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Swift Greenhouses, Inc.

Plug Grower Supervisor– Seedlings & Potted Plants (Midwest Values!)

 

Got Traffic?  We don’t …… just beautiful countryside!

Want more time for yourself and/or family?

Love nurturing Perennials, Annuals, Succulents and Edibles and watching them develop and grow into flowers/edible fruits/pollinators?

Looking for a welcoming, friendly, team oriented environment?

Iowa Ranked #1 best state to live in 2018

 

Benefits:  

  • Bonuses – 2 per year
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • 401K up to 4% Match
  • Health Insurance 
  • Relocation Subsidy
  • Friendly, Family-like Atmosphere
  • Free Plants

 

Job Description:

Nurture your crops daily, making decisions on growth and environment in your own range. 

  • Research new ideas for crop quality improvements
  • Care and monitoring of range for optimum crop quality, climate, and plant placement
  • Develop/document high quality standards for consistently growing crops using computer database
  • Assist in the development and implementation of specific fertilization programs
  • Share ideas during weekly grower communication meetings
  • Attend conventions or training off-site
  • Monitor/control computerized greenhouse environments
  • Attain the latest industry insight, trends and information from on-site consultants
  • Responsible for all aspects of growing, including watering, fertilizing, spraying, and testing.
  • Lead employees in your range
  • Perform/track soil, water, disease tests as necessary
  • Identify/track/control insects
  • Identify crop issues and determine solutions
  • Interact/communicate with a dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly grower team

 

Summary: 

Come join our close-knit, passionate, knowledgeable grower group! 

Come locate yourself in the beautiful rolling hills of Iowa farmland, where midwest values are strong.  1 hour NE of Des Moines, in central Iowa.

As a valued Grower at Swift Greenhouses, Inc, you will find the least number of hours worked of any major plug producer in the industry.  That means more time for you and/or your family.

Be part of a family owned tradition that has been sustained for nearly 70 years of growing superior quality potted plants and plugs, consisting of 5 acres of Perennials, Annuals Succulents, along with Edible Veggies & Herbs.

You will continually be challenged and trained, learning and discussing with our in-house team of professionals, along with the industry’s leading plant/plug consultants to assist in producing the highest quality plant material possible.

Many rewarding opportunities to specialize in at Swifts, so don’t limit yourself!

 

Job Requirements:

  • BS or AS in Horticulture/Floriculture/Biology or related field or 2 years minimum grower experience
  • Exhibit excellent leadership skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Lead by example – set the highest possible standards for quality, efficiency, productivity, and behavior
  • Utilize Overtime hours as necessary to finish daily tasks
  • Display proficient verbal and written communication skills
  • Obtain a state pesticide applicators license
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

 

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