Assistant Grower - Soli Organic Job at Soli Organic, Inc., Sherman, TX

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  • Soli Organic, Inc.
  • Sherman, TX

Job Description

Job Type


Full-time

Description

At Soli Organic, we want to change the way people access organic, sustainable, and affordable food by revolutionizing what nature does best: growing healthy, flavorful plants. We take what we know about the biology of growing the best produce, and then use technology to optimize nature's processes. We do all of this in our proprietary, USDA-certified organic, soil-based, indoor system. For us, everything begins with soil; it is the foundational building blocks that enable us to provide an ecosystem in which plants can thrive.

Over the past 30 years, we've seen this mission spread beyond our wildest dreams. Today, we are an integrated food solutions group with a nation-wide presence, and an ambitious drive to continue to have a positive impact for consumers. So how did we reach this far? We are constantly learning from nature, and we are taking those lessons in innovative ways and creative solutions that will serve the community of consumers who are looking for flavorful, healthy, and sustainable produce options.

Under the direction of the Head Grower, the Assistant Grower is responsible for ensuring crops are grown optimally and on time to meet internal specifications. This person will be detail-oriented, driven by challenge, and successful in a fast-paced working environment. This position requires an energetic, motivated, and self-actualized individual that demonstrates leadership. This person will have the opportunity to take ownership of his/her area and cross-train with other teammates in the area to become more valuable for Soli and provide support as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Responsible for the quality of the crops to be grown under best practices.
  • Monitor and report environmental conditions of greenhouse
  • Scout daily for insects and disease pressure in crops
  • Assist in applying biological control agents
  • Responsible for all operational requirements in the assigned greenhouse. This includes maintenance notification, irrigation, fertilization, growing environment monitoring, sanitation efforts, etc.
  • Responsible for the daily review of the crop quality. Any issues are to be raised immediately so action can be taken
  • Responsible for minor maintenance repairs or for notifying maintenance of any concerns which could result in delays because of equipment maintenance issues
  • Responsible for following all Food safety requirements for production in this area or on this equipment. This includes any logs or SOP's
  • Responsible for operating the machinery / equipment in a professional, safe manner, as determined by Occupational safety rules or manufacturer's instructions
  • Keeps a weekly inventory and fill out reports as required by the Grow team
  • Covers weekend duties as required by the monthly schedule.
  • Other duties as needed/assigned


Requirements

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Undergraduate degree in Horticulture, Plant Science, or related field.
  • OR High School and equivalent years of experience in a growing position
  • Experience must include hands-on responsibility for the full scope production activities, both operations, and analysis.
PREFERRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • 2 yrs. of experience in a related position with an emphasis in a growing production environment.
  • Experience must include hands-on responsibility for the full scope production activities, both operations, and analysis.
  • Prior experience with OSHA, HACCP, and GMP is a plus
  • Bilingual, English & Spanish

About Soli Organic:

We believe that accessing organic, sustainable, flavorful foods provides an opportunity for people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures to enjoy high quality produce. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensure that everyone feels a sense of inclusion, participation and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population shares our fundamental core values of Respect for All Individuals, Customer Obsession and Winning as One Team, which creates a culture that attracts top talent, forming the foundation for a great place to work!

At Soli Organic, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. As part of the Company's commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, to candidates at any stage, including to individuals with disabilities.

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