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Lead Hand
Growing Together
Since 1959

Lead Hand

JOB SUMMARY

The Greenhouse Lead Hand will ensure crop activities are performed as needed to ensure plants finish on time to Westbrook specifications. Within the assigned section he/she will be coordinate product flow and climate control. He/she will work under the direction of the Plant Operations Manager and Grower to fulfill these responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Direct a small team of greenhouse workers to perform crop care and/or crop movement activities under the direction of the Grower;
• Applies biologicals and pesticides under the direction of the Grower;
• Operates spray booms, troubleshooting issues and performing minor maintenance activities as required;
• Operates greenhouse automation machines safely and effectively, troubleshooting issues as required;
• Performs daily cooler count of finished product;
• Runs packing line as required, including operating box making machine and label printer;
• Works in compliance with company policies/procedures and all relevant legislation and regulatory requirements;
• Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Minimum 3 year’s greenhouse experience or horticulture diploma/degree and 1 year greenhouse experience;
• Knowledge of greenhouse environmental control systems (preferably Argus) an asset;
• Grower Pesticide Safety Certification (or willing to obtain).

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

• Strong organization and time management skills with the ability to work independently as required;
• Good communication skills;
• Team attitude and willingness to seek guidance and collaborate to solve problems on a daily basis;
• Able to work in a professional and cooperative manner with co-workers and management;
• General knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook);
• Flexibility to work additional hours as required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

• Ability to stand 8+ hours per day;
• Ability to lift to 50 lbs occasionally;
• Ability to push 50-100 lbs frequently;
• Working in a cool/ warm, humid indoor environment with moderate noise level and around moving machinery.

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