Position title
Grower - Phoenix Foliage
Job Summary

Works with the growing, care and maintenance of the company’s horticultural products.  Applies technical procedures, timing and metering devices that control frequency, amount and type of nutrient applications; regulate humidity, ventilation, temperature and amount of light; monitors the crop to ensure that it receives adequate water; and dispense fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides.  Monitors crop development and the removal of substandard plants to maintain quality standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Discusses plant-growing activities with Head Grower to plan for growing activities that are consistent with planned production schedules.
  • Prepares space required for planned production.
  • Monitors growing conditions and discusses changes in humidity, moisture and temperature and cultivation procedures with head growers to ensure conformance with quality control standards.
  • On a regular basis inspects crop to ascertain conditions such as leaf texture, bloom size and the existence of pests or disease; removing substandard or diseased plants to maintain quality standards.
  • Applies fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides as directed.
  • Assists in the development of growing procedures for new species in product line and new cultivation techniques.
  • Maintains records of growing techniques and production, to be used for review to identify trends and to forecast future space needs.
  • May assist in training new employees in growing techniques and activities.
  • Maintains a current and updated knowledge of growing techniques and technologies.
  • Assists the Head Grower and performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Licensed and trained in pesticide applications.
  • B.S. in Horticulture, or 3 to 5 years working experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form at all levels within the organization
  • Must be physically able to walk in the greenhouse for several hours at a time and be both heat and cold tolerant.
  • Able to lift up to 35lbs; squat, bend, pull and push.
Job Performance Standards
  • Ensures that growing activities are consistent with planned production schedules
  • Ensures that space requirements are met
  • Discusses changes in humidity, moisture, temperature, and cultivation procedures with Head Grower in order to maintain quality control standards
  • Inspects crop on a systematic basics to assure quality of the product
  • Applies fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides weekly as directed. Maintains records of applications.
  • Identifies trends and forecast future space needs.
  • Accurately maintains records of growing techniques and production
  • Assists in the development of growing procedures for new species in product line and new cultivation techniques.
  • Maintains a current and up to date knowledge of growing techniques and technologies.
Other Information

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Employment Type
Full-time
Beginning of employment
ASAP
Duration of employment
Permanent
Industry
Horticulture
Job Location
1751, Winter Garden, Florida, Central Florida, 1751 Williams Road
Working Hours
7:30AM-5PM
Date posted
October 6, 2020
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