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Horticultural Specialist - Flower Bulb Production

Holland Greenhouses, Inc.

Monroe Township, NJ

$15.54 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16094489222
Email address to Apply:
amanda@hollandgreenhousesinc.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
1
Job Duties:
Manage the care, growing and production processes of various specialty bulb crops grown by Holland Greenhouses Inc. Maintain relationships with vendors and advisors, primarily from the Netherlands, to keep abreast of the latest horticultural developments, knowledge of the Dutch language is highly preferred. Create planting schedules and flowering programs using bulb physiology knowledge about Stadium G for Tulips. Understand the Dutch growing conditions and change programs from year to year. Optimize the growing process and achieve the highest quality possible by using specialized horticultural specialty bulb knowledge. Provide all crops with the best growing environment possible by controlling the greenhouse climate software based on extensive greenhouse climate physics knowledge. Create and execute a crop protection plan for all crops grown. Ensure that all products needed in the production process, such as fertilizers and chemicals are in stock as well as application and maintains all records. Maintain crop growth and crop protection records. Make sure all horticultural crops get harvested on time and processed correctly. Manage all labor involved in the planting, growing, harvesting, and processing of the crops. Leads all staff members involved in the growing and production processes, labor planning, and ensure that all crop handlings are done properly. Ensure all products ready to be sold are stored in the right way and keep track of inventory by variety. TULIPS/LILIES: Manage Tulip and Lillie Program for the next growing year. Create the planting and forcing schedule by using extensive knowledge on the growing of tulips. Understand that the forcing of flowers is different from year to year due to the Dutch growing conditions. Makes sure tulips are not forced too early, or too late. Negotiate pricing with vendors, maintain relations and ensure delivery dates are correct. Keep accurate records concerning the Tulip/Lilie Program from each year. Water and feed the flowers as required and respond to any watering and nutrition problems using growing experience and bulb forcing knowledge. Check the EC, PH, and ECA levels of the water. Make sure that the right nutrients and fertilizers are in stock. Check all temperatures of coolers and greenhouses daily. Determine if bulbs have the right rooting system before going in greenhouse. Overtime/weekend work may be required as necessary. Hours may vary based on weather and crop conditions.
Job Classification:
45-1011.07 - First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
12
Special Requirements:
1 year experience in cultivating tulips, hydroponically, cooling treatments temperature control to produce an optimum crop for the wholesale market. Knowledge and experience of crop handling is required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
50
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Holland Greenhouses, Inc.
Location:
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Telephone Number:
+16094489222

Worksite

Address:
939 Route 33, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22173-303157
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
7/25/2022

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