Lead Horticulturist - Senior Manager

St Petersburg, FL



Always Local, Curiously Fresh! Grow with Brick Street Farms in our state-of-the-art farm containers for our unique and flavorful non-GMO lettuce crops. We are seeking a Lead Horticulturist to join our rapidly growing and expanding operations.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Maintain data sets and workbooks to manage important plant science data
  • Review data to determine root cause of crop loss
  • Communicate and implement improvements based on root cause data
  • Oversee the collection of nutrient data and analyze for trends and changes
  • Supervise the collection and shipping of nutrient samples to third party labs for in-depth analysis
  • Supervise the collection and shipping of leaf tissue samples to third party labs for in depth analysis
  • Use statistical process control procedures to verify process parameters
  • Oversee plant yield data collection
  • Analyze yield data, and identify parameters for correlations and areas of improvement
    Food Safety Program Oversight

  • Communicate issues that may contradict current, standard food safety practices
  • Ensure food safety standards are maintained for nutrient management activities
  • Responsibilities

  • Manage Horticulture Systems, Personnel and Processes
  • Oversee nutrient management processes and procedures
  • Ensure nutrient targets are being met and maintained
  • Adjust nutrient stock tank recipes/concentrations per nutrient data results
  • Monitor critical horticulture equipment to ensure proper function and correct production parameters
  • Climate & control System Management
  • Maintain and calibrate nutrient dosing equipment (probes, pumps etc.)
  • Determine, monitor, and evaluate irrigation frequency and duration
  • Identify plant issues and implement appropriate actions based
  • Manage light recipes and photoperiods based on crop performance and climate data
  • Monitor, record and manage records of events that may impact crop performance
  • Fill out daily checklists to ensure all horticulture related tasks are completed as intended and document/implement new checklists as needed
  • Ensure employees are following all chemical safety requirements and utilize PPE to handle hazardous materials (acids)
  • Ensure the proper handling and maintenance of precision measurement equipment
  • Implement and monitor performance of new variety introductions
  • Inventory, purchase, and order chemical inputs for nutrient management
  • Oversee full USDA Organic implementation
  • Basic Qualifications

    Supervisor: 2 years (Preferred)
    Horticulture: 2+ years (Preferred)
    Education: Bachelor’s (Preferred)

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    Job Information

    Location:St Petersburg, FL
    Function:Operations Management, Research and Development, Quality Management
    Posted On:October 21, 2020
    Job ID:13027
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