor growing conditions and discuss changes in humidity, moisture, temperature and other cultivation procedures with Head Grower to ensure conformance with quality control standards Prepare space required for planned production Determine nutrient and watering/moisture requirements Responsible for identifying crop issues and diagnosis of unknown health or damage problems Maintain records of crop activities and observations, including organic pesticide applications and growth records Must learn fundamentals of Environmental Control System and be able to perform basic program changes, run graphs and interpret data that relate to system Assist in training new employees in growing techniques and activities Maintain current knowledge of growing techniques and technologies Performs other related duties and projects as business needs require at the direction of management

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture or related field or; Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field with 1-2 years’ experience or; Minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience in Greenhouse Growing Communication Skills: Must possess proficient English skills, both written and verbal Ability to communicate clearly with employees, management, customers and vendors Ability to interpret product testing results and apply necessary actions Ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner Ability to communicate effectively in a culturally diverse business environment Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to calculate figures, amounts, portions, percentages and volume in relation to the application of organic fertilizers, chemicals and water. Knowledge and understanding of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the horticulture environment. Knowledge of various plant materials and applications. Ability to work in a fast paced environment and under tight deadlines. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and time management skills. Demonstrated approachability and customer service skills. Demonstrated reliability, dependability and flexibility in work habits. Possess a strong attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to work independently and contribute effectively as part of a team.
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