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JOB FILLED - Head Grower

Job Description: 

As a Head Grower, you will be responsible for growing Revol’s crops according to our quality and yield standards. This position manages all horticulture functions involving production management of the greenhouse crops, plant variety selection, IPM, production forecasting, and budgets.

The Head Grower is proficient with the climate control system, Priva automation, and can apply scientific techniques to carry out production, optimize growing conditions, and increase productivity of existing plants.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees planning and production of all stages of the crop cultivation
  • Manages climate control system management, including daily and weekly plans/actions
  • Coordinates the growing team and ensures all aspects of cultivation meet the needs of the crop for achieving maximum quality and yield
  • Maintains health of the crop by managing the irrigation and fertilization systems
  • Manages water resources, water systems, and equipment
  • Oversees pest and disease management, carrying out weekly and long-term control strategies which incorporate integrated pest management (IPM)
  • DOES NOT experiment with alternative and innovative growing techniques to increase yield
  • Makes decisions about variety selection, space utilization, and the planting schedule
  • Carries out trials of new plant varieties, collects data, and executes analyses to identify the best performing varieties
  • Leads crop inspections to maintain quality standards
  • Leads growing team of 3-5 direct reports
  • Supervises the working environment to ensure compliance with company and statutory hygiene, health, and safety standards, as well as policies and procedures
  • Works with crop labor to maximize labor productivity and efficiencies; prepares regular crop forecasts for packhouse and sales teams
  • Minimizes horticultural waste
  • Required to regularly work weekends and holidays for emergency and alarm coverage
  • Provides job specific training to crop labor performing activities
  • Assists when needed with emergency administration
  • Assists and performs any other related duties as required or assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Plant Sciences, Biochemical Engineering or a related field Four (4) years of agricultural experience in high technology greenhouses
  • Proficient with Priva controls
  • Proficient with Microsoft systems
  • Willingness to work all days with appropriate breaks and rest periods on schedule
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Work will be performed 80% in the greenhouse with 20% in the office for documentation and any other paperwork requested

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a hot & humid environment
  • Repetitive arm, shoulder, and hand movements the entirety of the shift 
  • Ability to lift 30lbs 
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