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Assistant Grower - NS

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Location: Bible Hill, NS
Term: Full-time, Permanent
Start Date: Immediate

There is a revolution occurring in how clean, fresh, and local greens and herbs are being produced across the globe. Vertical farming is becoming a big player in growing these products and GoodLeaf Farms is setting the bar high. Using innovative vertical farming technology, GoodLeaf produces ultra-fresh leafy greens all year long, in a clean and safe environment.

Our Mission

Ethically growing simple produce that inspires healthy lifestyles.

Sustainably growing environmentally conscious agricultural practices.

Innovatively growing food security one community at a time.
 


ASSISTANT GROWER

GoodLeaf is currently seeking an Assistant Grower to join our team in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia. Reporting to the Head Grower, the Assistant Grower will be responsible for overseeing the seeding production area, nutrient recipes, testing, and seed procurement.

The key areas of responsibility include:

  • General growing responsibilities at the farm, including seeding, transplanting, and harvesting

  • Oversight of the seeding production area, and assisting with seeding as needed

  • Monitoring plant growth and health, including collecting and analyzing data from harvesting and test crops

  • Microgreen feeding and care

  • Nutrient recipe make-up and testing

  • Environmental data collection

  • Oversight of water levels in growth chamber, ensuring adequate controls in place for maximum growth

  • Managing equipment related to growing and procurement/inventory process

  • Assisting with research and development projects in relation to growing, including testing, trials, and data collection

  • Following practices that enable GoodLeaf Farms to achieve production goals

  • Following GoodLeaf Farms Employee Practices and Food Safety Policy and Occupational Health and Safety Policy

  • Working closely with the Vertical Farming Technicians, Farm Manager, and Head Grower to ensure efficiency of facility operations

  • Other assigned duties as required

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Positive attitude and ability to work collaboratively with others

  • Commitment to workplace health and safety

  • Self-initiative and strong work ethic

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize workload

The ideal candidate will have a degree or diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture, including previous relevant experience in farm operations and horticulture, and an understanding of horticultural plant genomics. Required skills include flexibility, organization, time management, teamwork and strong work ethic.

We pride ourselves in having a talented team, who understand the importance of locally produced food and growing a great product.

Want to join us? Candidates are asked to submit their cover letter and resume via email to careers@truleaf.ca by April 8th, 2018.

GoodLeaf is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.