Plant Health Manager

Location: Sparks, NV
Date Posted: 24-04-2018
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Summary/Objective
The Plant Health Manager is responsible for investigation of plant health issues, establish and oversee standardized disease monitoring protocols, provide guidance for collection of samples for plant health testing, analysis and interpretation of test results, create recommendations to manage plant health problems, track and document information on all plant health activities in all stages of crop cycles throughout the company’s propagation and growing facilities. 
 
Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
  • Leads investigation of plant health issues and challenges
  • Facilitates diagnostic testing as required by external laboratories
  • Provides analysis and interpretation of testing results and recommends management actions and strategies
  • Working collaboratively with the Agronomy team, helps to determine best practices to prevent and manage plant health issues
  • Leads cross-functional teams as needed to solve plant health challenges and solutions implementations
  • Establishes guidelines, protocols & training for plant health monitoring
  • Oversees plant health monitoring and reporting by Plant Health Technicians
  • Trains and advises Agronomy staff in plant health processes and work in coordination to continually improve the same
  • Provides guidance to cultivation personnel for collection of plant tissues for testing
  • Maintains plant health records in database platforms accessible by the Agronomy department staff
  • Tracks historical plant health issues throughout plant growing stages and cycles
  • Leads the Agronomy team in the design and development of the clean stock program and protocols
  • Works collaboratively with all Agronomy team members, including occasional visits to cultivation locations


Competencies
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Organizational Skills
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Results Driven
  • Technical Capacity
  • Punctuality
  • Positive attitude all the time


Supervisory Responsibilities 
Assists the VP of Agronomy with managing Plant Health Technicians
 
Travel
Occasional visits to production facilities is expected for this position

Required Education and Experience
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Master’s degree in plant pathology, or related degree, or equivalent experience
  • Management experience in production agriculture
  • Leadership skills building teams in a highly collaborative environment
  • Strong process management skills
  • Skilled in working with pathologists and technical experts
  • Skilled in utilizing and contributing to research related to plant health issues
  • Training in greenhouse production related disease identification and physiology
  • Training and experience in tissue collection, analysis, testing techniques and control of diseases
  • Training/experience in plant fertility and general agronomy
  • Pest Control Advisor license (PCA) desired
  • Skilled in use of Excel and Database systems
There is no visa or H1-B sponsorship. Must successfully complete and pass background and drug screen, and live scan.

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