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



  • High problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively  self manage time in a fast paced environment
  • Highly communicative and can clearly report findings to multiple teams
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Drug free workplace at all times

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

Preferred Requirements

  • An education in controlled environment agriculture, plant science, or environmental sciences
  • 2.5+ cumulative years of experience working in a  greenhouse or vertical farm
  • Previous experience managing a team of 10 or more individuals
Job Description:

We're looking for a full time Lead Grower at our Columbia hydroponic farm location. Reporting to the Head Horticulturist and working closely with the Production Staff, the Lead Grower will oversee grower and horticulture team daily functions for pod system health and plant health checks, ensuring support of farm team needs, and reporting issues in an appropriate timeframe for a single production site.


What You'll Do

  • Oversee daily operations of growers for a single production site
  • Direct management  and maintenance  of analytical equipment and growing systems
  • Track and document all checks performed in growing areas by growers
  • Maintain healthy crops throughout the growing process
  • Maintain clean working areas
  • Identifying and troubleshooting crop & system issues and implementing solutions.
  • Oversee scouting and pest control processes by executing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and applying biological controls
  • Routinely monitor environmental and water parameters via Boxcar Software for proper plant growth
  • Maintain and enforce all Food Safety Standards set forth by the Food Safety Director
  • Training new growers once hired
  • Train growers on updated processes as needed
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.