Assistant Grower

Date Posted: July 25, 2018 - Date Ends: December 08, 2018

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Abbotsford, BC
  • Company: Bakerview Greenhouses Inc.
  • Contact: Eric
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  • Phone: (604) 996-1193
Bakerview Greenhouses Inc. is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and committed Greenhouse Assistant Grower for our 36-acre, Sweet Bell Pepper Greenhouse operation. In this position, you will maintain a "safety first" mentality and have a great appreciation that your greenhouse team is your biggest asset. You will work beside – and sometimes between – the Head Grower and the greenhouse employees to ensure the greenhouse produces top-quality Sweet Bell Peppers.


Bakerview Greenhouses Inc. is looking for an enthusiastic,motivated, and committed Greenhouse Assistant Grower for our 36-acre, Sweet Bell Pepper Greenhouse operation. You are a goal- and results-oriented person, showing confidence in all your work through competency, personal integrity, and responsibility. This is evident in your independent and collaborative leadership, which you display through professionalism, safety-consciousness and self-motivation. In this position, you will maintain a “safety-first” mentality and have a great appreciation that your greenhouse team is your biggest asset. You will work beside – and sometimes between – the Head Grower and the greenhouse employees to ensure the greenhouse produces top-quality Sweet Bell Peppers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Your responsibilities at Bakerview Greenhouses Inc. include, but are not limited to:
• Assisting the Head Grower to achieve maximum yield with lowest costs while maintaining high-quality standards.
• Completing all Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tasks; biological orders, inputs and greenhouse sprays.
• Collaborating and maintaining the greenhouse operation with large or small repairs as needed by being hands-on and creative.
• Completing daily key operational checklists, including nutrition and fertilizer checks.
• Monitoring, operating and reporting greenhouse operations during scheduled rotations in collaboration with the Head Grower.
• Monitoring new variety trial work, as well as preparing and tracking cumulative picking totals.
• Participating in any required company committees and meetings, including health and safety, food-safety, and management meetings.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate must have:
• A background in greenhouse operation through schooling and work experience.
• Strong people skills
• Computer literacy
• Must have good command of the English language, oral and written
• The ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing (Spanish or Punjabi is an asset).
• Strong observation, troubleshooting, and analytical abilities.
• Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines; ability to multi-task and work under pressure. We offer the opportunity to work on a great team, freedom to succeed and grow, a competitive salary, and benefits – all while operating in the scenic landscapes and welcoming community of Abbotsford, B.C.

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