Assistant Grower

Location: Dunnville, CAN
Deadline: January 31, 2015

ASSISTANT GROWER – entry level

Rosa Flora Limited is a large, high-tech grower of premium cut large and mini gerbera, cut snapdragons, cut alstroemeria. We are located in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada, in the heart of Canada’s population center, and close to major U.S. centers. With over 35 years of growing experience, we have become one of the largest, most advanced greenhouse operations in North America. Continuous development of our management team is a must, so we are looking to fill multiple entry level ASSISTANT GROWER positions with qualified candidates. Great opportunity for new or recent graduates!

As part of a team reporting to the head grower, the assistant grower:

  •   monitors the crops to ensure optimal growth & harvesting of cut flowers

  •   monitors and controls pests, using IPM biologicals and bio friendly pesticides

  •   mixes and applies fertilizers as needed

  •   supervises greenhouse employees as directed by grower

  •   trains new employees

  •   ensures a safe environment

  •   monitors water and pH & EC levels, ventilation, CO2 and other environmental conditions

  •   records any measurements as instructed by head grower

  •   participates in any research and development projects as required

  •   reports maintenance issues to the operations manager

  •   shares in on-call schedule

    Education required:

     horticultural degree/diploma or equivalent experience, preferably in greenhouse cut flowers, including lisianthus

    Skills/Abilities required:

  •   knowledge and experience with Argus greenhouse control system

  •   literacy with MS Office products and internet navigation

  •   physically capable of regular greenhouse activities – including walking, lifting, bending, and withstanding periods of high heat.

  •   effective verbal and written communication in English; Spanish language skills an asset

  •   ability to take leadership role and display personal initiative

  •   attention to detail, as well as high speed

  •   good interpersonal skills

Other Information/Contact Information:

Still in school? Rosa Flora also offers paid co-op placements. Come grow with us today!

Attention: Human Resources

717 Diltz Rd Dunnville, ON N1A 2W2 Email: Apply Today!