Greenhouse Team Lead

Farming Operations - Ville Saint-Laurent Greenhouse


Presence: On site

Contract position : No

At Lufa Farms, we’re on a mission to create a better food system, and with four urban farms (and counting!) producing veg year-round, we’re looking for a motivated and hardworking leader to help us with daily operations.
The Greenhouse Team Lead is responsible for the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of the greenhouse. This includes monitoring greenhouse activities, staff routines, and maintenance. You’ll be getting your hands dirty daily, helping with cultivation tasks, and supporting the Plant Science team. You’ll thrive in this position if you’re a hardworking natural leader who’s comfortable spending all day working in a hot and humid environment.
Getting your hands dirty (literally) by performing cultivation tasks by following the Plant Science team’s instructions and assisting them with tasks;
Help supervise and keep records of all daytime greenhouse activities, such as crop work, harvest, cleaning, maintenance, and crop changes;
Carry out weekly checklists to maintain smooth operations, ongoing site maintenance, and overall greenhouse cleanliness;
Help improve overall site production and quality of seeding, planting, and transplanting;
Recognize, report, and troubleshoot problems with equipment, structure, heating, and irrigation;
Assess plant health and relay important issues to the Greenhouse Supervisor.
Strong communicator in French and English;
Must be physically and mentally able to maintain cruising speed during eight hours of physical labour in a hot and humid environment;
Ability to work quickly and precisely without making errors;
Great work ethic, flexibility, and detail-oriented.
Prior experience formally supervising staff, but we welcome candidates with strong leadership attributes who have not yet formally managed a team;
Comfortable with working on a computer via Google Drive, emails, and document templates.
Wednesday to Saturday from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm.
You will also be eligible to participate in the firm’s health insurance, dental, and disability programs after completion of the probationary period (paid 50% by the employee and 50% by Lufa Farms);
Access to TELUS Health Virtual Care (direct contact to health professionals by phone, video, or chat) and the Employee and Family Assistance Program (professional, short-term counselling, covering a broad range of interpersonal issues);
30% discount on your Lufa Farms basket.

Join our team

Lufa Farms is working to transform the way we feed cities and the world - and it’s not a challenge that we take lightly. We’re always looking for doers who believe in our mission and who are ready to roll up their sleeves, work hard, and grow with us. Think you’ve got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

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