Grower/Food Safety Specialist-Hydroponic Farming Industry

Greater Coachella Valley, CA

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Type: Permanent

Experience: Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Category: Quality Assurance / Safety

Industry: Consumer Products and Services / Food Products & Services

Date Posted: 04/05/2022



Are you experienced with High Tech Greenhouse growing?  Is your expertise in Hydroponic Produce growing?  Our client, a rapidly growing leader and grower in the Specialty Produce Industry, is looking for an experienced Grower/Food Safety Specialist in the Palm Desert, CA area.

The Grower position is responsible for managing the production staff to produce a product that meets company greenhouse standards and delivers a high-quality product to the marketplace.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Grower/Food Safety Specialist ensures food safety and food security rules and procedures are always followed
  • Grower will interview, hire, train, or supervise workers engaged in any activity in the department, communicating to the Production Manager any needs
  • Monitor Priva on a daily basis: ask questions when necessary; document findings in conjunction with growing history
  • Work with the County Agricultural commissioner and file monthly reports to the County Department of Agriculture
  • Maintain and improve company Integrated Pest and Disease Management Program
  • Research and assist with sowing issues with all plant stages
  • Keep detailed weekly records of Growing Times by varieties throughout the year and report on them\Monitor plant and root health
  • Manage environmental or watering schedule changes, to reduce shrink to 6% level
  • Responsible for organizing and documenting trials requested by management
  • Responsible for managing Priva, weekend call schedule and on call
  • Manage all records on growing changes to any recipe or growing method-Product specs
  • Manage quality specs in collaboration with QC supervisor
  • Schedule weekly and daily sows of all seed and cutting products
  • Monitor data from harvest and planting reports that are completed by greenhouse and packing staff
  • Position reports directly to the Production Manager

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 5-10 years Growing experience
  • High-Tech Greenhouse growing experience REQUIRED
  • Hydroponic growing experience REQUIRED
  • 5+ years Management/Supervisor experience a must
  • Ability to work in greenhouse environment
  • Working knowledge of Vertical Farming
  • Ability to work with plants, soil, and temperature fluctuations in greenhouses
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office/Excel
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field of study preferred (Ag Degree/Organic Certification)
  • Location: On-Site Palm Desert, CA
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens and currently reside in the United States

***All applications must be accompanied by a current professional resume!

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