Greenhouse Lead

Private Farm

Position: Greenhouse Lead

Number of Positions: 1

Pay: $28-30 per hour depending on experience

Benefits : Full Benefits including 100% employer sponsored healthcare

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Season: Year Round

Overview:

Our private farm is located 10 minutes from Carmel Valley Village in Monterey County and is looking for hard-working individuals to join our team as a Greenhouse lead. Our farm cultivates a variety of crops including vegetables, flowers, fruits, olives, mushrooms, eggs, value-added products, and also has a diversity of livestock.  The Greenhouse lead will report to and work closely with the Assistant Farm Manager and is relied upon to execute a variety of tasks with a focus on greenhouse production. This role requires the ability to work independently as well as part of a tight-knit team. We focus on soil health, biodiversity, and regenerative growing methods and are looking for experienced team members who love farming. The position requires high-energy, excellent communication skills and the ability to keep up with a busy and diverse schedule.  He/she/they must be honest and act with integrity.

The farm’s goals are primarily two fold: 

● To produce a large diversity of high-quality, organically grown, clean, nutrient-dense foods and other farm products to meet the ongoing demands of the farm clientele.

● To maintain a beautiful ranch and farm property.

 

Duties include:

● Oversee all aspects of Greenhouse responsibilities including start production and vine crop production (cucumbers and tomatoes)

● Provide daily care to greenhouse plants including sowing, watering, trellising, pruning, controlling insects and disease, controlling weeds and managing plant nutrition

● Understanding operation of greenhouse controller (Link-4 i1800)

● Maintain the greenhouse at the appropriate temperature, humidity, and light level through use of automation or manual control

● Inspect plant material for disease, insect problems, nutrient requirements, and mechanical damage

● Record sowing, harvest, and IPM data and maintain records; notify supervisor of irregularities

● Prepare soil mixes as designated by supervisor

● Move materials such as soil, compost, soil mixes, fertilizers, seedlings, etc.

● Maintain irrigation and fertigation systems.

● Maintain the work area in a clean and orderly condition.

● Ability to keep a high level of sanitation in the greenhouse

● Processing and washing of produce to meet farm standards.

● Assist with field production task as needed

● Assist in overall ranch upkeep and cleanliness.

● Participate in required meetings for a safe and coordinated work environment.

 

Qualifications and Skills

● Previous experience working in a commercial greenhouse

● High school diploma

● Demonstrates a keen interest in regenerative agriculture

● Excellent work ethic and positive attitude

● Attention to detail; able to maintain high quality standards and follow food safety protocols while working quickly and efficiently

 

Able and willing to:

● Interact with all levels of guests, management, and staff

● Work independently as well as in a team setting

● Give and receive feedback regularly to encourage a collaborative work environment.

● Walk up hilly and steep terrain daily

● Bend, stoop and kneel for long periods of time

● Work outside in a variety of extreme weather conditions, including rain, cold, heat,

and wind

● Lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds with and/or without assistance

● Able to work M-F; 7:00am – 3:30pm

 

Benefits:

● Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance for the entire family 100% employee sponsored.

● Life Insurance.

● Matching 401k up to 6%.

● Paid vacation (flexible PTO policy), paid sick leave (10 days) and one Floating Holiday each year

● 12 paid holidays per year.

● Daily lunches and snack bar

● End of year bonus.

● Uniforms and laundry service.

 

Application Instructions:

Please include cover letter and tell us about yourself, including your work/life experiences, why you’re interested in and a great fit for this position along with your resume.  Individuals selected to interview are asked to provide contact details for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they’re received, so we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. Position open until filled.

To apply for this job email your details to ryan@immobiliare.org