Section Grower / Greenhouse Grower


W. Atlee Burpee Company
Fannettsburg, PA 17221
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Application Closing Date
10/31/2018
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description
SECTION GROWER / GREENHOUSE GROWER
 

W. Atlee Burpee Company, the leading supplier to the American home gardener, has an immediate opening for a full time Section Grower at our Willow Hill facility located in Fannettsburg, PA. This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established organization with a long tradition of excellence and an outstanding reputation. As part of our Grower team you will be responsible for the overall growing and maintenance of plants to ensure proper growth and health.

Primary Responsibilities will include:

  • Work independently and perform work in accordance with Team, Facility, and Company goals.
  • Develop and utilize a weekly written pre-plan
  • Monitor and inspect greenhouses, identify moisture requirements and recognize plant health problems
  • Inspect plants to determine deficiencies, disease and other possible problems or issues
  • Scout for insects and disease and apply appropriate controls
  • Ability to train, supervise, and mentor a team of seasonal employees
  • All other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Degree in horticulture, floriculture or related field of study
  • Minimum of two years commercial greenhouse growing experience
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time; working on your feet; 20-30% office work
  • PA Pesticide License required within six months
  • Carry/lift items up to 50 pounds
  • Flexible and able to work rotating weekends during busy periods
  • Reliable transportation and ability to work in inclement weather required
  • Must have effective communication skills; bilingual (English / Spanish) helpful
  • Knowledge of greenhouse equipment
  • PGR experience a plus

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, organized and able to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and the ability to multi task is essential for successful achievement of position goals.

Burpee is offering a highly competitive compensation, paid time off, and benefits package. Qualified applicants should forward their resume ASAP for immediate, confidential consideration. Please include salary requirements.


Benefits include:

  • Medical / Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and Development
  • Short / Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance


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Job Requirements
Degree in horticulture, floriculture or related field of study
Minimum of two years commercial greenhouse growing experience
Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time; working on your feet; 20-30% office work
PA Pesticide License required within six months
Carry/lift items up to 50 pounds
Flexible and able to work rotating weekends during busy periods
Reliable transportation and ability to work in inclement weather required
Must have effective communication skills; bilingual (English / Spanish) helpful
Knowledge of greenhouse equipment
PGR experience a plus
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Address
Company
W. Atlee Burpee Company
Lisa McDermott
300 Park Avenue
Warminster PA 18974
United States