Grower

Pike Nurseries

Job Description

To ensure customer satisfaction, by proactively working with the Growing Team to produce consistently high quality crops.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct Section Growers to monitor ranges for optimum crop quality, climate, and correct placement.

Responsible for directing all aspects of growing, including watering, fertilizing, spraying, and soil testing.

Monitor incoming plugs and perform quality checks.

Provide direction to Production Lead to ensure the proper handling and planting of plugs.

Develop and document high quality standards with the goal of crop consistency.

Conduct trials and experiments to evaluate possible improvements to the crops.

Direct Section Growers to perform soil, water, and disease tests as needed.

Train Section Growers to identify, track and control insects.

Develop and implement fertilization programs.

Train Section Growers to monitor their greenhouse environments including how to adjust the environments seasonally.

Assist in production planning, and provide feedback on growing times and plant selection.

Maintain records of crop activities and observations, including pesticide applications, growth records and weekly throwaways/dumps.

Train and develop Section Growers on proper spray techniques, the safe handling of chemicals and maintaining current MSDS spray information.

Source and order chemicals, soil and PPE gear.

Provide feedback for site planning, capex expenditures and general facility maintenance.

Perform other duties assigned by management as needed.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

· One plus year(s) work-related experience.

OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES, QUALIFICATIONS

· High level of interpersonal skills to be able to interact positively with fellow associates.

· Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.

· Must be able to multitask.

· Ability to sit or stand for long periods.

· Ability to lift 25 lbs. on regular basis and up to 40 lbs. on occasion.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Dahlonega, GA 30533: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location

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