Section Grower 1- multiple openings

Hiring Organization: Hoffman Nursery
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Roguemont, NC
Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

Immediate opening for a greenhouse Section Grower.

What a Section Grower 1 does at Hoffman Nursery (Duties and Responsibilities):

  • Manage all irrigation and growing operations of liners grown in a designated section of greenhouses.
  • Assist in implementation of IPM Program.
  • Practice sanitation protocols, cultural protocols, and general growing protocols, and provide recommendations for pesticide and biological use.
  • Wear full-face respirator and apply pesticides, chemicals and biologicals as required for maintaining crop health. 
  • Acquire and maintain a valid North Carolina Pesticide License.
  • Monitor houses for water management, cultural issues, weeds, fertilization, organization, insect and disease issues, sanitation, and overall plant growth, health, and appearance within assigned section.
  • Assist with and oversee minor greenhouse repairs and winterizing of greenhouse structures.
  • Manage and plan space allocation for new plants scheduled from production.
  • Work closely with production staff for successful transition of new plants/production into houses.
  • Study new equipment, technologies, processes, and ideas to reduce waste and improve efficiency.
  • Train assistants in your section as necessary to perform efficiently and effectively, and to company standards.
  • Ensure quality plants are organized and ready to ship. 
  • Maintain growing records that include specifics about plant growth, EC readings, fertilization, pest problems and any treatment.
  • Communicate frequently with Head Grower about priorities, solving problems, and any other issues.
  • Be in alignment with Hoffman Nursery’s core values.
  • Attend work regularly and reliably.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

What we need and expect from you (Required Qualifications):

  • Degree in horticulture or related field
  • 1-3 years nursery experience preferred
  • Ability to  perform consistent, accurate work
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-direction
  • Demonstrated team and collaboration skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail and safety
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Alignment with Hoffman Nursery core values

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Regularly stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle or feel.
  • Regularly talk and hear.
  • Occasionally sit, climb, or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to ten (40) pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.
  • May be exposed to extremely hot or cold weather while working.
  • Indoors in greenhouses, head house, outdoors. Some work in office space.

This is a full-time hourly position averaging 42-45 hours per week. Some weekend work required.

Hoffman Nursery is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all employment is At Will. Hoffman Nursery, Inc. participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S., once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.