Lead Grower

Lead Grower

Speedling Inc.



Lead Grower

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Job Summary Of The Lead Grower:

Nestled in a lush mountain valley of Georgia, our Blairsville facility is as picturesque as the plants grown there. The modern growing facility aids in maximizing efficient production of quality vegetable and ornamental plugs. The facility is a growers dream, 10 computer controlled zones able to manipulate the greenhouses environments through an Argus controller. The rolling tables allow us to easily move the crops from one growing area to another and finally to shipping.

The successful Lead Grower is responsible to efficiently and effectively produce quality plants through proper cultural practices. Key responsibilities include ensuring all work is performed in accordance with safety policies and regulations to promote a safe working environment; that growing activities are performed as planned; preparing all material and labor needs; communication with production manager and operations teams regarding any change to the plan; that all activities are performed following written work instructions, reporting the time for the crew in preparation of work schedules and expediting workflow and account for hours expended by crew members to minimize labor cost.

Summary of Essential Job Functions For The Lead Grower:
Maintain proper fertilization, growth retardant and pesticide applications to ensure quality production on a scheduled time line and maintain proper data for analysis. Manage cultural environments for each variety and report any problems. Generate accurate crop survey and crop forecast. Design spray programs and oversee such programs are carried out effectively while maintaining proper records for spraying and fertilizing. Train and supervise all growers / irrigators / pesticide applicators. Assist with crop harvesting and quality control. Maintain a clean and organized working environment. Propose creative solutions to problems that may arise. Assign, review and evaluate work and recommend retention, discipline or termination. Act as a role model, working alongside crew members, and demonstrate a positive work ethic. Enforce safety regulations at the work areas. .Requirements:
Minimum Requirements For The Lead Grower:
B.S. or M.S. in Agronomy, Plant Science or Horticulture preferred At least 3 years seed propagation experience, crop management, large:scale agriculture Mechanical knowledge and agricultural tools expertise Calibrate irrigation, fertilization and any spray equipment Ability to prepare daily written reports Ability to manage assets : equipment, labor Ability to budget, program, manage and schedule Results:oriented leader Clean criminal history and drug free Candidates must be in good physical condition and able to work outdoors for extended periods of time Ability to demonstrate high ethical standards and set a positive example for crew members Current first aid/CPR certification, or ability and willingness to obtain one.

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