Technical Services Engineer, Lighting And Environmental Controls

Date Posted: November 08, 2018 - Date Ends: February 16, 2019

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Western Canada region
  • Company: The Hawthorne Gardening Company
  • Contact: Casey Boyd
  • email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
We are looking for a Technical Services Engineer who will support our Western Canada business.
The Engineer provides technical support services for Hawthorne lighting and environmental control products used in commercial greenhouses and indoor grow facilities. They will also be instrumental in identifying and driving opportunities for innovative, new lighting and environmental control products and improvements to help drive our business because of their expertise and regular interaction with customers and competitors. Ideally, this person would work out of the Vancouver, BC area with the option to work from home and willing to travel up to 50% in their region. The person will focus primarily, but not exclusively on lighting products including Gavita, Sunlight and Agrolux fixtures that use high intensity discharge and LED technologies.

The perfect person will have:
  • B.S. degree in a relevant engineering field such as electrical, electronics, and mechanical engineering and similar disciplines.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of relevant experience with high intensity discharge (HID) and LED lighting fixtures, their use and operation, preferably in an agricultural or horticultural setting such as greenhouses and indoor growing facilities.
  • Strong working knowledge of HID and LED technologies, fixtures, reflectors, electrical requirements, circuits, horticultural lighting designs and associated controllers necessary to drive these systems.
  • Knowledge of lighting and environmental control for the culture of indoor or greenhouse crops.
  • An appreciation of grower practices in greenhouses, hydroponic, or controlled environments.
  • Strong appreciation for the responsibilities of sales associates and distributors to help ensure success.

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