FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Greenlion Farms, Principal Greenhouse Grower

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 27, 2020

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Greenlion Farms, in Armstrong BC, is seeking a Principal Greenhouse Grower!

Greenlion Farms

Our operation is an indoor, hydroponic, vertical farm system. We will be growing a variety of lettuce, herbs, and micro greens. We are in a rural setting, therefore your own transportation is required. The growing containers that we use are automated and controlled using an online platform. We have a brokerage system in place to coordinate sales through major distributors.

Green Lion Farms Ltd. is a family operated business committed to growing clean, fresh, and pesticide free produce year round in the Okanagan valley with a state of the art indoor system called CubicFarm Systems Corp. We are not a certified organic farm. The hydroponic system cannot be considered for organic status.

Desired Qualities

We are looking for a detail oriented individual with a strong background in agricultural sciences with proven work experience in a related field. Flexibility in tasks and working well with different personalities is an absolute must. Coordination of schedules, tasks and organization of documentation is critical. The right candidate will have a passion for growing plants as well as the troubleshooting that coincides with such processes.

Job Tasks

  •  Monitor the machine operation and perform in-process check, making adjustments as necessary.
  • Follow and adhere to all given instructions including work procedures, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and current Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
  • Strictly adhere to and observe all safety policies as outlined in the company policies and training sessions.
  • Responsible for conducting pre-operational checks on equipment.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift approximately 25 lbs. of weight
  • Capable of troubleshooting basic farm equipment and resolving minor issues.
  • Must be able to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and ensure all tasks are completed correctly.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills, and organizational ability required.
  • Must be able to work-independently and be a self-starter.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle, and be willing to travel periodically to complete tasks.
  • Ability to deal with moderate levels of stress is required
  • Experience working with supplementary lighting, plant nutrition and climate control systems is an asset
  • Results-oriented individual with the ability to interpret and effectively manage multiple and competing priorities and timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise necessary cost control measures.
  • Knowledge of Global GAP an asset.

Job Details

Term: Start date is approximately January 11, 2021. This is a permanent, full time position with salary and extended medical coverage.

Weekly hours: As a full time employee, hourly requirements of around 40-45 per week are expected. Fluctuations are to be expected during times of harvesting. Flexibility is needed with hours ranging from early morning to evening, including some weekend shifts.

Wage: Salary of up to $70,000 depending on education and experience.
Extended medical included.

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Lesley@greenlionfarms.ca
Certifications that will be required upon start date of position include:

  • WHMIS
  • Food Safe Level 1
  • First Aid Level 1

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

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