Assistant Grower

Job Listing No: 9740000

Assistant Grower

About Syngenta Flowers Syngenta Flowers is one of the largest wholesale breeders of flower seed and cuttings in the world
developing and producing flower seeds and cuttings for growers internationally. Syngenta Flowers is dedicated to the breeding of innovative flower varieties that offer outstanding performance in the professional greenhouse, at retail, in the landscape and in the home garden. In addition to best-in-class genetics, we support industry professionals with outstanding customer service, in-depth cultural information, flexible and exciting marketing programs, and a deep understanding of plants from many points of view. Please note: Job located in Alva, Florida. Role purpose: Responsible for performing crop maintenance activities, management of the day to day fertilization and irrigation, setting up irrigation, and fertigation programs within the environmental computer system, Preparing the fields for the required daily activities, including participation in the pesticide sign removal. Collection, sampling and analyzing of fertilization, soil and tissue samples. Maintain field sanitation standards according to protocols. Make sure WPS is done according to the HSE regulations. Follow all safety regulations and protocols to ensure a safe working environment at all times. Accountabilities
In concert with the grower, manage all aspects of the Horticulture processes and procedures in your assigned area, including but not limited to; propagation, fertilization, irrigation, growth regulator requirements and other crop needs on a daily basis.
Adherence to all applicable HSE regulations and processes.
Support all HSES activates and be a very active participant will all HSES activities and processes.
Ensuring that the activities within your area adhere to all corporate, site and regulatory protocols and processes.
Inspect and maintain the area of responsibility at all times, making sure that all necessary structurers and equipment are in order and functioning at all times.
Keeping and maintaining the sanitation standards in your area of responsibility according to the protocol.
Recording and reporting all data required to the supervisor, make sure all data are recorded and kept according to the requirements.
Consistent Crop and irrigation system Inspection in the field to make sure that the moisture requirement is up to the standard.
Be able to maintain the crops, by pinching, pruning and cutting back in conjuncture with the grower and the planning department.
Responsible for housekeeping, sanitation and weed control for your area at all times.
Ensuring that the equipment for growing proposes is in proper working conditions.
Record and report inputs like water, feed, PGR, on all crops for all stages from the beginning to the end of the crop cycle.
Making sure all required samplings are done on time, this includes daily EC and pH measurement, weekly soil analysis for EC and pH, media and foliar sampling for lab Analysis depending on the requirement,
Monitor and adjust computer control systems based on request from the grower and established criteria.
Responsible to make sure that the area under your responsibility is in compliance with WPS practices all the time.
Responsible for other areas depending on the request from your grower.
Helping during frost patrol and preparation of winterization and de-winterization process.
Be able to set up the overhead irrigation and drip irrigation in the computer system.
Making sure that all solenoids, valves and rain birds are maintained and working according to the protocol.
Making sure that the lights in your area is checked once every week.
Responsible to make sure that the standard rooting hormones and regular PGR application signs are in place and the cards are prepared and applied in accordance to the instructions.
Be able to maintain or fix some minor technical problems in your area of responsibility.
Maintain required fertilizer inventory levels.
Being able to work closely with all stakeholders at all times to foster team workSkills:
Knowledge, experience & capabilities Critical knowledge and experience
Minimum 2 years college diploma or above in horticulture or other agriculture related discipline.
2 years of horticulture or propagation experience in the industry.
Very good understanding of basic horticulture and agricultural practices.
Familiarity with working in the green house and open field. Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
Understanding of plant propagation
Understanding of basic irrigation and fertility management.
Working knowledge of WPS requirements and applications
Basic computer skills. Physical demands of the essential functions: Ability to walk in sandy soil. Work in outdoor environment in various weather situations including frost/freeze conditions. Ability to carry 50 lbs. for up to 20 minutes. Must be able to wear respirator. Capable of working long hours during time-critical periods of the production season. Working conditions while performing essential functions: Field work is subject to field environment conditions. Working with and around approved agricultural chemicals. For the US EEO poster links must be added to all job descriptions
. EEO statement must be added to all job descriptions Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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