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Greenhouse Worker Level 1

    • Job Tracking ID: 512698-568433
    • Job Location: Colorado City, CO
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 04, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Summary Greenhouse Workers Levels 1-4 are primarily trained to harvest potato minitubers. Greenhouse Workers have the opportunity to be cross-trained in additional job functions and become experts in specific functions. Through these opportunities and in accordance with skillsets they may be promoted to other Levels. Additional job functions include:

  • Lead Harvester-Perform as lead for a team of 3-6 in harvesting potato minitubers
  • Greening-Assist in greening by rotating trays, sorting and removing rot, prepare for grading
  • Grading-Operate grading machine, ensuring accuracy of sizes
  • Counting-Count by hand and through operating the counting machine, ensuring accuracy of sizes
  • Birthing-Assist with the transfer and preparing of plants from lab to greenhouse
  • Cratefilling-Accurately fill crates by count and/or weight according to procedures
  • Media-Follow recipes to produce media for tissue culture plantlets using sterile technique
  • Propagation-Rapid multiplication of tissue culture plants using sterile technique
  • Maintenance Support-Assist maintenance in special projects as directed

Greenhouse Worker Level 1

Primary Responsibility for Level 1 is Harvesting

Harvester

  • Harvest minitubers accurately to size at a steady pace to ensure harvest completion.
  • Remove yellowing or dead leaves from plants being harvested
  • Handle plants carefully to avoid damage.
  • Weigh and/or count tubers in preparation for storage or shipping
  • Accurately record plant variety and tub weight
  • Place minitubers in correct cold room for greening
  • Clean containers and equipment as needed

Experience and Skills:

Required Position Qualifications

  • Candidates must be eligible to work unrestricted in the U.S. without company sponsorship
  • Ability to comprehend basic English and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Able to flex work schedule as needed based on seasonal demands of an agricultural operation which may include weekends as needed periodically.

Specific Skills Required

  • Be able to lift up to 40lbs.
  • Stand on feet for eight hours per day on concrete floor, moving and bending under trays.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Benefits

CSS Farms is an equal opportunity employer.