Job Grower in Hamilton
Hamilton
Job description

TERRA is proud to grow ornamentals, annuals, and holiday crops exclusively for our 5 retail outlets. We are seeking a Grower with relevant experience to join our WATERDOWN team. When you come on board, you will begin working towards ensuring our diverse crops are healthy and growing optimally, as well as daily greenhouse operations including watering, biological controls, pesticide application, testing, plant nutrition, and training your growing team and yourself to achieve continuous improvement of crop quality.

Responsibilities:

-Monitoring and actioning pest and disease using both biological and chemical measures.

-Ensuring optimal growing environments (temperature, light, space).

-Diagnosing and actioning crop nutrient requirements in a timely manner.

-Identifying and actioning the application of PGRs in a timely manner.

-Day to day growth, plant care and maintenance.

-Collaborating with management on crop programming and selection.

-Maintaining detailed records of all growing activities, regularly logging problems and solutions.

-Assist in supervising, coaching, and training seasonal crews in general greenhouse duties.

-Maintaining communication with Facility Maintenance Manager to ensure the safety and optimal functioning of all equipment and facilities.

-Promoting a safe, secure, and respectful workplace.

-Providing excellent internal and external customer service and serving as a role model to other team members.

Requirements:

-Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience in a production greenhouse grower role. Must have experience growing a wide variety of annuals, ornamentals, and holiday crops simultaneously.

-A current grower’s pesticide certification/license. Able and willing to spray regularly, most often in the evenings.

-Must be familiar with Argus or similar climate control systems.

-Experience in water nutrient management and ability to use both automatic and manual watering systems, flood floors experience is an asset.

-Interpersonal ease and effectiveness in communicating clearly and respectfully.

-Highly organized and possesses sound decision making skills.

-Be willing to participate in a team atmosphere, assisting in other departments as required.

-Adheres to health and safety policies and procedures at all times.

-Physically capable of:

  • Lifting up to 40 lbs from floor to waist and above shoulder height
  • Working above shoulder height for extended periods of time
  • Repeated movements
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling repeatedly
  • Being on your feet for extended periods on concrete floors and in safety footwear
  • Tolerating temperature, humidity extremes
  • Wearing full PPE for extended periods

-Must have Green Patch CSA-approved safety footwear.

Benefits:

-Competitive benefits program for you and your eligible dependents. Employer-paid premiums. Includes EAP and Telemedicine.

-Continuous learning environment.

-Opportunity for advancement.

TERRA embraces diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and invite any and all qualified applicants. We are pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits:

  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Store discount
  • Vision care

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Hamilton, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: One location



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Job Grower in Hamilton

TERRA Greenhouses Ltd

Hamilton