Head Grower


F & B Farms and Nursery
Woodburn, OR 97071
United States

Category
Industry
Horticulture
Application Closing Date
9/1/2022
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Pay
From $65,000 To $85,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description

 

Head Grower

F & B Farms and Nursery – Woodburn, OR

We are a family owned greenhouse operation, delivering a diverse product mix of bedding plants, perennials, potted flowering, and organic herbs and vegetables to independent garden centers in the Pacific Northwest. We are committed to growing plants in a sustainable manner that takes in to account our people and the environment. We value good work habits and a supportive team. If you are interested in working in a challenging environment we want to hear from you. A competitive compensation package is offered. In addition, Oregon offers many recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery.

Description:
We are a medium sized, actively growing, operation. We are looking for a person to lead our growing team at our 6+ acre Woodburn site.

·         Do you have strong technical skills with plants?

·         Are you able to communicate and motivate your crew?

·         Are you comfortable with technology for managing greenhouses and tracking technical information?

·         45 hours + per week (weekends during peak seasons)

·         Strong commitment to your continuing education and involvement in professional organizations, including the opportunity for travel.

Benefits:

·         Company Paid Health Coverage for employee

·         401 K Plan

·         Paid Time off

·         Compensation $65,000 to $85,000, depending on experience and qualifications


 

Job Requirements
· Candidates should have 5 or more years’ experience as grower in greenhouse, growing bedding plants or perennials.

· Need positive experience running crews of up to 30 people, including managing task lists and deadlines.

· Should have experience in Excel and Outlook.

· Our Head Grower needs to be self-motivated and goal oriented.

· Must be well versed in proper irrigation practices.

· Some experience in organics or sustainable practices is a plus.

· Must be able to communicate well with team members. (Spanish skills a bonus.)

· Must be able to read a plant.

· Experience at managing an IPM program

· Experienced at calculating and applying pesticides and fertilizers. (Applicators License a bonus.)

· Experienced at PGR rates and applications, and decision making regarding timing.

· Experience with environmental controls.

· Experience with biological controls would be a plus

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

· Greenhouse Grower: 5 years

Required education:

· Bachelor's