Grower Jobs in Alva, FL at Syngenta
Location: Alva, FL
DescriptionAbout SyngentaSyngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.
About UsWe invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Production Operations team is currently seeking a Grower in Alva, FL.
You Will Help Shape The Future Of Agriculture By
Execute outlined growing procedures and process to deliver quality cuttings that meet customer requirements on a consistent basis.
Responsible for the growing and crop culture of assigned crops.
Provide strong hands-on technical skills and knowledge of horticulture crop production to produce the highest quality cuttings.
Work in collaboration with all teams on site to implement growing protocols and be able to communicate with farm leadership team.
Responsible for all aspects of growing of assigned crops and NPI grown at Syngenta Alva farm in close cooperation with other growers and production manager.
Guide and direct the growing process for assigned crops and be able to conduct several trials.
Responsible for propagation, irrigation, fertilizer, plant growth regulator application, crop maintenance.
Work with IMP and pathology departments on monitoring and diagnosis of insect and disease in compliance with WPS practices.
Work with operations team to resolve growing issues and deliver the highest quality products.
Responsible to program and monitor the environmental control computer as per the crop requirements
Manage crop nutrients standards and interpret nutrient testing results to solve production problems and optimize growing conditions.
Update internal growing protocols, procedures, processes and work instructions in collaboration with other team members based on the current production practices.
Train and advise your team members on best growing practices, new learnings, and crop maintenance.
Consistent crop walk with growing team to ensure the stock is grown according to plan and document action items or changes made.
Proactively monitor and scout the stock for early detection of pests in concert with IPM.
Responsible for physical integrity or growing equipment and structures.
Supervise and instruct assigned employee to daily tasks.
Weekend work will be required and frost patrol depending on weather conditions.
Ensure all HSES and phytosanitary protocols are implemented, followed, and enforced.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
Minimum B.S. degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, or related plant science is preferred.
Typically requires 6+ years of related experience.
1-2 years related supervisory experience.
Knowledge of crop production, and growing cycles,
Some growing experience and techni…