Greenhouse Technician

Company: Yoh ( Learn More )

General Information
$12.00 - $14.00 /Hour
High School
At least 1 year(s)
Job Description

Perform duties in a lab environment such as culturing microbes, performing sterile technique, and inoculating plants in a growth chamber. Candidate must be able to lift at least 40 pounds. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a greenhouse environment as well as sterile technique in a lab. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Must be able to work independently and also in a team.

Why is this position open? Growth on the team, turn over, skills gap?
We need to replace a contractor that left last year and we are starting to get very busy.

What top 3 things are you looking for on resumes of quality candidates?
Somebody detail oriented with experience culturing microbes, sterile techniques and inoculating plants.

What are the daily tasks?
Prepare inoculum, inoculating, doing quality control of inoculum, planting in growth chambers, cleaning the labs, etc.


Job RequirementsThis person will be employed to help run and manage disease assays in the lab and/or greenhouse. On the job training will be given on all aspects of the assay/assays that they will be working on. Time management, precision to details, working independently and in a team environment is a must. An understanding of the basic principles of biology along with some general knowledge in Pathology, Entomology or Nematology is a plus. Additional Information: What top 3 things are you looking for on resumes of quality candidates? Quick learner, reliability, attention to detail What is a day like in this role? What 3-5 responsibilities will occupy their time? A person in this role spends much of their day either in a lab or greenhouse performing key tasks associated with plant health assays including test preparation activities, planting, inoculating What is the long term plan for the role, could it be extended past 7/28/28? This role could be extended if we are satisfied with performance