Inspired HR
  • Calgary, AB, CAN
  • Contract

Bow Water Farms 

Bow Water Farms is dedicated to growing high quality, nutrient rich greens to the local Calgary and area market.  We strive to strengthen our community through our local food production in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner. The ideal candidate is someone who has a passion for horticulture and is driven to learn and succeed. They are a self-starter, a quick learner, and are ready to roll up their sleeves to help build and expand the business operations.

 

** This position is a full-time Contract (3-4 months) with potential for extension based on individual and business performance **

Duties and responsibilities

Core expectations

  • Assist in the design, construction and operation of an indoor hydroponic leafy green grow facility
  • Assist in the establishment of processes and procedures for the day to day activities including propagation, transplanting, harvesting of farm production and the completion of those activities
  • Establish and maintain a program to record crop growth data
  • Responsible for day to day inspection, operation of equipment and growing of plants
  • Monitor growing conditions and oversee changes in humidity, temperature, and cultivation procedures
  • Ensure conformance to high quality control standards
  • Monitor plant development to ascertain plant conditions such as leaf texture, root development and removing of diseased plants to maintain quality standards
  • Determine rates of fertilizer as required by the crops and application of them
  • Develop grow procedures for new species in line with new grow techniques
  • Maintain a current knowledge of latest grow techniques
  • An eye for improvement: you will continuously work to improve operating efficiencies, increase learning and develop new skills.
  • Maintain good agricultural practices and adhere to all safety policies and procedures
  • Maintain inventory and order materials as required
  • Creativity finding solutions and improvements in the process
  • Have the knowledge and ability to identify major plant groups and be aware of their culture and growth traits
  • Assist President with other areas as assigned

Qualifications and capabilities

Qualifications

  • A bachelors' degree in Agriculture, Horticulture or related (agriculture emphasis) field preferred
  • 1-3 years horticultural experience required
  • General experience in construction, electrical, plumbing and heating cooling and ventilation an asset

Capabilities

  • Ability to calculate figures amounts, proportions, percentages and volume in relation to the application of fertilizers, chemicals and water
  • Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusion
  • Basic handyman tasks
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Physically able to perform cultivation duties
  • Project a helpful, friendly, and cooperative attitude.
  • Self-motivated and a quick learner

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

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