Grower


Golden, CO 80403
United States

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

Job Description

Grower needed for a greenhouse growing operation located on west side of Denver, Colorado near the Arvada/Golden areas. Individual will work directly with the Head Grower and seasonal staff to grow crops of annuals, vegetables, herbs, and perennials sold at City Floral Garden Center in Denver. The facility includes 3 acres of finished plants including flats of packs and pots, #1 and #2s, hanging baskets and patio pots. City Floral is a 109 year old company with a solid reputation and history in the Denver market. The growing operation is of great importance to the garden center’s position as the largest garden center in the City of Denver.   

Job requirements include:

·        Knowledge of greenhouse production on a commercial scale with a hands on approach 

·        Understanding of both seed sowing, propagation and plug production practices

·        Ability to set-up and supervise transplant and propagation lines

·        Understanding of irrigation practices and plant nutrition

·        Knowledge of disease, insect and weed problems and a willingness to spray for these problems

·        Knowledge of greenhouse climate control systems and ability to troubleshoot problems in water lines and heating and cooling systems

·        Understanding of quality control for shipping purposes

·        Ability to help with inventory, ordering supplies, and receiving product

·        Willingness to learn in a fast paced, intensely seasonal environment

·        Desire to be detail oriented, looking for small changes in crops  

·        Ability to work long hours and be on your feet all day, particularly in the spring season

·        Ability to work in a physically demanding environment that required repeated lifting and pushing heavy carts

This is a full time, year round position that will have the ability to grow its responsibility and manage all aspects of growing certain programs over time. Individual must be flexible and willing to work with a variety of people and perform efficiently in multiple demand cycles throughout the year. Grower will directly supervise employees on certain days or on certain tasks so prior management experience preferred.     

Preferred Experience and Education include:

·        Degree in horticulture / botany or 3+ years experience in the field

·        Have a current pesticide applicator’s license, or ability to obtain one

·        Experience specifically with bedding plant and vegetable production preferred

·        Ability to identify annual plant varieties by sight preferred

·        Mechanical experience for basic repairs in the greenhouse preferred

·        Previous management experience preferred

·        Ability to drive a forklift preferred

·        Familiarity with Excel and Word preferred

Company benefits include health, dental and life insurance and paid time off. Position is also eligible for seasonal bonuses. Additional information on City Floral available at cityfloralgreenhouse.com 

Candidates should include salary requirement. Salary history for previous positions should be included on your resume or in a cover letter. Candidates will not be considered if you do not list salary requirement.

To apply, respond to the posting with your resume or complete the application on the Employment page at cityfloralgreenhouse.com  

 


 
Map
Address
Company
City Floral
CANDACE WICKSTROM
1440 Kearney Street
Denver CO 80220
United States
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