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INTERN - GREENHOUSE HYDROPONIC

Engineering Services and Products Company (FarmTek)

1 Positions

ID: 41977

Posted On 01/06/2023

Job Overview

Manufacturing Facility - Dyersville, IA

Internship

Not Specified

None

Day

Admin - Clerical

Summary

Successful candidate will work with the manager and greenhouse specialists to grow high quality produce in various hydroponic systems. The individuals will be assisting the manager in data collection and participating in various horticultural activities, from seed to harvest

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Assisting with a weekly seed sowing schedule
  • Transplanting leafy greens and vining crops into larger grow out systems
  • Harvesting and packaging produce to send out to our customers
  • Assisting in collecting data, measuring, recording, and analyzing
  • Maintaining various hydroponic nutrient solutions and general water quality
  • Training and pruning vining crops including tomatoes and cucumbers
  • Washing NFT channels and deep-water culture rafts weekly
  • Maintaining a very clean growing environment
  • Scrubbing totes and buckets
  • Assisting in monitoring our Integrated Pest Management Program
  • Asist in assembling hydroponic growing systems
  • Weeding flower beds
  • Intern will complete a summer project during their internship and present their experience upon completion of the internship.

To successfully perform this job, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in Environmental Science, Horticulture or related degree program
  • Understanding of sustainable farming methods
  • Strong interest and desire to learn
  • Exceptional communication and people skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Reliable
  • Some knowledge and passion for hydroponic and aquaponic plant production (vine and leaf crop)
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, be self motivated and be a team player

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel
  • Reach with hands or arms
  • Climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Frequently required to talk or hear
  • Employee is occasionally required to sit
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Work environment

The work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions
  • Moving mechanical parts
  • Outside weather conditions
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Primary Contact

12164

FarmTek HR Department

,

563-875-2288

Phone

Phone

Phone

Fax

hrdeptiowa@farmtek.com

Email

True

False

True

Job Details

Categories

Agricultural

Location

Dyersville, IA

Shift

First Shift

Job Type

Employee

Full/Part

Full or Part Time


Qualifications

Education

Some College

Company ID

1007

Job REQ #

41977

# Positions

1

Start Date

20230106

End Date

20230130

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Engineering Services and Products Company (FarmTek)

About the Company

A rewarding career waits for you at Engineering Services and Products Company!

ESAPCO was founded in 1979 with the purpose of bringing the highest quality products at the most competitive prices with exceptional customer service directly to the agricultural, horticultural, building and retail trade communities. With this goal in mind, we have grown from a regional, two-person operation to one with corporate headquarters and sales call center located in South Windsor, Connecticut and a manufacturing and distribution center located in Dyersville, Iowa.