Greenhouse Worker II (Maintenance Assistant)

  • Location: US - Watsonville, California
  • Job Family: Operations
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0003435
  • Experience Years: 0-3 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular

About the Opportunity

The Greenhouse Worker II/ with Maintenance and Irrigation/Pest Control focus position will perform specific duties to ensure the overall success of our Greenhouse Operations. Daily duties will consist of specialized greenhouse activities across all berries grown onsite. There is a strong emphasis on productivity and reliability, employee safety, expressing a good attitude, working well with others and proficiency with technology.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain proper root health by irrigating plants accurately and on time. 
  • Program irrigation computers.
  • Apply proper misting of grafted plants, stem cutting propagation, and seed germination.
  • Maintain proper plant nutrition. 
  • Responsible for checking, maintaining, and recording desired soil EC and pH levels. 
  • Program fertilizer injectors.
  • After being trained and passing medical fitness tests, spray pesticides in a thorough and safe manner. 
  • Follow all Worker Protection Standards (WPS) regulations.
  • Demonstrate Driscoll’s values of passion, humility, and trustworthiness.
  • Requires ability to deal with diverse groups and interests, including support to other departments as necessary. 
  • Performs other duties as instructed by supervisor.

Candidate Profile

  • At a minimum of two years of work experience in similar field preferred.
  • Previous irrigation, chemical application and/or pest monitoring work experience and maintenance experience preferred.
  • Ability to pass the fit test for respirator usage is required and facial hair will be limited for this position.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with multiple areas within the Greenhouse Operations department.
  • Candidate must be reliable, disciplined, detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work independently with technology if assigned activities require it. 
  • Ability to work after hours, weekends and holidays is a must. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in either English and/or Spanish desired.
  • Basic knowledge of reading, writing and arithmetic preferred.
  • Many duties require manual dexterity and ability to perform repetitive tasks.
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds on intermittent bases and possess the ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work extended hours as needed based on operational needs.
  • Must be able to work in greenhouse and/or field settings.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate the following competencies in the workplace: collaborates, plans & aligns and drives for results.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate our company values in action in the workplace: Passion, Humility and Trustworthiness. 

About Driscolls

Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.


Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.