Greenhouse Technician

Posting ID : A1068540903
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Science Biotech

Our client, an innovative and diverse chemical company that is continuously expanding and taking on new challenges and projects, is seeking a Greenhouse Technician.

Position Overview:
The company needs an energetic and experienced Greenhouse Technician who is available to start a new opportunity working 40 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday. This is an ongoing contract assignment indicating that the company is looking for a solid, hard working individual who wants to work hard and grow with the team as a Greenhouse Technician.

Responsibilities of the Greenhouse Technician:
Attend and participate in monthly and site-wide mandatory safety meetings
Perform safety inspections
Use proper lifting techniques, must be able to lift 40 lbs
Fully participate in the Passport to Safety Program
Greenhouse Maintenance
Water greenhouse plants
Check and water plants in growth chambers
Sanitize greenhouse floors on a regular basis
Fertilize plants on a weekly basis
Cook plants in oven before disposal
Properly dispose of completed tests/unneeded plants
Monitor and adjust GH climate conditions
Wash trays on a weekly basis
Clean and wash Ebb & Flow benches on a weekly basis or as needed
Sweep floors in greenhouse corridor and head house daily
Place full trash bins near the forklift for disposal
Wash testing carts daily
Keep headhouse and greenhouse corridor areas organized
Ability to work in a hot/humid greenhouse environment
Plant Material Production
Plant Insectary/Insecticides/Fungicide weekly plant requests
Label plants properly
Assist with or work independently on planting specialty tests for herbicide team
Transport plantings to the greenhouse
Maintain and clean-up headhouse and planting areas daily after planting
Maintain up-to-date spreadsheets of planting records and schedules
Move plants as needed for fungicide tests
Soil handling
Prepare, sift and transport soil and sand supplies
Fill flats/pots on regular basis

Qualifications of the Greenhouse Technician:
At least 3 months experience in a greenhouse setting or working with plants (this could be from an academic program)
A positive personality and willingness to learn the role of Greenhouse Technician
Attention to detail
Ability to work Tuesday-Saturday schedule with some overtime
The ability to grow plants as well as adjust water/control/temperature settings

Minimum Education Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree

Benefits: Eligible for Atrium Care Package

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