DS Cole Growers Inc - Assistant Head Grower


Loudon, NH 03307
United States

Category
Industry
Horticulture
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description

D.S. Cole Growers (Loudon, NH) is seeking an Asst. Head Grower to help lead the floriculture team and assist in the management of crops in our facility. We produce in about 5 acres of greenhouses which are primarily glass structures with Priva environmental controls, Dutch mobile tables and Ebb and Flo irrigation. We also grow potted plants outdoors in another 5 acres of space. We operate year-round growing potted crops with our major focus being young plant production especially winter and early spring.

Job Requirements
Responsibilities include:

· Overseeing plant production both inside and outside.

· Leading the coordination and communication across Production and Growing and Planning teams to ensure that timelines and design specifications are consistently met.

· Work closely with the Operations Manager to facilitate timely and efficient completion of process during our young plant and finished seasons.

· Hands-on watering and operation of our Priva system.

· Monitoring our second location which is also in the same town.

· Significant knowledge of PGR’s and the hand’s on application of them.

· The ability to run growing trials/experiments to continue improving our growing protocols.

· Interaction with other growers and our operations team in regard to trialing new plant varieties.

· Knowledge of pest scouting and use of biological controls and beneficial insect releases

· Willingness to obtain a NH Pesticide Applicator’s License

· Applications of chemical pest controls as needed; knowledge of IPM strategies

· Monitoring of trials, to include both plant and chemical

We seek a motivating leader inspired by growing plants in extraordinary ways with extensive experience in floriculture production and crop planning, combined with a background growing a diverse range of high-quality floriculture crops in different growing environments. The ideal candidate will have:

· A Bachelors’ Degree in Horticulture or correlative floriculture production experience

· A minimum of 5 years of growing a diversity of floriculture crops across a range of finished specifications.

· Excellent verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills

· Experience leading, training, mentoring and guiding staff.

· Proficiency in scheduling crops and working with production planning systems.

· Expertise across a range of greenhouse designs and systems technology

· Flexibility to work on a variable schedule based on plant needs.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: commensurate with experience
Company
DS Cole Growers Inc.
Ross Morse
251 North Village Road
Loudon NH 03307
United States