Assistant Greenhouse Grower - Somerset, KY

  • Root AI
  • Somerset, KY
  • Feb 05, 2022

Job Description

About Role:
As an Assistant Grower at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by assisting with the management of growing operations for AppHarvest 30-acre hydroponic controlled-environment agriculture facility in Somerset, KY.

What You’ll Do:

  • Assists with growing produce commodities.(Strawberry / Cucumbers)
  • Works with the Grow team to plan and execute crop work.
  • Ensures crop work is completed on time and within quality requirements.
  • Works with IPM team to manage pest and disease control.
  • Assists in fertilization, irrigation, and climate control needs.
  • Interprets measured data from crop and climate registration.
  • Validates scouting reports to confirm accuracy and reliability.
  • Assists with the timely implementation of management’s plant health plan directives.
  • Performs soil, water, and disease tests as needed.
  • Facilitates trials of new products prior to use within the facility.
  • Ensures on-time placement of product orders for scouting needs.
  • Maintains up to date records and reports.
  • Provides support for and adheres to food and health safety standards.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Degree in Chemistry, Horticulture, or Agriculture or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in horticulture.
  • Management experience is a plus.
  • Bilingual / Spanish is a plus
  • Knowledge of horticultural pests, diseases, and safety standards identification.
  • Experience in greenhouse growing facilities preferred.
  • Knowledge of PRIVA and experience with technical greenhouse systems is a plus.
  • Stand, walk, twist, bend, sit, enter data into a computer, and / or frequently lift objects up to 55 pounds (may require sustained repetitive motion)

Benefits:

  • 100% company paid insurance premiums (Medical, Dental and Vision Plans)
  • 401K Company Match 100% of First 3%- 50% of next 2% and is vested immediately – its automatically yours.
  • 9 company paid holidays
  • Generous PTO Packages starting at 15 PTO days
  • 2 Paid Mission Days for volunteer work
  • Company provided uniforms and shoes (for Greenhouse Employees)

Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

11-50

Sectors

Food & Agriculture

Drawdown solutions

Plant-Rich Diets

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