Assistant Grower (Horticulture)

Manatee Fruit Company
Bradenton, FL

Position Overview:

The Assistant Grower positions is designed for someone who has growing experience and is excited to continue to develop in the following: fieldwork, irrigation, fertility, and overall cultural including: sticking cuttings, spacing trays, pinching plants, etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Constant care and monitoring of range for optimum plant quality, climate, and placement.
  • Ability to operate tractor equipment and apply pesticide applications to trial plant material
  • Cultural experience including: sticking cuttings, transplanting, spacing trays, pinching plants, etc.
  • Irrigation experience
  • Identify / track / control insects
  • Fertilization experience
  • Plant Production, Grow Regulation and Ornamental Production experience

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent with at least 2 year of growing experience
  • Must be able to work outside 12 months out of the year
  • Willingness to work weekends
  • Must be a team player and collaborator with ability to work independently
  • Fast learner
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Growing: 2 years

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.00 - $18.00 per hour