IPM Specialist - Davis
Job Details
Davis - Davis, CA
Description

The Role

At Gotham Greens, we are 'reimagining how and where fresh food is grown’. We are looking for an amazing IPM Specialist to join us in doing what we do best - grow fresh produce in sustainable, high-tech greenhouses.   

 

Gotham Greens is creating new ways to farm, produce local food, revitalize communities and innovate for a sustainable future. In this role as IPM Specialist, you will perform all functions of the integrated pest management program including administration, scheduling, inspections, sampling, treatments, inventories, equipment maintenance, and record-keeping. This role supports the Head Grower in managing our IPM program and assists with other areas of greenhouse operations as needed to achieve best-in-class yields and quality.   

 

 

What You'll Do

  • Focus on preventative programs – scouting, sanitation, cultural practices, and staying ahead of seasonal trends 

  • Oversee beneficial insect program – rates, ordering, and release 

  • Work with our Head Grower to determine treatments for any issues that arise in the greenhouse 

  • Effectively operate, calibrate and maintain all the IPM related equipment 

  • Oversee all scouting and monitoring  

  • Communicate all plans and any issues to the appropriate team members 

  • Oversee and complete all required company and food safety record keeping 

  • Comply with all Federal Worker Protection Standards 

  • This is a hands-on role and supports additional greenhouse related weekly operational tasks  

 

 

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's Degre in Plant Science, Horticulture or Related Field

  • 1-2 years or relevant, prior experience in commercial greenhouses preferred  

  • Experience in CEA and leafy greens preferred  

  • Experience using various biological controls to maintain pest pressures under threshold  

  • Working knowledge of data collection and analysis using Excel in order to prevent outbreaks and mitigate losses 

  • Maintain state agricultural certificate and uphold Worker Protection Standards as necessary  

  • College graduate or equivalent trade school credentials in a horticulture related field 

  • Excellent verbal, written, organizational and interpersonal skills 

  • Passionate commitment to the company vision 

  • Ability to crouch, kneel and stand for extended periods of time 

  • Available to work weekends and work flexible hours as required 

 

 

Who We Are 

Gotham Greens is on a mission to transform how and where fresh produce is grown. We are a pioneer in urban indoor agriculture and a leading fresh produce and food company. Through our national network of local high-tech farms, Gotham Greens delivers fresh, long-lasting, and delicious leafy greens, herbs, salad dressings, and pesto dips all year round to retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers. Founded in 2009, the company opened its first greenhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., shortly thereafter. Today, Gotham Greens operates 500,000 square feet of high-tech greenhouses across five U.S. states.  
 

Our team of nearly 400 is hardworking, supportive, and passionate about sustainable urban agriculture. We work to create an environment that is caring, fun, and collaborative. Gotham Greens is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.    

 

Gotham Greens offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. We are proud to be an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls or agencies please.  

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