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Head Grower – CEA (WV)

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Head Grower – CEA

M&F Talent is helping a client in Commercial Greenhouse/ CEA crop production identify a new Head Grower. The position will focus on the commercial production of TOV, snacking tomatoes, and strawberries in a 10-acre greenhouse. Our client is passionate about sustainable development and the creation of more nutritious food sources.

The ideal Head Grower will be passionate about indoor agriculture, as they will be responsible for all growing operations including water chemistry, food safety, biologicals, and growth strategies.

Location: West Virginia

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to the General Manager.
  • Collaborate with the extended team to improve and enhance system performance.
  • Manage the growth plan for indoor crop production.
  • Oversee product quality and order fulfillment.
  • Manage hydroponics cultivation procedures and nutrient protocols.
  • Teach the cultivation team the importance of accurate feeding and pH monitoring.
  • Keep accurate records of garden data/performance to present to upper management.
  • Follow, as well as enforce, strict standards related to the grow operations and crop quality.
  • Delegate appropriate tasks related to planting, cloning, and harvest.
  • Train staff on use of smart grow technology and CEA equipment.
  • Ensure the facilities department keeps accurate records on cultivation equipment.
  • Monitor and report KPI throughout the business year.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Science, Horticulture or a related field is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of all aspects of CEA crop production and growing.
  • Management experience with direct reports.
  • Expert understanding of hydroponics equipment and systems.
  • Working expertise with horticultural lighting, smart grow tech and commercial fertigation.
  • Experience with climate control software platforms.

If you would like to learn more about our Head Grower position or our CEA recruiting services, please Contact Us.