Greenhouse Technician

  • location: Saint Louis, MO
  • type: Temporary
  • salary: $14 - $15.50 per hour
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Greenhouse Technician

Do you have a background in greenhouse operations, plant propagation and irrigation? If so, we have an immediate opening for a Greenhouse Technician to work in St. Louis, MO. Our client is one of the world's largest life science companies, focusing in agricultural, pharmaceutical, and healthcare research.

Why Randstad? Randstad is a global leader in staffing. Randstad started in 1960 on the back of our founder Frits Goldschmeding's bike, and has since grown to be number one in the staffing industry globally.

Click to apply or send your resume to suzanne.hollnagel@randstadusa.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for activities related prefilling pots/tray for propagation using automated pot-filling machine.
  • Regularly perform greenhouse operations maintenance and upkeep: clean floors, keep work area tidy, organize supplies, perform hose/nozzle checks, and clean components of evaporative cooling system.
  • Support greenhouse research by contributing to set-up and take-down activities: preparing custom soil mixes using cement mixers, pot-filling by hand, install irrigation, work collaboratively for data collection, and remove and clean irrigation emitters post experiment.
  • Create and contribute to development of greenhouse operation protocols.
  • Routine and regular functionality check and troubleshooting of the greenhouse chambers, equipment, light rack and greenhouse chamber bulbs and waste.
  • Attend and participate in group and project meetings. Provide timely and frequent communication regarding any updates, changes, or issues that arise.

Working hours: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Skills:

  • High attention to details and prioritizes tasks efficiently.
  • Strong organizational, observational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-project team environment and collaborate with colleagues to achieve goals, as well as work independently.

Education:
Associate

Experience:
Experienced

Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Biology, Horticulture or related field of study.
  • 4 years of greenhouse related experience
  • Knowledge of basic math skills and experience with Microsoft Office
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays as needed


This is a great opportunity in a positive, innovative work environment where all workers are treated with respect and diversity is accepted.

Benefits provided by Randstad include medical, dental, vision insurance; 401k; and holiday pay.

Relocation cost reimbursement is not available for this position.

Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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