Head Grower at Uns Farms

Responsibilities

  • Partner with leadership to anticipate product needs and successfully grow crop to realize and/or exceed production goals.
  • Ensure product quality consistently meets the established specifications.
  • Ensure effective climate control including temperature, ventilation, humidity, and irrigation to provide optimum growing conditions to maximize quality and yield.
  • Create seasonal staffing plans to ensure adequate staffing to meet productivity requirements.
  • Ensure proper training and certification in place for all employees.
  • Oversee pack house operations to ensure a smooth operation and consistent quality.
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized environment to meet requirements for a food production facility.
  • Utilize technology to maximize efficiency, process, and reduce labor costs.
  • Apply continuous learning (CI) to improve quality and processes.

Requirements

  • Experience with greenhouse hydroponics preferred.
  • Proven leadership skills; experience leading a team 
  • Knowledge of horticulture, greenhouse environment, and growing operations. Experience in growing tomatoes highly desired but not required.
  • Demonstrated skill and proficiency with Windows-based computer applications and other industry-related software, and office and plant equipment.
  • Excellent conceptual thinking skills and ability to identify and analyze complex and sensitive issues.

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in horticulture or related field (or equivalent professional experience).
  • History of progressive work experience in a greenhouse or related industry

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