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Hydroponic Grower

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Lakeland Fresh Farms


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Job Details

Job Code: 116605866

Industry: ManufacturingService

$50,000 - $70,000

Pay Type: salary


Education Level


Job Level

Apr 14, 2023

Closing Date

Job Characteristics

Agriculture Farm Products Farm Worker Food Manufacturing Food Safety Greenhouse Hydroponics

Job Description

Compensation: $50,000 – 70,000 based on education and experience level

Shift: Monday to Friday with flexibility to infrequently cover weekends when needed

Certification Required: Pesticide license is a benefit but not required

Here at Lakeland Fresh Farms, we value our employees and understand the importance of investing in our biggest assets, our people. Our top priority as a company is to harness a positive organizational culture that empowers our employees. We trust our team to work independently and encourage an atmosphere that fosters open communication between all frontline employees and levels of management. We offer a unique employment opportunity where our environment influences our employees to feel valued, heard, and appreciated as individuals. We provide our team a platform to openly discuss their concerns, ideas, and communicate their opinions. We also hold a monthly meeting with provided lunch to communicate the progress within our company, provide updates for upcoming changes, and to give our employees an opportunity to speak while all managers and staff are present.

Our Company:

At Lakeland Fresh Farms, we believe that fresh, wholesome produce is a key ingredient for better living. We grow the highest quality greens at our farm in Chesterfield Twp., MI. Our greens go straight from harvest to stores and restaurants in just hours, so they can be enjoyed at the peak of freshness by discerning diners, chefs, and shoppers throughout the Great Lakes region. All our greens are grown hydroponically, not in soil.

We offer competitive benefits to full-time employees that include:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield- paid 100% by employer, with an option to pay 50% for additional dependent(s) coverage
  • Vision- small copay
  • Dental- small copay
  • Short and long-term disability- paid 100% by employer
  • Basic term life- paid 100% by employer
  • 401(k) plan
  • Vacation and holiday pay


Company: Third Coast Produce LLC dba Lake Land Fresh Farms

Title: Hydroponic Grower

Reporting to: President


  • Ensure uninterrupted production of fresh produce from our hydroponic facility.
  • Ensure production levels meet or exceed budgeted figures
  • Supervise a team of associates to ensure an efficient operation
  • Day to day responsibilities of all R&D and trialing to improve yield and quality as well as reduced pest and operation costs
  • Develop a culture of food safety within the team and operation
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for all stages of operation
  • Respond to and address daily needs within the system. This will involve coordination with senior management, facilities, vendors
  • Address alarms and system notifications when needed
  • Oversee scouting, Integrated Pest Management, nutrition management
  • Inventory management
  • Communication with sales team and forecasting
  • Trial coordination of new seed, practices and equipment
  • Nutrient sample collection
  • Work closely with management to develop and provide regular metrics reports to clearly convey system productivity, efficiency, forecasting and limitations.

Attributes needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in plant biology
  • 3 to 5 years of related job experience
  • Experience in the operation of a hydroponic facility is preferred
  • Computer skills especially Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Ability to work with others and to create and maintain a positive atmosphere
  • Ability to recognize problems and problem solve
  • Critical thinking skills

Other duties as assigned.


To apply contact:

Jeff Gilbert at gilbert.j@lakelandfresh.com

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