Greenhouse Specialist

Woodland CA /
Plant Science /
Full-time
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo BioWorks dedicated to addressing unmet needs in agriculture by applying synthetic biology approaches to engineer microbes.

Objective

    • Support Controlled Environment Platform (CEP) activities.

Responsibilities

    • Learn and support daily operation of greenhouse control software.
    • Maintain project tracking documents and contribute to project management and protocol development for greenhouse assays. 
    • Support horticultural, irrigation system management and pest control activities. 
    • Irrigate, inspect plants for optimal health, inspect greenhouse systems for operation daily and on weekends/holidays as needed. 
    • Apply herbicides or pesticides safely with prescribed PPE and training.
    • Mix and dilute fertilizer stock solutions.

Training/Experience

    • Inclination towards organizational problem solving and project management. 
    • Two years hands-on experience supporting greenhouse and horticulture operations in context of scientific research or production.
    • Experience managing greenhouse controls software like Priva or Argus or aptitude to learn novel, complex software preferred. 
    • Eye for detail, horticultural skills, safe work habits, ability to work unsupervised.
    • Perform repetitive tasks efficiently, accurately, and safely.
    • Experience developing or following standard operating procedures with a critical eye towards efficiency.
    • Proficiency with Office software.
    • Safely lift 50 lbs.
    • Physical system maintenance and troubleshooting experience preferred.
Organizational
This position reports to the Greenhouse Manager at our Woodland CA site.
This is a full time position that may require regular or occasional weekend work.