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Assistant Grower


Date: 2017-03-06

Based at: Agriville Farms, Kingsville, ON

Reports to: Not Specified

Type of Employment:Full time employment 6-days a week.

 

 

Job Details:

 

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Receive the orders of fertilizers and mix of fertilizers, ensure the proper disposal of containers and keep the Fertilizer Room clean and organized.
  • Daily collection of water samples for testing pH, EC and drainage percentage to present to the Senior Grower.
  • Clean, maintain and repair the irrigation systems and its parts such as Irrigation lines, valves, diaphragms and filters.
  • Collect information about coming orders of bio controls and/or bees and ensure they are distributed and placed correctly and timely.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the pollination.
  • Prepare the mixes for the spray applications.
  • Calibrate the sprayers and ensure volumes and doses used are according to Grower’s recommendation.
  • Ensure the proper washing and disposal of pesticides containers in compliance with the Pesticide Act Regulations.
  • Control of Inventory of Personal Protective Equipment such as spray suits, masks, gloves, etc.
  • Control of Inventory of Pesticides, must keep monthly inventory updated.
  • Communicate to the Grower any indications of pests and diseases
  • Keep record of all the variables needed in any trails or research taking place in the facility.
  • Remove diseased plants for testing or disposal.
  • Support the jobs of cleaning and disinfection of the Greenhouses at the end/beginning of each crop cycle; must learn to operate machinery and know all the procedures in these kinds of jobs.
  • As Assistant Grower must be familiar with all the systems and procedures of the Greenhouse to be able to act as an alternative when a Grower, or a Labour Supervisor or a Scout are absent.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum 2-years of experience as Assistant Grower in a high-tech glass greenhouse environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, oral and spoken) in English; additional languages (i.e. Spanish, will be considered an asset).
  • Must be familiar with horticultural nomenclature.

 

Physical Abilities:

 

Job Requirements:

 

Note:

$15.00/hr