Assistant Grower

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As an Assistant Grower at Bosch Berries, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by assisting with the management of growing operations for Bosch Berries’ s 30-acre controlled-environment agriculture facility. The Assistant Grower will work closely with our experienced growers to oversee all aspects of strawberry production within our high-tech greenhouse facility. This role requires a passion for agriculture, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence.

Please note that while this job description outlines your primary responsibilities, you will also be required to assist in various tasks In the Greenhouse and or Packhouse beyond your core job description when the need arises. These tasks are outlined In the Crop Care Specialist and Packhouse Specialist job description.

What you’ll Do:

  • Performs all sorts of plant measurements
  • Data analysis of crop, climate and IPM data and modeling production and plant growth
  • Maintains up to date records and reports of crop, climate and IPM data
  • Assists the grower in the growing process, participates in growing discussions, and is the backup for the grower
  • Takes responsibility for the correct execution and monitoring of trials in the greenhouse
  • Coordinates with IPM team to manage pest and disease control
  • Assists in fertilization, irrigation, and climate control needs
  • Coordinates with the team to plan and execute crop work and labor
  • Ensures crop work is completed on time and within quality requirements
  • Provides support for and adheres to food and health safety standards
  • Supports other projects and programs as needed

What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, or related preferred; or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in horticulture, agriculture, or related growing experience
  • Supervisory and/or team leadership experience a plus
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of horticultural pests, diseases, and safety standards identification
  • Knowledge of Priva software and experience with technical greenhouse systems ideal
  • Adaptable and flexible to shift focus and energy when priorities change
  • Collaborative and innovative spirit; ability to communicate effectively upwardly and downwardly
  • Must be able to fully support the Bosch Berries mission, values, and vision

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to adapt to temperature extremes, such as hot and cold. Being comfortable working in temperatures ranging between 36°F and 46°F for extended periods of time in Packhouse to +100°F in the summer in the Greenhouse
  • Conditions typically found in a greenhouse with high humidity and varying temperatures (50oF to 99oF) and background noise approaching 70 decibels
  • Must have manual dexterity to perform computer skills and operate equipment
  • Visual and audio sensory are needed regularly
  • Exerting force of up to 50 lbs. occasionally, 20 lbs. frequently, and 10 lbs. constantly as part of lifting and moving product and equipment
  • Bending, stretching, twisting, crouching, grasping, reaching, and lifting above shoulders
  • Standing, sitting, and walking for prolonged periods of time may be required
  • Ability to work different shifts, nights, and/or weekends as business needs dictate

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Bosch Berries reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities, and activities at any time with or without notice.

Bosch Berries is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Bosch Berries is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or any other factor legally protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.50 – $32.50 per hour

Expected hours: 40 – 50 per week


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person

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