Head Grower

Job Listing No: 9740000

Head Grower

Gardenology located in Winter Garden FL, a new family owned business, is looking for an experienced Head Grower. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of nursery industry experience growing plugs/young plants. Please review the job description below: POSITION SUMMARY:Manages and leads staff of growers, assistant growers, quality control staff, and internal transport staff engaged in the growing, care and maintenance of the company’s horticultural products that are produced for wholesale or retail sales. Directs the application of technical procedures, timing and metering devices that control frequency, amount and type of nutrient applications; regulate humidity, ventilation, temperature and amount of light; and dispense fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. Monitors crop development and the removal of substandard plants to maintain quality standards. EXPECTATIONS: Works with management personnel to plan for growing activities that are consistent with planned production schedules.Plans for space allocation based on production reports and sowing schedules.Monitors growing conditions and oversees changes in humidity, moisture and temperature and cultivation procedures to ensure conformance with quality control standards.Monitors plant development to ascertain conditions such as leaf texture, bloom size and the existence of pests or disease; removing substandard or diseased plants to maintain quality standards.Determines rates of fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides as required by the crops and applies and/or directs the application of them.Develops growing procedures for new species in product line and new cultivation techniques.Maintains inventory of needed growing supplies such as fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.Maintains records of growing techniques and production; reviews records and reports to identify trends and to forecast future space and production needs.Plans for and requests staff on a timely basis to ensure their availability during the high volume growing seasons and schedule overtime as necessary.Schedules staff and assigns work; maintains personnel records and provides input into performance evaluations.Trains employees in growing techniques and activities.Maintains a current knowledge of growing techniques and technologies.Maintains an awareness of new state of the art equipment and provides input into equipment and facilities upgrades and replacement.Provides pesticide and safety training to all employees and maintenance of records as required by Federal or State regulations.Assists the General Manager with other duties as assigned.Other core expectations will be defined by the company EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:5 years of related work experience required. Must understand the use of injectors, electrical conductivity and pH meter, boom and irrigations systems. Thorough knowledge of water lines and be aware of and monitor conditions such as ventilation, light conditions, temperature and humidity. Must have in depth knowledge of the safe handling and application of chemicals such as fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and experience managing a staff required. Gardenology offers competitive compensation. Please send résumé with salary requirements by clicking on APPLY TO THIS POSITION above.

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