Greenhouse Production Crew Manager REQ#4587

at The Villages Grown in The Villages

Hiring Fall 2018

 

This position is responsible for assisting in the Farm Production Manager and Farm Production Manager Assistant in the daily operations of The Villages Grown greenhouse operation.  This position will be responsible for assisting in the growing and producing of a wide variety of greenhouse-grown crops. This role will also include assisting in the management and supervision of greenhouse production support staff on a daily basis. This position requires a great attention to detail, and an understanding of outdoor field production. Must have knowledge of greenhouse hydroponic and horticulture methodologies.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

· Supervises the seeding, transplanting, and harvesting of all fruits and vegetables

· Ability to evaluate and sort superior quality vegetables as defined by The Villages Grown 

· Works closely with the farm management team to understand crop planning, scheduling and establish priorities

· Encourage, motivate and lead the greenhouse team

· Improve productivity and efficiency through frequent communications, training and education

· Produce superior quality vegetables and maximize yields

· Enforces company policies and procedures

· Coordinates routine safety inspections, staff safety training, routine staff observations and make any necessary recommendations for safety modifications or staff disciplinary action

· Attendance at all company required meetings

· Perform duties of the supervised team when needed and other duties as assigned

· Comply with all local, state and federal regulatory agencies including FDACS, USDA, etc.

 

     Please Note: This position does not qualify for relocation expenses

 

Education and requirements:

· High School Diploma or equivalent required, Associate Degree in Horticulture Science or Similar preferred.

· Two (2) years of experience in greenhouse crew management, preferably in a hydroponic facility. 

· Ability to solve practical problems

· Ability to lead team meetings and discussions

· Ability to work with Managers in other departments

· Ability to meet deadlines, and keep a team on its deadlines

· Ability to read, comprehend, write and speak English

· Bilingual, Spanish Speaking a plus

·   Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure

· Background check & E-Verify

 

Physical demands:

· Regularly lift and/or move objects between 10-50 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move objects that weigh more than 100 lbs.

· Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

· Occasionally required to sit and climb or balance

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