Greenhouse Assistant

Woodland, CA /
Operations /
Full-time
Nobell Foods is creating cheese and other dairy products from plant-derived dairy proteins for the 99% of people who are unwilling to compromise on taste and price. Nobell is made up of a team of passionate scientists, explorers, and storytellers on a mission to radically change the way we make food, so it’s better for you, the animals and the planet.  We are backed by Bill Gates’ climate fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Robert Downey Jr. If you believe in our mission and  are excited about our work, we would love to hear from you!

Your role:
As a greenhouse assistant, you will be supporting the day-to-day operations of our 5,000+
sq ft greenhouses located in Woodland, California. Each day you will be sowing, caring
for, sampling and harvesting plants following strict and detailed protocols while meeting
important deadlines.

Responsibilities

    • General care of our 3,000+ plants, such as watering, staking, repotting, trimming, discarding
    • General greenhouse tasks such as filling pots with soil, rearranging 1-2 gallon pots, cleaning dead plant material from benches, data entry and record keeping, and maintaining greenhouse sanitation
    • Monitoring plant health and reporting problems such as disease and pests to management
    • Collecting plant samples following strict protocols- including seed and leaf tissue samples
    • Keeping track of the plants being added and removed from our greenhouse space by precisely recording and maintaining thousands of plant identification numbers
    • Ordering supplies and material for greenhouse operations and maintaining an organized inventory of these supplies
    • Responsible for handling and storage of transgenic plants and plant materials following USDA guidelines

Required skills and experience

    • Have an associate degree (or higher) in a science related field (preference will be given for Plant Biology, Horticulture, Botany or similar plant science fields)
    • Have worked in a greenhouse before and are familiar with the procedures, practices, materials and equipment used in a greenhouse environment
    • Possess basic science skills such as: conducting experiments, large quantity sample collections, meticulous notebook taking skills
    • You are organized, detail-oriented, self motivated, reliable, resourceful, a quick learner, can multitask, can efficiently prioritize tasks and have excellent time management skills
    • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • You have proficient computer skills, including expertise in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Ability to work productively with minimal supervision
    • You are comfortable working in hot, humid, and/or other extreme environments
    • Ability to physically lift and carry at least 30 lbs and stand/walk for long periods of time
    • Ability to do repetitive tasks that can be physically demanding and work in ergonomically demanding environments
Desired start date: Immediate

Nobell Foods offers competitive compensation, generous healthcare, dental and vision plans, 401K and commuter benefits.

Nobell Foods is committed both to the health of our employees and to promoting a safe and collaborative workplace. Where permitted under federal and state law, all offers of employment will be conditioned upon new hires providing proof of vaccination, unless the individual qualifies for an accommodation.