Greenhouse Technical Assistant $15-$18 hourly
SCIENCE – Horticultural Science
Socati is a leading processor of broad-spectrum hemp extracts. The headquarters is located in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. Socati’s innovation and production facility is located in Missoula, Montana, and the agronomy center is located in Woodburn, Oregon. In response to market demands, our innovation center is undergoing a 10x scale up. The company provides a top-quality and consistent product for a market projected to reach $22 billion by 2022. Leveraging investments in new technologies, Socati engages in large-scale manufacturing and has logistics in place to process increasing amounts of hemp biomass to meet customer demand. Socati has been well capitalized with over $40 million in investment capital since 2018. The board consists of top executives, well respected in various industries from leading healthcare, tech and consumer packaged goods companies (CPG). With the ability to manufacture broad-spectrum hemp extracts at scale, Socati is built to serve the needs of large, international CPG companies that are seeking high-quality raw materials.
Greenhouse Technical Assistant – Oregon
Socati AgriScience is seeking a dynamic Greenhouse Technical Assistant experienced in greenhouse operations to support breeding and seed production efforts of industrial hemp to be conducted at our facility in Woodburn, Oregon.
Responsibilities will include:
Assisting the Greenhouse Agronomist and Breeder in operating the facility in support of various breeding and seed production-related teams and projects.
Production of high-quality plant and seed materials including managing the entire growth cycle of plant material, filling pots, planting seeds, generating clones, irrigation, controlled pollination, seed processing, and rigorous tracking of all processes.
Identify areas for process and technical improvements and provide solutions that increase the quality and quantity of plant and seed production.
Maintain greenhouse supply inventory.
Operate within stringent safety and regulatory guidelines.
Associates or bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Science or a related field OR equivalent combination of education and job experience.
Previous greenhouse or nursery experience preferred.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, meet deadlines, pay close attention to detail, and fully embrace safety and regulatory compliance guidelines.
Working knowledge and understanding of daily operations related to plant growth areas and familiarity with greenhouse lighting, watering, fertilization, pest control and greenhouse environmental control systems is preferred.
Flexibility to work on weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule is required.
Ability to perform physical labor under greenhouse conditions, including lifting 40 lbs. and tolerating high temperatures for brief periods is required.
Experience with the use of databases to maintain/track processes is a plus.
Problem-solving skills and desire to continually improve methods for plant production are highly desired.
Previous experience with pesticide application and a current, valid Private Pesticide Applicators License is a plus
Health/Vision/Life/Dental benefits available
Compensation $15-$18 hourly and dependent upon experience.
Benefits of working for Socati
Socati offers a competitive base salary and opportunity for career advancement based on performance
Full medical PPO insurance plan that is 100% paid for by Socati
A supportive culture that encourages health and personal improvement
At Socati Corp we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Socati and its affiliates believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.