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Grower Technician

Company: NW Farms
Location: Lacey
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Grower Technician *

*NW Farms is a funded startup in the indoor vertical farming industry. We are a group of passionate, driven, and pragmatic people looking to revolutionize the farming & produce industries. We are now in the midst of constructing a large commercial scale vertical farm, and are seeking a Grower Technician to join us on our mission to give people in local communities everywhere access to the freshest and safest food for our communities and planet. Through our mission we are committed to low impact sustainable agriculture by minimizing space, water, and resource consumption while maximizing efficiency and yield.*

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About the Role
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This Technician will be engaged with the company's efforts to enhance the production and research of crops in various hydroponic growing environments. The person will assist with plant handling, harvesting, seeding, monitoring, as well as collection of environmental and production data.
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What You'll Do
* Plant, harvest and transplant crops and ensure overall plant health

* Assist the Senior Grower with controlling and optimizing the production environment to maximize product quality and yield

* Work with high-intensity plant production equipment

* Pest and nutrient management

* Collect plant and environmental data with sophisticated measuring equipment

* Set up and execution of ongoing experimental trials

* Nutrient mixing and calculating of nutrient ratios for plant nutrient solutions

* Sanitizing lab/plant materials and equipment

* Assist in a broad range of scientific activities including but not limited to: applied literature review, preparing plant tissue samples and practicing safe chemical material handling

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What We're Looking For
* BS in Botany, Agronomy, Horticulture or agriculture-related field or 2 years of related work experience

* Understanding of plant science, horticulture and plant materials, propagation, pest management, crop production

* Experience with plant research in a nursery production or lab setting

* Technical problem solving and prioritization skills

* Experience with common data collection, analysis and documentation tools

* Humble, teachable team-player who is enthusiastic and hard-working

* Ability to take direction and implement changes quickly

* Flexibility to work weekends as scheduled

* Interest in hydroponic fruit and vegetable production

* Ability to lift 30 pounds, climb ladders, and work in confined spaces in varied conditions around bees

* Bonus points: Basic comprehension of hydroponic systems and plumbing

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $20.00 per hour

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift

Education:
* Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:
* Horticulture: 2 years (Preferred)
* hydroponics: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: NW Farms, Lacey , Grower Technician, Professions , Lacey, Washington

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