Section Grower

W. Atlee Burpee Company, the leading supplier to the American home gardener, has an immediate opening for a Section Grower at our Willow Hill facility located in Fannettsburg, PA.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and perform work in accordance with Team, Facility, and Company goals.
  • Develops and utilizes a weekly written pre-plan for what needs to be done for the next
  • Inspects greenhouses and can identify moisture requirements, status of the plants and possible problems/issues
  • Scout for insects and disease and apply appropriate controls
  • Trains and supervises a team of seasonal employees
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in horticulture, floriculture or related degree.
  • Minimum of two years commercial growing experience.
  • Stand and walk for long periods of time; working on your feet; 20-30% office work
  • PA Pesticide License required within six months
  • Carry/lift items up to 50 pounds
  • Rotating weekends
  • Reliable transportation and ability to work in inclement weather required 
  • Must have effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of greenhouse equipment
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Ability to train and supervise a team of seasonal employees
  • PGR experience a plus

If you meet the requirements and qualifications, please email your cover letter with salary requirements, and resume to hr@burpee.com - Subject line “Section Grower – Job Code 2017-19” or log onto our website at www.burpee.com and click on “employment link”.  COVER LETTERS/RESUMES WITHOUT REQUESTED INFORMATION WILL BE CONSIDERED LAST.   NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Un-qualified candidates need not apply. 

Equal Opportunity Employer.