Sr. Greenhouse/Research Technician

Hiring Organization: Smithers-Oasis Company
Employment type: Full-Time
Application Deadline: December 1, 2013

About Us

Smithers-Oasis Company, with its Corporate headquarters and U.S. division located in Kent, OH, is a global leader in the manufacturing and marketing of floral foam products and flower arranging supplies to the floriculture industry and horticultural industry has an immediate opportunity for a Sr. Greenhouse/Research professional to join its Corporate research team.

Our locations in 20 countries, serving over 130 markets, provide us with the ability to act on local market opportunities and further benefit from our logistical effectiveness in supplying local markets. Thus, Smithers-Oasis can act both as a local and global company – a strength enjoyed by no other company in our industry.

Other essential duties and responsibilities include:

  •   Coordinates with manager and/or research to ascertain the type and number of plants to propagate and allocates appropriate space in our new state-of-the-art greenhouse

  •   Determines where plants are to be located, considering such factors as lighting, temperature, humidity and space requirements; may adjust ventilation, cooler and heat settings

  •   Prepares plants for propagation from vegetative cuttings and seeds

  •   Conducts Soil testing – pH, EC, SSS, and physical properties

  •   Sets-up greenhouse experiments; evaluate and create documentation

  •   Waters, applies fertilizer to maintain healthy plant growth

  •   Maintains proper notebook - recording necessary data and outcomes

  •   Assures greenhouse and other work areas are organized and clean

  •   Develops a working relationship with customers offering technical support based on their needs


Those interested in this opportunity should have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture or Environmental Sciences and possess 1-2 years experience in greenhouse, hydroponic industry or research greenhouse. Additionally, the right candidate should have:

  •   Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing

  •   The Ambition, strong work ethic and willingness to learn

  •   Be a self-starter with problem solving skills

  •   Be a career oriented individual searching for a CAREER with a growing company!


Please contact Melissa Neiberlein at (330) 676-4440 or via email 

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