Assistant Grower

Date Posted: July 18, 2022

Deadline: August 19, 2022

Organization: Soli Organic

Location: Other

City: Anderson

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Requirements:

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Undergraduate degree in Horticulture, Plant Science, or related field.
  • OR High School and equivalent years of experience in a growing position
  • Experience must include hands-on responsibility for the full scope production activities, both operations, and analysis.

PREFERRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • 2 yrs. of experience in a related position with an emphasis in a growing production environment.
  • Experience must include hands-on responsibility for the full scope production activities, both operations, and analysis.
  • Prior experience with OSHA, HACCP, and GMP is a plus
  • Bilingual, English & Spanish

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Positive attitude
  • Good attendance
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with other teammates in the area in order to get the work done
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and problem-solving
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Basic math
  • Teamwork and flexibility
  • Excellent time-management skills

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to work flexible hours (8-10+ Hrs.)
  • Must be able to stand for periods of 8 – 10+ hours during a regular work day
  • May involve some repetitive motions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the teammate is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
  • The teammate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

COGNITIVE/SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to observe and identify surroundings
  • Ability to communicate with all teammates
  • Ability to examine and inspect product to ensure that specifications are met
  • Ability to count products and materials
Job Description:

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Head Grower, the Assistant Grower is responsible for ensuring crops are grown optimally and on time to meet internal specifications. This person will be detail-oriented, driven by challenge, and successful in a fast-paced working environment. This position requires an energetic, motivated, and self-actualized individual that demonstrates leadership. This person will have the opportunity to take ownership of his/her area and cross-train with other teammates in the area to become more valuable for Solis’ and provide support as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the quality of the crops to be grown under best practices.
  • Monitor and report environmental conditions of greenhouse
  • Scout daily for insects and disease pressure in crops
  • Assist in applying biological control agents
  • Responsible for all operational requirements in the assigned greenhouse. This includes maintenance notification, irrigation, fertilization, growing environment monitoring, sanitation efforts, etc.
  • Responsible for the daily review of the crop quality. Any issues are to be raised immediately so action can be taken
  • Responsible for minor maintenance repairs or for notifying maintenance of any concerns which could result in delays because of equipment maintenance issues
  • Responsible for following all Food safety requirements for production in this area or on this equipment. This includes any logs or SOP’s
  • Responsible for operating the machinery / equipment in a professional, safe manner, as determined by Occupational safety rules or manufacturer’s instructions
  • Keeps a weekly inventory and fill out reports as required by the Grow team
  • Covers weekend duties as required by the monthly schedule.
  • Other duties as needed/assigned
Schedule:
Application Process:
Apply on company website.
Employer Address:

2665 Highway 29 South
Anderson , SC 29626
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.