Assistant Grower

Date Posted: June 12, 2018 - Date Ends: July 31, 2018

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Kingsville, ON
  • Company: Mastron Enterprises Ltd.
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  • Phone: 519-712-1197
  • Fax: 519-326-0270
This individual will conduct research, work and support the Senior Grower and the production supervisors daily to ensure that all the greenhouse crop needs are supplied; that both quantity and quality product is produced, while keeping the costs in mind at all times.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Assist with growing produce commodities in a large section in the greenhouse
• Working with the Labour Manager, plan and direct the crop work. Ensure that all work is done on time and with the quality required.
• Working with the IPM Pest Scout, share responsibility for pest and disease control. Monitor pests, pollination.
• Assist with fertilization, irrigation and climate control needs (computer-managed actions).
• Crop and climate registration and interpretation of measured data.
• Availability for night and weekend duty (from remote site) to monitor alarms set by plant
• Assist with ensuring management plans/intentions on plant health are implemented in a timely manner
• Perform/track soil, water, disease tests as needed
• Ensuring product orders for scouting purposes are placed on time

Position Requirements:
• A passion for growing agriculture commodities
• Capacity to be a flexible and enthusiastic team player
• Must reside in relatively close proximity to the facility
• Pesticide License or Assistant’s License
• Knowledgeable of horticultural pests and disease identification
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Work independently with minimal supervision
• Experience in greenhouse growing industry an asset

Working Conditions:
• Greenhouse environment where the temperature may reach 37°C and background noise approaches 70 dcbs.
• Position requires sitting, standing, and walking on a regular basis for prolonged periods
• Visual and audio sensory are needed regularly
• Must have manual dexterity to perform computer skills, and operate equipment
• Continuous interaction with various departments and colleagues
• Hours largely driven by the need to care for living growth systems that cannot be compromised

Please note: Mastron Enterprises Ltd. has accommodation processes and policies in place and provides accommodation for employees with disabilities.

If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or documented medical need, please contact the Human Resource office so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodation to be put into place.

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