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Section Grower 3

Come join our Aurora, Oregon Growing Team! Surround yourself with color and fun! Smith Gardens is the Pacific Northwest’s premiere annual and perennial grower and we’d love you to come work for us! Aurora, Oregon is located in the lush Willamette Valley just 25 miles south of Portland!

We’re looking for an energetic, experienced and creative individual to round out our Section Growing Team! With over 35 acres of greenhouse growing space, there’s plenty of challenge and opportunity! See below for full job description. We look forward to hearing from you!

Section Grower

Section Grower

Smith Gardens, a wholesale nursery, has an exciting opportunity for a Section Grower to join our Marysville, WA team!

At Smith Gardens, Marysville, “WE” put people first and drive on Safety, Communication and Quality!

The Section Grower is primarily responsible for daily irrigation, fertilization and misting of crops. ² Partners with Head Grower to determine crop cultural needs. ²Maintain environmental controls, assists with pest controls, sanitation of area, and crop layout.

Responsible for 5+ acres of greenhouse or 25+ acres of field; leading teams of 5+people, training and develop staff as well as executing proper growing techniques.

JOB DUTIES:

Executes routing crop rotation, makes irrigation decision. ² Understands ECpH testing methods and fertilize PPMs. Be able to identify pest such as Aphids and disease such Downey and Pythium. ²Performs and leads others in applications of pesticides and fungicides. ²Identify when GRs are needed while following safety regulations. ²Understand different climes in greenhouse and able to adjust vents if necessary for the quality of our plants. ²Identify problems early and trains staff on how to do the same. Interview and evaluate employees with good judgement, within HR guidelines.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Supports and enforces company policies and innovations, “WE” concept. ²Willing to continue learning and develop others, be open to new ideas, practice honest communications with all teams, be detail oriented. ²Willing and able to work with a diverse team, great leadership skills, positive work ethics, self-motivated. ²Able to work on a fast pace work environment and in all weathers. ²Able to lifts up to 50 lbs., walking, bending, kneeling, reach above head and side to side. ²Able to work long hours, weekend and holidays, as season requires. ² Solid computer skills in Microsoft Office and any ag programs.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:

3 years’ prior experience in growing, or a degree in Horticulture, or an equivalent combination. Have or obtain a pesticide license within six months. ​

“WE” Offer: competitive wager, benefit such as medical dental, vision, 401K, LTD, paid holidays, Paid Time Off and referral bonus. ²“WE” have fun employee events throughout the year such as: monthly employee appreciation day, summer BBQ, Safety BBQ, Pumpkin curving contest, etc. ²“WE” would love to find someone who shares our passions of growing beautiful plants and let it be the thing we love doing! ​

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