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Assistant Grower

Full Time

Location Delta, British Columbia

Description
As the Assistant Facility Manager/Grower you will be responsible for section(s) of the greenhouse while assisting the Regional Facility Manager in all phases of greenhouse operations including supervision and training of staff.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Management of all environmental, irrigation, fertilization & waste water controls
  • Communicate with senior management on all aspects of the greenhouse
  • Oversee bee and biological control programs
  • Perform quality checks
  • Prepare and track production costs
  • Labour force cost management against budget
  • Assist in managing all activities connected to the site, except packing
  • Assist with all aspects of the crop including quality controls
  • Ensure all required documentation is completed in a timely manner
  • Responsible for the entire operation in the absence of the Facility Manager to maintain a clean, professional and safe site at all times (inside and out)
  • Must be flexible in schedule to work evenings and weekends as needed. May be required to provide emergency response coverage.
  • Conduct meetings with greenhouse staff on a regular basis and participate in Facility Manger meetings.

Requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Must have good command of the English language, oral and written.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines; ability to multi‐task and work under pressure.
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and decision‐making; analyze data and draw conclusions from it.
  • Excellent problem‐solving skills and good negotiation techniques; recognize problems and troubleshoot effectively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel).
  • Strong math skills
  • Strong observation skills.
  • Ability to document and present reports on seminars, conference and consultant visits.
  • Ability to effectively teach and demonstrate various crop job skills.

Education/Background
  • Bachelor Degree in Horticulture or related field

How to Apply

Fax resumes/applications to (604) 398‐3006 or jobscanada@villagefarms.com