Head Grower
At Lufa Farms, we’re on a mission to build a better food system and, at the heart of this, is growing food where people live and doing it responsibly. This led us to build the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse in 2011, followed by the world’s largest less than a decade later. With four urban farms (and counting!) producing year round, we need exceptional growers (or farmers) to optimize our greenhouse production.
The Head Grower oversees the production and implementation of cultivation strategies in coordination with the Plant Science manager. They’re responsible for maximizing yield and revenue for the greenhouses. They develop and coordinate overall cultivation methods and evaluations, biological control strategies, and production assessments. The Head Grower meets with consultants and contacts specialists for cultivation recommendations. They also plan, manage, and oversee Research and Development and trials, under the supervision of the Plant Science Manager.
Responsibilities:
Participate in hiring, training, and evaluating a team of assistant growers;
Manage the climate and irrigation requirements and settings for all crops using Argus;
Create and implement effective biological control strategies;
Collect and organize data records related to crop health, yield, and environmental conditions;
Collaborate with the operations team to plan weekly crop work and harvest requirements;
Monitor stock solution formulations and recirculation, including stock preparation;
Forecast crop yields and assist with merchandizing duties, as required (occasionally on weekends);
Participate in annual research and development projects. Develop experimental designs, conduct trials, collect data, analyze results, and prepare related documentation;
Manage crop plan, crop changes, seed and plant orders, propagation, and planting specs, as required.
Requirements:
At least three years of experience growing commercially in hydroponic greenhouses;
At least two years of experience managing a team;
Strong communication skills in both French and English;
Highly organized and detail-oriented;
Great work ethic and adaptability;
Capable of walking, bending, and lifting for extended periods in a hot and humid environment;
Owns a car and has a valid driver’s license.
Assets:
Post-secondary degree or diploma in horticulture or plant science.
Compensation & benefits:
Salary to be determined based on the candidate’s experience and knowledge;
You’ll be eligible to participate in the firm’s health insurance, dental, and disability programs;
Access to Telehealth and the Employee and Family Assistance Program;
A 30% discount on your Lufa Farms basket.
When you apply, be sure to include:
The name of the position you’re applying for;
Attach your CV (no longer than one page unless you have a compelling reason).
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