Job Title: Assistant Grower Reports to: Lead Grower Type of Position: Full-time, year-round Location: Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland
Primary Purpose and Function
Demonstrate professional behavior with a team-based mentality to ensure that all products produced by Andy Mast Greenhouses are produced to the highest quality standard in a safe, efficient, and economical way.
Knowledge and Skill
Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture or:
Associate’s degree in Horticulture with 1-2 years of growing experience or:
3 years of growing experience
Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus
Pesticide Applicator license preferred
Trained in CPR/First Aid a plus
Computer skills in Microsoft Office and Priva
Ability to operate small equipment (ex. – forklift) a plus
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Help determine fertility needs of greenhouse crops by making sure pH and EC measurements of soil are conducted.
Monitor crops daily, making sure they are sufficiently watered for the day.
Apply appropriate means of irrigation to help develop plants.
Scout and assist in identifying insects and diseases of greenhouse crops.
Apply appropriate IPM solutions to control problems on plants.
Log spray applications in Pesticide Application manual immediately following each pesticide application.
Make sure necessary pesticide warning signs are applied in areas where sprays have been made.
Assist in monitoring environmental conditions in greenhouse on Priva. Discuss potential changes or concerns with Lead Grower.
Aid with height measurements on various crops.
After measurements are complete, update records of heights in appropriate spreadsheets.
Assist in maintaining a clean greenhouse appearance.
Conduct various trials on crops to look for ways to improve crop quality or ways to become more efficient.
Help cover weekends.
Occasional lifting of heavy objects.
Other duties as assigned.
Communicate any problems or safety concerns to Lead Grower immediately.
Help monitor employees to make sure the appropriate PPE is worn when making spray or drench applications.
Assist with training Greenhouse Techs.
Help direct Greenhouse Techs to complete daily tasks given by Lead Grower.
Professionally represent company at various educational opportunities presented to you by company.
When directed by Lead Grower, attend and be involved with grower meetings.
When time allows, assist other employees/departments to complete daily tasks.
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Andy Mast Greenhouses is a 4th generation family business.
Locally grown in West Michigan.