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HARVESTING ASSOCIATE - SOLI ORGANIC

Soli Organic

Soli Organic

culpeper, va, usa
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Job TypeFull-timeDescription

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 nation-wide 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 Head Grower, the Assistant 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 an energetic, motivated, and self-actualized individual that demonstrates leadership. This person will have the opportunity to take ownership of his/her area and cross-train with other teammates in the area to become more valuable for SGI and provide support as needed.

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 maintenance notification, irrigation, fertilization, growing environment monitoring, sanitation efforts, etc.
  • Responsible for the daily review of the crop quality. Any issues are to be raised immediately so action can be taken.
  • Responsible for minor maintenance repairs or for notifying maintenance of any concerns which could result in delays because of equipment maintenance issues.
  • Supervise and report regularly on a designated area of the grow facility.
  • Provide support and training to assistant growers in designated areas.
  • Monitor and report environmental conditions of greenhouses.
  • Scout daily for insects and disease pressure in crops
  • Assist in applying biological control agents.
  • Responsible for following all Food safety requirements for production in this area or on this equipment. This includes any logs or SOP’s.
  • Records pesticide applications and maintains irrigation logs on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis as needed.
  • Responsible for operating the machinery / equipment in a professional, safe manner, as determined by Occupational safety rules or manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Keeps a weekly inventory and fill out reports as required by the Grow team.
  • Trains, assigns tasks, and monitors work of any employee assigned to the crop production process.
  • Reports any departmental discrepancies/problems and any observed safety concerns.
  • Reports on a weekly basis to apprise management of crop progress.
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead and motivate people.
  • Covers weekend duties as required by the monthly schedule.
  • Other duties as needed/assigned.
Requirements

Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Degree in Horticulture or combination education & experience

Experience: 2yrs. practical growing in commercial/retail greenhouse and 2yrs. with both manual and automatic irrigation systems

Language Fluency: No specific language requirements; bi-lingual English/Spanish fluency preferred.

Technology: No specific technology requirements; basic computer and keyboarding skills preferred.

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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