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Head Grower

Ceres Greens is a locally owned vertical farming company, growing leafy green produce in Barre, Vermont. We are seeking a Head Grower to lead and manage a 12,000 sq. ft indoor grow operation in Barre, Vermont, working with company management and staff, to perform all responsibilities involved in the planning, planting, cultivation and harvesting of produce grown by the company. Responsibilities include production planning, yield management, supervision of junior grower and production staff, ongoing process improvement, systems monitoring, budgeting and experimental growing. This role is tasked with being the driving force for the grow operation to aggressively achieve and surpass yield projections.

Primary responsibilities

  • Ensure planting and harvesting production schedules are continually met
  • Work in partnership with company management to identify and refine the processes and requirements of the ideal environment for maximum plant growth
  • Plant monitoring for early detection of nutrient deficiency, pests or other plant growth impediments
  • Systems monitoring to ensure the environment is maintained for optimal growth
  • Maintain inventory, production, food safety and light maintenance schedules, ensuring all tasks are performed timely
  • Develop and maintain a deep knowledge of the leafy greens agricultural market, controlled environment agriculture and the technology of the agricultural industry.
  • Train junior grower and production staff

Qualifications

A sincere interest in hydroponics and sustainable agriculture production and a positive attitude are a must. Being flexible, open-minded, and engaged are equally as important. Relevant horticultural, hydroponic greenhouse experience Р2 years minimum.

COVID-19 precautions

  • Personal face mask required to be worn at all times
  • Social distancing guidelines in place

Important leadership traits

  • Effective partnership ability
  • Strong communication skills
  • Process-oriented mindset
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Continually drive effective results

Job type

  • Full-time

Salary

  • Commensurate with experience

Please provide your resume and qualifications. Please feel free to email us with any questions that you might have!

Production Assistant

Ceres Greens in Barre, VT is hiring Production Assistants to join our production team. Production Assistants can expect to be involved in all aspects of planting, growing and harvesting sustainable leafy green produce. This position is part-time, Monday-Friday year-round.

This is an entry-level position and a good opportunity for anybody who has a genuine interest in learning about hydroponics and sustainable agriculture.

Production Assistants are expected to work quickly while maintaining attention to detail. Working efficiently, independently, and with a team are equally important. Many of the tasks we carry out on a regular basis are repetitive and require the ability to be standing for periods of up to 3 hours. Applicants with a strong work ethic and positive attitude will succeed in this role.

Primary responsibilities

  • Seeding, transplanting, harvesting
  • Packaging
  • Cleaning

Qualifications

A sincere interest in hydroponics and sustainable agriculture production and a positive attitude are a must. Being flexible, open-minded, and engaged are equally as important. We aim to create a welcoming work environment where asking questions is encouraged. The physical nature of our work necessitates that all employees are able to lift 30 lbs and work for periods of up to 3 hours doing repetitive tasks. Applicants should have a reliable form of transportation and the ability to arrive at work on time.

COVID-19 precautions

  • Personal face mask required to be worn at all times
  • Social distancing guidelines in place

Expectations

The work day starts at 8 AM sharp and goes through about 2 PM with a 1/2 hour break for lunch. There may be occasional exceptions to end times when we need to complete work on special projects.

Job type

  • Part-time

Compensation

  • $13.00/hr

Please provide your resume and qualififcation. Please feel free to email us with any questions that you might have!

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