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Greenhouse Worker II (Maintenance Assistant)

Company: Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc
Location: watsonville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

About the Opportunity

The Greenhouse Worker II/ with Maintenance and Irrigation/Pest Control focus position will perform specific duties to ensure the overall success of our Greenhouse Operations. Daily duties will consist of specialized greenhouse activities across all berries grown onsite. There is a strong emphasis on productivity and reliability, employee safety, expressing a good attitude, working well with others and proficiency with technology.

Responsibilities

* Maintain proper root health by irrigating plants accurately and on time. * Program irrigation computers. * Apply proper misting of grafted plants, stem cutting propagation, and seed germination. * Maintain proper plant nutrition. * Responsible for checking, maintaining, and recording desired soil EC and pH levels. * Program fertilizer injectors. * After being trained and passing medical fitness tests, spray pesticides in a thorough and safe manner. * Follow all Worker Protection Standards (WPS) regulations. * Demonstrate Driscoll's values of passion, humility, and trustworthiness. * Requires ability to deal with diverse groups and interests, including support to other departments as necessary. * Performs other duties as instructed by supervisor.

Candidate Profile

* At a minimum of two years of work experience in similar field preferred. * Previous irrigation, chemical application and/or pest monitoring work experience and maintenance experience preferred. * Ability to pass the fit test for respirator usage is required and facial hair will be limited for this position. * Ability to work independently and in a team environment with multiple areas within the Greenhouse Operations department. * Candidate must be reliable, disciplined, detail oriented and self-motivated. * Ability to work independently with technology if assigned activities require it. * Ability to work after hours, weekends and holidays is a must. * Ability to communicate effectively in either English and/or Spanish desired. * Basic knowledge of reading, writing and arithmetic preferred. * Many duties require manual dexterity and ability to perform repetitive tasks. * Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds on intermittent bases and possess the ability to sit for extended periods of time. * Must be able to work extended hours as needed based on operational needs. * Must be able to work in greenhouse and/or field settings. * Proven ability to demonstrate the following competencies in the workplace: collaborates, plans & aligns and drives for results. * Proven ability to demonstrate our company values in action in the workplace: Passion, Humility and Trustworthiness.

Keywords: Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc, Watsonville , Greenhouse Worker II (Maintenance Assistant), Other , watsonville, California

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