Assistant Grower


Rapidan, VA 22733
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Application Closing Date
5/31/2021
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Pay
From $13.15 To $16.83
Per Hour
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description
Assistant Growers
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a passion for growing plants. Successful Grower Assistants are self-starters that deeply care about cultivating and nurturing plants to produce high quality results. If you have a positive attitude, a capacity for learning and enjoy working as a team, this may be the opportunity for you.
 
 Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage daily assignments and priorities from the grower and other team members to maintain top health and quality of plants in your assigned area.
  • Learn and accurately identify irrigation and nutritional needs of various crops and carry out watering and fertilizing as needed.
  • Apply chemical pesticides and growth regulators as directed by the grower and in accordance with OSHA and company safety procedures.
  • Assess plant health daily to identify and report any disease, insect problem or abnormalities
  • Work with growers and the rest of our great team to identify new ways to improve processes. Test and document new methods.
  • Care and upkeep of the physical greenhouse, including walkways and work areas each day.
  • Support other departments and managers. Working as a team to accomplish a common goal.
  • Must have flexibility to work day, evening and weekend shifts to meet the required needs of the job.
Job Requirements
Horticulture education or related field is highly preferred; comfort working with basic science and math concepts is required
VDACS Pesticide Applicator Certification is preferred.
3 months Greenhouse, nursery, horticulture or agricultural experience is required
Must be able to work in all weather conditions around soil, plants and possible allergens.
Able to work in a fast-paced physically demanding environment
Flexible schedule including long days and weekends
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, with or without accommodation
Strong team and communication skills
High attention to detail and organization
Company
Battlefield Farms Inc.
Human Resources
23190 Clarks Mountain Rd
Rapidan VA 22733
United States
Battlefield Farms Inc. Julie Zeijlmaker