Grower / Food Safety Specialist - North Shore Living™

Grower / Food Safety Specialist

Job Summary:

This position reports directly to the Production Manager. This position is responsible for managing the production staff to produce a product that meets the standards of North Shore Greenhouses and deliver a high quality product to the market place.  The Grower/Food Safety Specialist ensures food safety and food security rules and procedures are followed at all times.

Detailed Responsibilities: 

Growing:

  • Monitor Priva on a daily basis, ask questions when necessary, and document findings in conjunction with growing history.
  • Report to and work with the County Agricultural Commissioner and file monthly pesticide use reports
  • Maintain and improve our Integrated Pest Management Program
  • Oversee the Mother Block for Cuttings production
  • Research and assist with issues pertaining to cutting propagation.
  • Keep weekly records of Growing Times by varieties throughout the year.
  • Monitor plant health.
  • Recommend environmental or watering schedule changes.
  • Maintain growing supply levels/inventory and reorder it as needed.
  • Responsible for organizing and documenting trials requested by management.
  • Responsible for alarms on duty weeks.

Production:

  • Schedule weekly and daily sows of all seed and cutting products. Communicate changes with staff when necessary.
  • Monitor data from harvest and planting reports that are completed by greenhouse and packing staff
  • Oversee Herb Inventory. Monitor short term and long term availability.
  • Manage and make efforts to minimize production shrink
  • Monitor inventory of production seed as well as responsible for re-ordering stock.
  • Research, document and trial potential new product lines recommended by the Sales and Marketing.

Food Safety and Security:

  • Responsible for updating and maintaining Food Safety Program in compliance with our current Global Gap certification.
  • Verify documentation and SOP’s are followed to company and certification standards; file documents for auditors review.
  • Organize Food Recall Team; update manuals and emergency contacts.

Quality Assurance:

  • Responsible for maintaining and updating both copies (Sales and Production) of the Quality Control Manual.
  • Supervise Quality Control and Inventory personnel.
  • Documentation of product shelf life trials for all products.

Skills:

  • Active listening— Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking— using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making— Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Monitoring— Monitor and assess performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination— adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Management of Personnel Resources— Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Social Perceptiveness— Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking— talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Operation Monitoring— watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine are working properly.
  • Time Management— managing one’s own time and the time of others.

 

North Shore Greenhouses, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Interested candidates should reply with a cover letter and resume to Ashley Cullen-Carroll at ashley@northshoregreenhouses.com.  Only qualified applicants will be considered.