Head Grower

Woburn, Massachusetts, United States Full-time

Seeking: Head Grower

 

Full time position located in our Woburn Growing facility.

Objective: To produce superior quality plant material in the most efficient way, while training and developing a team of growers.

  • Direct Assistant Growers to monitor ranges for optimum crop quality, climate, and correct placement.
  • Responsible for directing all aspects of growing, including watering, fertilizing, spraying, and soil testing and water testing.
  • Monitor incoming plugs and preform quality checks.
  • Provide direction to Production Lead to ensure plugs are handled and planted properly.
  • Develop and document high quality standards with the goal of crop consistency.
  • Conduct trials and experiments to evaluate possible improvements to the crops.
  • Direct Assistant Growers to perform soil, water, and disease tests as needed
  • Train Section Growers to Identify, track, and control insects using Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
  • Develop and implement fertilization programs.
  • Train Assistant Growers to monitor their greenhouse environments and how to adjust them seasonally,
  • Assist in production planning and provide feedback on growing times and plant selection with General Manager.
  • Maintain records of crop activities and observations, including pesticide applications and growth records.
  • Train and develop Assistant Growers on proper spray technique and chemical handling.
  • Source and order chemicals, soil, and PPE gear.
  • Provide feedback for site planning, capex expenditures, and general facility maintenance.

Please have:

Strong IPM background (including use of Bilogicals)

Proficient in Q Com (Gemlink) Greenhouse system

 

Requirements:

5 years experience in greenhouse production

Bachelors degree or equivalent in Floriculture

Mass Pesticide Applications license

Physical job requirements

 

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, lifting and climbing repetitively throughout the entire shift. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Excellent growth potential and benefits, including PTO (Paid Time Off) and health/dental and benefit eligibility.

AAP/EEO Statement

At Mahoney’s Garden Center we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Mahoney’s Garden Center hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.