Greenhouse Worker

    • 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: March 07, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

CSS Farms, a multi-state agricultural business, strives to provide innovative solutions and superior quality and service to our customers. We proudly and relentlessly continue to meet the highest standards of stewardship when it comes to the three things we value most: our land, our employees, and our communities.   We are a team-oriented company with a high trust, entrepreneurial culture. We value our employees’ opinions, we have a strong work ethic, and are focused on growing great vegetables and developing our operations profitably. People who are most successful at CSS Farms are energetic, self-directed, and pragmatic.



Greenhouse Workers 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 skill sets they may be promoted. Additional job functions include:

  • Lead Harvester - Perform as lead for a team of 3 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


Primary Responsibility for Harvesting

  • 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 tubers in preparation for storage 
  • 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

  • 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

  • Frequently stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear;
  • Occasionally reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Stand on feet for eight hours per day on concrete floor, moving and bending under trays.
  • Complete basic math calculations
  • Have a high attention to detail and accuracy.


Work Authorization

  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


AAP/EEO Statement

CSS Farms provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CSS Farms complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. CSS Farms expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.