Grower

South San Francisco, CA
At Plenty, we’re on a mission to give people in local communities everywhere access to the freshest, most amazing tasting produce possible. And to do so in a way that’s better for the planet.

About Role

The Grower will coordinate our efforts aimed at optimizing all aspects of hydroponic growth through routine growing activities, including team management, plant handling, and analysis and collection of environmental and production data. A basic component of the position will be the ability to consistently deliver on several high priority projects simultaneously and assist all Plant Science and Farm Development-Operations teams in a wide range of different activities.

Type of Role

Full-Time

What You'll Do

This will be a hands-on role where you will be managing grow processes and/or teams, monitoring and controlling plant nutrition and health and operating and managing high-intensity plant production equipment.

  • Growers steer a variety of farm-wide and laboratory activities, including monitoring, data collection, experimental testing, cross-departmental projects, as well as basic laboratory tasks such as cleaning and maintenance of tools
  • Create and update SOPs as we standardize and scale practices
  • Work closely with the R&D and Farm Development-Operations Teams to improve all aspects of plant growth
  • Provide strategic and operational guidance to the leadership team, as well as technical input for cross- functional project teams
  • May work mid or night shift

What We're Looking For

  • Self-directed and motivated individuals with extensive plant science, horticulture, integrated pest management, crop production, plant nutrition, agronomy or related backgrounds to assist in a wide array of activities in plant growth and product development
  • Bachelor of Science degree (Horticulture or Agronomy preferred)
  • Minimum 4+ years of experience as a commercial grower
  • Understanding of plant science, horticulture and plant materials, propagation, pest management, and crop production
  • Experience in a manufacturing (or similar) environment with disciplined process, product quality, on-time deliveries and attention to cleanliness
  • Experience supervising and leading teams
  • Understanding of safe work practices, tools, cleaning techniques, and personal protective equipment to meet food safety requirements
  • Experience with data analysis and documentation tools
  • Collaborative problem solver that can communicate well with other managers, team leads and associates
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to implement and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong decision-making and execution skills
  • Familiarity with MS Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc). Ability to perform basic functions and updates to spreadsheets and word documents
  • Knowledge of plant material functionality, plant biology, and plant biochemistry a plus
  • Superb technical problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lift and handle heavy objects
  • Humble, teachable, team

Food Safety Requirement

  • Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations
  • Comply with GMP/GAPS in the Facility
  • Conduct monitoring activities to assure finished product comply with food safety and quality specifications
  • Assist in the maintenance of Food Safety and Quality system

About Plenty

Plenty is here to change the way people eat, making extraordinary flavor and nutrition more available in a way that's better for people and the planet. We build farms that can put craveable flavor first while delivering exceptional yields. And our produce is always pesticide-free and grown using less than 1% of the land and 5% of the water of outdoor farming.