Greenhouse Group Lead

Richmond, KY
about 2 months ago


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Job Description

About the Role:

As a Greenhouse Group Lead at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by assisting in the operation of the Greenhouse. Daily responsibilities will include assisting the operation team in maintaining food safety, monitoring of GMP (good manufacturing practice) compliance, and conducting training.  Group Leads must demonstrate leadership and mentoring skills to lead all Crop Care Specialists and ensure that tasks are performed to meet minimum standard and minimum quality requirements.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead a team of Crop Care Specialists and their daily routine while promoting a positive work atmosphere and building team spirit
  • Monitor and evaluate employee performance, providing coaching and training as needed to ensure greenhouse productivity, quality and safety standards are met or exceeded
  • Ensure the proper use of Priva for CCS productivity
  • Partner with Food and Environmental safety leaders to ensure hygiene, cleanliness, pest, disease, and equipment protocols are adhered to by all team members
  • Maintain a frequent and open dialogue with HR regarding coaching of their team members
  • Work with Assistant Growers and Supervisors to execute the labor schedule and proper crop management plan
  • Lead and execute annual activities such as cleanout, crop-turn, and planting of new crops

Please note 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. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

What We’re Looking For:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • 1+ years' experience leading individuals working on production lines; Successful candidates will have demonstrated the ability to achieve quality standards
  • General understanding or ability to be trained on the Priva (Labor Management Software system) or similar
  • Training in Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal skills, and attention to details
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • MS Office suite intermediate level proficiency
  • Ability to work with/manage 15+ team members

Working conditions / Physical Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable working in temperatures ranging between 80-100+ degrees
  • Must be comfortable working at heights up to 15 feet
  • Ability to stand for a full 8-hour shift on concrete floors
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and bend
  • Must be able to work at a steady pace and must be detailed oriented
  • Must have a reliable form of transportation
  • Open availability to work various work schedules including weekends
  • Must be authorized to work in the US
  • Must be comfortable working near moving mechanical parts


Join the future of farming. We believe tomorrow’s farms won’t look like the endless outdoor crop rows we remember and ...

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