Plug Grower Supervisor - Seedlings and Potted


GILMAN, IA 50106
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Application Closing Date
1/24/2022
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description

Come locate yourself in the beautiful rolling hills of Iowa farmland, where midwest values are strong. 1 hour NE of Des Moines, in central Iowa.

As a valued Grower at Swift Greenhouses, Inc, you will find the least number of hours worked of any major plug producer in the industry. That means more time for you and/or your family.

Be part of a family owned tradition that has been sustained for 70 years of growing superior quality, wholesale potted plants and plugs, consisting of 5 acres of Perennials, Annuals and Succulents, along with Edible Veggies & Herbs.

You will continually be challenged and trained, learning and discussing with our in-house team of professionals, along with the industry’s leading plant/plug consultants to assist in producing the highest quality plant material possible.

Many rewarding opportunities to specialize in at Swifts, so don’t limit yourself!

Job Description:

Nurture your crops daily, making decisions on growth and environment in your own range.

  • Research new ideas for crop quality improvements
  • Care and monitoring of range for optimum crop quality, climate, and plant placement
  • Develop/document high quality standards for consistently growing crops using computer database
  • Assist in the development and implementation of specific fertilization programs
  • Share ideas during weekly grower communication meetings
  • Attend conventions or training off-site
  • Monitor/control computerized greenhouse environments
  • Attain the latest industry insight, trends and information from on-site consultants
  • Responsible for all aspects of growing, including watering, fertilizing, spraying, and testing.
  • Lead employees in your range
  • Perform/track soil, water, disease tests as necessary
  • Identify/track/control insects
  • Identify crop issues and determine solutions
  • Interact/communicate with a dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly grower team

Benefits:

  • Pay Hourly-DOE
  • Bonuses – 2 per year
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • 401K up to 4% Match
  • Health Insurance
  • Relocation Subsidy
  • Friendly, Family-like Atmosphere
  • Free Plants

Job Requirements:

  • BS or AS in Horticulture/Floriculture/Biology/Botany or related field or 2 years minimum grower experience
  • Exhibit excellent leadership skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Lead by example – set the highest possible standards for quality, efficiency, productivity, and behavior
  • Utilize Overtime hours as necessary to finish daily tasks
  • Display proficient verbal and written communication skills
  • Obtain a state pesticide applicators license
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook