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Seasonal Greenhouse Worker at CSS Farms LLC

Posted in General Labor 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time
Location: Colorado City, Colorado

Job Description:

CSS Farms is a multi-state agricultural business with a mission of Growing Great Together.  We achieve this by leading the way in stewardship and solutions for every field, every load, every day.  

At CSS Farms we take great pride in doing the job right and believe our best work is achieved when we work together.  Farming is our way of life, we have a deep passion for the land, our families, and our communities.  We have a legacy rooted in solving hard problems and tackling new business ventures.


The Seasonal Greenhouse Worker will be trained in the harvesting of potato minitubers and may have the opportunity to be cross trained in additional functions.  Assertive, self-directed and pragmatic team members create an environment that ensures superior quality and service to our customers. This position is seasonal.

Primary Responsibility for Harvesting:

  • Work cooperatively on a team of 3 or 4 following the pace and instruction of a team lead

  • Harvest minitubers accurately to size at a steady pace to ensure harvest completion

  • Remove yellowing or dead leaves from plants being harvested

  • Handle plants carefully to avoid damage

  • Weigh tubers in preparation for storage 

  • Accurately record plant variety and tub weight

  • Enter variety and minituber count into computer system and iPads

  • Place minitubers in correct cold room for greening

  • Greenhouse Prep - dress trays, string hoses, cut plastic to correct size, read planting maps

  • Clean containers and equipment as needed

  • Wash dishes, clean bathrooms, sweep and mop greenhouses, headhouse and breakroom, take out trash as needed or according to schedule

Additional job functions may include:

  • Birthing - Assist the Lab lead with transfer and preparation of plants from lab to greenhouse

  • Planting – delicately transfer plantlets from birthing trays to greenhouse hydroponic trays according to planting map

  • Shipping- Assist in the shipping process by going through bags for quality checks and packing/loading boxes

  • Media - Follow recipes to produce media for tissue culture plantlets using sterile technique

  • And, other duties as assigned


Physical Demands

In this role, you will need to be able to meet the following requirements with or without accommodation:

  • Frequently stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear

  • Frequently reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, lift and/or move up to 40 pounds

  • Stand on feet for eight hours per day on concrete floor, moving and bending under trays

Desired Position Qualifications

  • Willing and able to complete training orientation period

  • Able to flex work schedule as needed based on seasonal demands of an agricultural operation which may include weekends as needed periodically

  • Willingness and ability to work with whomever and wherever you are scheduled

  • Complete basic math calculations

  • Have a high attention to detail and accuracy

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with co-workers and have positive references

  • Self-directed, yet consensus driven, with the ability to implement solutions with team input

Work Authorization

  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification documents form upon hire

AAP/EEO Statement

CSS Farms is an EOE.

CSS Farms expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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