Phone: (847) 742-1790 Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Department Grower

Midwest Groundcovers – Virgil, IL

Full Time Year Round

To supervise and be responsible for the growing processes and production in the assigned growing area, this includes planning, reporting, cultural care, supervision, team participation, inventory responsibilities, equipment & facility maintenance, and overall ownership of the growing area.

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Essential Responsibilities:

  • Enforce and train staff in their job duties, company policies, procedures, and job descriptions.
  • Train employees on proper growing and cultural techniques.
  • Instruct, supervise production crews and be responsible for daily activities and projects.
  • Create work plans for crews on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis and communicate them clearly and often.
  • Complete goals created on your plan for employee development.
  • Create goals and perform evaluations for your direct reports.
  • Maintain applicable records:
    • Seasonal timing of prunes.
    • Recording E.C. tests and Leachate Fractions on Sharepoint 2-3 times per week.
    • Changes to cultural practices such as shade, spacing, soil, etc.
    • Maintain and update records in the Plant Information Database.
  • Communicate plans and objectives with other Dept. Growers and Production Supervisors in the Nursery.
  • Regularly communicate with the Agrico FCL for work plans, changes in plans, and make sure direction is clear.

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Strong people and time management skills.
  • Ability to make fast, accurate decisions in pressure situations.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team to accomplish goals.

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree in Horticulture – or relatable work experience.
  • 2-3 years of experience growing plants.
  • Experience supervising people.

About Midwest

Join the Midwest team! We strive to attract and retain the best talent in our industry and consider our employees to be our most valuable asset. We offer full-time, full-time seasonal and part-time employment across many different types of positions and experience levels. Midwest has grown through dedication to customer service and we are continually seeking those who share that desire to join our team. Our past accomplishments and success in the Green Industry are a direct reflection of the quality of our employees – join us and help us to build the future!

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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Current Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm


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