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GROWER - Soli Organic

Soli Organic

Soli Organic

Harrisonburg, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024
Description

At Soli Organic, we want to change the way people access organic, sustainable, and affordable food by revolutionizing what nature does best: growing healthy, flavorful plants. We take what we know about the biology of growing the best produce, and then use technology to optimize nature’s processes. We do all of this in our proprietary, USDA-certified organic, soil-based, indoor system. For us, everything begins with soil; it is the foundational building blocks that enable us to provide an ecosystem in which plants can thrive.

Over the past 30 years, we've seen this mission spread beyond our wildest dreams. Today, we are an integrated food solutions group with a nationwide presence, and an ambitious drive to continue to have a positive impact for consumers. So how did we reach this far? We are constantly learning from nature, and we are taking those lessons in innovative ways and creative solutions that will serve the community of consumers who are looking for flavorful, healthy, and sustainable produce options.

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Senior Grower, the Grower is responsible for ensuring crops are grown optimally and on time to meet internal specifications. This person will be detail-oriented, driven by challenge, and successful in a fast-paced working environment. This position requires a flexible, motivated, and self-actualized individual that demonstrates leadership. This person will have the opportunity to take ownership of their area and cross-train with other teammates to become a more well-rounded Grower for themselves and Soli Organic.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the quality of the crops to be grown under best practices.
  • Responsible for all operational requirements in the assigned greenhouse. This includes irrigation, fertilization, growing environment monitoring, sanitation efforts, etc.
  • Maintains irrigation logs on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis as needed.
  • Responsible for the daily review of crop quality.
  • Responsible for minor maintenance repairs or for notifying maintenance of any concerns.
  • Supervise and report regularly on a designated area of the grow facility.
  • Provide support and training to Assistant Growers and Grow Technicians in designated areas.
  • Monitor and report the environmental conditions of greenhouses.
  • Scout daily for insects and disease pressure in crops.
  • Responsible for following all food safety requirements for production in this area or on this equipment including any logs or SOP’s.
  • Responsible for pesticide applications, biological control agent applications, and corresponding records as needed.
  • Assists with plant inventory analysis as needed by the Grow Team.
  • Trains, assigns tasks and monitors the work of any employee assigned to the crop production process.
  • Reports on any departmental discrepancies, problems, and any observed safety concerns.
  • Reports every week to apprise management of crop progress.
  • Responsible for operating the machinery or equipment in a professional, safe manner, as determined by occupational safety rules or manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Covers weekend duties as required by the monthly schedule.
  • Other duties as needed or assigned.
Requirements

Requirements

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture, foreign equivalent or related field required
  • 4 years of growing experience in greenhouse and irrigation systems.
  • Working knowledge of quality systems, food safety programs, GMPs, food defense, and HACCP

PREFERRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bi-lingual English & Spanish preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record

About Soli Organic:

We believe that accessing organic, sustainable, flavorful foods provides an opportunity for people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures to enjoy high quality produce. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensure that everyone feels a sense of inclusion, participation and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population shares our fundamental core values of Respect for All Individuals, Customer Obsession and Winning as One Team, which creates a culture that attracts top talent, forming the foundation for a great place to work!

At Soli Organic, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. As part of the Company’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, to candidates at any stage, including to individuals with disabilities.

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Salary Description
65k - 85k