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Integrated Pest Management, Manager – Richmond, KY 102 views

About the Role:

As the Manager of Integrated Pest Management at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by supervising initiatives designed to naturally prevent pest and disease issues at our controlled environment agriculture facility.

What You’ll Do:

  • Supervise, train, coach, and assist a team of specialists in reviewing areas where assistance is needed.
  • Ensure the facility is scouted on a weekly basis to detect potential issues early and create control strategies.
  • Communicate with the Head Grower to procure all needed materials in a timely manner.
  • Prepare weekly biological controls based on scouting reports, evaluations, and observations. 
  • Provide weekly insect reports.
  • Keep updated inventory of beehives and reorder on a weekly basis based on pollination reports.
  • Maintain beehives in best possible shape and remove old beehives according to recommendations.
  • Keep pollination marks in like-new condition.
  • Maintain integrated pest management inventory as needed and ensure equipment is kept in good operational condition.
  • Collect samples and send plants to the laboratory for analyses as needed and follow protocols suggested by results.
  • Work in conjunction with the Compliance Manager to renew and maintain company application permits and/or certifications.
  • Follow hygiene and disinfection protocols as issues arise and clean houses. 
  • Participate in the HACCP team and other food safety regulatory programs.
  • Create records and complete compliance reporting to adhere to all state and federal regulations.

 What We're Looking For:

  • Degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, or Biological Sciences or 5 years equivalent integrated pest management work experience.
  • Experience working with biological controls
  • MUST be a self-motivated and detail-oriented person with high drive to be able to focus in a high-tempo environment with ability to adapt to changing situations daily.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.

Key Competencies:

  • Problem-solver
  • Forward thinker
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Organized
  • Hard worker
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Professional
  • Collaborative

Working Conditions:

  • Hours are determined by the needs of a controlled environment agriculture system.
  • Conditions typically found in a greenhouse with high humidity and varying temperatures (50oF to 110oF) 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.
  • Strong hygiene requirements unique to position

 

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  • Active Jobs 46 Jobs
  • Company Address 401 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507, United States
  • City Lexington
  • Location Kentucky
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