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Farm Operations

Associate Grower

South San Francisco, CA

2019_06_09_PLENTY_TIGRIS_PROPAGATION_SPACE_0691_FNL

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.

The people and teams who make up Plenty are at the core of how we do that. We are an ag-tech company looking for an Associate Grower who is excited to bring innovation and reliability to indoor farming. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced energetic environment, you've found the right place!

Type of Role

Full-Time

About Role

The Associate Grower will assist the Senior Grower in managing the seed start and propagation, transplanting, growing and harvesting process for the entire indoor farm.  You will work with the Farm Operations team to meet daily and weekly production plans.

What You'll Do

  • Hands-on role, including the harvesting and transplanting of crops, monitoring and controlling plant nutrition, and managing the high-intensity plant production equipment

  • Help strategically coordinate and execute the production control plan in order to meet customer demands consistently with quality produce

  • Conduct 24-7 grow cycle scheduling and coverage to ensure no farm disruption

  • Assist the Senior Grower in a variety of farm-wide activities including:

    • Germination, propagation and growing processes to generate reliable high yield

    • Coordinate equipment, raw materials, processing tools, training and resource balancing to meet daily seeding, transplanting and harvesting schedules

    • Monitor and adjust irrigation, nutrient, lighting and climate to minimize farm environment variation and optimize plant health and output

    • Establish and maintain a food safe environment including daily cleaning with staff and farm associates

    • Lead food safety program compliance (Program: Primus and or SQF)

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor of Science degree with minimum 2 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 collection, 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

About Plenty

Plenty is a new kind of farm for a new kind of world. We’re on a mission to bring fresh, local produce to communities everywhere in a way that’s better for the environment by using 1% of the water, 1% of the land, and none of the synthetic pesticides or fertilizers of conventional agriculture. Our local field-scale indoor farms are creating a healthier, more delicious and sustainable future.

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