Grower Assistant

Whole Leaf - Coaldale, AB (il y a 30+ jours)

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Position: Grower Assistant

Status: Full Time

Company: Whole Leaf

Location: Coaldale, AB

Reporting to: Head Grower

This is a unique opportunity for the right dynamic and energetic individual to be part of a cutting edge company and an innovative team that will continue to inspire healthy meals and healthy lives.

Whole Leaf greenhouse is an oasis of light that houses five greenhouse technologies all under one roof and is truly state of the art in all facets. Whole Leaf is a world leader in sustainable greenhouse grown, one of a kind leafy greens with just over 11 acres of growing space. We are the exclusive grower of Inspired Greens and Inspired Leaves and our lettuce is grown clean year round without the use of pesticides. Robotic equipment is used ensuring that our many varieties of lettuce are untouched by human hands throughout their life cycle in the greenhouse. Whole Leaf is proud to be the first greenhouse in North America to use this advanced technology. With products listed at all major retailers and food service companies Whole Leaf continues to set a high bar as the best greenhouse grown greens available in the world. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, please apply now!

Primary Focus

The Grower Assistant, assists in the planning of the planting, cultivation and harvesting of produce grown by Whole Leaf.

Job Context and Accountabilities

  • Responsible for assisting in all aspects of growing including irrigation, fertilizing, pest scouting, etc.
  • Coordinate with IPM program to ensure timely and effective biological and climate controls are in place in response to pests
  • Monitor and control the greenhouse climate and other systems
  • Identify and report any current and emerging crop issues to the Head Grower/Crop Scientist
  • Day to day responsibilities include monitoring, assessing, recording and acting according to the needs of the crop
  • Other tasks may be assigned as deemed necessary

Qualifications

Education/Experience

  • Horticulture/Biology/Science education (Diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree an asset)
  • Relevant propagation/growing experience

Dimensions

  • Must be able to plan, organize, direct, control, and/or coordinate activities related to crop care
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the job, team, company, and if necessary work overtime on short notice in response to the crop
  • Will show a passion for sustainable growing

Skills

  • Must possess time management skills
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong observation skills
  • Maintain personal standards of work, i.e. speed and quality
  • Exercise initiative and requisite knowledge to ensure tasks are successfully completed
  • Basic knowledge of Integrated Pest Management
  • Must be computer literate in Excel, Word and capable of running greenhouse computerized software
  • English Language Skills

Working conditions

  • Hours may be irregular and in excess of 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week
  • Work outside ordinary office hours (including weekends and holidays) may be required

Physical requirements

  • Able to work in cold, hot & humid greenhouse environments
  • Walking and standing throughout the day

About the Star Group

At the Star Group, we strive to be the most innovative team in produce with an unwavering commitment to value and taste. The Star Group is an organization comprised of boutique companies that specialize in different sectors of the fresh produce industry: Star Produce, CFP, Sliced FC, BC Hot House, and Whole Leaf. For more than 30 years we have been supplying the highest quality of fruits and vegetables and searching the globe for Big Taste®.

To learn more about Whole Leaf, visit our website at www.inspiredgreens.ca

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Benefits:

  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • Dental care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Casual dress

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

  • propagation/growing: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)

Location:

  • Coaldale, AB (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Preferred)