Assistant Grower

An urban agriculture greenhouse in Sparrows Point, MD, is currently seeking passionate, driven, and hardworking individual to fill a position as a Full-time Assistant Grower for its Baltimore location to support the Growing Team in managing all aspects of crop production at the greenhouse to achieve best-in-class yields and quality. This role reports to the Head Grower. The ideal candidate plays an important, cross-functional role in the company working with the Growing team, Operations team, and other company departments. The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Grower are the crop schedules, plant nutrition, and inventory management in addition to working with the grower on yield, quality, and other projects as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Yield & Quality: Walk crop daily to monitor for any issues; Support data collection as needed by Grower
  • Crop Scheduling: Oversee master crop schedule file; Communicate between growing, operations, sales, and distribution on schedule
  • Plant Nutrition: Oversee lab analysis; Create nutrient recipes – based on lab results, targets, and crop needs
  • Inventory: Manage all horticultural inventory planning and ordering
  • Food Safety: This role will serve as a food safety representative for the growing team; Participate in all internal audits and record-keeping
  • This position supports holiday and 7-day coverage with the rest of the Growing team
  • This position supports additional greenhouse related operations tasks as needed

Requirements:

  • College graduate or equivalent trade school credentials
  • 2 years prior greenhouse experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Chemistry background
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to thrive at work under minimal supervision/direction
  • Available to work weekends and work flexible hours if required

Preferred Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in horticulture or related field
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Passionate commitment to the company vision
  • Appreciation to principles of sustainable agriculture and food

Pay:  DOE

Benefits:  Benefit package included.

Schedule: Full-Time

Zip code: 21219

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