Date Posted: March 25, 2021

Deadline: December 12, 2020

Organization: Vertical Roots

Location: Columbia Area

City: West Columbia

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: Why You Want to Work Here Highly competitive wages in our industry Strong employer contributed and voluntary benefits (Medical, dental, vision, 401k, disability, critical illness, accident benefits) Tremendous company culture and paid time off policy



Must Haves

  • Desire to make an impact in the community and passion for sustainability
  • Accountable to maintain punctual and regular attendance for scheduled work hours.
  • Dedication to our mission
  • Self-starter, team player, strong communicator
  • High attention to detail in an evolving, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to consistently lift 20-40 lbs
  • Must be available to be “on call” once every 6 weeks 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Drug free work environment at all times

All candidates are required to undergo pre-employment drug screening and background checks.

Job Description:

As we continue to grow, we are looking for full-time Hydroponic Farmers in the Columbia, SC area. Farmers are responsible for all aspects of production to grow leafy greens in our indoor controlled environment container farms. This is a fast-paced production environment and areas of focus include seeding, transplanting, harvesting, packaging, and cleaning on a daily basis. Please note, this position requires a flexible work schedule which may entail night, weekend, and/or holiday shifts.  Ideal candidates are willing to work a Sunday-Thursday shift but Monday-Friday shifts are available.


What You’ll Do

  • Responsible for all aspects of production to grow leafy greens: verifying quality of products, trimming, packaging, weighing and boxing 
  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of pods: harvesting, transplanting, cleaning, upkeep, and general maintenance
  • Loading product and helping with delivery of orders
  • Reporting observations, including plant abnormalities and system issues, to Farm Supervisor
  • Develop and discuss alternative and innovative strategies for indoor farming, food safety, and maintenance
  • Perform all tasks while upholding high safety and food safety standards

This position requires a high degree of manual labor that includes

  • Standing the entire shift
  • Repetitive hand tasks, gripping, pinching, pulling
  • Repetitive use of ladders
  • Bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and twisting
  • Working in a wet and/or cold environment on a daily basis
Application Process:
Apply on company website.
Employer Address:

225 Wholesale Ln
West Columbia, SC 29172
United States

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