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Head Grower (Hydroponic) at Green City Growers Cooperative - 13871

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Head Grower (Hydroponic)
Green City Growers Cooperative
5800 Diamond Ave. Green City Growers Cooperative
44104 Cleveland , OH ,
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Job Description: 

The Head Grower manages and leads the staff 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, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides. Monitors the development and the removal of substandard crops to maintain quality standards.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

•Discusses crop growing activities 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 crop development to ascertain conditions such as leaf texture, bloom size and the existence of pests or disease; removing substandard or diseased crops 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 schedules overtime as necessary.
•Schedules staff and assigns work; Provides input into performance evaluation.
•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.

Education & Experience: 

•4-year degree in Horticulture or related field and 5 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and 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.

Application Instructions: 

Please email me at to set up a time to discuss your interest. Send along Resume. FULL Job Description here: more info on our company here: .

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