Greenhouse Grower / Manager - Midwest Groundcovers - Virgil, IL

Full Time Year Around

Manage and oversee the Virgil greenhouse and all issues relating to it.  Ensure that quality greenhouse crops are consistently produced.  Coordinate the assembly and shipping of special grow orders.  Will also conduct and follow through on trials as directed by nursery manager directly and indirectly work with all members of the Virgil production team including production, inventory, propagation, and plant health departments to carry out regular and assigned duties, depending on the time of the season.

Essential Responsibilities:
Greenhouse responsibilities
Special grow coordination
Plant health/Horticultural responsibilities
Maintenance support
Inventory responsibilities
Research/trial responsibilities
Preferred Experience:
2-5 years of horticulture experience
Supervisory experience
A State of Illinois pesticide applicator's license or the ability to obtain one
Ability to speak Spanish is a plus
Must have excellent computer skills including Word and Excel
Knowledge & Skills Required:
The ability to multitask and work under pressure
Working knowledge of Microsoft systems
Good written and verbal communication skills
The ability to keep accurate records
Knowledge of the horticulture industry, such as plant ID, pest ID, growing
The ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays
The ability to respond to greenhouse alarms
Education:
2 or 4 year horticulture degree
About Midwest Groundcovers:

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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