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LEAD GROWER

Company: Speedling Inc.
Location: Bushnell
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


Who We AreAt Speedling we are motivated by our customers' success. We understand the vegetables in our greenhouses are the same veggies at home on our table. We take pride in knowing the flowers we grow will be seen in stores across the country. We understand our EPS facility gives local fish farmers the containers they need to ship their products across the country and expand their business.Over 50 years of experience as an industry leader gives us the knowledge and ability to provide for our customers' ever-growing needs for high-quality transplants for seeded vegetables, ornamentals, hemp, and vegetative propagated products.Every day we look to improve, innovate, and achieve our goal of providing quality products at the best possible price and value for our customers.The agricultural industry is unique in its camaraderie, the desire to see success across the industry - we want to be a part of your success. At Speedling, we are here to help you grow. This position is for you if:

  • You have a passion for agriculture and you want to learn about all aspects of a thriving manufacturing business.
  • You have a B.S or M.S degree in Agronomy, Plant Science or Horticulture and you have at least 3 years seed propagation experience, crop management, large-scale agriculture.
  • You love the challenge of problem-solving, collaborating, and being the go-to resource for your customers as well as enjoy the seasonal fluctuations of agricultural production.
  • You have the ability to run/calibrate irrigation, fertilizations, and spray equipment required for desired results.
  • You are highly organized, and an excellent communicator.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus. Join our teamAs the successful Lead Grower, you will be working with our Grower Manager who has been with Speedling for 47 years! This role is responsible for efficiently and effectively produce quality plants through proper cultural practices. This role will ensure that growing activities are performed as planned; communication with production manager and operations teams regarding any change to the plan; ensuring that all activities are performed following written work instructions, reporting the time for the crew in preparation of work schedules and expediting workflow to minimize labor cost. The job details
    • Maintain proper growing methods through fertilization, application of growth retardant and pesticides ensuring quality production on a scheduled time line.
    • Manage cultural environments for each variety and proactive issue reporting.
    • Generate accurate crop survey and crop forecast.
    • Design "spray programs" and oversee effective execution of programs
    • Train and supervise all growers / irrigators / pesticide applicators.
    • Assist with crop harvesting and quality control.
    • Maintain a clean and organized working environment.
    • Propose creative solutions to problems that may arise.
    • Assign, review and evaluate work and recommend retention, discipline or termination.
    • Act as a role model, working alongside crew members, and demonstrate a positive work ethic.
    • Enforce safety regulations at the work areas. What we offer - Our Employees are our #1 Asset! Speedling offers a competitive salary, mentoring with amazing people, medical, dental, company-paid life insurance, pet insurance, 401(k) plan with a healthy company match, paid vacation, and holidays.

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Keywords: Speedling Inc., Brandon , LEAD GROWER, Other , Bushnell, Florida

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