Grower - Midwest Groundcovers - Virgil, IL

Full Time Year Around

To supervise and be responsible for the growing process in the assigned area, this includes planning and reporting, supervision, team participation and support, inventory responsibilities and equipment and facility maintenance.

Essential Responsibilities:
Learn and be responsible for proper use of irrigation controllers in your area or manual valves
Oversee and train in irrigation, fertilization and weed control
Scout for disease, pests and work with spray crews for prevention and control
Ensure proper plant maintenance is provided (pruning, spacing, shade, etc.)
Monitor crops conditions regularly and achieve due dates
know and achieve quality and saleability standards
Oversee and direct potting,watering,pruning, and spaceing in area
Oversee and be responsible for the Winter covering process and frost protection of the plants
Maintain cultural records to assist in future planning
Preferred Experience:
2-5 years of experience in a horticultural company
Must have excellent computer skills including Word and Excel
Experience managing people
Desired Skills:
Ability to speak Spanish a plus
Education:
Bachelor's degree in horticulture or related work experience growing plants
About Midwest Trading Company:

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!