W. Atlee Burpee Company, the leading supplier to the American home gardener, has an immediate opening for a Full Time Section Grower at our Willow Hill facility located in Fannettsburg, PA. This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established organization with a long tradition of excellence and an outstanding reputation. As part of our Grower team you will be responsible for the overall growing and maintenance of plants to ensure proper growth and health.
Key Responsibilities for the Grower Position include:
Work independently and perform work in accordance with Team, Facility, and Company goals.
Develops and utilizes a weekly written pre-plan for what needs to be done for the next
Inspects greenhouses and can identify moisture requirements, status of the plants and possible problems/issues
Scout for insects and disease and apply appropriate controls
Trains and supervises a team of seasonal employees
All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications for the Grower Position include:
Degree in horticulture, floriculture or related degree.
Minimum of two years commercial growing experience.
Previous experience as a Grower or Section Grower
Stand and walk for long periods of time; working on your feet; 20-30% office work
PA Pesticide License required within six months
Carry/lift items up to 50 pounds
Reliable transportation and ability to work in inclement weather required
The ideal candidate will have effective communication skills, current knowledge of greenhouse equipment, and have the ability to train and supervise a team of seasonal employees. Must be detail oriented and self directed. PGR experience a plus.
The company is offering a competitive compensation and benefits package. For immediate consideration for the Section Grower position, please submit your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to HR@burpee.com.
Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.