Greenhouse Technician Jobs Vacancy in Terramera Vancouver
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Greenhouse Technician Jobs Vacancy in Terramera Vancouver Jobs Details:
Terramera – which means “Our Earth” – is an award-winning Vancouver-based clean tech company focused on how we can use technology to unlock the power of nature, so we can live healthier, make clean food more affordable and feed the world. By combining the natural defence mechanisms of plants with innovative green chemistry, Terramera develops safe, highly effective and economical biological replacements to conventional chemical pesticides and fertilizers. In doing so, we cultivate healthy homes, as well as make organic food and sustainable farming more productive and abundant.
Our success begins with our people. If you are passionate about making a difference and thrive in environments that are dynamic, challenging and rewarding, we strongly encourage you to apply. Join our movement, as we set a new standard and change the world together as a highly dedicated, future-focused and solutions-oriented team.
You will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of Terramera’s innovative greenhouse facility (located in Downtown Vancouver) that is dedicated to making new discoveries in the field of bioscience. This includes plant transplanting and monitoring, sourcing materials and operating growth equipment. Reporting to the Greenhouse Manager, you will work closely with research scientists, building contractors, automation engineers and horticulture supply companies.
Maintains the greenhouse facility on a daily basis;
Assists in conducting greenhouse trials and growth chamber experiments;
Cultivates plants and ensures optimal and consistent growth;
Collects biological and climatic data for greenhouse and growth chamber trials;
Recognizes and responds to plant diseases and pests, including daily integrated pest management duties;
Mixes and applies fertilizers/nutrients as required;
Operates an agricultural sprayer;
Ensures all equipment and machinery are in top operating condition;
Cleans greenhouse and growing equipment on a daily basis;
Adjusts Priva climate control parameters as needed; and
Adjusts automation software for experimental design and data management.
Post-secondary degree/diploma in Agriculture, Horticulture or related scientific field and/or 3+ years of greenhouse/farming experience;
Experience with supplementary lighting, plant nutrition and climate control systems;
Experience assisting with plant pathology research and product development;
Ability to work with a high regard for safety and cleanliness standards;
Class 5 Drivers License;
First Aid Level C; and
Proficient in MS Office Suite, especially MS Excel.
Pesticide Applicators License;
Experience in greenhouse construction, including trade experience;
Experience operating farm machinery;
Ability to use microscope, pipette and other biological measurement tools;
Strong mechanical skills (i.e. water pumps, air compressors, plumbing, motors and electrical systems);
Ability to work independently and follow daily monitoring tasks assigned from various researchers;
Willingness and flexibility to learn new skills and techniques; and
Passion for sustainable food systems and interest in upcoming plant imaging technologies.
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on Terramera, please visit our website at www.terramera.com